Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Recipe of the Moment: Pumpkin Pie

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Still looking for that last minute recipe to perfect your Thanksgiving this year?

Add pumpkin pie! I found this easy recipe last year, and I've been making it ever since. The boyfriend, who hates sweets in general, also devours it - clearly a winner. Unlike traditional pies, the crust topping is made of walnuts, cinnamon, and sugar - lots of crumbly goodness!

1 9" pie crust

1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup golden brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of salt

1 cup golden brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 can pure pumpkin puree
1 cup heavy whipping cream

Preheat oven to 350.

For Topping:
Combine all ingredients in a processor or blender. Blend to fine crumbs.

For Filling
Stir brown sugar, eggs, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves in a large bowl. Add pumpkin and cream and stir until well blended.

Pour filling into crust.

Bake until pie is firm, about 30 minutes.

Sprinkle topping over the pie. Reduce oven temperature to 325 and continue to bake until filling is set, about 15 minutes.

Cool completely before serving.