Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie

November 2, 2020
 A crumbly mix of brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans bake atop an ultra creamy pumpkin filling, bringing rich and delicious flavor to this Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie.  When the streusel's crunchy deliciousness combines with the pumpkin pie creaminess below, it's truly a bite of pumpkin pie paradise in both texture and flavor.  Creamy and crunchy, pumpkin and pecan -- they both go so fabulously together.

Slice of Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie Image

Nothing says Fall like a big piece of pumpkin pie!

Truly, is there a more quintessential Fall dessert? -- I think not.  With its creamy and custardy spiced pumpkin deliciousness, pumpkin pie just screams of all things fall.  Whether you enjoy it in classic, pumpkin slab pie, impossible pumpkin pie, or even no-bake pumpkin cream pie form, it's a true Fall delight for sure. 

And y'all, this Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie is my absolute favorite pumpkin pie recipe ever.  For real.

Why? -- Oh, let me count the ways.

First, the pumpkin pie itself is ultra creamy.  Made with a simple mixture of pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, an egg, and spices, it bakes up creamier and less dense than most traditional pumpkin pies.  And that fluffier, creamier texture is one I certainly love.

When the streusel's crunchy rich deliciousness combines with the pumpkin pie creaminess below? -- it's truly a bite of pumpkin pie paradise.

Second, the pie is baked in a prepared graham cracker crust.  Which for me, is a huge bonus!  I, for one, am not the greatest at making and baking pie crust.  I don't know why -- but it's never been a strength for me (which means I should practice more, I know, I know).  So to have a fabulously delicious pumpkin pie recipe that doesn't even require me to make a crust? -- Yeh, I'm all about that.

Third, and most importantly, that streusel!  A crumbly mix of brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans baked atop the pie, the streusel topping brings so much flavor.  The pecans roast a bit as the pie bakes, making the streusel so rich and delicious.

And fourth, when the streusel's crunchy rich deliciousness combines with the pumpkin pie creaminess below? -- it's truly a bite of pumpkin pie paradise in terms of both texture and flavor.  Creamy and crunchy, pumpkin and pecan -- they both go just so well together.

Whole Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie Image

Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie Ingredients

Three parts -- 1. pumpkin pie batter, 2. streusel topping, and 3. a prepared crust -- come together to create this streusel-topped pumpkin pie.  And it's a truly beautiful thing that each part is really easy to make. 

To whip up a Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie, you'll need:

  • Pumpkin pie batter - A simple mixture of canned 100% pure pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, an egg, and ground cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg as the spices.  Be sure to grab a can of 100% pure pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling by mistake. 

  • Streusel topping - A crumbly combination of brown sugar, all-purpose flour, ground cinnamon, chopped pecans, and butter.

  • Graham cracker crust - This recipe is made with a standard 6-ounce prepared graham cracker crust.  It also works with the larger 9-ounce crust, if you prefer. The pie slices will just not be quite as thick if made in the 9-ounce crust.

Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie Ingredients Image


How to Make Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie

Again, I just love that this streusel pumpkin pie recipe takes advantage of the ease and convenience of a prepared graham cracker crust.  It makes this pie come together really quickly and super easily.

Start by preparing the streusel so it's done and ready when you need it.  

To make the streusel, combine brown sugar, a little all-purpose flour, and some ground cinnamon in a small bowl.  Add small chunks of butter and cut the butter in with a fork or knife until the mixture is crumbly.  Then stir in chopped pecans, and set the streusel mixture aside until you need it.

I just love that this streusel pumpkin pie recipe takes advantage of the ease and convenience of a prepared graham cracker crust.

I will say rather than using a fork or knife, I use my fingers to cut the butter into the streusel mixture. Working quickly so as not to melt the butter, I pinch the butter chunks between my fingers to combine it with the other streusel ingredients and create the streusel crumbs.  I just find it easier this way -- though I do think most people use a fork or knife for this step.

Once the streusel is prepared, mix up the pumpkin pie batter.

Using an electric mixer or whisk, beat together canned pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, and an egg until everything's well combined.  Then mix in ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and a touch of salt until it's all well combined.

Pour the pumpkin pie batter into a prepared graham cracker crust.

Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie Batter in Crust Image

Pop the pumpkin pie filling into the oven and bake it at 425℉ for 15 minutes.  This creates a partially-baked thicker layer on top of the pie that will support the streusel being added to the top.

So after 15 minutes of baking, remove the partially-baked pie from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 350℉.

Sprinkle the pecan streusel evenly over the top of the pie. 

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Immediately return the streusel-topped pie to the oven, and continue to bake it (now at 350) for about 40-45 minutes until the pie is set.

Pumpkin Pie with Streusel Topping Image

Allow the pie to cool, and then refrigerate it until serving time.

When you're ready to enjoy the deliciousness, serve up slices just as they are or with a little dollop of whipped cream. -- Whichever you prefer.

The streusel-topped slices stand perfectly wonderfully on their own.  That rich, delicious streusel gives fabulous flavor and crunch that truly needs no adornment.  But our 10-year-old daughter always adds a nice little blop of whipped cream to hers.  And hey, it is indeed yummy that way, too.

Piece of Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream Image

So for a truly delicious pumpkin pie that's also really easy to make, give this Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie recipe a try.

Because when that streusel's crunchy deliciousness combines with the pumpkin pie creaminess below, it's truly a bite of pumpkin pie paradise in both texture and flavor.  Creamy and crunchy, pumpkin and pecan -- they both go so fabulously together.

And who knows? -- Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie may just become your absolute favorite pumpkin pie ever, just like is has for me.  Enjoy! 

Bite of Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie Image
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Yield: 6-8 servings
Author: Tracey | The Kitchen is My Playground
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Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie

Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie

A crumbly mix of brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans bake atop an ultra creamy pumpkin filling, bringing rich and delicious flavor to this Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Pie.  When the streusel's crunchy deliciousness combines with the pumpkin pie creaminess below, it's truly a bite of pumpkin pie paradise in both texture and flavor.  Creamy and crunchy, pumpkin and pecan -- they both go so fabulously together.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 55 MinTotal time: 1 H & 10 M

Ingredients

Streusel Topping:
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 2 T. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 T. cold butter, cut into small chunks
  • 3/4 c. chopped pecans
Pumpkin Pie:
  • 1 (15 oz.) can 100% pure pumpkin
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 (6 oz.) prepared graham cracker crust

Instructions

Prepare Streusel Topping:
  1. Combine brown sugar, flour, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl.
  2. Add butter and cut in with a fork or knife until crumbly.  Stir in chopped pecans.
  3. Set aside.
Prepare Pumpkin Pie:
  1. Preheat oven to 425℉.
  2. With an electric mixer or whisk, beat together pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, and egg until well combined.
  3. Add cinnamon, ginger, salt, and nutmeg; mix or whisk until well combined.
  4. Pour into crust.
  5. Bake at 425℉ for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove partially baked pie from oven; reduce oven to 350℉. Sprinkle streusel mixture evenly over the top of the pie.
  7. Immediately return pie to oven. Bake at 350℉ for 40-45 minutes, or until set. 
  8. Allow to cool, then refrigerate until serving time.
TRACEY'S NOTES:
  1. Rather than using a fork or knife, I use my fingers to cut the butter into the streusel mixture. Working quickly so as not to melt the butter, I pinch the butter chunks between my fingers to combine it with the other streusel ingredients and create the streusel crumbs.
  2. This recipe also works with the larger-size 9-ounce prepared graham cracker crust, if you prefer. The pie slices will just not be quite as thick. Bake the pie for just the 40 minutes at 350℉ if you use the larger crust.
  3. Serve slices with a dollop of whipped cream, if you'd like.
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4 comments

  1. Oh wow, this pie recipe is a great turn with that great topping. Can't wait to make it !
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    I will follow you to receive your great recipes.
    Happy November.
    Fabby

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  2. Our Thanksgiving here in Canada was last month, but I am totally pinning this to try it next year. YUM!!

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  3. This recipe sounds fabulous and super easy Tracey... who doesn't love a few short cuts.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I delighted to be featuring your pecan streusel pumpkin pie at tonight's party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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  4. This is beautiful!! My mouth is watering - pinned this one to try. Thanks for sharing at the what's for dinner party. I hope you're enjoying your weekend.

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