Miss Kay's Honey Pecan Pie - Perfect for Thanksgiving

Miss Kay's Honey Pecan Pie adapted from Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen Cookbook. This recipe is my new favorite southern pecan pie. 
Hi everyone! Can you believe there's only 16 days left until Thanksgiving? This month has really gotten away from me. I have my Thanksgiving menu all planned out and I've also done some of the grocery shopping. Every year on Thanksgiving I always serve Pumpkin, Apple and Pecan Pie for dessert. 

I try and make a variety of pies in the hopes to please everyone. Every year I make the same apple and pecan pie recipe, because they're always a huge hit. A couple weeks back Walmart asked me to share a recipe that would be perfect to serve for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

This was the perfect opportunity to try out a pie recipe that I've been dying to make. The particular pie I'm talking is Miss Kay's Honey Pecan Pie. My family are huge fans of Duck Dynasty, and ever since I heard Phil talk about Miss Kay's Honey Pecan Pie, I have been obsessed in finding the recipe.  

Recently Miss Kay's Duck Commander Cookbook was released and I was hoping the recipe was included and it was! Since I was at Walmart I picked up all the ingredients I needed to make a practice pie. I told myself if the recipe turns out then I would be serving this pecan pie for Thanksgiving.

I have made the same Pecan Pie recipe for years, but I have to admit........ Miss Kay's Honey Pecan Pie blows mine right out of the water. I'm thinking it's the addition of the honey in her pie. This recipe is really simple to make, so don't be intimidated. 

Also if you don't have the time or pie baking isn't for you then Walmart has some great bakery pie options. I've also linked to a post from one of my fellow Walmart Moms who shares how she dresses up store bought pies. . Amy has some wonderful ideas, so I hope you'll check them out. 

These are the ingredients you will need: 1 - 9 in deep dish store bought pie crust, chopped pecans or pecan halves, sugar, salt, butter, corn syrup, honey, eggs and vanilla extract. 

I hope you give this recipe a try, because once you taste it you'll be Happy, Happy, Happy!  

Yield: 8
Author: Tina Butler | Mommy's Kitchen
Honey Pecan Pie

Honey Pecan Pie

Miss Kay's Honey Pecan Pie adapted from Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen Cookbook. This recipe is my new favorite southern pecan pie.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 55 MinTotal time: 1 H & 10 M


  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup or moonshine syrup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 (9 inch) store bought deep dish pie crust, unbaked or homemade


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a kitchen aid mixer or an electric mixer beat the eggs until fluffy (approximately 8 minutes).
  2. In a separate large mixing bowl stir together the sugar, salt, butter, vanilla, corn syrup and honey. Gently fold in the beaten eggs and the pecans.
  3. Pour filling into the pie crust and place pie on a baking sheet. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until the filling is almost set (You still want the filling to jiggle just a bit in the center) because the pie will continue to set up as it cools.
  4. Let pie cool completely before cutting. Pecan Pies are best made the morning of or a day before you want to serve them (to give them time to set up completely).


I use a pie guard so the crust does not brown too quickly. You can make a DIY Pie guard with a disposable aluminum pie plate or just use foil. Click here for link to see my DIY Pie Guard. 

I purchase moonshine syrup at my local peach orchard (Hams Orchard) in Terrell, TX. I have made this pie quite a few times and I have used both corn syrup and moonshine syrup with just about the same results, so don't go hunting around for the moonshine syrup if it is not sold in your area. I just love to use is since the syrup is sold local to my area. 

