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Pecan Pie {The Pioneer Woman Holiday Cookbook}

This is a Pecan Pie recipe worthy of making for any and every occasion.  Be careful though- you’ll want to dig in with a spoon and eat it all!

Pecan Pie Horizontal

Let’s just get one thing straight here.  I’m completely and utterly, hopelessly, terribly pie-challenged.  I can make a pie, sure… but it’s not usually the beautiful sort of pie that you might see from seasoned bakers.  Because of this, I have a bit of Pie Phobia.  I sincerely *want* to make gorgeous pies to share with the world, but I rarely do since I apparently have pie problems.  This Pecan Pie recipe comes from Ree Drummond’s new book:  The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of  Holidays.  Miss Ree is offering up 3 SIGNED copies of her new book to RecipeGirl readers today (open to USA and CANADA)– see the end of this post for details!

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Here’s how you make this crazy-delicious Pecan Pie! >> First things first, you make Ree’s recipe for Perfect Pie Crust.  It’s really easy to make, and it really does deliver “perfect,” as promised.

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Then you just dump a heaping cup of chopped pecans into the crust.

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The gooey stuff comes next.  Mix all of the gooey stuff together and pour it over the pecans.  Here’s the fun part.  Ree explains that the pecans will float to the top.  So my son and I sat there and watched…

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…and they floated to the top!  Now you cover the pie with some foil, bake for about 35 minutes, then pull off the foil and bake for about another 30 minutes.

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Pecan Pie- Ta Da!  Okay, I know it’s not a perfect pie, but remember I said I was Pie-Challenged?!!  No one cared that my pie wasn’t the most gorgeous thing on the block because it was beyond delicious.  Like grab-a-spoon-and-dive-in-and-JUST- TRY-to-take-a-single-bite delicious!

Pecan Pie

Oh thank you, Pioneer Woman, for an amazing recipe.  It will be perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas and other pie- worthy events.  I was so excited to eat it that I couldn’t even get a clear photo in the end.  I may have eaten this for breakfast and lunch too.  Darn pie.  Darn calories.  Darn horrible metabolism.

Pioneer Woman Holiday Cookbook
Here is Ree’s new book:  The Pioneer Woman Cooks:  A Year of Holidays.  It’s one of the books you’re going to want to have on your shelf.  Ree’s style is to show you step-by-step preparation photos of every recipe.  In this book, she plows through most holidays of the year and shares some goodies for each one.  Here are a few examples:

  • Thanksgiving Feast: Turkey Brine, How to Roast a Turkey, Perfect Mashed Potatoes, Skillet Cornbread, Broccoli- Wild Rice Casserole, Caramel Apple Pie
  • SuperBowl Sunday: Potato Skins, Spicy BBQ Whiskey Sliders, Chipotle Chicken Chili, Dr. Pepper Cupcakes
  • Easter:  Hot Cross Buns, Glazed Easter Ham, Asparagus with Dill Hollandaise, Sigrid’s Carrot Cake
  • Cinco de Mayo: Blackberry Margaritas, Homemade Tortillas, Beef and Chicken Fajitas, Zesty Lime Rice, Dulce de Leche Brownies

I could keep going and going, but you get the idea- everything sounds so good!  I’ve made so many of Ree’s recipes over the years, and they always turn out to be a big hit with my family.  So I TRUST this lovely, generous and beautiful lady completely.  Oh yeah, and she’s an old friend from way back… from those early days of blogging when us bloggers banded together for companionship and comradery.  We have all remained good friends and it has been fun to watch Ree take off in all different directions of popularity for sure 🙂


Please use the widget below to enter the giveaway.  Give it a few seconds to load, and then you’ll see it in all its glory!  There are many ways to enter for a chance to win one of three SIGNED cookbooks being offered. Follow the directions on the widget for details. OPEN TO USA AND CANADA. GOOD LUCK! {giveaway ends Wednesday, Nov. 6th}

Visit these other fabulous blogs for more recipes from this book and more chances to win cookbooks!
Bev Cooks made Chipotle Chicken Chili
She Wears Many Hats made Perfect Cream Scones
Reluctant Entertainer made Mulled Apple Cider
Two Peas and Their Pod made Dulce De Leche Brownies
Add a Pinch made Rum Cake
i am baker made Dr. Pepper Cake

Yield: 1 pie

Prep Time: 15min

Cook Time: 60 min

Pecan Pie


1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup granulated white sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup (2/3 stick) butter, melted and slightly cooled
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 heaping cup finely chopped pecans
1 unbaked pie crust, fitted into a pie pan (edges crimped)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, combine the corn syrup, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, butter, salt and vanilla. Whisk until totally combined. Place the chopped pecans in the bottom of the pie crust. Pour the sticky mixture right over the top.

