Go Back
+ servings

Simple Pecan Pie Recipe

Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 pie


  • ¼ pound butter 1 stick
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup corn syrup
  • ¼ tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 1 9 inch pie shell uncooked


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. At the same time, you put these ingredients together.
  • Finely chop the orange zest and chop the pecans.
  • Brown the butter.
    Here's how. Using a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, add the butter and cook until the edges turn brown. Be very careful not to burn the butter.
    The goal is to brown the edges of the butter to give it a nutty flavor.
    Remove the pan from the stovetop and let it cool a little.
  • Combine the rest of the ingredients except for the pie shell & pecans in a large mixing bowl using a whisk to blend all the ingredients.
  • Add the butter & pecans, being sure to mix well but don't overwork it.
  • Pour this combined mixture into the pie shell and bake for 10 minutes on the center rack. Reduce the heat to 375° F and bake for an additional 35 minutes.
  • Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool before slicing it.


If I really want to blow my diet, I like to serve this with vanilla ice cream.
For more RG desserts, check out my Dessert Recipes page. There aren't that many and I will try and work on some more but the one's there are great.