Karo Syrup Pecan Pie Recipe is a classic and delicious recipe. The rich taste of karo syrup combined with pecans and more result in the best dessert.

Slice of pecan pie with whipped cream.
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Karo Syrup Pecan Pie Recipe

Karo Syrup Pecan Pie Recipe is timeless. If you are looking for a classic pecan pie recipe, this is the one to try. Homemade pecan pie is actually very simple to make.

You will make it over and over! It is so amazing topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

We love Pumpkin Pie during the holidays but this Pecan Pie is another favorite. We always make both.

Ingredients for pie recipe.

Ingredients: 

  • Karo Light Corn Syrup 
  • Large Eggs 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Butter (melted) 
  • Pure Vanilla Extract 
  • Pecans 
  • Unbaked Pie Crust (9 inches, deep dish pie shell) 
Pecan pie being sliced.

How to make Pecan Pie Karo Syrup Recipe:

  • Step 1. Preheat the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray the pie pan with cooking spray.
  • Step 2. Combine the corn syrup and sugar. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the karo corn syrup, eggs, sugar, melted butter and vanilla extract.  Then gently stir in the pecans. 
  • Step 3. Add the pie filling to the pie shell. Pour the mixture into the pie crust. 
  • Step 4. Bake the pie. Place the pie in the center rack of the oven. Bake for 60-70 minutes until the center reaches 200 degrees Fahrenheit and gently springs back when lightly tapped.  
  • Step 5. Allow the pie to cool. Let the pie cool at room temperature for at least 2 hours before serving.  
  • Step 6. Place in the fridge. Refrigerate the pie until ready to serve. 
  • Step 7. Serve and enjoy the pie. Serve as is or topped with cool whip and enjoy! 

Slice of pecan pie with whipped cream.

Storage

Refrigerate the leftover pie, covered, for up to 4-5 days.

Slice of pecan pie with whipped cream.

Can you freeze Pecan Pie?

Yes, pecan pie freezes easily. Allow the pie to completely cool for 2 hours. Then cover with plastic wrap and aluminum foil.

Freeze the pie up to 3 months. When you are ready to serve, thaw the pie overnight in the fridge. This is the perfect way to enjoy pecan pie later when the craving strikes.

Slice of pecan pie with whipped cream.

Variations

  • Chocolate Pecan Pie. For a unique chocolate flavor, add 2 ounces liquid semi sweet chocolate to the mixture right before you add the pecans.
  • Homemade Pie Crust Recipe. Substitute a homemade pie crust for the store bought in this recipe.
Pie with a slice being served.

Tips for the best pecan pie recipe with karo syrup:

  • Use an instant read thermometer. This is the best trick to cooking the pie perfectly every time. Simply insert the thermometer into the center and when it reaches 200 degrees, you know it’s time to come out of the oven.
  • Cover the Pie Shell. Check on the pie shell while the pie bakes. If it starts to brown before the pie is ready, cover the pie shell with foil.
  • You don’t need added fillers. Some recipes call for extra ingredients such as flour or cornstarch to ensure the filling is thick. However, if you bake the pie following the instructions, it is not needed and will be perfect.
Pie on cooling rack.

This delicious pie is so easy to make with these simple step by step instructions. Don’t let the idea of making a homemade pecan pie intimidate you. It is so simple to make and will be a family tradition.

Slice of pecan pie with whipped cream.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you know when a pecan pie is set?

The pie is set when the center of the pie reaches an internal temperature of 200 degrees. It will completely set in a couple of hours after you take it out of the oven.

Should you use light or dark corn syrup?

Light corn syrup gives the pie a lighter appearance and a lighter flavor. Dark corn syrup gives the pie a darker appearance as well as deeper caramelized flavor.

Can you make in advance?

Yes, you can make the pie up to 2 days in advance. This is helpful for holidays and special occasions.

What type of pie crust is best for Pecan Pie?

Pecan pie is best in a traditional butter or shortening pie crust. We do not recommend using a graham cracker crust. It will not hold up to the filling.

Why do you put corn syrup in pecan pie?

It gives the pie a smooth texture and prevents the sugar from crystalizing. The taste and texture combine to make a great pie recipe.

Why did the pie expand?

Baking the pie at too high of a heat can cause the pie to expand and seep through the crust. It is important to bake at the recommend temperature of 350 degrees.

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Karo Syrup Pecan Pie Recipe

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Karo Syrup Pecan Pie Recipe is a classic and delicious recipe. The rich taste of karo syrup combined with pecans and more result in the best dessert.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Let Cool at Room Temperature 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 492

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Karo Light Corn Syrup
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Pecans
  • 1 unbaked Pie Crust 9 inches, deep dish
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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla extract.  Then gently stir in the pecans.
  • Pour the mixture into the pie crust.
  • Bake in the center rack of the oven and bake for 60-70 minutes until the center reaches 200 degrees Fahrenheit and gently springs back when lightly tapped.
  • Let the pie cool at room temperature for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Refrigerate the pie until ready to serve.
  • Serve as is or topped with cool whip and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftover pie, covered, for up to 4-5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 492kcal, Carbohydrates 71g, Protein 5g, Fat 23g, Saturated Fat 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat 5g, Monounsaturated Fat 11g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 69mg, Sodium 160mg, Potassium 122mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 59g, Vitamin A 187IU, Vitamin C 0.2mg, Calcium 33mg, Iron 1mg

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