Maw Maw's Pecan Pie

This family favorite and Maw Maw’s most famous recipe is served up at every Walker holiday dinner and family gathering. After you give it a try, it just might become one of your family’s most requested recipes, too.

Maw Maw's Pecan Pie recipe

Yield: about 64 cookies


  • 1/2 (14.1 ounce) package refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs, well beaten
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, unroll dough. Transfer to a 9 inch pie plate, pressing into bottom and up the sides. Fold edges under, and crimp as desired. Prick bottom of dough a few times with a fork.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, stir together sugar, melted butter and eggs.
  5. Add pecans and corn syrup, stirring well.
  6. Pour into prepared crust.
  7. Bake until edges are set and center is slightly jiggly, 45 to 55 minutes.


Cooking Tip from Mama Jen: When prebaking a pie crust, always prick the bottom of the crust several times with a fork before baking so that it does not bubble up.