Pecan-Topped Pumpkin Pie

Try this pumpkin-pecan pie for a delicious Thanksgiving dessert mash-up.It starts with a classic pastry crust, but what makes this holiday dessert different is the pumpkin pie topping: pecans and brown sugar!

Pecan-Topped Pumpkin Pie
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
30 mins
8 slices


  • 1 recipe Deep-Dish Pie Pastry

  • 1 ¼ cup coarsely chopped pecans, walnuts, or hazelnuts

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin

  • 1 ½ cup half-and-half or light cream or one 12-ounce can evaporated milk

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten

  • 1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoon butter, melted

Deep-Dish Pie Pastry

  • 1 ½ cup flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 6 tablespoon shortening

  • Water


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare Deep-Dish Pie Pastry. Mix pecans and brown sugar in small bowl; place 3/4 cup pecan mixture in bottom of pie shell. Reserve remaining pecan mixture for topping. Combine pumpkin, half-and-half, granulated sugar, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in large bowl; mix well. Pour into prepared pie shell.

  2. Bake for 50 minutes or until just set in center. Add butter to remaining pecan mixture; stir until moistened. Sprinkle pie filling with pecan mixture; bake for 10 minutes more or until topping bubbles around edges. Cool on wire rack.

  3. Makes 8 slices.

Deep-Dish Pie Pastry

  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part of the flour mixture; gently toss with fork. Push moistened dough to the side of bowl. Repeat, using 1 tablespoon water at a time until all the flour mixture is moistened (about 5 to 6 tablespoons cold water). Form into a ball. On lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 13-inch circle. Ease pastry into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Trim and crimp edge, as desired. Set aside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

579 Calories
34g Fat
65g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 579
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 235mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 111.1mg 9%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Potassium 366mg 8%
Folate, total 60.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
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.

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