Dear Abby Pecan Pie

Enjoy the classic Dear Abby Pecan Pie, any time of year. Ann Lander’s recipe for pecan was always a favorite among her readers. Enjoy this classic southern pecan pie whenever you like.

a whole pecan pie on a wire cooling rack

The Dear Abby Pecan Pie became popular over the years. Dear Abby recipes were so popular there was a collection of Dear Abby Recipes Booklet that used to be in print, but you can make her pie recipe.

Pecan pie is easy to make

If you have never made a homemade pie before, a homemade pecan pie is one of the easiest pies you can make. If you can measure, and turn on an oven you can make this pie.

Souther pecan pie ingredients

No fancy ingredients needed, all of these ingredients are easy to find! You will need:

  • a single pie shell
  • light corn syrup
  • brown sugar
  • eggs
  • butter
  • vanilla
  • pecans

a slice of homemade pecan pie on a white plate with pink flowers

How to make pecan pie

It’s very easy to make a pecan pie, you will need to:

  • Preheat the oven
  • Melt the butter
  • Mix together the corn syrup, brown sugar, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla
  • Pour pie mixture into an unbaked pie shell
  • Sprinkle the pecans on top of the filling
  • Bake the pie!

You don’t have to wait for the holidays to make a delicious pecan pie, you can make it any time of year. Dear Abby was known for delicious Southern pecan pie, and you can make one just like she did!

a whole pecan pie on a wire rack

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Dear Abby Pecan Pie

Dear Abby once published a pecan pie recipe, you can make the same pecan pie recipe she published years ago.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pecan Pie, Pie Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
Calories: 404kcal


  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 unbaked pie crust


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the first six ingredients together, pour into pie crust, and top with pecans. Bake 45 to 50 minutes. It is done when a toothpick inserted in the center of the pie comes out clean.


Serve pie topped with whipped cream or ice cream.


Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 0.8mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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