Dixie’s Pecan Pie Cobbler

Do you remember my cousin, Dixie?  I wrote about her here in my Tween Cousins, Bookmobiles & Endless Summers post.  I also mentioned her in The Help , here! Dixie’s mom and my mom are sisters.

Dixie and I 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.

I get all nostalgic when I think about those days because my children did not grow up in the same town or even the same state as their cousins.  And because of that, they are not as close to their cousins as I am to mine.

Sadly, we usually only see each other once a year, in October, when we all converge on that small town and gather at my mom and dad’s rustic cabin for our annual family reunion. They live in town, but we have the reunion at the old home place (I’ve always wanted to say the old home place).

We even get a little Friday night lights action by attending our high school football game!  Go, Patriots!  And I try my best not to miss that reunion weekend because I know it will be another year before we see each other again.


We always have mom’s famous fried chicken.  She and dad cook the meats and some of the sides.  Other relatives bring a dish or two and Aunt Jean (Dixie’s mom) is in charge of the desserts.  And she makes the best Red Velvet Cake in the world!

And, of course, Dixie helps.  She’s a great cook, too!  It seems to run in the family, except for my other BFF cousin, Linda, who lives in midtown Atlanta and swears that she didn’t inherit the cooking gene!  But that’s another story for another day!

Dixie's Pecan Pie Cobbler

Back to the dessert buffet – It’s always fabulous and laden with every dessert you could ever imagine!  I’ve been tempted to just bypass the “real food” and head straight for that dessert table.

This past October, I tasted a dessert I had never had – Dixie’s Pecan Pie Cobbler!  I named it that because Dixie made it.  And it was to die for.  It was like a pecan pie on steroids!  I mean, could pecan pie possibly taste any better?  Why, yes it could!  And it did!

First of all, it’s a big cobbler that feeds at least 12!  Secondly, I’m getting all preachy here – it’s a bottom and top crust!  And then there is 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 the crust!

How to Make Dixie's Pecan Pie Cobbler

Of course, I had to have the recipe.  You can thank (or curse me) after you finish the last morsel.  It’s that good!


The 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!


Dixie’s Pecan Pie Cobbler was not only a big hit at the reunion, it was a huge hit as part of my Easter menu.  I thought there would be leftovers to send home with the kids, but there was not a speck left of that dessert.  Score!

Dixie’s Pecan Pie Cobbler

Dixie’s Pecan Pie Cobbler

Dixie’s Pecan Pie Cobbler


  • 1 box refrigerated pie crust
  • 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.


If the cobbler has not set in the middle at the end of the recommended cooking time, cook it a little longer until it is set. Let cool a little before serving.

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Dixie's Pecan Pie Cobbler

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About Alli

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  1. Alli, your family reunion looks like it was so much fun and I’ve definitely got to grab this recipe – it looks absolutely delicious and I’m not surprised that there wasn’t any left! 🙂 When our family gets together, there are always a lot of Italian dishes. We have too many to pick a favorite! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Wednesday!
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  2. I’m an architecture fanatic, so while that pecan cobbler looks so yummy, that cabin looks even more delicious lol!
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  3. oooo I usually on have pecan pie at Thanksgiving, but this looks absolutely amazing! Stumbling this! YUM!

  4. Cute toes and I had to pin the pecan dish.. hoping mine looks as good as yours and tastes good.
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  5. Your cobbler looks amazing! It would be a nice change from peach or apple cobbler. Great idea!
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  6. I have got to make this. It looks amazing! Your reunion photos look like you had a great time. Love Dixie’s toes, too cute. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I actually have to go grocery shopping today so I can pick up ingredients.
    Have a wonderful day,
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  7. Oh my goodness! What a fantastic recipe idea! Love your cousin pics – my cousins and I are great friends, as well!
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  8. How fun!! I love how your family gets together each year. I can’t wait to try the pecan pie cobbler. Pecan pie is my absolute favorite pie!! I don’t get it very often because there are only two of us in my family that like it. I can’t wait to try this!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  9. This Carolina girl loves some pecan pie– so this is a MUST TRY –thanks
    oh, and LOVE Dixie’s pedi (even though I’m a Carolina Gamecock fan!!)
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  10. I love pecan pie & that looks delish! And with me being from Georgia, I just gotta say ~ Go Dawgs!!!!!
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  11. Potato salad is my favorite reunion (or picnic) food. 🙂

