Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Pie


Each year at Thanksgiving I love to attempt a new recipe and expand my culinary portfolio. I’m a no fuss kind of girl in the kitchen. I do simple. I do delicious. I do pie.

Here’s my newest Thanksgiving addition, compliments of Southern Living Magazine:

Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Pie

3 Tbsp powdered sugar

1/2 (14.1 oz) package refrigerated pie crusts

3 Tbsp finely chopped toasted pecans

Wax paper

Vegetable cooking spray

1 (15 oz) can pumpkin

1-1/4 cups half-and-half

1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

3 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 Tbsp all purpose flour

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp table salt

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Sprinkle work surface with powdered sugar. Unroll piecrust, and place on prepared surface. Sprnkle piecrust with chopped pecans. Place wax paper over piecrust and pecans, and lightly roll pecans into crust. Fit piecrust, pecan side up, in a lightly greased (with cooking spray) 9-inch pie plate; fold edges under, and crimp.
  2. Whisk together pumpkin and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl until smooth and well incorporated; pour into prepared piecrust.
  3. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes, shielding edges with aluminum foil after 20 minutes, if needed, to prevent excessive browning. Carefully top pie wiht Pecan Streusel Topping. Reduce oven temperature to 325, and bake 25 minutes, covering pie with aluminum foil after 5 to 10 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 2 hours).

Pecan Streusel Topping

Mix the following together in a medium bowl until well combined:

1-1/2 cups pecan halves & pieces

1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup all purpose flour

1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Give Thanks and Eat Pie!


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