The perfect pumpkin pie topped with a crunchy, sweet pecan streusel! A must-make for the holidays!
I saw one of those posts on Facebook the other day that said, “Only 8 more weekends until Christmas!” Holy moly, you guys… where has this year gone? 8 more weekends till Christmas means only 4 more weekends until Thanksgiving, so I think it’s about time to start busting out some holiday recipes, don’t you? Good… I’m so glad you agree!
I’ve used the same recipe for pumpkin pie for as long as I can remember, and I would imagine 99% of the population probably does too. Why fix what isn’t broken, right? But what if we made a pumpkin pie with a sweet, crunchy streusel topping… toasted pecans, warm cinnamon, butter and brown sugar… now THAT I can do! A typical pumpkin pie is delicious, but when you add a crunchy, nutty, sugary-sweet topping to a smooth, creamy, luscious pie filling, the results are just downright magical. Imagine putting a slice of pecan pie on top of a slice of pumpkin pie… are you drooling yet, my friends?
This pie is definitely going to be on my table for the holidays, and I hope it will be on yours too… enjoy, guys!
- For the filling:
- 1 - 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
- 1 - 12 ounce can evaporated milk
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
For the topping:
- ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
- ¾ cup pecans, chopped
1 refrigerated pie crust or homemade
- whipped cream, for garnish
- Heat the oven to 425ºF. Place the pie crust in a 9" deep dish pie plate and crimp the crust edges, if desired. Prick the bottom of the dough with a fork and set aside.
- For the filling: In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and salt until completely combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350ºF and bake the pie another 30 minutes. While the pie bakes, prepare the topping (see below). Sprinkle the topping evenly over the pie and bake for another 15 minutes, until a knife inserted into the center of the pie comes out clean. Cool the pie at room temperature on a wire rack for 2 hours, then chill for another 2 hours before serving. Store the pie in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- For the topping: Add the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon to a food processor and pulse to combine. Add the butter and pulse again until small crumbs of butter are evenly distributed throughout the mixture. Then add the pecans and pulse once or twice more to combine.