  12. Pecans are my favorite.
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  13. This sounds so delicious! I must try it! Thank you!
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  14. I am now officially starving! I am a huge fan of pecan pie and always look forward to my mom’s at Thanksgiving. I’m going to give this a whirl at home. Looks so tasty!
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  15. This pecan pie cobbler looks incredible, can’t wait to try it.
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  16. I hear you on growing up in the same town (small town) with cousins. It was fun for me too. My kids are in a different country, so thy hardly know their cousins. This looks very yummy, heading over to see the recipe.

  17. My Mom makes this sweet piece of Heaven nicknamed Coma Cake. It’s so rich and full of sugar that after you’ve ate far too much, you get so sleepy, hence the coma part! It’s far to unhealthy and we only have it once a year.
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  18. Oh what fun!! Sadly, I did not have cousins to grow up with and I’ve always craved those close family ties. That looks like a wonderful thing to look forward to, even if only once a year.

  19. I have already Pinned that recipe, will definitely be making it. Dixie’s looks super yummy! I love to hear people say ‘the old home place’, it has a warm and fuzzy sound! My brothers and I grew up around some of our cousins. We raised our children very close to one another so they all have a very close bond. I had all the ‘children’ (they are grown, married and have their own children now) at my house for Easter this past Sunday. I so enjoy listening to them all talk as adults. Family ties area wonderful <3
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  20. This looks super amazing, and I just love the family story!
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  21. I totally need to try to make this!

  22. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    My father loves Pecan Pie, so I think he would really love this dessert. It’s perfect for anyone who loves pecan pie.

  23. This looks SO good. I never thought bout putting Pecans in peach cobbler. It looks SO good! This will become a christmas that for sure!
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  24. Your pecan creation looks delicious. It will make a great Thanksgiving treat.
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  25. oh my goodness I need to bookmark this for Thanksgiving! This pecan pie cobbler looks amazing.
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  26. Mmm….this recipe just looks amazing. I am typically not a fan of pecan pies, but I LOVE cobbler desserts. Thanks for sharing.
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  27. Oh yum, this would definitely make the family happy. I need to think about what desserts I want to make this Fall.
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  28. Yum! That looks so good. Pecan Pie is one of my absolute favorite desserts, so I will definitely be trying this!
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  29. I love pecan pie but I’ve never tried it as a cobbler. This recipe looks amazing and will be perfect for fall!!
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  30. Oecan oie is my favorite pie of all times! I love the Grandma polished toe nails!
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  31. This was not a good post to read on an empty stomach… this looks so good! I want to try it!
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  32. I love to have a slice of your pecan pie! Oh my. It is almost lunchtime and my tummy gave a big growl. That cozy cabin is something I would love to have in my lifetime. Always dreamed of a simple life.
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  33. This sounds (and looks) amazing! Perfect for fall. My husband would love this with a scoop of ice cream.

  34. I love Pecan… perfect nut for fall recipes! Your recipe looks delicious! I want to try this weekend
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  35. Oh my, the pecan pie cobbler looks so good. I will save this recipe for later. You ladies looked like you had a wonderful time at the family reunion.
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  36. Pecan pie is one of my favorite, you had fun with it. I wanna grab it from my screen.
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  37. This looks like a good one that my family would love. This is a great time to fil my home with the scent!
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  38. Yum. I’ve never had a pecan cobbler like this before. This looks interesting. Very tasty too, I may have to give it a try. Love family recipes!
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  39. Family reunions are always so much fun. This looks like a delicious recipe. I will have to try it this weekend.

