Grandpa Walt’s Scratch Pecan Pie

A delicious scratch Southern Pecan Pie Recipe!

One of my fondest memories of Thanksgiving is saving my favorite sweets for the following morning to have a cup of coffee Community Coffee Premium Ground Coffee, Breakfast Blend, 12 oz., 3 Count.  But truth be told, I wasn’t fond of Pecan Pie until I tried this one. The thought of a nut pie didn’t really excite me. I was also very familiar with store bought freezer section pies that are too sweet; but honestly,  you just can’t enjoy a nice cup of coffee with an overly sweet slice of pie.

I spent an afternoon in Grandpa Walt’s kitchen while he prepared and baked a traditional southern scratch Pecan Pie. After it had cooled, I had the opportunity to take the first bite, while it was still warm and fresh from the oven. Let’s just say… I became a fan!!

Just in time for Thanksgiving…

This recipe is named for a dear friend that has passed on. Grandpa Walt was affectionately known to everyone as a chef-extraordinaire and who loved to bake and cook for his family and friends. He was a retired decorated Sherrif’s officer for the police department. I was invited to celebrate Thanksgiving with them one year and was blown away by the food and dessert table. My eyes went on overload!, LOL! I had never celebrated a holiday with a true chef and was simply honored. I pray that you will enjoy this recipe and memory of dear Grandpa Walt and share this recipe with your family and friends.

This recipe will produce two 8 inch pies.  It can be adjusted to make just one, but it may just go too quickly! You will need two deep dish pie crusts General Mills Pillsbury Deep Dish Pie Shell, 9 Ounce — 24 pie shell per case., or you can make your own pie crusts. I personally haven’t mastered the art of making pie crusts, so I made the recipe using store bought pie crusts.

Please enjoy and comment below to let me know if you enjoyed this recipe!


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Grandpa Walt's Scratch Pecan Pie Recipe

A Southern Pecan Pie Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs large
  • 1/2 pint Karo dark corn syrup can use sugar free corn syrup also
  • 2 cups pecans whole
  • 2 pie crusts regular or deep dish pie shells




For starters, melt two sticks of butter in the microwave and let cool. Mix 1 cup of sugar and 3 tsp of vanilla extract. Lastly, add 4 eggs to the butter-sugar mixture.  Mix 1/2 pint of Karo Corn Syrup (can use sugar-free syrup) and whisk well. Lastly, add 1/4 cup flour and mix well so that there are no lumps. Then add 2 cups of pecans. I like to use whole shelled pecans, but you can use pecan pieces.  Pour mixture into the pie shells and arrange pecans on top in a nice pattern. Lastly, bake at 325 until pie is firm on the top.
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