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Pretzel Pecan Pie Recipe with Store-Bought Crust

This pretzel pecan pie recipe tastes so good with a great mix of sweet and salty! Perfect for Christmas holiday parties and celebrations!

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Discover the ultimate indulgence with our irresistible Pretzel Pecan Pie recipe. This delectable treat combines the crunch of pecans and pretzels with a luscious blend of sweetness, creating mouthwatering flavors. 

Pecan pies are incredibly popular during the holiday season and often make appearances on Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner tables.

The rich, nutty flavor combined with a gooey, sweet filling makes pecan pie a beloved dessert at traditional holiday gatherings. 

Its distinctive taste and texture evoke feelings of warmth and nostalgia, making it a classic choice for festive celebrations. Sure, you could make cookies, or you can make pie. Pie wins this time.

Follow our simple steps to bake up a pie that’s a perfect balance of nutty, salty, and sweet goodness.

pretzel pecan pie recipe ingredients on a marble slab

Pecan Pretzel Pie Recipe Key Ingredients

9” inch Store-Bought Pie Shell, unbaked: This serves as the base and container for the pie. The pie shell will be filled with the pecan and pretzel mixture to create the pie.

Large Eggs: Eggs act as a binding agent in the filling, helping it set properly.

Light Corn Syrup: This provides sweetness and helps create the gooey, slightly chewy texture of the pie filling.

Unsalted Butter, melted: Adds richness and flavor to the filling.

Vanilla Extract: Enhances the overall flavor of the pie filling with its aromatic qualities.

Brown Sugar, packed: Adds sweetness and a deeper flavor profile to the filling.

liquid and dry ingredients for pecan pie in a clear medium mixing bowl

Grated Orange Zest (optional): Offers a citrusy, aromatic note that complements the sweetness of the filling. It’s optional but can add a nice layer of flavor.

Ground Cinnamon: Adds warmth and spice to the filling, complementing the pecans and giving a cozy flavor.

Kosher Salt: Balances the sweetness and enhances the overall flavor profile of the pie.

Pecans: Pecans are the star ingredient, providing a nutty flavor and crunch to the pie. They are typically added whole or chopped and mixed into the filling.

Pretzels: These will likely be crushed or chopped and added to the filling mixture, providing a salty, crunchy contrast to the sweetness of the pecans and the filling.

pretzels and pecan pieces added to the pie mixture, in a clear bowl
unbaked pretzel pecan pie on a marble slab

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How to Make Pretzel Pecan Pie

Get things rolling by preheating your oven to a toasty 350 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s like giving your kitchen a warm hug before the baking begins!

Grab a medium-sized mixing bowl and let the fun begin! Whisk the ingredients together.

Crack those eggs and pour in the corn syrup (for that sweet touch.) Add melted butter, vanilla extract (hello, flavor town!), brown sugar, a hint of orange zest, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a pinch of salt (to balance everything out). 

Whisk it all together until it’s a smooth, flavorful blend that’ll make your taste buds dance.

closeup of a baked pecan pie
sliced pecan pretzel pie

Now, here’s where the magic happens. Toss in those pecans (the stars of the show) and those crunchy pretzels.

Stir them into the mixture until they’re all cozied up and perfectly combined, creating a symphony of nutty, sweet, and salty flavors.

Take that unbaked pie shell and give it a purpose!

Pour that delectable pecan-pretzel mixture right into it, spreading the goodness evenly. It’s like giving that pie shell a cozy blanket of flavor.

Pop that beauty into the preheated oven and let it bake for around 45 minutes. Keep an eye on it! 

piece of pretzel pecan pie on a serving tool
gold fork being used to cut a bite of pie

You’re aiming for the edges of the pie crust to turn a gorgeous golden brown, and the pie itself to get delightfully crispy on top.

Your kitchen will smell divine, promising a treat in every slice!

As tempting as it may be to dive in right away, let your pecan pie cool completely. It’s like letting the flavors mingle and settle down for a bit, getting ready to deliver the perfect slice of pie heaven.

Once it’s cooled, it’s finally time to slice into that pie and savor every moment. Each bite will be a celebration of pecans, pretzels, sweetness, and a touch of zestiness.

Enjoy every delicious crumb!

gold fork being used to cut a bite of pie
gooey pecan pie on a gold fork

Pretzel Pecan Pie Recipe Tips and Information

  • Store leftovers, covered on the counter in a cool, dry place.
  • You can freeze this pie after baking. Cool completely before covering tightly in plastic wrap.  Freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw on the counter to room temperature before eating.
  • If the edges of the pie get too brown in the oven before the pie has finished baking, cover the top of the pie with tin foil for the last 15 minutes. 
  • You can taste the orange flavor in the pie. It does cut the sweetness, but it is not necessary. You can omit t.. 
  • If you want to make this pie a little naughty, add one ounce of bourbon to the mixture before adding it to the pie shell.
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full pretzel pecan pie recipe before slicing

Pretzel Pecan Pie

This pretzel pecan pie recipe tastes so good with a great mix of sweet and salty! Perfect for Christmas holiday parties and celebrations!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 515.9kcal


  • 1 9” inch store bought pie shell unbaked
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups pecans
  • ¾ cup pretzels
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest optional
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350℉.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, corn syrup, butter, vanilla extract, brown sugar, orange zest, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Add the pecans and pretzels and stir until they are fully combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie shell.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until the edges of the pie crust is golden brown and the pie is crispy on top.
  • Cool completely before slicing.


Calories: 515.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 66.5g | Protein: 5.8g | Fat: 27.6g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13.9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 48.4mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 47.5g | Vitamin A: 162.4IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 49.2mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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Tuesday 12th of December 2023

I added extra pretzels -