December 3, 2011

October Pie (Walnut-Pumpkin)



Two of my favorite Autumn pies in one: Walnut and Pumpkin. This is my own recipe that I developed from of similar concepts I've seen. It turned out delicious! Not as rich as a pure nut pie and something a bit more hearty than a pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin Layer:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup solid pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1 T molasses
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Mix together with a wire whisk and spread over your favorite uncooked pie crust.

Walnut Layer:

  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 T butter, melted
  • 1/2 T molasses
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup broken walnuts

Whisk together all ingredients except nuts until smooth. Stir in walnuts. Pour over pumpkin layer.

Bake at 350ºF for 50 - 55 minutes or until set. Cool before cutting.