Dreamy Pumpkin Pie

posted by luvcookin 11-17-98 7:09 PM

Dreamy Pumpkin Pie

1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts
4 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup pecan pieces

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Fit 1 piecrust into a 9-inch pieplate according to package directions; trim pastry even with edge of pieplate, set aside.

Unfold remaining piecrust, and place on a lightly floured surface. Cut out leaf designs, brush with water, firmly press to rim of piecrust in plate.

Beat eggs, sugar, and salt at medium speed with an electric mixer until thick. Stir in pumpkin, corn syrup, butter, and vanilla extract. Pour into crust. Top with pecan pieces.

Bake at 350 for 45 to 50 minutes or until set, covering edges with aluminum foil after 30 minutes. Cool completely. Makes 1 (9-inch)pie.

Kitchen Express: Omit second piecrust used for decorative border; fold edges of first piecrust under,crimp as desired.

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