Photo: Helen Norman
Hands-on Time:
20 Mins
Total Time:
3 Hours 40 Mins
Yield:
Makes 8 servings

It’s the dynamic duo together again. Pumpkin and pecan are two fall heroes of the kitchen, and they work together seamlessly. These fan-favorite autumnal ingredients come together with a couldn’t-be-sweeter streusel mixture in this pie. 

How to Make It

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.