Caramel Pecan Pie Recipe
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Caramel Pecan Pie Recipe

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“This is hands down the best pecan pie—it’s so good, it’s scary!” writes Dorothy Reinhold of Malibu, California. “I’m making it for Thanksgiving because there will be others around to share it with me. “Here’s the trick: Toss the bag of caramels to your kid or spouse and promise they can eat whatever is left after they unwrap your 36 caramels.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 36 caramels
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/3 cups chopped pecans, toasted
  • Frozen deep-dish pie shell
  • Pecan halves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a small heavy saucepan, combine the caramels, water and butter. Cook and stir over low heat until caramels are melted. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth. Gradually add caramel mixture. Stir in chopped pecans. Pour into pie shell. If desired, arrange pecan halves over filling.
  3. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Caramel Pecan Pie in Taste of Home October/November 2006, p11

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Reviewed Jul. 23, 2015

"My whole family loves this pie. Wonderful caramel and pecans!!!!"

Reviewed Mar. 18, 2015

"This pie is the bomb!! I won first place in a pie contest with this recipe!! Easy pie dough recipe from time ever to leave a review....that's how good it was!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

"This pie is awesome! It's easy to make and will be quickly eaten up as the taste has a good balance between the pecans and caramel. I made this for Thanksgiving and have already made 3 more for holiday events."

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"I'm not a pecan pie eater, but after this recipe came out in the magazine and I showed it to my husband I have had to make it for every holiday since then. My sis in law says it isn't a holiday meal if I don't bring this pie. It is very easy to make and my husband says the toasted almonds is what really sets this pie apart from other pecan pies."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"The best pecan pie I've made so far! I loved the caramel filling! This was the first dessert devoured at a recent Thanksgiving dinner!"

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