Enjoy a Mouth-Watering No-Bake Pecan Pie in Minutes

Imagine biting into a slice of creamy homemade pecan pie, with a crispy crust and a rich nutty flavor. My Karol’z No Bake Pecan Pie recipe is the definition of comfort food at its finest. This recipe is perfect for anyone who wants to satisfy their sweet tooth without spending hours in the kitchen.

As an experienced baker, I have perfected a recipe that requires minimum effort and time but delivers maximum results. Whether you’re planning for Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas brunch, or dessert for any other occasion, this pie is sure to impress your guests.

Pecans are one of my favorite nuts, and the star ingredient in this recipe. The sweetness from the brown sugar and corn syrup pairs perfectly with the nutty flavor of the pecans. Plus, with no artificial flavors or colors added, you can fully appreciate the flavors and textures of natural ingredients.

With just a few simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, I guarantee that this no-bake pecan pie will quickly become your new go-to dessert recipe. So get ready to wow your crowd with this delicious and effortless treat – Karol’z No Bake Pecan Pie – and let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Karol'z No Bake Pecan Pie
Karol’z No Bake Pecan Pie

Are you craving something delicious, but don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen? Look no further than Karol’z No Bake Pecan Pie Recipe. Not only is it incredibly easy to make, but it’s also perfect for anyone who loves the sweet and nutty flavor of pecan pie.

One of the reasons why you’ll love this recipe is because it requires absolutely no baking. That’s right – you won’t be slaving away in front of a hot oven for hours on end. Instead, all you need to do is mix together the ingredients and chill the pie in the fridge for a little while. It couldn’t be simpler!

But just because this pecan pie is no-bake doesn’t mean that it lacks flavor. In fact, every bite is packed with buttery, nutty goodness. The combination of brown sugar, cornstarch, and pecans creates a filling that’s rich, sweet, and slightly gooey – just like any good pecan pie should be.

Of course, there are plenty of other reasons to love this recipe too. For example, it’s incredibly versatile. You can serve it at a fancy dinner party or bring it along to a more casual potluck-style gathering. It works equally well as a Thanksgiving dessert or a sweet treat on any other day of the year.

Plus, if you’re someone who loves to experiment in the kitchen, there are plenty of ways to switch up this recipe and make it your own. You could try using different types of nuts instead of pecans or swapping out some of the ingredients to create unique flavor combinations.

In short, Karol’z No Bake Pecan Pie Recipe is an ideal choice for anyone who loves delicious desserts but hates spending hours in the kitchen. It’s easy to make, tastes amazing, and can be customized to suit your preferences – what more could you want? Try it out today and see for yourself why this recipe is sure to become a new favorite in your household!

Ingredient List

 One bite of this pie will send you on a nutty flavor adventure!
One bite of this pie will send you on a nutty flavor adventure!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make Karol’z No Bake Pecan Pie Recipe:


  • 1 pie crust (homemade or store-bought)


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cups water
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • 4 cups pecans


  • Whipped cream

Make sure you have all these ingredients on hand before you start baking!

The Recipe How-To

 A perfect holiday dessert that is quick to whip up and is sure to impress.
A perfect holiday dessert that is quick to whip up and is sure to impress.

Now that you have gathered all the ingredients, it’s time to start baking Karol’z No Bake Pecan Pie. Follow the instructions carefully and get ready for a delicious treat!

Step 1: Making the Filling

In a saucepan, combine 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 and 1/4 cups of cornstarch, 2 cups of water, and a pinch of salt. Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly until it thickens, which should take about 5 minutes or so.

Afterward, lower the heat and stir in 2 tablespoons of butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or syrup, and 1 egg yolk. Remove the mixture from heat and let it cool down.

Step 2: Prepping the Crust

While the filling is cooling down, grease your pie dish with any leftover butter you have. Prior to adding the filling to your dish, you want to add a crust beforehand! You can use either a homemade pie crust or store-bought pie crust. Place it into the greased pie dish and pour in an approximate 3/4 inch thickness of cooled off pie crust to cover. Leave about 1/4 inch from the top edge of your dish uncovered.