  40. That sounds like such a wonderful family reunion. I love small towns! And the pecan cobbler looks wonderful. My Grandpa loved pecan pie. I will have to make this and think of him!
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  41. Pecan pie is hands down my favorite dessert. I have never tried a cobble. I think I just died and went to heaven.
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  42. Even though you guys only get together once a year, it sounds like you have the best tune when you do! The pie sounds divine too:-)
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  43. This looks delicious. I don’t even care for pecan pie.
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  44. This pecan pie cobbler looks absolutely amazing. I will definitely be trying this recipe soon!!
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  45. Oh wow! I have to make this! I love pecans and of all the recipes that I try I’ve never tried making this myself!
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  46. This looks like the perfect fall dessert! I LOVE pecans and cobbler so together this sounds perfect!
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  47. Oh my word!! Here is Louisiana Pecan pie is everything but we have it for everything too, Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving… I am 100% sure that this will be in my kitchen this holiday season. Thank you for sharing!
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  48. I want to make this recipe, but don’t neeed such a large amount. Can it be halved?

  49. If I make this ahead of time, should I warm it, or is room temperature OK?

  50. Patricia Steedly says:

    Yep,gotta make this ,looks divine.Patricia

  51. Cheryl Vazquez ricardo says:

    Loved this recipe cant wait to try baking this yummy

  52. I knew I liked you when I saw your pecan cobbler recipe!! Can’t wait to try it!! But I knew I loved you when I saw your feet!!! Go Dawgs!!! From a dawg in Knoxville, TN

  53. I am making this for Thanks giving…….thanks for sharing…by the way your toes Ms Dixie were cute

  54. This is delicious!

  55. I just made this and mine didn’t firm up. So runny and way too sweet. I can’t imagine what went wrong.

    • I can’t imagine what went wrong! It always turns out firm and delicious for me. Did you bake the first part at 425º for 15-16 minutes? Then you add the rest of the ingredients and bake for 30 more minutes at 350º. My cousin, Dixie, gave me this recipe several years ago and it’s always perfect every time. So sorry it didn’t work for you.

  56. Marjorie Jones says:

    This looks devine! But I have a question. I love pecan pie bars or pie minus the pecans since I do not like them (GASP NOW). What other nuts can I use? Or can I bake this without the nuts?

    • I’ve never made it without pecans, but I have heard of people using old fashioned oats instead of pecans in pecan pies because of nut allergies. I think it would be too runny if you didn’t use something like oats in place of the nuts. If you decide to use oats, let me know how it goes.

  57. Going to definitely make this. I was wondering if it would work too with making my own dough?

  58. I’m gonna make my own crust. On the second one you just want it on the top and not on the sides, right or wrong.
    Thank You

  59. Alli, This recipe looks absolutely awesome!!!! I want to know if it can be made in an aluminum pan for the holidays. I want to split the recipe and give it to friends. Also, if I make it on Sunday before Thanksgiving, will it be okay until Thanksgiving if kept in the fridge

    • I don’t see why it couldn’t be made in an aluminum pan. I don’t think I’d make it very far in advance because the crust will probably get soggy. Maybe the day before Thanksgiving would be fine. I always serve it fresh from the oven with a scoop of ice cream.

  60. So I’m supposed to be working on a blog post, instead, I was scrolling Facebook, and the video started playing, HOLY YUUUUUUMMMM.

    I am absolutely adding this to my Thanksgiving table this year.

    I kinda want to get up, go to the store, and make it tonight.

    Which would end up in me both not finishing the post I’m working on, but also probably eating the entire pan.

    • My family loves this cobbler and scrolling Facebook instead of working on a new blog post gets me every single time. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!!

  61. Will this recipe work for high altitude? Or will it explode like my pecan pie?

  62. I don’t cook or bake very well or very often ha! But this recipe was so easy to follow and turned out delicious!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  63. This looks so good! I want to make it, but I’m a little confused. Do you bake the second layer before you add it to the dish? Thanks!

