Naomi's Praline Pumpkin Pie

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Last year, host Naomi Lewin blew away the competition at the WNYC/WQXR Thanksgiving Pie bake-off with her Black Pepper Maple Walnut Pie. With the holiday just around the corner, we've asked her to give us a preview of what will be on her table for this year's feast.

Naomi notes: "The recipe has gone through many metamorphoses -- not to mention changes of ingredients, depending on what we had in the house if and when all grocery stores were closed (before grocery stores started staying open on Thanksgiving Day). The bourbon is my addition."


Praline Pumpkin Pie

For the praline layer:

3 Tbsp. butter, softened
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup chopped pecans

Combine these three ingredients and spread them on an unbaked 9” pie shell.  Bake for 7-10 minutes at 450º.  Cool.  Reduce oven to 375º.

For the filling:

15. oz can pumpkin
2/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
grated nutmeg
2 eggs
1 cup cream
1 tsp. vanilla
A healthy shot of bourbon (optional, but good)

Combine filling ingredients, and pour them into the pie shell on top of the praline layer.  Bake at 375º for 50 minutes or more, until filling doesn’t wiggle any more.

-- Naomi Lewin, adapted from The New York Times

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Comments [6]

David from Flushing

A few weeks ago, I experienced pumpkin pie in a form new to me. I returned to Penn State (a few days prior to the scandal breaking) and had pumpkin pie ice cream at the university creamery. Except for being cold, it tasted just like the real thing and even had pieces of crust in it.

Nov. 24 2011 10:36 AM
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Francesca,

The small can of pumpkin is 15 oz. We clarified it in the recipe. Thanks!

Nov. 06 2010 08:34 AM
fFRANCESCA TAMBASCO

ON YOUR RECIPE OF PARLINE PUMPKIN PIE YOU STATE (A SMALL CAN OF PUMPKIN) COULD YOU PLEASE SPECIFY THE OUNCE SIZE OF THE CAN. THANK YOU

Nov. 05 2010 11:27 AM
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Ronnie,

You're correct; it is actually two teaspoons of cinnamon, not two tablespoons. Thanks! We updated the recipe.

Nov. 04 2010 10:46 AM
Ronnie from jersey city - often static-y reception

2 TBSP cinnamon? !

or 2 tsp?

Nov. 04 2010 08:06 AM
APB from New Joisey

This looks absolutely delicious! I've added it to my Thanksgiving menu. Thanks!

Nov. 03 2010 09:50 PM

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