Granny’s Southern Pecan Pie With Rivulet Pecan Liqueur

December 10, 2020
Granny's Southern Pecan Pie With Rivulet

Hey, y’all! Today is a special day here on the blog. I’m sharing one of my – if not my – favorite family recipes from childhood: my Granny’s Southern Pecan Pie. I recently made it with her in her Southern Kentucky Kitchen and added a secret ingredient, which took it to the next level. Keep reading, try the recipe, and thank me later!

This post is in partnership with Rivulet. Thank you all for supporting the brands that make JCP Eats possible. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Granny's Southern Pecan Pie

Tips For Making Granny’s Southern Pecan Pie

One thing to note: the base recipe for this pie is foolproof. It has been enjoyed by many Southern Kentuckians throughout the decades. She’s famous for it — and with good reason.

A tip for making this pie? Use a pre-made pie crust. I know, I know. Homemade pie crust is fabulous. However, I think a good quality frozen crust is worthy of skipping that step.

Secondly, adding the Rivulet Pecan Liqueur takes this pie to the next level. It deepens the pecan flavor, making the pie more decadent and rich. It also provides a nuttier balance to the sweet ingredients. Rivulet is both fabulous to drink + cook with!


About Rivulet Pecan Liqueur

Rivulet® Artisan Pecan Liqueur is handcrafted in Louisville, KY. Rivulet starts with a 2-year-old, barrel-aged brandy.  They then use a proprietary process to obtain the exquisite pecan essence, which I know y’all will love. It’s a deep flavor — one that is signature to the brand — and I can’t get enough of it. I also love that it’s local!

Granny's Southern Pecan Pie

The Recipe

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Granny's Southern Pecan Pie With Rivulet

Granny’s Southern Pecan Pie

JC Phelps
This is my granny's southern pecan pie recipe. It would be impossible to count how many slices of this I have enjoyed in her Southern Kentucky kitchen!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 8 servings
Calories 508 kcal


  • 1 pre-made pie crust frozen, deep dish (unbaked)
  • 1 c. pecans chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Rivulet Pecan Liqueur
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c. brown sugar + 1 tbsp. flour mixed together
  • 2/3 c. white Karo syrup
  • 1/2 stick of butter unsalted, melted
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla I prefer a heavy handed tablespoon, allowing it to overflow the measuring spoon into the mixture
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Combine all dry ingredients and mix. Add in wet ingredients and incorporate well. Beat the mixture until it turns caramel in color.
  • Pour into the pie crust and bake for 15 minutes on the bottom rack (tip: put an empty cookie sheet in the top rack to keep the crust from burning). Reduce heat to 350F and bake for another 40 minutes.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!




Sodium: 191mgCalcium: 61mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 108IUSugar: 46gFiber: 3gPotassium: 207mgCholesterol: 61mgCalories: 508kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 28gProtein: 6gCarbohydrates: 59gIron: 2mg
Keyword Granny’s Southern Pecan Pie, Pecan Pie, pie
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Where To Purchase Rivulet Pecan Liqueur

You can purchase Rivulet Pecan Liqueur via local retailers, along with finding it in bars/restaurants. To find out where you can buy it, click here. Also, in adherence to social distancing in the midst of the pandemic, you can opt to have it delivered via a spirits delivery service.

Granny's Southern Pecan Pie

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Granny's Southern Pecan Pie With Rivulet

  • Reply
    December 10, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    I didn’t know a pecan liquor existed, I’m very intrigued! Is it anything like Amaretto? (Which I love)

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