I like pumpkin pie. Always have. Pumpkin anything. Cookies. Bread. Cheesecake.
On Monday, while Americans had "off" for Columbus Day, we went to my friend (and mentor)'s house for Canadian Thanksgiving. She did the turkey, stuffing, rolls, carrots, potatoes, and pie. I brought fruit, green bean casserole, chips and dip, and pumpkin pie.
But not just any pumpkin pie. Cinnamon Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Pie.
It's simple, really. Take a really good thing and add something else that's really good and then you have something really, really good. And you might get a shout-out on facebook for making the best pumpkin pie ever.
I won't bore you with the entire recipe. Maybe you have a pumpkin pie recipe you like. Add this:
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup regular oats
1/4 cup chopped pecans
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground ginger
2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
2 to 3 teaspoons water.
Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl. Cut in the butter with with a fork or fingertips until crumbly. Sprinkle with water, tossing with a fork just until lightly moistened. Sprinkle on your pie and bake.
Not sure how Cooking Light it is when you eat half the pie in one sitting, but you can congratulate yourself for trying.