This family favorite and Maw Maw’s most famous recipe is served up at every Walker holiday dinner and family gathering. After you give it a try, it just might become one of your family’s most requested recipes, too.
Course Dessert


  • ½ (14.1 oz) package refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, (melted)
  • 3 large eggs, (well beaten)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup dark corn syrup


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • On a lightly floured surface, unroll dough. Transfer to a 9-inch pie plate, pressing into bottom and up the sides. Fold edges under, and crimp as desired. Prick bottom of dough a few times with a fork.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, stir together sugar, melted butter, and eggs. Add pecans and corn syrup, stirring well. Pour into prepared crust.
  • Bake until edges are set and center is slightly jiggly 45 to 55 minutes.


Cooking Tip from Mama Jen
When prebaking a pie crust, always prick the bottom of the crust several times with a fork before baking so that it does not bubble up.
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