American Pie Council

Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Topping

2006 First Place
Pumpkin Category
Phyllis Barthomew

Pie Crust:
2 cups flour
1 cup cake flour
1 cup Crisco shortening
1 whole egg
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup ice water
Cut the shortening into the flour. Beat together the rest of the ingredients
and add to the flour mixture. Mix just until incorporated. Form into a disk
and wrap in plastic and chill. Roll out and line pie dish.

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 eggs
2 cups pumpkin pulp or canned pumpkin
1-1/2 cups heavy cream
Blend all together and pour into 9-inch pastry lined pie dish. Bake at 400
degrees for about an hour. Cool and then add the pecan topping.
Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Topping, continued

Pecan topping:
2/3 cups brown sugar
3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons syrup
1/3 cup chopped pecans
Cook the sugar, milk and syrup just until sugar is melted, add the pecans and
cool. Pour on top of the cooled pie. Serve with whipped topping or ice