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Brown Butter Pecan Pie

Browned butter adds subtle, complex flavor to this classic pie.

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 55 minutes
Yield: 8 servings


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked OR frozen deep-dish pie crust


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Brown butter in saucepan over medium high heat until it is golden brown. Do not burn and let cool completely.
  3. Combine corn syrup, sugar, eggs, lemon juice, vanilla, salt and pecans in a small bowl. Blend in the browned butter completely.
  4. Pour pecan mixture into unbaked pie crust. Bake at 425°F for 10 minutes, then lower oven temperature to 325°F and cook for 45 minutes or just until center of pie is barely set.