    • You add the first crust to the baking pan and top it with 1/2 of the pecan filling. Then add the second crust. Bake at 450º for 16 minutes or until browned. Remove from oven and reduce the oven temperature to 350º. Spoon the remaining pecan filling over the top. Arrange the pecans over the filling and bake for 30 minutes or until the center is set.

      I hope this clears it up for you.

  64. Does this freeze well? I want to make ahead as much as possible for christmas

    • I’ve never frozen it because I always make it the day I’m serving it. I do know that you can freeze a pecan pie so my guess would be that you could freeze this one as well.

  65. I am testing this recipe out. It looks so good. I already messed up. I was confused with the direction so only cooked the first crust with half the topping for 15 minutes. Then I realized both should’ve been in. So I added the second and am cooking it another 15 minutes. Hope I didn’t ruin it.

  66. This looks like a fabulous holiday dessert, but your instructions don’t mention placing the second crust on top of the filling-covered first layer. It made it a bit confusing.

  67. Sarah Bryant says:

    I’m dying to try this but am wondering if you can use a different pecan pie filling recipe (due to corn allergies)?

  68. Can you a Aluminum baking pan my boyfriend is taking it to work don’t want to send a glass dish with him

  69. My daughter loves Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie. Think it would be ok to throw some semi-sweet chocolate chips in?

  70. Ok is this 2 and 1/2 cups sugar or 2 separate half cups?

  71. This looks wayyyy toooo YUMMMMM!!! So, I’m going to have to make this for Christmas! With left hand & arm in a cast (bone surgery in hand), you don’t realize how much you Have to have it!!(even though I’m a righty! So, Thanksgiving is out…lol. The Only thing I’m changing…using 2-3 Tbsp. of “Jack” instead of Vanila. The flavor is Awesome !!! I got that tip years ago…tried it…&…its history! The family, as well as me…love it !!!
    I love the look of it with the pecan halves on top…very pretty!

  72. Hi! Just made this and it turned out great.
    Just a tip. If you cook the corn syrup and brown sugar in a heavy pot at a boil for 3-4 minutes and then add the stick of butter in while still hot. Then temper the eggs with the hot mixture prior to combining the filling ingredients, it mitigates any issues with the cobbler setting up.
    Thanks for the great recipe. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

    • Thanks so much for the tip! I’ve never had a problem with the pecan pie cobbler setting up. I made it yesterday and it turned out perfectly, as usual.

  73. Going to try this today…can i use a regular pan instead of glass?
    Sorry not much of a baker:(

    • Yes, you can! Sorry I didn’t see this yesterday! I was at the hospital welcoming my new grandson. He wasn’t due until December 10 but decided to make a grand entrance on Thanksgiving Day. 🙂

  74. Judie Patterson says:

    I fixed Pecan Cobbler – we loved it – have a few questions
    1. What would you think of using 2 layers of the crust in both places – cooking bottom just like 2nd in oven until light tan, having a cool set time; add filling and add 2 more crusts and follow your recipe.
    Had a guest say you can’t taste or tell their is any crusts?
    2. Followed to letter it set out over an hour after cooked – still very runny – is that how it is suppose to be?
    I am in love with it, but want your feed back.
    Thanks, Judie

    • I’ve made this cobbler many times and it has never been runny at all. When I make it, you can always taste the pie crusts. I have no idea if changing the recipe up will work or not. If you try it, let me know how it goes. Did you spoon half the pecan filling over the bottom crust and top with the top crust before baking the first time? Just wondering. Thanks for your comment!

  75. Lynne King says:

    I have made this several times and I have to say, it is pretty darn good. Out of all the things I have made for my boyfriend’s family get togethers, it is the most requested. And there is never a single bit of leftovers. I say that is a win!

  76. Can this be frozen after it is baked ?

  77. I love the way you make it look easy

  78. It says to spoon half of filling I to crust. What do you do with other half?

  79. Hi! Do you use light or dark brown sugar?

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