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Crunchy Crust Spiced Pumpkin Pie

By Ally @allykitchen
crunchy crust spiced pumpkin pie

Nothing like a killer pumpkin pie. And, this crunch crust spiced pumpkin pie is in the over-the-moon pumpkin pie category!

Not too sweet. Very pumpkineeeee. Lots of warm spices. And, a heckuva lot of crunch as in the crust that's made of gingersnaps and almonds! I mean with my recipe the crust and the filling vie for who's the thicker. In fact, they're just about the same thickness or at least it seems so to me!

Another thing that makes this pumpkin pie even tastier is the crunch you get from the pumpkin seeds scattered on top. And, these seeds are punctuated by sea salt flakes. Yep, those few flakes of sea salt give you a powerful punch on your palate that you'll distinctively taste if you happen to have one in your bite. Because the flakes are used sparingly, you can do more, of course, not every bite or slice may have a flake. But, those who do. Well, it's like the heavens will open up when chewed!

This crunchy crust spiced pumpkin pie will keep well refrigerated for a couple of days. Probably won't last that long, but just in case you have some, know that you'd better eat it within about 48 hours. Now you certainly can top this pie with the decadent fringes like whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, vanilla Greek yogurt, a drizzle of organic warm honey or maple syrup, maybe a dollop of homemade raspberry jam. My mouth is watering as I'm writing this to you!! xoxo ~ally

crunchy crust spiced pumpkin pie


  • Preheat oven to 325
  • CRUST:
  • 4 cups gingersnaps, crushed in food processor
  • 1 ½ cups almonds, finely chopped or sliced and crushed roughly
  • 8 oz. butter, salted and melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 (15 oz.) pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. allspice
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • 2/3 cups Greek yogurt, plain
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt finishing flakes
  • crunchy crust spiced pumpkin pie


Crunchy Crust Spiced Pumpkin
crunchy crust spiced pumpkin pie

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