Recipes and Cooking Maple Pumpkin Pie with Salted Pecan Brittle Be the first to rate & review! A crunchy pecan brittle topping and nontraditional maple flavor transform the basic pumpkin pie. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on September 30, 2013 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 45 mins Bake Time: 55 mins Cool Time: 1 hrs Chill Time: 2 hrs Total Time: 4 hrs 40 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 recipe Pastry Single-Crust Pie Filling: 1 15 ounce can pumpkin ⅔ cup pure maple syrup ¼ cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla ½ teaspoon salt 3 eggs, lightly beaten ¾ cup milk Salted Pecan Brittle Nonstick cooking spray ¾ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup water ¾ cup pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt Directions Filling: Prepare Pastry for Single-Crust Pie. Preheat oven to 375°F. For filling, in a large bowl combine pumpkin, maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Add eggs; beat lightly with a fork until combined. Gradually add milk; stir to combine. Carefully pour filling in pastry shell. To prevent overbrowning, cover edge of pie crust with foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes more or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. To serve, sprinkle with Salted Pecan Brittle. Salted Pecan Brittle: Line a shallow baking pan with foil and coat with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a small saucepan combine the sugar and water. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to boiling. Boil at a moderate steady rate, without stirring, until mixture turns a dark amber color, about 10 minutes. Stir in pecans and 1/2 tsp. sea salt. Remove from heat and immediately pour onto the prepared baking pan. Using a spatula, spread evenly. Immediately sprinkle with remaining sea salt. Cool completely. Break into large pieces. Pastry for Single Crust Pie Stir together 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in 1/3 cups shortening until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part of the mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to the side of the bowl. Repeat moistening dough, using 1 tablespoon cold water at a time (4 to 5 tablespoons total), until all the dough is moistened. Form dough into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten dough. Roll dough from center to edges into a circle about 12 inches in diameter. To transfer pastry, wrap it around the rolling pin. Unroll pastry into a 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into pie plate, being careful not to stretch pastry. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry. Crimp edge as desired. Do not prick pastry. Bake as directed in individual recipes. Make-Ahead Tip Pecan brittle can be made ahead - if you can keep people from eating it that long. Store in a covered container at room temperature up to 1 week. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 560 Calories 30g Fat 68g Carbs 7g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 560 % Daily Value * Total Fat 30g 38% Saturated Fat 11g 55% Cholesterol 113mg 38% Sodium 566mg 25% Total Carbohydrate 68g 25% Total Sugars 49g Protein 7g Vitamin C 2.6mg 13% Calcium 117mg 9% Iron 2.3mg 13% Potassium 326mg 7% Fatty acids, total trans 1g Folate, total 55.6mcg Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.