Creamy Pumpkin Pie With Candied Pecans

Cecelia Huddleston


This is my favorite pumpkin pie which I bake every Thanksgiving.

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We love Cecelia's choice of spices in this creamy pumpkin pie recipe. Someone who doesn't traditionally like the traditional pumpkin spice may like this combination. The texture of this pie is light and creamy. Candied pecans on top are delicious and we could have eaten those by themselves. We topped with a bit of sweetened whipped cream and we could have seriously eaten the entire pie. This will be a popular dessert on your holiday table. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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  • 1 c
    pecan halves
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp

  • 1
    (9") unbaked deep dish pie crust
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese, softened, (8 ounce)
  • 2
  • 1 can(s)
    pumpkin, (15 ounce)
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 can(s)
    evaporated milk, (12 ounce)
  • ·
    cool whip or sweetened whipped cream, if desired

How to Make Creamy Pumpkin Pie With Candied Pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Melt butter in a 9" baking pan in the oven. Add pecans and brown sugar; mix well.
  2. Bake for about 45 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and spread pecans on a plate lined with wax paper; set aside.
  4. Set oven on 325 degrees. With an electric mixer, cream sugar and cream cheese until fluffy. Add eggs and beat well.
  5. Add pumpkin and spices; beating until well combined.
  6. Slowly, beat in evaporated milk.
  7. Pour mixture into pie crust.
  8. Place on lowest oven rack. Due to the amount of liquid and slow cooking temperature, it will require approximately 2 hours for baking time. Insert a toothpick in the center and if it comes out clean, it's done. If the edges of the crust are browning too quickly, cover with foil.
  9. As soon as the pie is removed from the oven, arrange pecans on top. Cool (which will take about 2 hours). Refrigerate. Pie freezes well.
  10. Top with Cool Whip or sweetened whipped cream before serving, if desired.

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About Creamy Pumpkin Pie With Candied Pecans

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Collection: Holiday Baking

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