Sunday, October 5, 2008

Mmmm Fall is Here......

and that means Pumpkin Pie.... a perfect fall dessert, but this one takes the cake ! Or the pie I guess haha... its phenomenal!!!! The candied hazelnut topping is amazing and it fills your home with that beautiful smell of fall that I love sooo much !


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cold butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 teaspoon vinegar
5 tablespoons ice water, or more if needed

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 tablespoons flour
3 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons Frangelico liqueur (optional)
1/2 cup sour cream

Candied Hazelnut Topping:
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon Frangelico liqueur (optional)
3 tablespoons cold butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 cup hazelnuts, peeled and chopped
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Crust: In a bowl, stir together flour, sugar and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut butter cubes into flour mixture until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle vinegar over flour mixture, tossing with a fork. Sprinkle 5 to 6 tablespoons cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, over flour mixture, tossing with a fork each time until dough is moistened and crumbly. Press crumbs firmly on bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate.
Filling: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a bowl, stir together pumpkin, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, flour, eggs, Frangelico and sour cream; mix well. Pour into pie crust, fold narrow strip of foil over edges of crust to prevent over browning; bake 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, make topping. In a bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and Frangelico. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in hazelnuts.
Remove foil from pie and sprinkle with topping. Bake 15 to 20 minutes more or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

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Happy Baking :)