Ellen Bales Recipe

MAPLE PUMPKIN PIE WITH SALTED PECAN BRITTLE

By Ellen Bales Starwriter


Recipe Rating:
 1 Rating
Serves:
10
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake

Ellen's Story

I pulled this straight out of the latest edition of Better Homes & Gardens Magazine, so all the credit goes to them. The picture and description are so irresistible I just had to post it. This may be a winner for Thanksgiving Day dessert.

Ingredients

1
single-crust pie pastry for a 9" pie plate
1 can(s)
(15 oz.) pumpkin puree
2/3 c
pure maple syrup
1/4 c
packed brown sugar
1 tsp
vanilla bean paste - or - vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
salt
3
eggs, slightly beaten
3/4 c
milk
SALTED PECAN BRITTLE:
3/4 c
sugar
1/4 c
water
3/4 c
toasted chopped pecans
1/2 tsp
plus 1/2 tsp. sea salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
FOR FILLING: In a large bowl combine the pumpkin, maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt. Add eggs; beat lightly until combined. Gradually add the milk, stirring to combine.
2
Pour filling into a prepared pastry shell. To prevent overbrowning, cover edge of pie crust with foil. Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil. Continue baking about 25 to 30 minutes more or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack and then cover and chill for 2 hours. To serve, top with Salted Pecan Brittle.
3
SALTED PECAN BRITTLE: In a small saucepan combine the sugar and water. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to boiling and continue to boil, without stirring, until mixture turns a dark, amber color, about 10 minutes. Stir in the toasted chopped pecans and 1/2 tsp. sea salt.
4
Remove from heat; immediately pour onto a baking pan that is lined with foil and sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Spread mixture evenly over pan and immediately sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 tsp. sea salt. Cool completely and break into large pieces. Sprinkle over pie.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #pumpkin, #maple syrup