Pecan Pie No Butter

Pecan Pie Without Butter

Pecan Pie Without Butter

To make pecan pie without butter just replace the butter with a trans fat free spread like Benecol. Corn syrup makes the best pecan pie and it is not the same as high fructose corn syrup. Toasting the pecans first is a must and you can do that days in advance. The oil pie crust can be patted into the pan or rolled between wax paper and transferred to the pan. And a metal pie ring will keep the edges of the crust from over-baking. I use a standard pyrex 9-inch pie pan, not deep dish. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Makes: 8 servings

Pecan Pie Without Butter


  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk (use 1%)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  • Filling:
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup trans fat-free spread (I use Benecol regular, not light)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup pecan halves, toasted & cooled


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. For the crust, combine flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl.
  3. Add milk and oil all at once. Stir with a fork.
  4. Shape into a 5-inch disc and pat into the pan or place between 2 sheets of floured wax paper and roll into a 12-inch circle. Transfer to pan. Trim edges and use trimmings to patch where needed. Set aside.
  5. Filling:
  6. With an electric mixer on medium, combine all ingredients except pecans (takes about a minute).
  7. On lowest speed, stir in pecans.
  8. Pour into prepared pan, place pie ring on the rim and bake for about 35-40 minutes or until the center is firm. Cool completely before serving.

Notes: To make chocolate-pecan pie, simply add two tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder to the filling. Chocolate chips can also be added.

For info on pie rings, click here.

5 Comments on "Pecan Pie Without Butter"

  1. James W.

    What happens if I forget to add the butter to my pecan pie recipe?

  2. Meggie

    Pecan Pie w/o Butter Recipe

    • George

      I forgot to add butter to my pecan pie how will this affect the taste?

      • Richard Leonard

        I just did the same, pop the butter in the microwave, mixed everything else and put the pie in the oven, found the melted butter 20minutes later

    • Abbie

      I forgot to put the butter in my recipe…..also lef
      T it in the microwave….how much will it affect the pie

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