We’re taking pecan pie to the next level with a delicious twist! Caramel Pecan Pie is rich and gooey, topped with a crunchy crust resulting in incredible texture in every bite. This decadent dessert will impress your holiday guests – without the fuss!

A delicious slice of caramel pecan pie on a plate with whipped cream.
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Caramel Pecan Pie is one of our favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas desserts, but you don’t need a special occasion to make this delicious dessert! It’s ready start to finish in just 45 minutes – with only 10 minutes hands on time.

Just like my Mini Pecan Pies, Easy Salted Caramel Pecan Pie Bars and Pecan Pie Cookies – there’s nothing basic or boring about this pecan pie! One bite and you’ll see why!


Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Sweet and Salty
  • Fun Twist on Pecan Pie
  • Quick and Easy
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Shopping List

  • Pre-Made Pie Crust
  • Baking Caramels
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Whole Milk
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Salt
  • Pecans
A delightful recipe for pumpkin bread with the mouthwatering addition of caramel and pecan.


  • Chocolate Caramel Pecan Pie – Fold in 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips with pecans.
  • Salted Caramel Pecan Pie – Substitute salt with 1/2 teaspoon thick flakes of sea salt.
  • Praline Pecan Pie – Stir in 1/4 cup praline spread with milk and caramels.
  • Cinnamon Pecan Pie – Whisk in 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon with milk and caramels.
  • Pecan Walnut Pie – Replace 1/2 cup of the chopped pecans with 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.
A mouthwatering caramel pecan pie on a white plate with a slice taken out.

Alternative Pie Crusts

Use store-bought or one of these easy homemade pie crusts.

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  • To see if the pie is done, give it a gentle shake. When it is firm around the edges and slightly jiggly in the center, it’s done.
  • To prevent crust from over-browning, tent with foil.
A delicious piece of caramel pecan pie on a fork.

Serving Suggestions

Caramel Pecan Pie is best served warm. Take it over the top with homemade cream!

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How to Store

  • Refrigerate – Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 4 days.
  • Freeze – Cover with plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag or store in an airtight container. Freeze up to 3 months. Transfer frozen pie to refrigerator overnight to thaw.

How to Reheat

Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving. Preheat oven to 325 degree F . Cover with foil and warm 30- minutes.

A delectable slice of caramel pecan pie on a plate.
A decadent caramel pecan pie with a slice taken out of it.
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Caramel Pecan Pie Recipe

The best caramel pecan pie recipe is quick and easy, with a few easy shortcuts. This is a rich, gooey, seasonal pie with an unbelievable texture is best served warm, straight from the oven.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 10
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  • 1 frozen pie crust or prepared homemade crust
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 30 baking caramels (1 package) unwrapped
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1⅓ cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350℉. Grease 9" pie dish and add crust.
    1 frozen pie crust
  • In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Whisk in milk and caramels. Stir frequently until smooth. Remove from heat.
    ¼ cup unsalted butter, ¼ cup milk, 30 baking caramels
    Caramel cubes being poured into a pan with milk for a delicious caramel pecan pie recipe.
  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment on low, combine brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt. Gradually blend in caramel until just combined. Fold in pecans.
    ¾ cup light brown sugar, 3 large eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ¼ teaspoon salt, 1⅓ cup chopped pecans
    A bowl full of ingredients for a caramel pecan pie recipe.
  • Pour mixture into pie crust.
    Bake in the center of oven 30 minutes. Remove and tent crust with foil. Return to oven to bake 5 minutes or until the sides are firm and set and the center slightly jiggles. Allow to cool 10-15 minutes and serve warm.
    A caramel pecan pie on a white background.

Optional Garnish

Julie’s Tips

Jiggle Test – Remove pie from oven and gently shake. It is done when the pie is firm around the edges and jiggly slightly in the center. 
Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.


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How To Make

  1. Preheat the oven as directed.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add milk and caramels. Cook, stirring frequently, until smooth. Cool slightly. Caramel cubes being poured into a pan with milk for a delicious caramel pecan pie recipe.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, and salt. Gradually add the caramel mixture, being careful not to scramble the eggs. A bowl full of ingredients for a caramel pecan pie recipe. Caramel sauce being poured into a glass bowl for a caramel pecan pie recipe. A caramel pecan pie recipe displayed with a bowl of ingredients and a spoon.
  4. Stir in pecans. Pour into pie crust. A bowl filled with caramel pecan pie recipe nuts and a wooden spoon. A bowl full of caramel pecans with a wooden spoon. A caramel pecan pie on a white background.
  5. Bake – During the final five minutes, tent crust with foil as indicated. Serve warm. Caramel pecan pie in a white dish on a white background.

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  1. Hi Julie , this sounds amazing! I’m making a pecan pie for thanksgiving this year, but I’m going to try this version of it. One question, did you use a standard size pie dish and was it deep dish ? Thank you for sharing all your wonderful recipes I’ve made several and they have all turned out delicious! One of my favorites is your sweet bread ????!

    1. Thank you! I’m actually making it today & taking better photographs because I don’t think they do it justice. Thank you SO much for taking the time to share your feedback. Happy Thanksgiving!