Sinfully Good Southern Pecan Pie

After a 10 day whirlwind trip to South Carolina and the Bahamas (on a cruise) I am home and happy to be in my own kitchen! The food we enjoyed while away was amazing and when I was challenged by my Friday Recipe Club to work with pecans, I simply had to head south and come up with a Sinfully Good Southern Pecan Pie recipe.

This recipe has me in my husband’s good books! His very favourite thing in the world is butter tarts and this is like having 1 GIANT butter tart with the extra benefit of the pecans and raisins. I took the easy road by using a pre-made pie crust…don’t hate me, I’m super tired and still ignoring our trip’s laundry so couldn’t justify making a crust.

Sinfully Good Southern Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cups whole pecans

pecan pie closeup


Begin by preheating your oven to 325°.
Next whisk eggs in a large bowl until they are foamy. Add in the remaining ingredients, omitting the whole pecans and whisk until combined.

Pour mixture into piecrust, and top with the whole pecans.

I filled right to the brim and did have a wee bit of filling left over which I throughly enjoyed on top of a bit of vanilla ice cream.

pecan pie oven

Now you bake at 325° for 30 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 300° and bake an additional 30 minutes.

If you like your crust crispy as my darling husband does, just leave it in the oven as it cools and it will crisp right up.

pecan pie bite


For more amazing pecan recipes from our Friday Recipe Club:

pecan pie square wm


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Amazing Pecan Pie
pecan pie closeup
  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1½ cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cups whole pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Whisk eggs in a large bowl until foamy
  3. Whisk in all remaining ingredients except the whole pecans.
  4. Pour mixture into piecrust, and top with whole pecans.
  5. Bake at 325° for 30 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 300°, and bake 30 more minutes.


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13 Responses

  1. I made this pecan pie, and it is to die for….not too sweet, actually just right. Now I have a batch of tarts in the oven with the same pecan recipe….Thanks so much for sharing…………..mmmmmmmmmmm we have died and gone to heaven

  2. Oh my, I love pecan pie and that picture has me drooling! I think this may have to be one the menu as a dessert choice for Christmas Day!

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