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Pumpkin-Praline Pie

No recipe image available.A festive, Southern-style holiday dessert—pumpkin pie spiked with bourbon and topped with crunchy praline.

Recipe Ingredients:

Crust:
1 (9-inch; deep-dish) unbaked pie crust*

Pumpkin Filling:
3 large eggs
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 cups canned or fresh pumpkin purée
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 1/4 cups half-and-half
3 tablespoons bourbon

Praline:
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2/3 cup chopped pecans

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. For Crust: Prick an unbaked pie shell with the tines of a fork. Cover with wax paper and place a weight or dry beans on top to keep pie crust from shrinking. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool. Remove wax paper and beans. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F (175°C).
  3. For Pumpkin Filling: With an electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar until thick and lemon colored, about 3 minutes. Add canned pumpkin, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, half and half, and bourbon; mix well.
  4. Pour into the prepared pie shell and bake at 350°F (175°C). for 35 to 45 minutes, or until firm. Remove from the oven and cool.
  5. For Praline: Combine brown sugar, melted butter, cream, and chopped pecans. Spread over the pie and place under the oven broiler until lightly toasted.

Makes 8 servings.

*Use store bought, ready-to-use pie pastry, or your favorite recipe for homemade pie pastry.