The following recipe comes to us from Oliver.
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 unbaked pastry shell (10 inches)
3 eggs, lightly beaten
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
1 can (16 ounces) pumpkin
1 ½ cups half-and-half cream
Additional chopped pecans, optional
Combine the pecans, sugar and butter; press into the bottom of pie shell. Prick sides of pastry with a fork. Bake at 450F for 10 minutes; cool for 5 minutes. Combine first eight filling ingredients; stir in pumpkin. Gradually add cream. Pour into pie shell. If desired, sprinkle chopped pecans on top.
Bake at 350F for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 8-10 servings.