Butterscotch Pecan Pie Recipe

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This recipe for Butterscotch Pecan Pie is a fun twist on an old family favorite. It’s one of my favorite recipes this season!

pecan pie in pan

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slice of pecan pie

Okay. Now let’s talk pecan pie. Specifically, this butterscotch pecan pie! As much as I a love a good classic like pumpkin or apple or even a chocolate pecan pie… this butterscotch pecan pie just might have stolen my heart for good.

This recipe is a twist on my family favorite Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie. Have you tried it yet?? You really should put it on your Thanksgiving menu. It’s seriously so good. It has melted chocolate chips mixed right into the filling and then even MORE chocolate chips added at the end with the pecans.

This pie is that, but with butterscotch chips.


Butterscotch Pecan Pie in a pan

Just imagine… a thick, buttery, flaky homemade pie crust (did you get the memo? I finally found an EASY all-butter pie crust recipe that even I can’t mess up!) filled with a gooey butterscotch pie filling that exceeds your every Thanksgiving pecan pie dream.

You guys. This pie is EVERYTHING.

You are so welcome.

Butterscotch Pecan Pie Tips

  • If you want a really thick and gooey pie, cook for closer to 50 minutes.
  • I like to sprinkle a little extra salt on top of the pie before baking for an extra salty kick.
  • This pie is best served chilled, so it’s great for Thanksgiving leftovers!

Butterscotch Pecan Pie FAQs

What is the difference between butterscotch and caramel?

Butterscotch is made with brown sugar while caramel is made with white sugar. Caramel also has butter and cream, while butterscotch does not.

Can I make this pie ahead of time?

Yes, this pie can be made ahead of time. It’s best served chilled, so it’s a perfect make-ahead treat.

My pie crust didn’t turn out very well. What can I do?

If your pie crust doesn’t turn out well, you can try baking the pie filling in a casserole dish instead. Just make sure to cover the top with foil so the crust doesn’t burn.

I’m not a fan of pecans. Can I use another type of nut instead?

Yes, you can use another type of nut instead of pecans. I would recommend trying almonds, walnuts or hazelnuts.

This Butterscotch Pecan Pie recipe is a fun twist on an old family favorite! It’s been my favorite recipe this season! The sweet and salty mix of butterscotch and pecans is irresistible, and the buttery flaky crust is the perfect partner for it. You need to try this pie!

This recipe for Butterscotch Pecan Pie is a fun twist on an old family favorite. It's one of my favorite recipes this season!

Butterscotch Pecan Pie

This recipe for Butterscotch Pecan Pie is a fun twist on an old family favorite. It's one of my favorite recipes this season!


  • 1 pie crust (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped


    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
    2. In a medium bowl, combine butterscotch chips, brown sugar, cream, eggs, vanilla extract and salt. Stir until well combined.
    3. Pour mixture into pie crust. Sprinkle chopped pecans on top.
    4. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until center is set. Let cool for at least 1 hour before serving.
    5. Enjoy!
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9 thoughts on “Butterscotch Pecan Pie Recipe”

  1. Would it be bad if I made this RIGHT NOW? You know how finicky I am about pecan pie, but the center of this? OMG. And, butterscotch. I think I’m dying in a puddle of want.

    You need a new laptop. Like, yesterday. Santa needs to step it up! 😉

  2. this looks SO good, and I’m not really even a fan of pecan pie!
    And really, I completely understand your crappy laptop situation. I’ve had to rebuild mine, take it apart and order new parts, and cross my fingers many of times. But all in all, it usually comes through, and I’m very grateful for it.
    And I’m very grateful your computer has stayed alive long enough to share this pie 🙂

  3. Holy moly! I’ve never been brave enough to try and make pecan pie but I totally want to make this! It would probably be a bad thing if I ate it all by myself, right?

  4. Love the story about the lap top! I have my lap top and PC from 2006! My hubby just cannibalised my PC while I was at work one day and when I came home I was so MAD! I loved the stupid slow thing and I knew right where all my files were! I think if I had this pie that day it would not have been so traumatic!

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