Pecan Pie

  • Serves

    serves 8


For this pecan pie, using fresh nuts makes a difference.


  • 1 14 cups flour
  • 12 tsp. kosher salt
  • 13 cup vegetable shortening, chilled
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 23 cup sugar
  • 13 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 eggs, beaten


Step 1

Heat oven to 350°. In a bowl, stir together flour and salt. Add shortening; rub shortening into flour to form pea-size lumps. Add 1⁄4 cup cold water; mix. Gather dough into a ball; transfer to a floured surface; flatten into a disk. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough into a 12" circle; transfer to a 9" pie dish. Trim edges and crimp dough; set aside.

Step 2

In a bowl, stir together pecans, corn syrup, sugar, butter, and eggs. Pour mixture into pie shell; bake until deep golden brown, about 1 hour. Let cool.

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