Grandma Jettie’s Pecan Pie

Grandma Jettie’s Pecan Pie was a family favorite. this simple recipe for the southern US delicacy was likely a variation of a recipe that was handed down through a few generations of Jettie’s maternal ancesters (mother to daughter) in what I call the mid-south (the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Oklahoma), before Jettie started making it on a regular basis. When Jettie was asked to submit a recipe for the cookbook of her beloved Parkside Baptist Church in Omaha, this was the one she chose.

Grandma Jettie’s Pecan Pie

Course Dessert


  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 3 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 unbaked pie shell
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup broken pecans


  • Boil sugar and syrup together
  • Pour this mixture slowly over eggs, stirring vigorously
  • Add butter, vanilla, and most of the pecans (save a few0
  • Add remaining nuts to top as a dressing
  • Bake in a 350 degree (F) oven for 50-60 minutes

Author: harveypc

Bill has been involved in genealogy as a serious hobbyist since 1976. He is interested in all aspects of genealogy including DNA research. His wife, Gretchen, likes to say that Bill has tested the DNA of everyone in the family including the dog (no, we're not related to the dog). He has been a member of The Rotary Club of Omaha (Club 37) since 1997 and is a Past President. He has served his District as Rotary Foundation Chair (2019-2022). Bill and Gretchen are both lawyers, and met at Crighton Law School. They live in Omaha with Cooper the goldendoodle, and they have two grown children: Kaitlin who is studying to be a clinical psychologist, and Bob who is a CPA.

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