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Salted Caramel Pecan Pie

  • Author: Molly
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


This Salted Caramel Pecan Pie is tradition with a twist! The traditional pecan filling gets caramelized until it’s richer, sweeter, and denser. A few sprinkles of flaky sea salt really make this one something special. It’s the best pecan pie you’ll ever eat!


  • 1 9-inch store-bought deep dish pie crust (you can certainly use homemade)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons flaky sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup pecan halves, for topping the pie
  • Additional flaky salt, for sprinkling


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the pie crust on a baking sheet.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, maple syrup, and butter.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for a few minutes or until the mixture is thickened and deeply golden.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and pour in the heavy cream, stirring to incorporate. It will bubble up quite a bit when you add in the cream, so do so carefully!
  5. Stir in the salt and vanilla and remove the pan from the heat. Allow to cool for 20 minutes.
  6. Once it is mostly cooled, whisk in the eggs until smooth. Stir in the chopped pecans.
  7. Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust. Top the pie filling with the pecan halves, being as decorative as you like.
  8. Transfer the baking sheet with the pie to the oven and bake until the filling is set, roughly 1 hour.
  9. Remove from the oven, sprinkle the top with flaky sea salt, and allow to cool completely before slicing and serving with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


  • I prefer to make this pie ahead and chill it before slicing. It slices SO easily this way, and the flavors also have more time to develop. I recommend making this a day ahead – you can store it at room temperature or in the fridge. You can warm up each slice before serving, if warm pie is preferred.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: pie

Keywords: salted caramel pecan pie, caramel pecan pie, caramelized pecan pie, pecan pie with salted caramel