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Granola-Crusted Pumpkin Pie

November 2011
Granola-Crusted Pumpkin Pie

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Makes: 10 servings

Prep: 35 mins

Bake: 45 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 box  (8.9 oz.) crunchy granola bars, broken into chunks
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten, plus 1 egg white
  • 1 can  (15 oz.) pure pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Directions
  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees . Grease a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan. Using a food processor, grind the granola bars with 2 tbsp. brown sugar. Add the butter and egg white and pulse until the crumbs are moistened. Pat the mixture evenly onto the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan. Bake until the edge is crisp and lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar, the pumpkin puree, eggs, cream, maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Pour into the piecrust. Bake the pie until the center is almost set, about 45 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.