Dixie’s Pecan Pie Cobbler

Best Pecan Pie Cobbler

by Alli

Dixie’s Pecan Pie Cobbler is a great dessert! This cobbler has a bottom and top crust and is filled with delicious pecan custard and topped with crunchy pecans. When it comes to the best desserts, this one ranks at the tip-top.

I love to make Pecan Pie Cobbler during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons. It’s always a big hit with family and friends. It feeds a crowd so it’s the perfect dessert for holidays, family reunions, or any time you need a large delicious dessert.

Out of all my cobbler recipes, this one is our all-time family favorite. 

Cobblers have always been my favorite desserts and this pecan pie cobbler definitely makes the cut. That’s why this recipe stays consistently as the #1 recipe on this site. 

I like that you don’t have to measure flour or make a homemade crust for this cobbler. You’ll be using a package of store-bought refrigerated pie crusts that you’ll roll out to fit a 9×13″ baking pan. 

Dixie's Pecan Pie Cobbler

Reunion, Cousins, and Easy Pecan Pie Cobbler Recipe

Who in the world is Dixie? She’s my first cousin. We are the same age and grew up attending the same school, in the same grade, in a beautiful small town in Georgia. And we were always the best of friends.


This Is An Easy Dessert To Make

Don’t let the list of ingredients fool you. It may look complicated but it’s actually an easy dessert to make. 

When you’re rolling out the pie crusts, it doesn’t have to be perfect and it doesn’t come all the way up the sides of the pan. Some of the pecan filling may leak through the pie crust. It’s no problem. Remember, this is a cobbler, not a typical pecan pie. 

pecan pie cobbler on a white dessert plate

Holiday Dessert Buffet Includes Dixie’s Pecan Pie Cobbler

If you’re like me and have a huge family, you probably have a dessert bar on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Well, this cobbler is always the standout on the buffet. No matter what I have on the buffet, this dessert always goes first. 

My husband always tells everyone that this is the best recipe ever. 

Dixie's Pecan Pie Cobbler

What Is A Pecan Pie Cobbler?

First of all, a pecan pie cobbler is a big cobbler that feeds at least 12! It tastes like a pecan pie but in the form of a cobbler. You could even call it a pecan pie casserole. 

Secondly, it has two crusts – a bottom and top crust with pecan pie filling/custard in between and pecan halves on top.  It’s the perfect dessert!

There is even more filling on top of the top crust! As you probably know, a traditional pecan pie has only a bottom crust. I have a love affair with all the crust in this pecan pie cobbler.

How to Make Dixie's Pecan Pie Cobbler

Once I tasted Dixie’s Cobbler, I had to have the recipe. It’s definitely a keeper. So many people wanted the recipe that it broke my website when this recipe first went viral. 


The cobbler crust is tender and flaky and there is ooey-gooey pecan-filled custard between both layers of crust. It’s like a taste of heaven on earth!


I have a large family and this is one of our favorite desserts. It’s a great dessert that everyone raves about after just one bite. 

Ingredients You’ll Need (You’ll Find The Complete Printable Recipe Card At The End Of This Post) 

  • 1 box refrigerated pie crusts (Pillsbury 14.1 oz.)
  • light corn syrup
  • packed brown sugar ( I use light brown sugar)
  • melted butter
  • pure vanilla extract
  • large eggs, lightly beaten
  • chopped pecans
  • cooking spray
  • pecan halves
  • Vanilla Ice Cream for topping, (optional but highly recommended)

Yes, this recipe calls for chopped pecans and pecan halves. 

Steps to Make Dixie’s Pecan Cobbler Recipe

While the oven is preheating to 425º F, lightly grease a 13″ x 9″ glass baking dish. Remove one of the pie crusts from the package and roll it out to fit the baking dish. Place it in the baking dish, trim the edges, and set aside. 

In a large bowl, combine the corn syrup, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, and eggs. Beat with a wire whisk until the mixture is well combined. Stir in chopped pecans.

Spoon half of the filling on top of the pie crust in the baking dish.

Remove the second crust from the package. Roll the crust to fit the baking dish. Place this crust on top of the filling in the 13×9 baking dish. Lightly spray the top crust with cooking spray.

So now you’ve got the bottom crust in the baking pan, topped with half of the pecan filling, and topped with the second pie crust. 

Bake for 14-16 minutes or until browned. You’re going to add the remaining pecan pie filling in the next step. 

Remove From Oven and Add Remaining Pecan Filling

Reduce the oven temperature to 350ºF and carefully spoon the remaining pecan pie filling over the crust. I always give the pecan pie filling another quick stir before pouring over the top crust. 

Arrange pecan halves over the top and bake for 30 minutes or until the center is set and the cobbler is golden brown. Let cool on a wire rack for 15-20 minutes.

It’s best served warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s also good served at room temperature. 

The pecan cobbler will set more as it cools. However, because this recipe is a cobbler, it will not be set up as firm as a traditional pecan pie. It has the consistency of a cobbler, not a pecan pie. 

Also, if you change or replace ingredients, it’s not the same recipe and will not turn out like the original recipe. 

a big serving of pecan pie cobbler

Frequently Asked Questions

Do You Use Light Or Dark Corn Syrup To Make Pecan Pie Cobbler?

I always use light corn syrup because that’s what I usually have on hand. But you can definitely use dark corn syrup. The dark will have a richer flavor. 

Should Dixie’s Pecan Pie Cobbler Be Firm Like A Pecan Pie?

No! The pecan pie cobbler will set up some as it cools but it will not be firm like a regular pecan pie. I recommend scooping out portions with a large serving spoon. You don’t want to try and cut it into slices. 

Can This Pecan Pie Cobbler Be Made In Advance?

I’ve been asked if a pecan pie cobbler can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Yes, you can bake it a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator but in my opinion, it’s best made and eaten the same day. 

I always make mine the day I’m serving it because we like to eat it warm. 

Store leftover Pecan Pie Cobbler in the refrigerator. Leftovers are delicious, too. 

How Do I Store Pecan Cobbler?

The leftover cobbler is best stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container, or wrapped in plastic wrap. You can heat leftovers in the microwave if desired. 

Can I Freeze Leftover Pecan Pie Cobbler?

Yes! Place leftovers in airtight freezer containers and freeze for up to two months. You can also store leftovers in individual portions before freezing. 

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Yield: 12-14 Servings

Dixie’s Pecan Pie Cobbler

Dixie's Pecan Pie Cobbler

Pecan Pie Cobbler takes pecan pie to the next level. The bottom crust is topped with a delicious pecan custard, another crust and more pecans.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1 box refrigerated pie crusts (Pillsbury 14.1 oz.)
  • 2 and 1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 2 and 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 4 tsp. vanilla
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • cooking spray
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • Vanilla Ice Cream for topping, (optional but highly recommended)


  1. Heat oven to 425º F. Lightly grease a 13" x 9" glass baking dish. Remove one pie crust from package and roll out to fit the baking dish. Trim edges.
  2. In a large bowl, combine corn syrup, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, and eggs. Whisk until well combined. Stir in chopped pecans.
  3. Spoon half of filling into crust.
  4. Remove the second crust from the package, and roll out to fit baking dish. Place the crust on top of the filling. Lightly spray with cooking spray.
  5. Bake 14-16 minutes or until browned. Remove from oven.
  6. Reduce oven temp. to 350º and carefully spoon remaining pecan filling over crust. Arrange the pecan halves over the top and bake 30 minutes or until the center is set. Let cool for 15-20 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 497Total Fat 35gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 24gCholesterol 101mgSodium 160mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 3gSugar 35gProtein 7g

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