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Pumpkin Praline Pie

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Based on an award-winning recipe, pumpkins and pecans!

Makes about 8

1 refrigerated pie crust
1/2 cup pecan pieces
1-1/4 cup dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons softened butter
2 large eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground mace
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup evaporated milk
caramelized pecans for garnish (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 375 F. In a food processor, add pecan pieces, 1/2 cup of the dark brown sugar, and butter. Process until ingredients hold together like a paste, making sure the pecans are of a mealy texture. Press very firmly into bottom only of the pie crust so it will not float up during baking. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs until frothy with hand-mixer or standing mixer. Then with mixer on low, or stirring by hand, add the rest of the brown sugar (3/4 cup) and the rest of the ingredients. Beat only until well mixed. Pour slowly into praline lined crust. Cover edges of crust with aluminum foil to prevent oven browning. Bake in oven checking after 45 minutes. Pie is done when filling is set but still slightly jiggly in center. Depending on oven 45-55 minutes total. Remove from oven and let cool on counter until room temperature. Chill in refrigerator. Garnish with whipped cream and caramelized pecans.

Note: This recipe was donated by a reader in 2002. In 2003 we received this note anonymously: "This recipe is my wife's award winning recipe to the very ingredient. All you did was change some are is awsome!" We would love to give credit where credit is due. If anyone knows more about who this wonderful award-winning chef is, please let us know! Update: in 2016 we finally received an answer. This recipe is based on a recipe by Beth Ann Woodward of Spring, Texas. See her original recipe here. It includes her recipe for pie crust as well as instructions for the carmelized pecans for garnish.

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Reviews of Pumpkin Praline Pie:

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  A cookie baker in California  Nov 24, 2011
Would make this again.
Excellent pie. I found the recipe in the Honolulu Star News about 30 years ago, and have added it my "heirloom" recipes for the next generation. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Georgia  Oct 28, 2010
Would make this again.
All I can say is WOWSER !!!!

This is great pie!!!!
5 stars

  A cookie baker in Wilmington, NC  Nov 24, 2009
Would make this again.
This pie was so simple to make and was absolutely delicious! I'll make it every time! 5 stars

  Baba6375 in u.s.a  Oct 10, 2009
Would make this again.
This was the best ever!!! I sooooo wanna make it again!!! go to my web called: 5 stars

  D in KY  Nov 19, 2007
Would make this again.
I found the recipe owner. The winning recipe is by Beth Ann Woodward from Spring, TX. I think Emeril is the one who gave her the award. I found it on Good Morning America's Recipes. I have made one similar to this before and it was great.

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