Monday, October 27, 2008

Pecan-Topped Pumpkin Pie

It seems I have an obsession with pies lately. Maybe this will be my last pie post for a while..bare with me, but I had to try this pie. It looked so good in the cookbook! I sliced the pie while it was still a bit warm, topped it with cool whip and dug in. It didn't knock my socks off initially, but the second day it was so much better. I just have to learn to be patient and actually wait for certain dishes to chill before I can partake. The cookbook I took it from is Better Homes and Garden. This is a great addition to any cookbook collection. So, give it a gets better the next day! The pecan and brown sugar topping gives it a yummy crunch.

Pecan-Topped Pumpkin Pie

1 recipe for a deep dish pie crust, or use refrigerated pie crust
1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped pecans
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 15 oz. can pumpkin (about 1 3/4 cups)
1 1/2 cups half and half or light cream
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
3 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare pie crust and place in pie plate. In a small bowl, combine pecans and brown sugar. Spread 3/4 cup pecan mixture in the bottom of the pie crust lined pie plate; reserve remaining pecan mixture. For filling, combine pumpkin, half and half, sugar, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; mix well.

Place the pie plate on the oven rack (or a pizza pan). Carefully pour filling onto pecan mixture in pie plate. Bake about 50 minutes or just until set in center. Stir melted butter into remaining pecan mixture. Sprinkle pecan mixture over pie filling; bake for 10 minutes more or until topping is bubbly around edges. Cool on wire rack. Cover and chill within 2 hours.


Shannon said...

If only I liked nuts.... :) It actually looks really good though!

Shannon said...

Yes, the contest is still on. I have a post about it scheduled to post on Thursday. If you have a pumpkin you can email me any time though!

Anne-Marie said...

I'm with Shannon - not a nut fan - but your photos almost make me want to try harder to like nuts! =)) My Mom has the Better Homes & Garden cookbook and loves it.

Becky said...

I'm trying to lose weight so your blog has been dangerous to visit lately. : ) Everything looks so yummy! I bet your house always smells like heaven with all the baking you do. Your family is so lucky. : )

Also, I'm sorry about your laptop crashing. It scared me to read your post because I have so many pictures on this laptop that are not backed up, and I haven't even printed any of them. They would just be gone forever. Thanks for the warning.

Tam said...

HMMMMMMM LOOKS SO VERY GOOD and the picture looks YUMMY!

Nicole said...

Wow, that sounds delicious!! That Better Homes and Gardens cookbook was my very first one! I took my mom's old copy when I moved away from home but now I have a newer version. I still use it all the time! :-)

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