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Old Fashion Pecan Pie

Sunday afternoon church basement carry in lunches – do you remember that one lady’s Pecan Pie? Me too! This pie is it!

I am kind of at a loss as to what to say about this pie – because, well, its just that good. I’m kind of speechless.

I have made this pie for at least 20 years and it is a recipe that comes from a recipe that was given to my mother by Pauline Beard, one of the WONDERFUL cooks at the church where I grew up. (See – it really is old fashioned!)  I have taken only a few liberties with the original recipe and it is  – well, its simply delish. It’s easy to make too.

Old Fashion Pecan Pie

Old Fashion Pecan Pie

You can make this one with your stand mixer- or you can simply mix it by hand – your choice. I have always mixed by hand – but this morning I used my stand mixer – and that made it even easier.

Have fun and enjoy this one with friends.

Let’s eat ya’ll!

Old Fashion Pecan Pie

Old Fashion Pecan Pie

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it ~ 1 Timothy 6:6-7


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Old Fashion Pecan Pie

This delicious pie is the one you remember from your childhood!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pecan pie, old fashioned pecan pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 280kcal


  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 heaping Tbs flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 eggs – room temp
  • 2/3 Cup dark corn syrup
  • ½ stick of butter – melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¾ Cup pecan halves
  • ¼ Cup chopped pecans
  • 1 unbaked pie shell


  • Mix sugar, flour and salt thoroughly.
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat until mixed thoroughly but do not mix too fast.
  • Add corn syrup, melted butter and vanilla. Gently mix in the pecan halves and pieces. Pour into an unbaked pie shell .
  • Bake in the center of the oven at 350 for 55 minutes. The pie is done when the pie gently wiggles when the side of the pie pan is gently shaken. If the pie appears too loose when gently shaken, bake 5 more minutes at a time until done.


You can use half pecans if you want OR you can use chopped pecans OR use a mix of the two.


Nutrition Facts
Old Fashion Pecan Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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And for my faithful readers – a post blog dessert. This is Seymour. Seymour has been hanging around for about as long as this recipe. I gave Seymour to my mother as a mother’s day gift when I was in college. Some years ago – my mother gave Seymour to me saying, “here you gave me this plant and it has taken over my sun room – I’m giving it back to you”. Seymour was much much smaller when I originally gifted him! Anyway, Seymour shares my office now since the weather has turned cold. I’m ready for warm weather again so that he can go back on the deck!

Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

Recipe Rating

Barb Cook

Friday 12th of October 2018

Thanksgiving is coming up and I've been looking for a pecan pie recipe. It would seem that I found it! This looks like the one my mom and I used to make when I was young and I'm very happy to have found it. Thank you for sharing.

I just have one question: is that half stick of butter salted or unsalted? I used to assume that no designation meant regular, salted butter but that no longer seems to be the rule.



Wendi Spraker

Friday 12th of October 2018

Hi Barb! Thank you so much for leaving me a comment! I hope everyone at your house enjoys this pie as much as my own family does! Come back and let me know how it goes!


Friday 2nd of February 2018

The best!

Jules B.

Thursday 25th of May 2017

Oh my mercy. I haven't had Pecan Pie... Real Pecan Pie... in about twenty eight years. I need to get this made ASAP. My mouth is watering, just thinking about it. I was about four years old, when I tried Pecan Pie for the first time. My daughter will be four in June, so it seems fitting I make this soon. Thank you.

Lou Lou Girls

Sunday 23rd of November 2014

Hello gorgeous! I'm licking my lips right now, it looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see on Monday at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Sunday~Lou Lou Girls

Monday 24th of November 2014

Well hey!!! You will definitely see me Monday. :) Thanks so much for the Pin and tweet! :)

Joy @ Yesterfood

Friday 21st of November 2014

Yup, that's a good old fashioned pecan pie right there! ;) Nothing better than a church lady's pie recipe. Thank you for sharing it with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! And I loved meeting Seymour!

Friday 21st of November 2014

Joy - thanks so much for visiting!


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