3. Cover the pie in foil and place it on a baking sheet. Bake the pie for 35 minutes. Remove the foil, then bake for 25 to 30 minutes more, being careful not to burn the crust or the pecans. (If it seems to be browning too quickly, cover it with foil again.)

4. The pie should not be overly jiggly when you remove it from the oven. If it is, just continue baking it in 5-minute intervals until it's done. Let the pie cool before slicing it into wedges. Serve with sweetened whipped cream, if desired.


Try Ree's recipe for Perfect Pie Crust (it really is perfect)

Source: (from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays)

Disclosure: There are Amazon affiliate links included within this post.  I was given a copy of The Pioneer Woman Cookbook for review.  All opinions shared are my own.

254 Responses to “Pecan Pie {The Pioneer Woman Holiday Cookbook}”

  1. postedOct 30, 2013 12:11 AM

    Before you said you had Pie Phobia, I thought, wow, Lori sure makes gorgeous pies! Ive always thought your yeast doughs look like pillows…so perfect..and I thought, well her pies are amazing too. I tell you, I have serious Pie Phobia too. I think in almost 5 yrs of blogging, I have like 5 pie recipes. And some of them are no-bake oreo crusts. Pinning this beauty of yours!

  2. postedOct 30, 2013 4:42 AM

    I follow The Pioneer Woman and love her recipes!

  3. postedOct 30, 2013 4:47 AM

    I love pecan pie and this truly looks perfect. I love how gooey the centre looks!

  4. postedOct 30, 2013 4:55 AM

    What a beautiful pie, Lori! Mmm, I can just taste that buttery goodness now! 😀

  5. postedOct 30, 2013 5:26 AM

    I’m trying this pie!

  6. postedOct 30, 2013 5:29 AM

    I am pie challenged too!! So, so challenged. I wouldnt even attempt this! Yours looks fab!

  7. postedOct 30, 2013 6:05 AM

    This pie look incredible! I say you did an awesome job!!
    So excited for Ree’s book! I need to get my hands on a copy!

  8. postedOct 30, 2013 6:20 AM

    Loving Ree’s book!! This pie looks to die for!

  9. postedOct 30, 2013 6:31 AM
    Maria Malaveci

    I love her Tres Leche Cake recipe! Just one of many though!

  10. postedOct 30, 2013 6:38 AM

    My favorite Pioneer Woman recipe is her Three Cheese-Stuffed Shells with Meaty Tomato Sauce:

  11. postedOct 30, 2013 7:34 AM
    Elizabeth Hennigan

    Your pie looks beautiful! I am pie challenged myself! This pie might be doable, though!

  12. postedOct 30, 2013 7:36 AM

    Pecan pie = the best of all pies. I love this giveaway! and NEED to make this pie for thanksgiving!

  13. postedOct 30, 2013 7:47 AM

    I can’t wait to try Ree’s pie crust recipe! It looks perfect!

  14. postedOct 30, 2013 7:54 AM

    Didn’t see the widget, but hope this counts as an entry to win.

    • postedOct 30, 2013 8:00 AM

      Hi Sallie, You should be able to view the widget now– there was a problem with it viewing for a few minutes. Please enter via the widget. Thank you!

  15. postedOct 30, 2013 7:55 AM

    This is the exact recipe I have been using for 20 years! I made one this morning at 2am
    To test a new pie dough, I added one ounce of praline liquor to the filling this time and it was awesome! Pie shell? Not so much! I have pie she’ll envy!

  16. postedOct 30, 2013 7:59 AM
    Margi in Ky

    My favorite bridge partner loves pecan pie. As he lives far from family he always offers to work for others on holidays so I thought that I would bake him this pie for Christmas. Maybe it will make the day a little easier.

