Pumpkin Chess Pie with Easy Praline Sauce Recipe

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Pie based on a "Southern Living" recipe. Praline sauce from My Recipes.

See links for homemade pie crust recipes, or use a refrigerated pie crust.

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Servings: 8


Cost per serving $1.13 view details
  • 9" unbaked pie crust
  • 15 oz. can unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 tsp. cornmeal (a chess pie tradition)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, or 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 each of cloves and nutmeg
  • praline sauce:
  • 1 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 6 oz. evaporated milk
  • 2 tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla


  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Beat pumpkin, sugar, and butter with a hand mixer for 2 minutes. Add eggs and the rest of the ingredients, pour into pie shell.
  3. Bake one hour, and begin checking for doneness. It is ready when the center of the pie is almost set. Turn off the oven and let the pie bake another 2-3 minutes. Remove.
  4. (Have an aluminum foil protective wrap ready, if the edge of the crust gets too browned.)
  5. Sauce:
  6. Combine sugar and evaporated milk in a saucepan.
  7. Cook over a low heat 5-7 minutes until it thickens a bit.
  8. (Note: if you cook this sauce on a higher heat than low, expect it to seperate and be grainy.
  9. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and pecans. Stir.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 248g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 702  
Calories from Fat 261 37%
Total Fat 29.65g 37%
Saturated Fat 14.82g 59%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 322mg 13%
Potassium 317mg 9%
Total Carbs 107.0g 29%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 9%
Sugars 87.78g 59%
Protein 6.27g 10%
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  • Smokinhotchef
    November 5, 2015
    I really like this recipe, I have a special whipped cream recipe I think this recipe would complement wonderfully. Thanks for sharing.

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