Sunday, November 22, 2009

Walnut Crunch Pumpkin Pie

This is a yummy variation to the traditional Libby's pumpkin pie recipe. The walnuts and brown sugar give it a nice flavor and a different texture.

I wish I could have cut the pie and had a picture of the inside, but it wasn't mine to cut. I made it for the teachers at my kid's school. The hospitality committee makes a Thanksgiving dinner for the teachers during parent teacher conferences and I brought desserts. Nice huh?

So go ahead...give it a try! Mix things up a little this year!

Walnut Crunch Pumpkin Pie


oven to 425° F.

COMBINE walnuts and brown sugar in small bowl. Place 3/4 cup nut-sugar mixture on bottom of pie shell. Combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, granulated sugar, eggs, pumpkin pie spice and salt in medium bowl; mix well. Pour into pie shell.

BAKE for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F.; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.

COMBINE butter and remaining nut-sugar mixture; stir until moistened. Sprinkle over cooled pie. Broil about 5 inches from heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until bubbly. Cool before serving.

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  1. The top of that pie looks insanely good! I bet it tastes even better! Thank you for sharing it's going on my "to try" list!

  2. That pie looks perfect!! I would love to have a slice of that right now:D

  3. Not being a real fan of plain pumpkin pie, I love the nutty topping on yours, and imagine that makes it just about perfect.

  4. I love the idea of a walnut crunch topping, lucky teachers!

  5. I always feel like plain pumpkin pie is missing something. Now I know! It's missing this delicious topping!


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