A cross between our two favorite pies Pumpkin Pecan Pie has become a family favorite and a must make for our Thanksgiving and Christmas dessert table.
In a large mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add pumpkin, eggs, corn syrup and vanilla; beat well.
Pour into the pastry shell. Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Place pecan halves around the outer edge of filling.
Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and then bake 25 more minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool. Serve with whipped cream if desired.