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Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 1 9-inch pie
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 and 1/2 cups white flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter COLD
  • 3 tablespoons shortening butter-flavored, COLD
  • 3-4 tablespoons ice cold water
  • 1 large egg + 1 tablespoon milk

Pumpkin Filling

  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree
  • 4 large eggs separated, (you will use 1 whole one and 3 yolks)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Streusel

  • 3/4 cup Diamonds of California pecans
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar lightly packed
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Optional Maple Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 and 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup

Instructions

Crust

  1. Toss together the flour, salt, and sugar.
  2. Dice the extremely cold butter into small pieces and add to the bowl along with the cold shortening.
  3. Cut the butter and shortening into the flour with a pastry blender or two knives until the dough forms coarse crumbs.
  4. Very slowly, add in 4 tablespoons of ice cold water -- add 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough can form into a ball.
  5. Stir the mixture a few times with a wooden spoon and then spoon it all onto a large sheet of plastic wrap.
  6. Knead just a few times to get it into a ball and then wrap tightly in the plastic wrap. Chill for at least 30 minutes up to overnight.

Filling

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Whisk the pumpkin puree with 1 large egg, and 3 egg YOLKS. Once combined whisk in the sweetened condensed milk.
  3. Add in the cinnamon, ginger, salt, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. Whisk until combined.
  4. Roll out the pie dough (I roll the dough in between two sheets of plastic wrap) and fit it into a 9-inch pie pan. Fold the edges up one time and then crimp those edges with your fingers.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk and brush that over the crust.
  6. Add pie weights to the crust (Or put foil in the bottom and fill it with dried beans or rice). In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk and brush that lightly over the edges of the crust.

  7. Bake just the crust for 10 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  9. Remove the pie and pour the filling into the pie pan. Tap a few times to release extra air.
  10. Put in the oven and bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees F. Then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and cook for another 25-30 minutes.

Streusel

  1. Meanwhile, chop the pecans into small pieces.
  2. Toss the pecans with the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon.
  3. Finely dice the cold butter and then using a pastry blender (or your hands), cut it in with the other ingredients until a thick streusel is formed.

  4. Remove the pie after cooking for 25-30 minutes and top it evenly with the streusel.
  5. Return to the oven for another 10-15 minutes or until set at the edges and barely jiggles in the middle. (If needed, use a pie shield to keep the crust from browning too much)
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  7. Serve the pie chilled or at room temperature.

Optional Maple Whipped Cream

  1. In a bowl of a stand mixer, pour in the cold heavy whipping cream. Whip for 1-2 minutes and then gradually pour in the maple syrup.
  2. Whip until soft peaks form.
  3. Chill until ready to serve.
  4. Generously spoon the maple whipped cream over the pie and enjoy!