Pecan Pie

“Waiter there is too much pepper in your Paprikash, but I would be proud to partake of your Pecan Pie.” I always think of Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan saying that with a silly accent in “When Harry Met Sally” when I have Pecan Pie. I love that movie and have probably seen it 50 times. I think this is one of which Harry and Sally would proudly partake. 🙂 I really like the flavor of this because I am not really a fan of the gooey, gaggingly sweet pecan pies made with corn syrup. I like the flavor of the nuts and some brown sugar, caramelized buttery goodness in this Pecan Pie.  Just saying…

Pecan Pie

  • one unbaked 9-inch pie shell of Gabi’s Best Pie Crust
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons Lyle’s Golden Syrup ( Real maple syrup can be substituted for a slight twist of flavor. Do not use pancake syrup!)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans, plus about 40 extra pecan halves to decorate top
  • egg wash for crust : 1 egg beaten with 1 Tablespoon milk or cream

Preheat the oven to 375F. In a medium bowl, combine the sugars, salt, and  flour, mix in the melted butter and stir until smooth. Add the syrup, beaten eggs, milk and vanilla and beat by hand with a wooden spoon until all is smooth. Add the chopped nuts. Pour into the chilled pie crust and decorate the top with the pecan halves. I like to do concentric circles or a basket weave pattern. Make it the way you like it. Brush the crust with egg wash taking care to not drip down into the pecan filling so it stays pretty. Place in the pre baked oven and bake  for 10 minutes then reduce the heat with the pie in the oven and bake for about 50 more minutes until the filling puffs and seems set in the middle. Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack.

Serve with vanilla flavored whipped cream or vanilla ice cream “on the side” for Sally, if you wish.



  1. Jamie says:

    Can you believe that I have never made a pecan pie? Or once maybe 25 years ago! Yours looks perfect!! Oooh now I have to try it! Beautiful pie!

  2. denise @ singapore shiok says:

    Hi Gabi 🙂 Thank you for connecting on Facebook and visiting my blog. I have to say, as a pecan pie fanatic, that yours is hands down the prettiest pecan pie I have ever seen! Sounds like we like the same things in our pie! Best of luck with the giveaway. Here’s hoping you’re one of the winners!

  3. Nicole says:

    That looks so delicious. I love the design you made, it’s really lovely. I will be making pie this weekend you really inspire me.

  4. Tanna says:

    Oooo Gabie, so love the way you did the pecans! Really smart looking!
    In my mind, the only pie really much good is pecan … well and mincemeat.

  5. Gabi says:

    Hey Ms. Kelly- thanks for stopping by! Wow I am honoured- hope you love the crust! Wish Philip a Happy Birthday!!! 🙂

  6. kellypea says:

    I love pecan pie, but am with you — without that cloyingly sweet flavor, so I’d love to try this recipe — especially the pie crust. Today is my husband’s birthday and he loves a particular pie recipe, but the crust is bleh. So? I’m going with yours! Photos will come 🙂 p.s. Cool way to arrange the pecans in yours.

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