1: To Start to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Using a large bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, sugar, egg, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and salt. After you have fully mixed, pour the pumpkin pie batter into the unbaked pie shell, jiggling and tapping the pie crust
2: after the pour to ensure all of the air bubbles escape, and to achieve an even finish. The pumpkin pecan pie needs to bake for a total of 50 minutes, the plain pumpkin pie only needs to bake for 20 minutes before you add the pecan topping.
3: You will want to bake the pumpkin pie before adding the pecan layer, because this will allow for the pie to set to the point where introducing the pecan topping won’t result in nuts sinking into the liquid-pumpkin-pie batter. Having a firmer pumpkin layer initially will yield a prettier pie in the end.
4: Now place the pumpkin pie into your preheated oven for around 20 minutes, or until the pie begins to set. While the pumpkin pie has its first trip in the oven, you can use this time to prepare the medicated pecan-topping. Now it's time to prepare the Pecan Topping.