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This is an holiday favourite. The kids and family ask for it whenever we gather.


  • Unbaked pie crust or tarts
  • Shelled pecan halves (approx. 2 to 2 1/2 cups)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup of dark corn syrup (optional 3/4 cup dark corn syrup and 1/4 cup maple syrup)
  • 1/2 cup of your favourite packed brown sugar (light, medium or dark)
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter cooled to room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of table salt


  1. Place pie shell or tart shells on a baking sheet in case of spillage
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Line bottoms of pie shells or tart shells with pecans
  4. Mix together all remaining ingredients
  5. Carefully pour to the top of shells


  • Pie Crust:
    for 50-55 minutes in middle of oven (after first 20 minutes place a pie shield (silicon or aluminum foil) over edges of crust to prevent too much browning of edges
  • Tart Crust:
    for 20 minutes in middle of oven

Allow to cool as they are very hot. Serve at room temperature.


Based on Original recipe