How to make an amazingly simple Pumpkin Pecan Pie Recipe

pumpkin pecan pie

Thanksgiving is a special time for family and amazing food. This year was especially special for our family to get together after so many years away from gathering. The task this year was to bring pies, so pies did I bring. Six pies specifically were made. In addition to this Pumpkin Pecan Pie, an Apple, Raspberry, Pumpkin and Pecan pie were made. Keep reading for the recipe and tips on how to make this one a win for your gathering.

pecans in pumpkin pecan pie filling

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Not mine, but still amazing

This recipe was found a few years ago and I have loved it since. The simplicity with the pumpkin and the extra sweet and nutty flavor of the pecans combines to form a scrumptious pie fit for any holiday get-together. Click the image below for her recipe and to be taken to her website that is filled with so many amazing recipes.

Paula Deen’s Pumpkin Pecan Pie

For the most delicious Pecan Pie recipe, click the link below! The trick to making a good pie is truly in the pie crust.

When first learning how to make pie crust, doing the whole cutting the butter in, there was a strong desire and need to make it easier with the same amazing results.

To do this easier, I found that using a box shredder to shred the cold butter is the way to go. Instead of using butter knives and doing the traditional cutting the butter into the flour, shredding the butter allows it to be more uniform from the get-go.

Recipe

Ingredients

Homemade Pie Crust
Chopped or whole pecans, 1 cup
1 cup canned pumpkin
4 Tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
3 eggs
1 tsp Homemade Vanilla Extract

ingredients for pumpkin pecan pie on countertop

Directions

1. Prepare the pie crust by placing it in a 9-inch pie plate, crimp the edges and then set aside.
For this recipe, and this Thanksgiving, I made six pies which included this one.
Before making pies, I made three separate pie crust recipes which can make up to six pies.

Homemade from scratch is the great way to go, but honesty, if you choose to use pre-made, they work just the same.
However, if you have a need for a no-fail homemade pie crust recipe, click the link below for my recipe.

2. Firstly, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
3. Secondly, in a medium bowl, beat together3 eggs.

4. Thirdly, to the eggs, mix in the dark corn syrup, sugar, butter, pumpkin and Homemade Vanilla Extract and then beat well.

In this recipe, homemade vanilla extract was used, and it sure leveled up the recipe! For the full recipe on how to make Homemade Vanilla Extract, click the link below. For instance, this recipe is quite simple and there are very few ingredients and tools that are needed to save a fortune doing it yourself.

5. If desired, chop the pecans on a cutting board and then place them in the mixture.
If not, place the whole pecans into the pumpkin pie filling in the bowl.

chopped pecans added to pumpkin pecan pie filling

6. Then slowly pour the pumpkin-pecan mixture into the prepared pie crust.

pumpkin pecan pie filling in pie crust

7. Fiftly, crack an egg into a small bowl and beat it, then using a basting brush, brush the egg on the edges.

8. Then place the pumpkin pecan pie into the oven and use a pie crust shield on top of the pie, then bake for 1-hour or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
Make sure to use a potholder to remove the Pie Crust Shield after 10 minutes of baking. Click the link below to find more information on buying a pie crust shield on Amazon. For example, these are used any time a pie is baked, as it literally saves the crust from burning in the first 10 minutes of baking.

bake pumpkin pecan pie in oven

9. Let the pie cool completely before serving to allow the filling to set, then cut and finally serve.
~Monica

pies cooling on cooling rack

Pumpkin Pecan Pie Recipe

Ingredients for Pumpkin Pecan Pie

1 Homemade Pie Crust
Chopped or whole pecans, 1 cup
1 cup canned pumpkin
4 Tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
3 eggs
1 tsp Homemade Vanilla Extract

Directions for Pumpkin Pecan Pie

1. Prepare the pie crust by placing it in a 9-inch pie plate, crimp the edges and then set aside.
2. Then preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
3. Firstly, in a medium bowl, beat together eggs.
4. Secondly, to the eggs, mix in the dark corn syrup, sugar, butter, pumpkin and vanilla and then beat well.
5. If desired, chop the pecans on a cutting board and then place them in the mixture.
6. Thirdly, slowly pour the pumpkin-pecan mixture into the prepared pie crust.
7. Then crack an egg into a small bowl and beat it, then using a basting brush, brush the egg on the edges.
8. Place the pumpkin pecan pie into the oven and use a pie crust shield on top of the pie, then bake for 1-hour or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
9. Let the pie cool completely before serving to allow the filling to set, then cut and finally serve.
~Monica

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