5 recipes for pecan pie

There are many variations of the simple pecan pie, a traditional Southern pie served during the holidays that combines nuts with sugar and eggs with sugar.

5. Pumpkin pecan pie

The Kitchen Paper
Why choose between pumpkin and pecan pie for Thanksgiving? Combine them in one pie and everyone wins.

By Mary WarringtonThe Kitchen Paper

pie shell
3 large eggs
1/2 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 teaspoons pumpkin-pie spice
1/2 cup half-and-half
3+ cups pecan halves

1. Prepare a pie pan with the crust, and place it in the refrigerator. Or use a ready-made crust.

2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

3. Combine all ingredients except for pecans, stirring until completely incorporated. Chop 2 to 2 1/2 cups pecans, and mix into the batter. Pour the mixture into the (chilled) pie crust, and top with a layer of whole pecans. Bake for 45-55 minutes. The center should be mildly jiggly, but not very, when you take it out of the oven.

4. Let cool before you cut, unless you want a runny pie! Serve with whipped cream.

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