Pumpkin-Pecan Streusel Pie


Fall favorites combined into this wonderful dessert. It starts off with a sweet pecan crust, filled with a pumpkin adding a delicious streusel topping. Your family and guest are going to be wowed. 


Pumpkin Pie
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 (14.1-oz.) package refrigerated piecrusts
3 tablespoons 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 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon table salt

Pecan Streusel Topping
1 1/2 cups pecan halves and pieces
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, melted 
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Garnish: toasted pecan halves


    Step 1 Preheat oven to 350°. Sprinkle work surface with powdered sugar. Unroll piecrust, and place on prepared surface. Sprinkle 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.
    Step 2 Whisk together pumpkin and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl until smooth and well incorporated; pour into prepared piecrust.
    Step 3 Bake at 350° for 45 minutes, shielding edges with aluminum foil after 20 minutes, if needed, to prevent excessive browning. Carefully top pie with 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).
    Step 4 To Make Pecan Piecrust: Unroll piecrust onto a surface dusted with powdered sugar; sprinkle with chopped pecans. Place a sheet of wax paper over piecrust and pecans, and gently roll, pressing pecans into crust. Fit piecrust, pecan side up, in a lightly greased pie plate. Fold the edges under, and crimp.
    Step 5 To Make Pecan-Streusel Topping: Stir together pecan halves and pieces, brown sugar, flour, melted butter, and pumpkin pie spice in a medium bowl until well combined.
  • A Southern Living Recipe HERE

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