Grandma's Famous Pecan Pie Recipe Is to Die For (No Corn Syrup) by Donna John

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10 months ago

Grandma's Famous Pecan Pie Recipe Is to Die For (No Corn Syrup)

The holidays just aren't the holidays without my grandma's pecan pie – Thanksgiving or Christmas. But who says you can't enjoy pecan pie all year 'round?

This is one of the easiest pecan pie recipes you'll ever make, too! Really. It's almost foolproof and begs for a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 to 50 minutes
Total Time: 45 to 55 minutes

Servings: Makes 1 pie


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) melted butter
  • 1 cup pecans
  • pie shell (not baked)

Here's how you make it:

  1. Put all ingredients into a bowl.
  2. Stir until sugar has dissolved.
  3. Pour into an uncooked pie shell.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 40 to 50 minutes.

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Brown Sugar $3 & Up
Flour $3 & Up
Evaporated Milk $1 & Up
Vanilla $4 & Up
Pecans $4 & Up
Pie Plates $6 & Up

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Kelli Porcaro
Donna John I just drooled.
thanks for that. : )
Judy Thow
Wow...great recipe. A little bit of a variation from the one I usually bake. Can't wait to make this one TODAY!
Elisa Schmitz
I know how good this pie is - I've made Donna John's grandma's recipe for Thanksgiving before and it was a true crowd pleaser! Judy Thow, please post a photo if you make this, and share your feedback! #yum
Judy Thow
Success......I really should add the picture of my husband and I savoring every bite. THANKS. This one is better than the one I always make. My recipe uses Corn Syrup and is really too sweet.
Elisa Schmitz
Wow, beautiful! A perfect pecan pie, Judy Thow! Enjoy every bite. Great to know you enjoyed it as much as we did! Donna John - your grandma would be proud!! xoxo
Janie Hollingsworth
Pecan is my favorite pie. Nice to see one of your followers tosses her recipe for yours. This will now be made in my kitchen! How fun!
Elisa Schmitz
Yes, Janie - that's pretty darn cool! Way to go, Donna John! :-)
Donna John
Your pie is beautiful, Judy Thow ! Mine never looks that nice! So glad you enjoyed it. My grandma is no longer with us, but her recipes keep her alive. Food is so awesome that way! I'm going to make your applesauce this week for my grandson. :-)
Judy Thow
I know what you mean Donna. When I am going through my recipes and find those that were given to me by the special women in my life, I just love to see their hand writing. Somehow that makes them feel close again.
Donna John
National Pecan Pie Day! Yes!
Julie Rose
This sounds delicious
Shannon Benish
My husband loves pecan pie, thanks for the easy recipe!
Sheri B Doyle
My husband will be making this for sure!
Juan Arnó
Oh god, I shouldn't have gone into the food section while hungry 🤤
Elisa Schmitz
Here it is! I made this delicious pie yet again this year and it continues to be a family favorite. Thank you, Donna John , for sharing your grandma’s recipe with us. It’s just not Thanksgiving without it! ❤️ Hope you all had a yummy Thanksgiving! Kelli Porcaro Judy Thow Janie Shannon Benish Sheri B Doyle
Donna John
A piece of this pie puts me right back in my grandma's kitchen. Love how food can do that. So happy to pass on our tradition to a dear friend. Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Lita Morton
Can this be done with deep dish pie crust? If so how much longer to bake?
Donna John
You could definitely do that!
Lita Morton
How long does this take to set?
Donna John
I'm not sure what you mean. It bakes, then I guess "sets" as it cools. Let us know how it turns out for you. My grandma's pie is really the best!
Julio Caro
Thanks For Sharing....
Cess Kearns
Will this freeze good?
Donna John
I have never frozen one, but I know my grandma did. So yes!

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