“Loveless” Pecan Pie

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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 1/4 cups pecan pieces
1 (10-inch) pie crust, pre-baked
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Cinnamon Pecan Caramel, for serving

Cinnamon Pecan Caramel:

2 cups brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans





Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Put pecans in pre-baked pie shell. In a large bowl whisk the remaining ingredients together until smooth. Pour the custard mixture over the nuts and bake the pie until the filling puffs and rises above the edges of the pie shell, about 30 minutes. Carefully remove the pie from oven and let it cool completely before serving. Drizzle the pie with Cinnamon Pecan Caramel and serve.

Cinnamon Pecan Caramel:

Mix all the ingredients together in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is smooth.

Note: This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant.

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This p.pie is the best ever. From the south, and i have made different p.pies, but this one out tastes them all.its quick and easy...thank you for your wonderful recipe.

By Fran on December 23, 2013


Thank you from one granny to another.. when people hand you tomatoes (or throw 'em at you) make a really great tomato soup and invite them to supper. It is far wiser to love and forgive the wrongs of others and leave the vengeance to the Lord. Love you lady, christine

By Christine on November 19, 2013


This pie is the greatest I lost my copy glad to find it again just in time for Thanksgiving

By Anonymous on November 19, 2013


Made this pie everyone loved it! Quick & easy! I don't even like pecan pie but I tried it just to make sure it was edible. I will never use another recipe!

By Shannon on August 11, 2013


Hi Paula deen I just like the way you cook I"like all of your recipe especially the pie I learn so much from watching the video You are like a second mother , When I want to try something different I Look at your recipe I"can"t wait to move back home so I can come To lady & sons I know if I don"t know how to cook I can always Look for your recipe, I just like you so much , I admire you a lot"s Most northern peoples don"t know how to cook

By Sabrina byrd on March 23, 2013


I saw you on Dr Oz. I tried the bake chicken that you cooked on his show, however, my chicken didn't come out so good but I'll try some of your other recipes.

By Alma Lane on October 16, 2012


DAMN good!!

By Josh on August 29, 2012


OMG, By far the BEST Pecan Pie I have ever tasted. This was my first attempt at a pecan pie, it was very simple to make, I cant say enough about it. LOVED IT !!!

By Erenee on November 24, 2011


18 years old here and I baked this pie last year for Thanksgiving/Christmas and I thought it was super easy to bake! My whole family loved it, and it's not to sweet for those of you who don't care for sweets very much. Paula Deen is great!

By Kimberly on November 12, 2011


Paula i love your cooks ,i most of them .i also have the Loveless cook book in my collection of books but i like to browse thru the web sites of receipes and find receipes that are not in my books or different then what i have OHby the way i love when you come to QVC love watching you and David together

By jody stoner on September 26, 2011


Hi, Is there a way to make the "Loveless" Pecan Pie for a diabetic, yet keep the taste relatively the same? Thanks, Meg

By mandy on September 05, 2011


By Anonymous on November 29, 2010


This was awesome!!! I tried it out on some friends before making it for Thanksgiving and it was a hit and really easy to make!!!!! I would recommend this for anyone who like pecan pie! : )

By Anonymous on November 25, 2010


By Anonymous on November 24, 2010


The Best Ever !!!!!!

By Anonymous on November 24, 2010


Uum-uum Good! This is the best pecan pie I've ever eaten! Its a winner in my family.. My hisband loves it.. He always eats it with butter pecan ice cream.. My duaghter don't even eat pecans, but she eats this pie. Thanks Paula for sharing this recipe.

By Anonymous on August 26, 2010

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