Pecan Pie without Corn Syrup

The first time I tasted Pecan Pie I was hooked, it was crispy, chewy, and the flavor was out of this world delicious. Then I tried to make my own, and it was too sweet. That began the long hunt for a good Pecan Pie recipe. I wanted a Pecan Pie without Corn Syrup, but I didn’t know it at the time. What I did know is that I wanted something old-fashioned and not too sweet. I found it in an old Betty Crocker recipe book from the 1940s, with a few tweaks it’s been my go-to for a Pecan Pie without Corn Syrup ever since.

Easy Pie Dough

Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie Recipe

Like I said when I first started looking for a Pecan Pie Recipe that wasn’t too sweet and had a lot flavor I didn’t know exactly what I was looking for. I just hated the overpowering sweetness of the corn syrup. I decided to go old school, as in old-fashioned cooking because I felt confident that people were making Pecan Pies before the popularity of corn syrup. I was right! Once I went to old cookbooks, I found plenty of recipe for Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie without corn syrup.

Easy Pie Dough

Substitute for Corn Syrup in Pecan Pie

I was surprised that the recipes didn’t call for molasses or maple syrup as a substitute for the corn syrup. Nope. They called for brown sugar and just a little white. Occasionally I’ve added a dollop of molasses instead of vanilla; it works well. I’m sharing the standard recipe here today but feel free to try maple syrup or molasses in place of the vanilla.

Perfect Crust For a Perfect Pecan Pie

And if you’re going to make a pie why not use my Easy Pie Crust Recipe?? It is truly easy and I have two different videos walking you through making it! Store bought crusts are also fast but you run the risk of a cracked pie crust when you use them. My recipe will give you perfect crusts made in under 10 minutes. Oh but do remember you should definitely chill them at least 4 hours before baking them off.

Pecan Pie without Corn Syrup

Old Fashioned Pecan Pie. Make a Homemade Pecan Pie that's got great flavor and isn't too sweet with my recipe for Pecan Pie without Corn Syrup! You will need one prepared pie crust to make this pie.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 prepared pie crust
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white suagr
  • 1 TBSP all-puporse flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup melted butter cool but not cold
  • 2 TBSP milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup pecans


  • preheat oven to 375˚
  • place prepared crust in the fridge if havent already done that
  • mix the sugars, flour and salt together, set aside
  • mix the butter, milk, eggs and vanilla together
  • pour over the sugar mixture and beat well
  • fold in pecans
  • pour in prepared pie crust
  • bake at 375˚ for 40-50 minutes until the pie is set and the crust is nicely browned


No Corn Syrup Pecan Pie

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