Pumpkin Mascarpone Pie with Candied Pecans
Prepare Candied Pecans. Transfer to an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 1 week. Prepare pie as directed through Step 3. Cover and chill for up to 2 days. Before serving, prepare mascarpone mixture as directed in Step 4 and spread over top of pie. Sprinkle with Candied Pecans.
Can't find vanilla beans? Use 2 teaspoons vanilla extract instead. For an even warmer spice profile, add 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom to the filling. Treat yourself: Spoon 1 tablespoon of your favorite caramel sauce, warmed, onto your slice of pie.