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  1. 1 recipe Deep-Dish Pie Pastry

  2. 1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped pecan s, walnuts, or hazelnuts

  3. 3/4 cup packed brown sugar

  4. 1 15-ounce can pumpkin

  5. 1 1/2 cups half-and-half or light cream or one 12-ounce can evaporated milk

  6. 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  7. 3 egg s, slightly beaten

  8. 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

  9. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  10. 3 tablespoons butter , melted

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare Deep-Dish Pie Pastry. Mix pecans and brown sugar in small bowl; place ¾ cup pecan mixture in bottom of pie shell. Reserve remaining pecan mixture for topping. Combine pumpkin, half-and-half, granulated sugar, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in large bowl; mix well. Pour into prepared pie shell.

  2. Bake for 50 minutes or until just set in center. Add butter to remaining pecan mixture; stir until moistened. Sprinkle pie filling with pecan mixture; bake for 10 minutes more or until topping bubbles around edges. Cool on wire rack.

  3. Makes 8 slices 4. Deep-Dish Pie Pastry: In a medium bowl stir together 1-½ cups flour and ¼ teaspoon salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in 6 tablespoons shortening until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part of the flour mixture; gently toss with fork. Push moistened dough to the side of bowl. Repeat, using 1 tablespoon water at a time until all the flour mixture is moistened (about 5 to 6 tablespoons cold water). Form into a ball. On lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 13-inch circle. Ease pastry into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Trim and crimp edge, as desired. Set aside.


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