Barefoot Contessa Pecan Pie Recipe

    12 Servings


Pie Crust:
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 cup Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 large Egg, lightly beaten with a fork
  • 1 tablespoon Distilled White Vinegar
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/3 cup Salted Butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 large Eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup Pecans



  1. Stir the flour and salt in a bowl.
  2. Add the butter and shortening.
  3. Work the butter into the flour using a dough cutter until the mixture resembles tiny pebbles.
  4. Add the egg with five tablespoons cold water and the vinegar.
  5. Stir the mixture until just combined. Divide the dough in half and chill until needed. Once chilled, sprinkle the cutting board or counter liberally with flour.
  6. Roll half of the dough into a large circle and place in a standard pie pan. Crimp the edges according to desired look. Reserve the other half of dough for another use.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350.


  1. Mix the white sugar, brown sugar, salt, corn syrup, butter, vanilla and eggs together in a bowl. Pour the pecans in the bottom of the unbaked pie shell.
  2. Pour syrup mixture over the top. Cover top and crust lightly/gently with foil. Bake the pie for 30 minutes. Remove the foil, and then continue baking for 20 minutes, being careful not to burn the crust or pecans.
  3. The pie should not be too jiggly when you remove it from the oven. If it shakes a lot, cover with foil and bake until set, an additional 20 minutes. Required baking time seems to vary widely with this recipe.
  4. Sometimes it takes under an hour to cook, other times closer to 75.
  5. Allow to cool for several hours or even overnight. Serve in thin slivers.


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Author: Matt R.
Source: The Barefoot Contessa
Recipe Yields: 12 slices
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 270 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 208
Calories 517

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g
  Saturated Fat 7g
Sodium 332mg
Total Carbohydrate 63g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 24g
Protein 6g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.