BEST EVER Pecan Pie (No Corn Syrup!)


Pecan pie has long been one of my ultimate favorite foods.  It is rich, gooey, and so, so good. Most pecan pies are traditionally made with corn syrup, but my pecan pie is made with butter – which makes it  the BEST EVER as far as I’m concerned.  The butter makes all the difference.

Don’t let it’s crackled appearance fool you.  Remember what your mama used to tell you?  It’s not what is on the outside, but what is in the inside.  The very same principal applies to this pie!  It is the BEST pecan pie I have ever had & never lasts long in our house.

Here is what you need:


Beat the eggs until frothy.


Stir in melted butter, brown sugar, white sugar, & flour.


Fold in the milk, vanilla, & pecans.


Pour into the prepared pie crust.


Bake on 400 degrees for 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to 350 & cook for about 45 minutes.  After it has cooked for 20 minutes total, it would be a good idea to remove it from the oven & cover the pie crust with a pie crust shield, or tin foil to prevent burning.

Allow the pie to cool on a wire rack.  The pie will deflate a little while it cools, and the top will crackle a bit.





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The BEST Pecan Pie EVER (No Corn Syrup!)
  • 1 prepared pie crust
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecans
  1. Beat eggs until frothy. Stir in the melted butter, brown sugar, white sugar, & flour. Fold in milk, vanilla extract, & pecans. Pour into the prepared pie crust.
  2. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees, & cook for about 45 more minutes. After it has been cooking for 20 minutes total, it would be a good idea to remove it from the oven & cover the crust with a pie crust shield or tinfoil to prevent burning.

BEST EVER Pecan Pie!!! It's made with butter instead of corn syrup, and that makes all the difference! Plus, it's SO simple too!  Foolproof!

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  • shopannies

    Why is it called ugly? It looks very yummy to me

  • Mrs Happy Homemaker

    Well, thank you Annie! When I first made it this way years ago (ran out of corn syrup & used butter instead), it didn’t look anything like the typical pecan pie, but tasted wonderful. I have just always referred to it as ‘Ugly Pecan Pie’.

  • Naturally Me Creations

    There’s nothing ugly about this pie! I love pecan pie too, definitely one of my favourites! I’m so glad to see it’s so easy to make! 😀 Yay!! Tnx for sharing…i’m copying this recipe for sure – it looks mouthwatering! :)

  • Kristen

    I can just imagine how incredible that pie is. Butter makes everything better. Thanks for linking up!

  • It’s a Keeper

    This recipe looks amazing! I would love for you to link this or any of your recipes to my blog hop @ It’s a Keeper Thursdays.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  • D.a. Nell

    i love pecan pie and this looks soooo good going to make it i think it will be wonderful

  • Tiff

    My sister and I were excited to try a recipe for a pecan pie with no corn syrup! It was so easy to make and a huge hit, absolutely delicious! I’m making two tonite for my office Xmas party tomorrow! Thanks Mrs.!

    • Crystal

      I am so glad that you and your sister liked it!!

  • Sandi @ My Culinary Escapades

    I am going to have to try this. My husband is allergic to HFCS but loves pecan pie. SOunds like the perfect match.

  • Tracie

    I can’t wait to try it. P.S. I love your temp-tations dishes!!

    • Crystal

      Thank you!

  • Sarah

    Do you bake the crust first?

    • Crystal

      Nope, you sure don’t. Use an unbaked pie crust.

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  • mousie

    now I’m totally hungry!
    corn syrup aggravates my fibromyalgia.
    Making this for our Christmas day family meal.
    squeal! :)

    • Crystal

      Yay! I’m so glad that you found this then!! :) Enjoy!

  • Cheryl

    I made this today it was very good and my husband said it was a keeper : )

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