RECIPE # 4061- PUMPKIN PECAN PIE WITH SHORTBREAD CRUST - Friday, October 19, 2007 - NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather & Sports

RECIPE # 4061- PUMPKIN PECAN PIE WITH SHORTBREAD CRUST - Friday, October 19, 2007

JIM HAGY / CHEF'S MARKET CAFE & TAKEAWAY

Crust:
1-1/4 c flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 c butter
2T sour cream

Pumpkin Filling:
1 15-oz can pumpkin
3/4 c granulated sugar
2 t pumpkin pie spice
3 eggs
3/4 c half-and-half

Pecan Filling:
4 slightly beaten eggs
1-1/4 c dark corn syrup
1-1/4 c sugar
3 T melted butter
2 t vanilla
2-1/2 c chopped pecans

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Mix crust ingredients by hand until they form a ball.

3. Pat out evenly into a buttered Springform pan and bake for 10 minutes.

4. Prepare pumpkin filling. In large bowl, combine pumpkin, sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Add eggs and beat lightly. Gradually beat in half-and-half.

5. Prepare pecan pie filling. In large bowl, whisk eggs, corn syrup, sugar, butter and vanilla until combined.

6. Remove crust from oven and reduce temperature to 350 degrees.

7. Pour pumpkin filling over hot pie crust. Sprinkle pecans over pumpkin filling. Slowly pour pecan pie filling over pumpkin pecan mixture. Whole pecans could be place around the edge for decoration.

8. Bake for approximately 0ne hour or until set.

9. Cool completely on wire rack. Remove from springform pan, cut and plate. Garnish with brickle candy, whipped cream and hot caramel sauce.

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