Apple Pecan Pie

This Apple Pecan Pie has a layer of homemade apple pie topped with a layer of pecan pie. Two classic pies combined in one delicious dessert!

Apple pecan pie slice on a blue rimmed white plate - with a vintage blue stove behind it

If you are looking for more pies to consider serving up, I have a few more. This gingerbread pie is one of my favorites. Or consider this shredded apple pie for a twist to a classic apple pie.

You can serve this up at a holiday event or even a weekend dessert for after dinner. I am always impressed at how popular this pie is when we go to serving it up. Take it a step further and add a scoop of ice cream for an apple pecan pie ala mode.

Reasons You Will Love This Apple Pecan Pie

  • Two flavors of pies all in one decadent pie recipe.
  • Made with fresh apples that are perfectly flavored with warm spices.
  • Great for holiday entertaining or serving up as a midweek dessert.
  • This pie is great for serving fresh or freezing for later.
  • A homemade pie that makes an incredible gift to give a loved one or friend.
Apple pecan pie slice on a blue rimmed white plate - with a vintage blue stove behind it

Ingredients For Apple Pecan Pie

Apples – Reach for a baking apple, one that will hold up well as it bakes in the oven. Gala, Braebraum, Pink Lady, Green apples, Honeycrisps, etc.

Cinnamon – Cinnamon is a warm spice that will compliment the apples and help enhance a tremendous amount of warmth to balance out the apples.

Sugar – To sweeten up the apple mixture a little brown sugar is needed. You will also use granulated sugar for the pecan pie portion.

Cornstarch – Cornstarch is used as a thickening agent. It is going to allow the apple mixture to thicken nicely.

Eggs – The eggs are the custard portion of the pecan pie base of this recipe.

Corn Syrup – I used dark corn syrup for this recipe, it adds incredible depth to the pie filling.

Salt – A sprinkle of salt is all it takes to enhance all the flavors in the pie.

Butter – Reach for real butter for this recipe. It is going to help aid in the proper texture but also add rich flavor to the pie.

Pecans – Halved pecans are going to add the perfect crunch factor to the pie.

Pie Crust – Reach for homemade pie crust or store-bought pie crust. Either will work for this recipe.

How to Make

  1. Place your pie crust in a pan and shape the crust. Then preheat the oven as directed.
  2. Slice your apples and place them in a microwave-safe bowl. Add water and microwave to help soften the apples a bit.
  3. Using a whisk you will add the butter, eggs, corn syrup, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Mix well to combine.
  4. Drain your apples from the water, and place them in the pie crust.
  5. Sprinkle over pecans, and then pour the corn syrup mixture over the top of the pie.
  6. Bake as directed. Then allow the pie to cool and slice.
Apple pecan pie slice on a blue rimmed white plate - with a vintage blue stove behind it

Tips For Success

You can use one type of apple or a mix of sliced apples. They will add even more flavor to the pie if you use a tart and sweet apple.

If you are worried the outer pie crust will overbake, simply cover the crust with foil when you are baking the pie. Just make sure to remove the foil after the last 10 minutes of baking the pie.

Place a cookie sheet under the pie pan, so if the filling overflows as it bakes, it does not drip in your oven and make a mess.

Peeling the apples will ensure the apples are nice and tender. You will find that the apples have the best texture with the peels removed.

Make sure you slowly stir the butter into the egg mixture. If your butter is too hot it can cook the eggs when you are stirring them together.

Apple pecan pie slice on a blue rimmed white plate - with a vintage blue stove behind it

Storing Pie

You will want to store this pie in a sealed container in the fridge. The pie will last for 4-5 days. Or you can wrap it well and store it in the freezer for 3-4 months. Then thaw the pie in the fridge overnight, or defrost in the microwave.


What can I serve with apple pecan pie?

You can serve your pie with vanilla ice cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce, whipped cream, or even eat it plain.

Can I make apple pecan pie ahead of time?

Feel free to make this pie a day ahead of when you want to serve it up. Just keep it covered in the fridge for 1-2 days before it is time to serve. Then slice and serve.

Can I use a gluten-free pie crust?

Yes, you are more than welcome to use a gluten-free crust if you would like. Just reach for your favorite recipe or buy pre-made dough.

Apple Pecan Pie


  • 1 Pie crust Homemade or from the store, I use a premade frozen crust and do not thaw it

For the apple layer:

  • 4 Medium apples (I use Granny Smith) Cored & peeled
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch

For the pecan pie layer:

  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 4 Large Eggs Beaten
  • 1 Cup Dark corn syrup
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 4 Tbsp Unsalted butter Melted
  • 1-1/2 Cups Pecan halves


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place your pie crust in your pie plate. I use a 9 inch frozen crust (not thawed).
  • Dice the apples into small pieces, about 1/2 inch pieces. Place diced apples in a microwave safe bowl. Add 1/4 cup water & heat for 3 minutes, or until apples just start to soften. Drain very well and let cool while preparing the rest of the pie.
  • Using a whisk, combine the eggs, corn syrup, 1/4 cup of sugar, salt, & melted butter.
  • To the cooled & drained apples, mix in the brown sugar, cinnamon, & cornstarch. Scoop into the bottom of your pie crust.
  • Sprinkle the pecans over the top of the apples in a flat and even later. Carefully and slowly, pour the corn syrup mixture over the pecans.
  • Place the pie on a cookie sheet & cover the edges with a pie crust shield or strips of aluminum foil to prevent over browning. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Then, lower the temperature to 325 and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the top is puffed, slightly cracked, and the crust is golden brown.
  • Cool completely before slicing. Store the pie in the refrigerator. It may also be frozen for 3-4 months.