  17. postedOct 30, 2013 8:47 AM

    I made this one year, it was so GOOD!!!

  18. postedOct 30, 2013 9:37 AM

    Ree is amazing! I can’t wait to get my mitts on her new book! And this pie, stunning!

  19. postedOct 30, 2013 9:53 AM

    My other half and my oldest son love pecan pie! Might have to try this one.

  20. postedOct 30, 2013 10:17 AM
    Meredith Koerner

    Yay for the Pioneer Woman ! Can’t get enough of these fab recipes!

  21. postedOct 30, 2013 10:17 AM

    I love watching pioneer woman cooking show and really love her recipes..They are so easy and great tasting and southern.

  22. postedOct 30, 2013 10:19 AM
    Theresa Hulsey

    Pecan pie is my favorite! I seem to try a different recipe each Thanksgiving and this will be the one this year. Thank you.

  23. postedOct 30, 2013 10:20 AM
    maryjane klimek

    Always great tecipes.

  24. postedOct 30, 2013 10:20 AM
    Ramona Richardson

    Pecan pie is our family favorite at the holidays. Your recipe is the same as ours. Great with ice cream or cool whip!

  25. postedOct 30, 2013 10:20 AM
    Maryann E.

    Oh my, that looks amazing!

  26. postedOct 30, 2013 10:21 AM
    Stacey Moore

    I love Pecan Pie.. I going to make this for halloween

  27. postedOct 30, 2013 10:21 AM

    This is similar to the recipe I use for chocolate bourbon pecan pie! Few tweaks to the measurements, and add the chocolate and bourbon. Deeeeelish!!

  28. postedOct 30, 2013 10:22 AM
    Susan Blumke

    Since pecan pie is my hubby’s favorite, I’ll give Ree’s recipe a try & surprise my sweet spouse!

  29. postedOct 30, 2013 10:22 AM
    Renee Wilbanks

    I love Pioneer Woman have seen her twice at book signings. I love her Meatball sliders! Making Halloween Bark tonight!

  30. postedOct 30, 2013 10:22 AM
    julie hansen

    Yum, that pie looks so good!!

  31. postedOct 30, 2013 10:22 AM
    Janet Spitzenberger

    Loving Ree’s book!! This pie looks to die for!

  32. postedOct 30, 2013 10:23 AM
    Bess Yuen

    Looks so yummy! Hope I can win a copy of Ree’s book and try baking one too!

  33. postedOct 30, 2013 10:23 AM
    Angelique Drummond

    My all time favorite Pioneer woman recipe is this one: for Apple dumplings. It’s quick, easy, and absolutely, ridiculously delicious.

  34. postedOct 30, 2013 10:25 AM
    Rebecca hobgood

    Would love this cookbook to add to my Ree collection:) always looking for more recipes for holidays!

  35. postedOct 30, 2013 10:27 AM

    I love everything of Pioneer Woman. Have never had a bad recipe!

  36. postedOct 30, 2013 10:28 AM
    Melissa Torres

    I hope to enjoy your fabulous recipes.

  37. postedOct 30, 2013 10:28 AM
    Cassey Ball

    I am from Texas and I love the recipe…although, we have to use whole pecans! 🙂

  38. postedOct 30, 2013 10:28 AM

    love THE PIONEER SHOW.. on my DVR!!! I need to get this book…

  39. postedOct 30, 2013 10:29 AM
    Shirley McWayne

    Loved you on OVC hope you come to an appearance in Seattle sometime.

  40. postedOct 30, 2013 10:30 AM
    Edward Jinkens

    I Love watching Ree’s cooking shows, always down home cooking.

  41. postedOct 30, 2013 10:31 AM

    Love making pie! Can’t wait to try this one.

  42. postedOct 30, 2013 10:31 AM

    I love her Sloppy Joe recipe! We make it all the time!

  43. postedOct 30, 2013 10:31 AM
    Cathy Roa

    My favorite recipe from is Chocolate Devils! Rich, moist, wonderful! That’s how chocolate is supposed to be, in order to be worth the calories consumed! 🙂

  44. postedOct 30, 2013 10:32 AM
    Lori Leis

    Love The Pioneer Woman cookbooks and have tried many of her recipes. My oldest son who has disabilities is enrolled in cooking school and loves to watch her show and cook in the kitchen with me.

