Pecan Pie Recipe From Justin Timberlake's Granny Sadie

Even pop stars have to go home sometimes, and when they do, nothing makes them feel better than homemade comfort food.

For Justin Timberlake, it's his Granny Sadie's pecan pie, a pie that is so good, it inspired him to open a restaurant in her honor. Southern Hospitality is opening in New York City.


3 eggs, beaten

¾ cup of sugar

1/8 teaspoon of salt

1½ tablespoons of flour

3 tablespoons of butter, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup of corn syrup (either light or dark)

1 cup of coarsely chopped pecans

1 pie shell, baked and cooled (use your own recipe, or store-bought)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, flour, salt, eggs and butter. Whisk ingredients until mixture becomes light in color. Add corn syrup, vanilla and chopped pecans. Stir with a rubber spatula until combined. Pour into a baked and cooled pie crust and bake in oven for 30 minutes. Pie is done when completely puffed across the top and the pecans have formed a nice, crispy crust.

*Recipe courtesy of Granny Sadie, Memphis, Tenn.