Pumpkin Pie Spectacular

READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
Recipe by Little Suzy Homemak

From Southern Living Nov 2009

Top Review by Lt4ut

This is an excellent recipe! Filling is a creamy pumpkin custard. The Gingersnaps make this recipe! You will be so glad you made this recipe. Your family will tool!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fit one piecrust into a 9-inch deep dish pie plate according to package directions; fold edges under and crimp.
  2. Stir together crushed gingersnaps and next 3 ingredients. Press mixture on bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of piecrust.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Let cool completely on wire rack, about 30 minutes.
  4. Stir together pumpkin and next 6 ingredients until well blended. Pour into prepared crust. Place pie on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile make a pecan streusel by combining 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and 3/4 cup chopped pecans.
  7. Sprinkle the Pecan Streusel around the edge of the crust. Bake another 40-45 minutes or until set, shielding edges with aluminum foil during last 25-30 minutes of baking, if necessary.
  8. Insert ginger cookies around edges of crust. Let cool completely on wire rack (about 1 hour).
  9. Before serving, combine whipped topping, ground cinnamon and ginger. Dollop each slice with spiced whipped topping; dust with additional cinnamon.

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