Walnut Pumpkin Pie
A slightly different pumpkin pie as it has a crumb topping. Prep time does not include making a homemade pie crust. (Response to review, cutting in the butter is a technique to incorporate the butter into a dry mixture using a pastry blender or two knives. HTH!)
- Ready In:
- 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shells
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk)
- 1 egg
- 3⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 tablespoons unsifted flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter, cold
- 3⁄4 cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- In large mixing bowl, combine pumpkin, milk, egg, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt; mix well. Pour into 9-inch, unbaked pie crust.
- Bake 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine sugar, flour and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; using a pastry blender, cut in butter (as you would for biscuits) until crumbly. Stir in walnuts.
- Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
- Sprinkle walnut mixture evenly over pie.
- Bake 40 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from edge comes out clean.
- Cool. Garnish as desired.
- Refrigerate leftovers.
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Wonderful and WOW! I used fresh cooked field pumpkin (weighed out on a mailing scale) and added egg, condensed milk, cinnamon, fresh ground nutmeg, and 1 teaspoon of fresh minced ginger, and salt and ran it all through a blender until frothy. I mixed it in a blender as the rind of the "fresh" pumpkin was 6 months old and a little more firm under the peeled skin than the rest. It produced a very lightly spiced filling that set up very nicely. Worried that the fresh pumpkin pulp may have more moisture than canned pumpkin, I added 1 teaspoon of corn starch to the blender mix to make sure that it would "set" when cooked. I was a little short on walnuts so I used a mixture of walnuts, almonds, and granola for the topping. I used a silicone ring to prevent edge burn. As said, it was lightly spiced, very light, and the crunch topping made a crowd pleaser. I have to make another one tomorrow. Thanks to Marg for a great recipe. Jim in So. Calif.Reply
I have been making this for Christmas and Thanksgiving for the past 3 years now. It is my favorite pumpkin pie now. I get requests for this recipe every time I make it. It is an outstanding pie. Thanks for listing it! If your topping does not cover your crust edge you do need to cover the edge of the crust with foil or a pie ring. One time I forgot to add the sugar to the topping and I hardly even noticed it.1Reply