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Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Pumpkin Pie with Candied Pecan Topping
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Cooling Time
2 hrs
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Pumpkin Pie: the BEST way to end your holiday meal! Easy to make, with a creamy spiced filling and flaky crust. Slices beautifully & can be made ahead.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: pie
Keyword: pumpkin pie, pumpkin pie recipe
Servings: 10
Calories: 293 kcal
For the Pumpkin Pie
For the Candied Pecan Garnish (optional)
For the Pumpkin Pie
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. On a floured surface, roll out the pie dough to about 2-inches larger than the diameter of your pie plate. 

  3. Line the pie plate with the dough, trim off excess, and crimp the edge.  

  4. Line the pie shell with parchment, fill with pie weights (or dry beans or rice), and par bake for 20 minutes.

  5. Place the pumpkin puree, cream, brown sugar, eggs, spices, salt, and vanilla in a large bowl and whisk together until well incorporated. 

  6. Transfer the filling to the reserved pie shell.

  7. Bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees F, then lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees F, and bake for an additional 40-50 minutes, or until set around the edges but still slightly soft in the center.
  8. Cool completely. Garnish with Candied Pecans just before serving.
For the Candied Pecan Garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Place the pecan halves in a bowl and add the egg white. Stir to coat.
  3. Place the brown sugar, spices, salt, and zest in a small bowl, and stir to combine. Add the mixture to the nuts and toss, coating the nuts.
  4. Transfer the nuts to a parchment-lined baking sheet, in a single layer, and bake for 60 minutes. Nuts will become crisp as they cool.

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Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Pie with Candied Pecan Topping
Amount Per Serving
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 232mg10%
Potassium 195mg6%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 7225IU145%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.