Praline holiday pie


1/3 c. butter or margarine
1/3 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1 lightly baked 9 5/8-inch or 9-inch pie shell
1 pkg. (5 1/2 oz.) instant pudding (vanilla flavor)
2 1/2 c. milk
1 envelope Dream Whip whipped topping mix

Combine butter, brown sugar and nuts in a saucepan; heat until butter and sugar are melted. Spread in bottom of pie shell. Bake at 450 degrees for 5 minutes or until bubbly; cool.

Prepare pie filling mix with 2 1/2 cups milk as directed on package for pie. Measure 1 cup filling; set aside.

Pour remaining filling into pie shell. Prepare whipped topping mix
as directed on package; blend 1 1/3 cups into the measured pie
filling. Spoon into pie shell; chill 3 hours. Garnish with remaining whipped topping and pecans, if desired.