This apple pecan pie has a wonderful, homestyle flavor and texture and it’s super easy to make! It’s a great recipe to serve at the holidays or as a special family dessert.
Few desserts remind of growing up around the holiday season like a homemade pecan pie. And this recipe brings together that classic pecan pie flavor with the delicious flavor of apples!
If you are looking for an easy pecan apple pie recipe to make, then this is the one for you.
Make sure to bookmark or pin this recipe so you can find it the next time you want to make a delicious pecan apple pie.
This pie tastes great topped with whipped cream. Reserve a handful of pecans and cut them in half. After topping your pie with whipped cream, sprinkle your reserved pecan halves on top for a beautiful presentation.Pie Tip
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How to Make a Homemade Pecan Pie with Apples
I absolutely love the texture that apples bring to a pecan pie. It’s such a warm and happy flavor that never fails to remind me of holidays with my family.
And that’s because this recipe has been made in my home as long as I can remember. And over all those years, it still is a favorite whenever I serve it.
It’s perfect for a homemade pie crust, but you can speed things up a bit by using a premade crust. No worries, if you need a great crust recipe, I’ll give you my favorites below.
Prep is super easy, and only takes a few minutes. Bake time is a little over an hour, so it’s a great pie to bake while prepping dinner.
For equipment, you will need a 9″ pie pan and a saucepan. This recipe yields one 9″ pecan pie, but if you need two pies, just double the recipe.
Instead of chopping your pecans, you can keep them whole or halved and arrange the top layer of pecans for an even prettier presentation.Pie Tip
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Pecan Apple Pie Ingredients
This is a traditional style recipe, but most of the ingredients are quite common so you may have what you need on hand already.
And when it comes to your apples, you have multiple types you can use. But I recommend going with Golden Delicious and Granny Smith. The flavor is so good and it produces the perfect texture.
- Pecans (chopped)
- Brown Sugar
- Corn Syrup
- Pie Crust
Apples: When baking with apples, there are some types that work better than others. Like I noted above, I recommend going with Granny Smith or Golden Delicious, but you can go with any of the following if that’s all you have available.
- Golden Delicious (2 large apples)
- Granny Smith (2-3 apples)
- McIntosh (4 apples)
- Braeburn (3-4 apples)
- Jonagold (3-4 apples)
Corn Syrup: This is a common sweetener used in traditional pecan pie recipes, and out of traditions sake I still use it often to this day. But, if you prefer a different sweetener, there are a number of others you can use to make your pie. Go with honey, maples syrup, or light molasses. Use a 1:1 substitution ratio when replacing corn syrup in your pecan pie.
Pecans: Before chopping your pecans, reserve a handful if you plan to top your pie with whipped cream. Sprinkle your reserved pecans halves on top of your whip cream. It makes a great looking presentation.
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Pie Crust Options
You can use a premade or a homemade pastry crust for your pie. It really comes down to time, if you are too busy to make your own, any brand pie crust will work. Just make sure it’s a 9″ crust.
But, making your own crust is a great way to add to an already amazing tasting pie. There are many great pie crust recipes out there, but I’ll link to some of my personal favorites below.
All of them will taste great with your pecan apple pie.
Easy Step by Step Recipe Instructions
Prep time for this pie is super quick and easy. Once you have your apples peeled and sliced and your pecans chopped, you’re just about done!
Before getting started, peel and slice your apples. And if you’re making your own pie crust, prepare it before moving on to make your pie filling.
Step 1: Place sliced apples in bottom of crust lined pie pan.
Step 2: Beat eggs and then add the rest of your ingredients and stir until evenly combined.
Step 2: Pour on top of apples.
Step 3: Bake at 425 for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 300 degrees and bake additional hour.
Step 4: Cool pie. Top with whipped cream and reserved pecans if desired. Serve and enjoy!
Easy Apple Pecan Pie
- 1 Saucepan
- 1 9" pie pan
- 2 Golden Delicious Apples peeled and sliced
- ⅔ Cup Pecans chopped
- 3 Large Eggs
- ¾ Cup Brown Sugar
- ¾ Cup Light Corn Syrup check ingredients section for substitutes
- 1 Pinch Salt
- 2 tsp Butter
- 1 9" Pie Crust homemade or premade
- Prepare pie crust and line pie pan with your crust.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Pour peeled and sliced apples into crust lined pie pan.
- Beat your eggs then stir in the rest of your remaining ingredients until well combined.
- Pour on top of apples.
- Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 300 degrees and bake for one more hour.
- Cool pie on wire rack.
- Serve warm or cold, topped with whipped cream if desired.