A cannabis-infused pecan pie recipe

Published May 1, 2020 12:00 p.m. ET
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Pecan pie is one of those rich and decadent desserts that we tend to reserve for only the most special occasions, but when you’re stuck in the kitchen with some extra time to spare, it’s an excellent comfort food that almost everyone will love. This pecan pie recipe includes cannabutter, which allows you to infuse the delicious treat with ease, and without changing the flavors that you know and love.

Just try to keep in mind that the potency of cannabutter can vary greatly, so how much you will need, will heavily depend on how strong it is, and how high of a tolerance those who are partaking have. The best way to determine this is to make one and go from there, as the impacts of edibles are often quite a bit different than those you would expect from smoking cannabis.

Pecan pie recipe

This wildly popular Southern pie is bound to be a hit with all of your guests, but it also holds up well in storage so you can slowly enjoy it over the course of a few days or freeze each slice separately for an easy microwavable treat when you need it most. Whether it’s fresh out of the oven or cold and chewy in the fridge, this pecan pie recipe is absolutely delicious.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour

Calories: 415

Servings: 8 pieces


  • 1 pie shell (unbaked)
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups pecans (chopped)
  • ¼ cup cannabutter
  • ¼ cup dark corn syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Bowl
  • Pie pan


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. Add the sugar, water, cannabutter, cornstarch, and corn syrup to a saucepan.

  • Whisk the ingredients together and set the burner to medium heat.

  • Continue to combine the mixture until it begins to bubble from boiling.

  • Remove the saucepan from the burner and set it aside for now.

  • Now crack three eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk them together until they become foamy.

  • Slowly pour the sugary liquid into the bowl, and then combine it with the heated ingredients until smooth.

  • Finally, add the salt, pecans, and vanilla, to the mixture now, but by this point, it might become thick enough that a spoon or electric beater could become necessary.

  • Pour the ingredients into the unbaked pie shell and then bake the dessert in the oven for anywhere from 45-50 minutes, or until the crust reaches a deep golden brown.

  • Remove the pie from the oven and let it rest on a cooling rack for at least 30 minutes before serving. Otherwise, the filling will be runny and will be difficult to enjoy with friends.

  • Dosing

    It is incredibly difficult to predict the approximate dosing when you’re using homemade cannabutter, but even the strongest batches should be spread out enough in each piece to offer a comfortable high that will last for hours on end. However, if this is your very first time with edibles, then you might want to hold back and try just half of a serving in one sitting.

    After 2 hours, you can reassess the situation and go back for more if necessary, but there is no way to undo the effects of edibles once they’ve kicked in, so it’s best to play it safe by starting low and proceeding with the utmost caution moving forward. For those with more seasoned palettes, 1-2 pieces should be a fair limit, as this pie is intended to serve at least 6-8 individuals, and it has a hearty dose of cannabutter in each slice that will do just that.

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