9.14.2011

Pumpkin-Pecan Pie

Happy Fall Y'all!

I am so glad it's FINALLY fall!
The temps are cooling,
the leaves are beginning their decent
and Pumpkin Spice Latte's are back!

Whoop Whoop!


Speaking of pumpkin ...
the very first card I removed
from my grandmother's box
read:


Say, what!?!
This recipe combines
my two fall lovesPumpkin
and the fabulous center of pecan pie!

Ingredients
Pie Crust
1/4 cup Butter, cold
1/4 cup Crisco, cold
1 1/4 cup King Auther Flour, all purpose
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 cup Ice Water

Pie Filling
3 Eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup Sugar {I used half brown, half white}
1/2 cup Karo Syrup
1 cup Mashed Pumpkin
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp.Ground Ginger
1/8 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
1 cup Pecans

Method
For the crust:
In a food processor, pulse butter, crisco, flour and salt until little balls of dough form. Slowly add water until one large dough ball comes together. Chill for 30 minutes. Roll out on a floured surface and place in a pie dish. Refrigerate until the filling is made.

For the filling:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs and sugar. Add Karo and pumpkin and stir until combined. Season with listed spices and stir in pecans to coat. Pour filling into pie shell and bake for approx. 40-50 minutes, or until center has set. Serve room temperature with whipped cream.

I do not remember mygreat-grandmother 
making this particular pie ...
{I am sure it was a Church Pot Luck dish!}
But, man what a combination!!

The moment I opened
the oven, a billow of
fall scents took over my kitchen!
Ahhh-mazing!


The center is still
ooey-gooey
like pecan pie,
it's just kicked up a notch!


The pumpkin gives it a 
creamy texture
and the spices add such a
great flavor to the pecans!


I'm thinking this will be
replacing my traditional pies
this year for Thanksgiving!
Enjoy and Happy Baking!

15 comments:

Elsa said...

I've never heard of pumpkin and pecan pie being combined. Yum!! Two of my favorite pies so it has to be amazing.

Mrs Happy Homemaker said...

This looks divine - yummy! Two of my favorite pies put together :) I would love it if you linked up on my blog party, Makin You Crave Monday, over at MrsHappyHomemaker.com!

shopannies said...

oh so perfect for upcoming holidays

laurie said...

This looks like a perfect fall treat!

Mamie said...

This looks so good! I think it would be great for Thanksgiving.

Mama J said...

Oh yum... the best of both worlds!

Ellen Zames said...

My mother has been making pecan pumpkin pie every year for Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember. We only eat it during Thanksgiving and every year I can not wait for it!! I think my Mom's recipe is very similar to yours. You now have me totally craving it! Best pie EVER! :)

Ellen

http://everydaysisters.blogspot.com

Alyssa said...

What a perfect combination!!! Bookmarking this to make soon...thank you for sharing!

Alyssa
www.SweetSewnStitches.com

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I love this idea! I bet it tastes awesome. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday! :)

Cindy said...

Found you on Pinterest and this one caught my eye immediately. I plan to try this one soon!! :-)

Donna-Jo said...

Ditto what Cindy said; looking on Pinterest for something different and this looks like a winner!

JP in JB said...

Do you use light or dark karo syrup?

Jade Cahoon said...

Thank you all!! I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as min has for so many years! :)

@ JP: I use the light karo syrup ... but, I would think the dark would work just as well if that's what you have on hand!

xoxo
Jade C.

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