Step 3: Pouring the Filling

After having prepared your crust properly according to step 2, pour in your cooled pecan pie filling into lined crust evenly. Use your spatula if needed to smooth out and level surface.

Step 4: Adding on Toppings

Take the remaining pecans (or any almonds or walnuts) and sprinkle them over top until it covers most parts of filed filling evenly. Use as much as you prefer!

Step 5: Fridge Time

Refrigerate for at least four hours (or overnight) until firm.

Your Karol’z No Bake Pecan Pie is now ready to serve!

Follow these steps exactly and you will surely impress your family and friends with this scrumptious dessert!

Substitutions and Variations

 No oven needed, just a fridge and some patience!
No oven needed, just a fridge and some patience!

When it comes to Karol’z No Bake Pecan Pie Recipe, there are several substitutions and variations you can make to put your own spin on this classic dessert. Here are a few ideas:

– Omit the pecans: If you or someone you’re serving is allergic to pecans or simply doesn’t like them, you can omit them from the recipe altogether. Instead, consider adding some chopped walnuts or almonds for a different flavor and texture.

– Use maple syrup instead of corn syrup: If you don’t have corn syrup on hand or prefer not to use it, you can substitute maple syrup instead. Keep in mind that this will change the flavor of the pie slightly, but it will still be delicious.

– Try a different type of crust: While Karol’z recipe calls for a traditional pie crust, you could also try using graham cracker crumbs, cookie crumbs or even a cheesecake crust for a unique twist.

– Add chocolate chips: To give your pecan pie a little extra indulgence, consider adding some chocolate chips to the filling before baking. You’ll end up with a rich and decadent dessert that’s perfect for chocolate lovers.

– Make mini pies: Instead of making one large pie, why not make individual servings by using muffin tins? This is a great option if you’re serving a crowd or want to create a fun dessert table display.

With these substitutions and variations, the possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing Karol’z No Bake Pecan Pie Recipe. Don’t be afraid to experiment and put your own spin on this classic dessert!

Serving and Pairing

 Dive into a creamy, dreamy, nutty goodness!
Dive into a creamy, dreamy, nutty goodness!

Once you have made Karol’z No Bake Pecan Pie Recipe, it is time to decide how to serve and pair it. This dessert can be served warm or cold depending on your taste preferences. Personally, I enjoy it slightly warmed up to enhance the nutty flavor of the pecans.

A scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream on top of this pie would go perfectly with its rich, buttery flavors. The cool, creamy texture of the ice cream complements the smoothness of the filling, while whipped cream adds an extra layer of sweetness.

If you want to kick it up a notch, try pairing your pecan pie with some freshly brewed coffee or even a glass of whiskey. The strong and bold flavors of these beverages balance out the sweetness of the pie filling and amplify the nutty taste.

Karol’z No Bake Pecan Pie Recipe also pairs well with other desserts for a decadent spread, like cheesecake or pie cookies. These desserts all share similarities in terms of sweetness and richness, making them perfect companions for one another.

Whether served alone or paired with your favorite dessert and beverage, Karol’z No Bake Pecan Pie Recipe is sure to impress. Sit back and savor every bite as all the flavors come together in this heavenly treat!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This no-bake pecan pie is perfect for busy bakers.
This no-bake pecan pie is perfect for busy bakers.

Once you’ve made Karol’z No Bake Pecan Pie using this recipe, you’ll want to store it properly to keep it fresh and delicious. If you’re planning to make the pie ahead of time, make sure it cools down to room temperature before storing it.

The good news is that this pecan pie can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Just cover it tightly with plastic wrap or foil to prevent moisture from getting in. When you’re ready to serve it, simply let it sit at room temperature for about 20-30 minutes to take the chill off.

