First a rich pumpkin filling is made with brown sugar, eggs, evaporated milk, spices and pumpkin puree. It 's poured in the pie shell and baked. Then a brown sugar crumble studded with nuts and orange peel is put on top and bakes with the pie for the last
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups solid pack pumpkin puree
- 1 2/3 cups evaporated milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
Combine 1 cup brown sugar, cornstarch, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and pumpkin.
Stir in milk and eggs.
Pour into pastry shell. Filling is generous--crimp edges high. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 40 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients - 1 Tablespoon brown sugar, butter or margarine, flour, walnuts, and orange peel.
Remove pie from oven, and spoon this nut mixture over pie.
Return pie to oven, and bake 5 - 10 minutes more. Remove from oven and let cool.