Award Winning Grandma’s Pecan Pie

Thank goodness I only make this pie during the holidays–it’s so darn good. My brother-in-law and I fight for the last piece! To make a beautiful pecan pie, use pecan halves. But to make a pecan pie that cuts easily, use coarsely chopped pecans. Of course, buy the freshest pecans you can find. Here in Arkansas, we are lucky to have freshly gathered and cracked pecans.


3 eggs, slightly beaten
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup dark syrup
1/2 cup light syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup pecans (halves or coarsely chopped)


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Place pecans in unbaked pie crust.
Whisk all remaining ingredients together. Pour over pecans.
Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes only. Reduce temperature to 300 degrees and bake for 35 minutes. Pie will be golden brown and set. If not, bake a few minutes longer until done.

Lookout Point Lakeside Inn
Kristie Rosset
Bed and Breakfast Foodie

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