Joyce's Pecan Pie

The Lard-Crust Pastry for this dessert is incredibly flaky and easy to roll out, but a purchased pastry works if you need a shortcut.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
2 hrs
Bake Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 recipe Lard-Crust Pastry (see recipe below) or your favorite single crust pastry

  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten

  • 1 cup light-colored corn syrup

  • cup sugar

  • cup butter, melted

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cup pecan halves

Lard-Crust Pastry

  • 1 ¼ cup flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup lard

  • 3 tablespoon water


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Prepare and roll out Lard Crust Pastry. Line a 9-inch pie plate with the pastry. Trim; crimp edge as desired.

  2. For filling, in a mixing bowl combine eggs, corn syrup, sugar, butter, and salt. Mix well. Stir in the pecan halves.*

  3. Place the pastry-lined pie plate on the oven rack. Carefully pour the filling into the pastry shell.

  4. To prevent over browning, cover edge of the pie with foil. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes more or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate within 2 hours. Serves 8.

Lard-Crust Pastry

  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in lard until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of cold water over part of the flour mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to the side of the bowl. Repeat moistening flour mixture, using 1 tablespoon of the water at a time, until all the flour mixture is moistened. Form dough into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten dough. Roll dough from center to edges into a circle about 12 inches in diameter.


If desired, prepare egg mixture as above, set aside 2 tablespoons of the mixture. Stir 1 cup of the pecans into the egg mixture and pour into prepared pie crust. Add remaining pecans to the reserved egg mixture; toss to coat. Arrange on top of the filling. Bake as above.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

611 Calories
38g Fat
67g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 611
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 423mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Total Sugars 49g
Protein 7g
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 161mg 3%
Folate, total 52.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.