Spiced Pumpkin Pie with Pepita Crust

The nutty pepita crust provides a crunchy contrast to the smooth and creamy pumpkin filling in this holiday pie.

Serves: 8
20 mins Prep time 55 mins Cook time
20 mins Prep time
55 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. For the Pepita Crust, place pepitas, almonds, brown sugar, ginger and salt in food processor; cover. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Add butter; mix until well blended. Press firmly onto bottom and up sides of pie plate. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

  • Meanwhile, mix pumpkin, milk, eggs and vanilla in large bowl until smooth. Add spices; mix until well blended. Pour into prepared crust on large foil-lined baking sheet.

  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from crust comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.

Cooking tip

Serving Suggestion: For a festive garnish, serve with a dollop of Bourbon Whipped Cream.

• Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are available already shelled in the nut section of the supermarket.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 445Calories: 445Cholesterol: 74mg
  • Sodium: 199mgProtein: 13g
  • Total Fat: 25gFiber: 5g
  • Carbohydrate: 42g

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  • Suzan W. on 09/12/2014

    Ok...had some trouble logging on, so let's try this again lol Question....where do I find pepitas? We always look forward to pumpkin pies this time of year (such luscious yumminess!), and I would like to try something different. This might be it! But, do I have to shell each individual pumpkin seed, or can these be bought already shelled? If so, what aisle? Once I find them, I'll bake it and rate it ;)

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