Pi Day Recipe: Jay’s Famous Pecan Pie

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

I love math and I really love pie. Usually these two things are unrelated, but once a year I get to celebrate both.

In case you didn’t know, “Pi” (π) is the circumference of a circle divided by its diameter, a measurement that goes on forever but is typically rounded to 3.14 – so naturally, we celebrate Pi(e) Day on 3/14 with the ultimate tasty circle, real pie! I chose to make pecan pie, one of my favorites growing up. I know this isn’t the healthiest recipe, but Pi Day calls for something special, don’t you think?

pecan pie recipe

Jay’s Famous Pecan Pie*
(*not actually famous or even as good as my mom’s, but delicious nonetheless)


For the crust

For the filling


  • Make the crusts per package requirements—or use any unbaked deep dish crust of your choice!
  • Mix the top 6 ingredients together with a wooden spoon until uniform consistency
  • Fold in the pecans and pour into the pie crust
  • Cover exposed pie crust with aluminum foil
  • Bake at 350 degrees F on center rack for approximately 1 hour—removing foil for the last 15 minutes
  • Remove pie (center temperature should be 200 degrees F)
  • Let cool for 2-3 hours—tastes great cold, too!
taste testing pecan pie
My taste tester, Gabby