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Adapted from: Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen

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redteetop said…
imagine how much better it would be with a homemade crust.
Tina Butler said…
I bet it would be even better! Her recipe actually calls for a store bought pie crust, so I'm glad to see Miss Kay likes to simplify things as well.
Anonymous said…
Does anyone have a recipe por sugar free pecan pie?
Amy said…
This sounds so delicious, Tina! My dad's favorite is pecan pie so I am definitely bookmarking this recipe for him. Thank you so much for including my lazy version of pie :) Ha! It really did mean the world to me. Wishing your family the happiest of Thanksgivings!! xo
Leslie said…
I SO want to make this for Thanksgiving! What a delicious idea to use honey here! Btw, I love your pie choices:)
Colleen said…
I like the idea of adding honey to pecan pie and the recipe sounds wonderful.
Have Christmas thing going on first weekend in Dec. so I thought I would use this recipe and make into mini pecan tartlets.
Happy Thasnksgiving everyone
BumbleBeeLane said…
I've been thinking about buying the book but was on the fence. This looks wonderful and easy. Will definately be adding it to my holiday baking. Warm Blessings! Amy
Vickie said…
Any idea if there is a substitute for corn syrup?
Tina Butler said…
You can substitute corn syrup with cane syrup, yellow label syrup or maple syrup.

@Colleen, I was thinking the same thing!
Ann said…
I just made this pie. For some reason the pecans and the crust over baked and the middle didn't set. I wonder what I did wrong?
Tina Butler said…
I use a pie guard over my crusts, so they don't get too brown. You can also use foil around the edges. My pie was finished at 45 minutes. It sounds like the crust got done before the pie. You do actually want it to be a bit giggly in the middle still, because it continues to set up as the pie cools. Not a lot just a bit. I added a link in the post on how to make a DIY Pie Guard. See the Cook's Note.
It sounds magnificent. Pecan is my favorite pie, and I am crazy about Miss Kay, so we know it's gotta be wonderful! A dear friend took to me to see Miss Kay recently - what a charge! Thanks for sharing.
Ann said…
I did put foil around the edges of the crust when I noticed they were baking quicker than the pie. But I had to take it out of the oven before the pecans completely burned. The middle of the pie set up some but there was a lot more liquid than what had set. I also baked it for 45 minutes or longer. Oh well.
Tina Butler said…
Well not being in your kitchen with you I can't really see what happened, so sorry I just don't know.
Julie Willson said…
I'm doing a Sugar Cream Pie and really wanted to find a good recipe for Pecan Pie. Thanks for posting this. My sis will be surprised when I show up with it. Pecan is her favorite pie.
Anonymous said…
I didn't have deep dish crusts so instead I'm.using 2 regular size crusts. I assume you reduce cooking time since the pies are not as thick as deep dish. Correct?
I use maple syrup instead of honey. The version printed in Parade magazine says you can use either. And though it says a store bought crust Miss. Kay does make her own crust. Anyway this is the best pecan pie recipe I have ever made. It is my husband's favorite pie and he can't get enough of this recipe. I actually have a pie in the oven right now for Pi day!
Unknown said…
I had to come back to this recipe and leave a comment. My mom and I have a pecan pie contest every year. Usually I am the winner. But I made the mistake of telling her about this recipe...she came to your site, made the recipe for Thanksgiving and she won this year. So I know she thanks you...meanwhile I bow to the 2013 winner :)
Kelly said…
Thank you for posting this and saving me the price of the book! I'm just curious though if this is a copyright infringement?
Tina Butler said…
@Kelly, Recipe ingredient listings are exempt from copyright infringement. It is the directions that are protected. I am also crediting the source of the recipe, using my own photos, and directions. I am curious to what your point is?
Anonymous said…
I have made this recipe from Miss Kay many times upon request of my husband. I make my own sugar cookie crust and it is to die for! Everyone loves it and I might have to make 2 this year just so we have a couple pieces to take back home :)
Carlee said…
What a perfect looking pie!
Unknown said…
Where is your regular pecan pie recipe ?!!?!!!! I love it and always make it for Holidays and I can’t find it ?!!
Tina Butler said…
The recipe for southern pecan pie is still on my blog. Here is the link to the recipe. https://www.mommyskitchen.net/2009/07/old-fashioned-favorite-southern-pecan.html
Tina Butler said…
This recipe is from miss Kay’s cookbook and it’s listed as store bought refrigerated crust.