Southern Honey-Pecan Pie

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
—Allie Smith, New Orleans, Louisiana


  • Dough for single-crust pie
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim crust to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
  2. In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour and salt. Stir in honey, eggs, butter and vanilla. Stir in chopped pecans. Pour into crust. Arrange pecan halves around edge and center of pie.
  3. Cover edge loosely with foil. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil; bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator.
Dough for single-crust pie (9 in.)
Combine 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 tsp. salt; cut in 1/2 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 3-5 Tbsp. ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Shape into a disk; wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 567 calories, 35g fat (14g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 318mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.