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Southern Pecan Pie Recipe Perfect Holiday Favorite

Categories: Pies & Tarts, Holiday Favorites

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This holiday favorite pecan pie recipe calls for cornstarch, which makes the pie consistency perfect. Look for more Pie and Tart Recipes from Clabber Girl.


  • 1 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. dark corn syrup
  • 1/4 c. unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp. cold water
  • 1 tbsp. Clabber Girl Cornstarch
  • 4 lg. eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c. chopped pecans
  • 1 unbaked pie shell


Preheat oven to 350 F; line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper.

In a saucepan, heat sugar, corn syrup, butter, water, and cornstarch to a rolling boil; remove from heat. In a large bowl, with a mixer or wire whisk beat eggs until frothy. Slowly add syrup mixture, stirring well. Add salt, vanilla and pecans. Pour into unbaked pie shell and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until set. Cool completely before serving.