The Not Too Sweet Southern Pecan Pie

cathy tate


Being a true southern girl - my favorite pie is the pecan pie but it can be a bit too sweet! This recipe not only is not too sweet but it is also very easy to put together! It is a staple at all parties and church functions. It is my most requested desert recipe. It can easily be made into a pie or into tarts.

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6 as Pie/ 24-25 as Tarts


10 Min


45 Min




1 c
white corn syrup
1 c
dark brown sugar
1/3 c
butter, melted
3 large
eggs, beaten
vanilla - dash
salt - pinch
2 c
pecans - whole(if only placing on top) or pieces (if putting into pie)

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine corn syrup, brown sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, salt and pecan pieces if placing into pie (if only placing pecans on top of pie-do not add). Pour into an unbaked 9-inch pie shell. If placing pecans on top of pie, add pecans starting at the outer ring working your way inward to the center.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.
TARTS: Double recipe and use pecan pieces only. Combine all ingredients. Pour into tart shells. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Makes 24-25.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers, Pies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy