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


  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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TNbluffbaker User ID: 46423 264947
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2017

"The caramel and pecans are a match made in culinary heaven! I forgot to toast the pecans the first time I made it, but the pie was still delicious."

Idella Rogers User ID: 1675298 230060
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2015

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

kwittig User ID: 7076075 223091
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!!!"

Kitwhel User ID: 6606864 79792
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."

ajinmn User ID: 1207630 153057
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."

Worshipguy User ID: 6391761 145441
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!"

2vibes User ID: 1360516 66977
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"Hands down best Pecan pie I have ever made. I get requests from family and friends all year long to make it, but Thanksgiving and Christmas are a must. So easy too!"

Laurieanne1970 User ID: 4304615 145439
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"The filling curdeld and was runny."

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz User ID: 6003005 66856
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"I made this pie and added choc chips and woodford reserve bourbon. It was great. I will be making this again for New Year's."

JLUS User ID: 6418115 79791
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"Excellent, easy...even for someone who can't make pie!"

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