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Walnut Crunch Pumpkin Pie

Walnut Crunch Pumpkin PieA candied layer of walnuts is broiled on top of this creamy pumpkin pie for an elegant version of this traditional holiday dessert. Sort of a pumpkin pie brûlée for the pilgrim set!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (9-inch) deep-dish unbaked pie crust*
1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 (15-ounce) can LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, melted

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Combine walnuts and brown sugar in small bowl. Place 3/4 cup of nut-sugar mixture on bottom of pie shell. Combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, pumpkin pie spice and salt in medium bowl; mix well. Pour batter over nuts.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350°F (175°C); bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.
  4. 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.

Makes 8 servings.

*Use store bought, ready-to-use pie pastry, or your favorite recipe for homemade pie pastry.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.