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Thanksgiving Pecan Pie. My family LOVES this pie and we have to have it every year!
5 from 12 votes

Brown Butter Pecan Pie

The most flavorful and delicious pecan pie you have ever had! Perfectly gooey, sweet and crunchy. Even if you don't like pecan pie, you'll love my pecan pie!

Course Dessert
Keyword pie, thanksiving


  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust see note for favorite recipe
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon heaping
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs preferably room temperature
  • 2 cups toasted pecan halves (see note) plus more if decorating the top of the pie


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Make sure you start with a chilled pie crust. Line the pie crust with foil or parchment and place pie weights or dried beans on top to help the crust to not shrink too much while baking. Bake for 15 minutes, remove foil/parchment and pie weights and set aside. Decrease the oven temperature to 350 degrees. (This step helps the pie crust to stay firm and well-baked and not get the dreaded "soggy bottom.")

  3. Brown the Butter. Place your butter in a sauce pan over low-medium heat and stir for 8-10 minutes. The butter will melt, bubble, foam, bubble and then start to turn an amber color and become very fragrant. Once that happens remove from heat so you don't burn the butter. Set aside.

  4. In a large bowl add sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, cinnamon, salt, vanilla and eggs. Whisk together until smooth. Add browned butter and stir again.

  5. Chop pecans and add to sugar/butter mixture.

  6. (Egg wash the rim of your pie crust now if desired.) Pour the filling into the pie crust. Decorate with additional pecans if you would like.

  7. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the pie filling domes. Check your pie around 25 minutes because you may want to cover the crust in foil to keep it form browning too much. As the pie cools the dome will settle and you're filling will be flat.

Recipe Notes

My favorite pie crust recipe linked

To toast your pecans, spread out pecans on a cookie sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes at 300 degrees.  Stir the pan halfway through.  Every oven is different so bake them until they're fragrant.  


Once your pie is fully cooled, wrap in plastic wrap and store in the fridge or on the countertop!