  45. postedOct 30, 2013 10:33 AM
    Phoebe Howard

    I love her recipes. So simple and easy to make.

  46. postedOct 30, 2013 10:35 AM
    Kathy Sobol

    I love watching her show. I love pecan pie too! Definately will try this

  47. postedOct 30, 2013 10:35 AM

    I will definitely try this for the holiday

  48. postedOct 30, 2013 10:36 AM

    I would love to win. I need all the cooking help I can get!

  49. postedOct 30, 2013 10:37 AM
    Karen Freist

    This pie looks SO delicious. Would love to have this cookbook!!!

  50. postedOct 30, 2013 10:39 AM

    Love your recipes!!!!!!

  51. postedOct 30, 2013 10:41 AM
    Brenda young

    Will definately be making this georgeous
    Pecan pie on thanksgiving day!!!

  52. postedOct 30, 2013 10:42 AM
    Monnie Jo

    This could be a keeper!

  53. postedOct 30, 2013 10:42 AM
    Becky R

    Love love love pecan pie! We make mini’s around the holidays and pass them out.

  54. postedOct 30, 2013 10:42 AM
    Joan McGlaughlin

    Glad I found you! Always watch & follow The Pioneer Woman.

  55. postedOct 30, 2013 10:43 AM

    cant wait to try this..

  56. postedOct 30, 2013 10:45 AM
    Dianna Wall

    I love P-Dub and all her delicious food! She’s the bestessest and I WILL be eating this pie at Christmas!

  57. postedOct 30, 2013 10:46 AM
    Heather Lever

    My daughters and I love the Pioneer Woman. Would really like a copy of her new cookbook. Can’t wait . . . maybe a Christmas present from my hubby?

  58. postedOct 30, 2013 10:49 AM
    Jan Darr

    I. must. bake.

  59. postedOct 30, 2013 10:55 AM

    Great Recipe

  60. postedOct 30, 2013 10:57 AM

    Displaced Texan living in Western Washington what i really miss is my Mom home made pecan pies and other holiday treats. This book would be so awesome to have, i could start some new traditions.

  61. postedOct 30, 2013 10:58 AM
    Carol C

    The pecan pie looks awesome!

  62. postedOct 30, 2013 10:58 AM
    Megan Jones

    I am a huge fan of Ree finally someone who cooks like everyone eats.

  63. postedOct 30, 2013 10:58 AM
    Diane S.

    Love, love, love!, The Pioneer Woman and pecan pie too!

  64. postedOct 30, 2013 10:59 AM
    Terri Simmons

    Newbie to your blog page…..cannot wait to dig into your recipes!

  65. postedOct 30, 2013 11:02 AM
    Judith M

    Nothing says pecan pie like Thanksgiving time. It would be awesome to win the holiday recipe book. 🙂

  66. postedOct 30, 2013 11:02 AM
    Linda Makinson

    Delicious dessert

  67. postedOct 30, 2013 11:04 AM

    Pecan pie and a cup of coffee reminds me of my mom. She LOVED pecan pie, and had coffee brewing all day long. The combination just reminds me of home sweet home!

  68. postedOct 30, 2013 11:05 AM
    Toni - KY

    I would love this cookbook and the pecan pie! I don’t know about Creamy Pralines but I love the candy.

  69. postedOct 30, 2013 11:14 AM
    Pam Herriott

    I Love Ree Drummond and would enjoy receiving her cookbook.

  70. postedOct 30, 2013 11:15 AM

    I do ok with the pies, I’m just pie crust challenged!

  71. postedOct 30, 2013 11:17 AM

    I would like this because my cooking really needs sprucing up.

  72. postedOct 30, 2013 11:18 AM
    Gabriela Mendez

    I’ve made this delicious pecan pie followings Ree’s recipe. It was hit!!! I am a big fan of her cooking and would love to try out more recipes from her book!

  73. postedOct 30, 2013 11:18 AM
    Kaylyn Cooley

    Pecan pie is one of my favorites!!!

  74. postedOct 30, 2013 11:19 AM

    Thanks for the chance to win a Pioneer Woman Cookbook. Also for posting the great recipes you do.

  75. postedOct 30, 2013 11:19 AM
    Lisa Tew

    pecan is the best!

  76. postedOct 30, 2013 11:20 AM

    Beautiful Pecan Pie! My favorite Pioneer Woman recipe is the Chocolate Chip Caramel Ice Cream Sundae.

  77. postedOct 30, 2013 11:22 AM
    Kathryn Knox

    I love her Maple Bacon scones. Perfect for this time of year. But the Pecan runs a close 2nd.

  78. postedOct 30, 2013 11:23 AM
    Bonnie Cunningham Walker

    Love this show & the best recipes that are so delicious & don’t hours to make – very family friendly recipes! This pie looks fantastic- will be trying for Thanksgiving!

  79. postedOct 30, 2013 11:24 AM

    Making this for Thanksgiving, looks wonderful! Nettie

  80. postedOct 30, 2013 11:24 AM
    Sue Linn

    If MY pumpkin pie comes out half as purty as yours, I will be thrilled beyond belief. I look forward to your future blogs.

  81. postedOct 30, 2013 11:32 AM
    Kathleen Cortez

    I love love all her recipes and this looks yummy!

  82. postedOct 30, 2013 11:36 AM

    Can’t wait to try the pecan pie recipe! Love Pioneer Woman show!!

  83. postedOct 30, 2013 11:40 AM
    Gary Beardsley

    It is hard to pick a favorite from so many of Pioneer Woman’s recipes, they all aere so good, but right now I would say her Chicken Spaghetti is definately one of my favs and I would Love to get one of these Great Cookbooks!!! Oh, did I say that I would Love to get one of these Great Cookbooks??? Well It is True.

  84. postedOct 30, 2013 11:41 AM
    Roxanne McCord

    Your pie looked gorgeous! It turned out nice!

  85. postedOct 30, 2013 11:43 AM

    I think your pie looks great !

  86. postedOct 30, 2013 11:48 AM
    Kathy S

    Love Pecan Pie!

  87. postedOct 30, 2013 11:50 AM
    Regina S

    My husband’s favorite pie….

  88. postedOct 30, 2013 11:55 AM

    What a great recipe and giveaway! Pecan pie is my weakness!

  89. postedOct 30, 2013 11:57 AM
    Marilyn Matthies

    You are the best cook with the best recipes. Everything I have ever tried is sooooo gooooood. Thanks so much for all you do in this world!

  90. postedOct 30, 2013 12:05 PM
    Sherry M

    Sounds like a holiday saver to me & a book would be a gift for me.

  91. postedOct 30, 2013 12:09 PM
    Jessica Sullivan

    I have never made a pecan pie, but this looks like a heavenly one to try first. I know what I’m baking this Thanksgiving!

  92. postedOct 30, 2013 12:10 PM
    Mandy Chitwood

    Isn’t that just a pretty pecan pie.

  93. postedOct 30, 2013 12:12 PM
    Kimberly S

    Love Ree Drummond! Her spaghetti sauce recipe is awesome!!

  94. postedOct 30, 2013 12:17 PM

    We so love watching Pioneer Woman, the food she prepares and can’t forget the beautiful ranch pictures!

  95. postedOct 30, 2013 12:24 PM

    Love, love, love Ree’s cookbooks!!!

  96. postedOct 30, 2013 12:25 PM
    michelle mattioda

    I love Ree!!! and those pumpkin cinnamon rolls on her site are to die for!!!
    Thank you for this opportunity!!! 🙂

  97. postedOct 30, 2013 12:27 PM
    Delores Nicely

    I love pecan pie! It’s my favorite at Thanksgiving and Christmas! Thanks for posting!!

  98. postedOct 30, 2013 12:28 PM
    holly in pa

    I’m up for a new variation on pecan pie. Plus the crust looks amazing!

  99. postedOct 30, 2013 12:29 PM
    Wanda Bidwell

    Would love to win

  100. postedOct 30, 2013 12:39 PM

    Bowtie Chicken Alfredo…yum!

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