Pumpkin Pecan Pie
1 12" Star Dough unbaked pie crust (for a 9" pie)
3 eggs (1 for pumpkin, 2 for pecan)
1 cup pumpkin
1 cup sugar (1/3 for pumpkin, 2/3 for pecan)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp allspice
2 TB half and half or whole milk
2/3 cup dark corn syrup
2 TB melted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
dash of salt
1 cup pecans
Coarsely chop the pecans, reserving a few whole pecans if you want to use them for decoration. Place the nuts on a baking sheet and roast for 5-6 minutes. Cool.
Mix 1 egg and 1/3 cup sugar. Mix pumpkin and spices and add to egg mixture, stirring well. Blend in half and half.
Pour this mixture into the pie crust.
In a separate bowl, lightly beat 2 eggs and add 2/3 cup sugar. Stir in corn syrup, melted butter, vanilla, and salt. Add the pecans and mix well.
Pour this mixture on top of the pumpkin base. Arrange decorative pecans on top if you want.
Bake for 10 minutes at 425. Lower oven temperature to 350 and bake for an additional 35-40 minutes. The center should seem partially set but not firm. The filling will firm up as the pie cools. Cool and serve with whipped cream.
Posted by msf at 5:53 PM