If you’ve got leftovers that are more than a few days old, here’s a helpful tip: reheat them in the oven at 350°F for about 10-15 minutes until heated through. This will help bring back some of the freshly baked flavors while also keeping the crust crispy.

As an alternative, you can also reheat individual slices in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds on medium power. This method is especially handy for those who just love having a slice with their morning coffee.

Whether you opt for reheating in the oven or microwave, be sure not to overheat the pie as this might cause the filling to get too hot and lose its texture.

Taking proper care of your pecan pie is key if you want every bite to be as delicious as the first. With these storage and reheating tips, your pie should stay fresh for several days after baking.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Sweet and buttery filling paired with a crunchy, nutty crust.
Sweet and buttery filling paired with a crunchy, nutty crust.

When it comes to making a homemade pecan pie, there are a few tips and tricks I’ve learned as a baker that can help you achieve the perfect results every time. Here are my top tips for ensuring your Karol’z No Bake Pecan Pie Recipe turns out irresistibly delicious.

Firstly, make sure to properly toast your pecans before adding them to the filling. Toasting brings out their natural oils and enhances their nutty flavor. Simply spread the pecans on a baking sheet and place them in the oven for about 5-8 minutes at 350°F, or until lightly golden and fragrant. Let them cool before using them in the recipe.

Next, be sure to use real butter instead of margarine or shortening for the best flavor and texture. The recipe states that butter should be added twice – once in the filling mixture and again when brushing the crust with melted butter before baking. The size of butter is also specified in the recipe so make sure you follow that.

Furthermore, don’t over-mix the filling ingredients, especially after adding the eggs. Over-mixing can cause air bubbles which may rise to the surface during baking, creating an uneven or lumpy appearance. Mix until just combined and smooth.

Finally, pay close attention to your cooking time and temperature. Keep an eye on your pie while it bakes to ensure that it doesn’t over-brown or dry out. If needed, cover with foil towards the end of cooking time to prevent over-browning. Follow directions exactly as written and do not alter the temperature or baking duration in order to achieve perfect results every time.

By following these tips, you can be confident that your Karol’z No Bake Pecan Pie Recipe will turn out just as you imagined – mouthwatering!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this no-bake pecan pie recipe is a must-try for all baking enthusiasts and dessert lovers out there. Its easy-to-follow steps and readily available ingredients make it accessible for everyone to recreate and enjoy its heavenly taste.

Moreover, the recipe allows for substitutions and variations to cater to individual preferences or dietary restrictions. Whether you want to add a touch of vanilla or swap out corn syrup for water and cornstarch, this recipe is flexible enough to accommodate your needs.

So why not give Karol’z No Bake Pecan Pie Recipe a try? You might just be surprised at how delicious it turns out. Trust me; you won’t regret it. Happy baking!

Karol'z No Bake Pecan Pie

Karol’z No Bake Pecan Pie Recipe

A very old recipe makes for a taste delight! You will love this great way of making Pecan Pie. Quick and easy, This will soon be a favorite. Cook time is cool time.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beginner Cook, Dessert, Easy, Fruit, Nuts, Pie, Sweet
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 374kcal


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter (recipe states “butter the size of a hickory nut”)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, 1 cup in halves, 1/2 cup chopped
  • 1 (9 inch) pie crusts, not deep dish, pre-baked


  • Mix cornstarch and brown sugar together in medium saucepan.
  • Beat together egg yolks, water, and pinch of salt. Add to cornstarch and sugar. Add chopped pecans.
  • Simmer on medium stirring constantly until mixture thickens.
  • Boil 1 minute, constantly stirring.
  • Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla.
  • Pour into baked pie shell, decorate top with remaining pecans.
  • Let cool 1/2 hour before serving.

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Serving: 120g | Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.3g | Protein: 3.2g | Fat: 23.1g | Saturated Fat: 4.7g | Cholesterol: 52.9mg | Sodium: 150.3mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 28g