What's not to like about a pie that combines the familiar spiced custard of a pumpkin pie with the praline-like chew of a pecan pie? We set out to create a recipe that yielded crunchy praline, sturdy pumpkin custard, and just the right sweetness.
Why This Recipe Works
The idea of combining two of our favorite holiday desserts—pumpkin pie and pecan pie—into one holiday recipe was pretty appealing. To make it a reality, we sweetened our filling with evaporated milk and dark brown sugar. We got rid of any stringiness by whirling the filling in a food processor, and cooking it on the stovetop evaporated any excess moisture that threatened to make our Pumpkin-Praline Pie recipe runny.