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Karo Syrup Pecan Pie

The Karo Syrup Pecan Pie recipe is the classic pecan pie recipe. Get the original authentic recipe that works every single time!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, American Southern
Keyword dessert, easy, pecans, pie, southern
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 494 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup Karo corn syrup light or dark, see note
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups whole pecans
  • 1 unbaked deep dish 9-inch pie crust see note


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the pie crust on a baking sheet for easy handling and cleanup.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the eggs, corn syrup, sugar, melted butter, and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Add the pecans and stir.

  3. Pour the mixture into the pie crust. Place the baking sheet with the filled pie crust into the preheated oven. Bake for about 1 hour, or until the center of the pie reaches 200°F as measured with an instant read thermometer.

  4. Remove from the oven and cool for 2 hours before serving.

Recipe Notes

Choose dark corn syrup for a deeper, more caramelized flavor, light syrup for a cleaner, lighter flavor.

If you have a regular pie crust but not a deep dish pie crust, leave out a little pie filling so that the pie doesn't bubble up and overflow when cooking.

Nutrition Facts
Karo Syrup Pecan Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 494 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 177mg8%
Potassium 138mg4%
Carbohydrates 71g24%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 59g66%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 187IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.