Settle the age-old debate of pecan vs. pumpkin with this heavenly pecan pumpkin pie recipe. If you’re lucky enough to have a pecan tree near your home, we recommend using fresh pecans for the top half of this pie. This is a perfect, low-stress dessert to have at Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone will be begging for this pecan pumpkin pie recipe!
cups sugar (divided)
tsp pumpkin pie spice
cups corn syrup (dark syrup, optional)
tbsp melted butter
cups pecan halves
unbaked 9″ pastry shell
Preheat oven to 350° F. Stir together 1 slightly beaten egg, pumpkin, 1/2 cup sugar and pumpkin pie spice.
Put unbaked pastry shell in a 9″ pie or cake pan. Spread the pumpkin mixture over the bottom of pie shell.
Combine 2 beaten eggs, corn syrup, remaining sugar, butter and vanilla. Stir in nuts. Spoon over pumpkin mixture. Bake at 350° F for 50 minutes or until filling is set.