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Bourbon Pumpkin Tart with Walnut Streusel Recipe

Bourbon Pumpkin Tart with Walnut Streusel Recipe

Because my husband loves pumpkin pie, I've looked high and low for that "perfect" recipe. But as soon as he tasted this tart, he told me to stop searching, declaring this the best he's ever tried!—Brenda Ryan, Marshall, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min. YIELD:14 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, orange peel and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Add egg. Gradually add cream, tossing with a fork until a ball forms. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry into a 13-in. circle. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 11-in. fluted tart pan with removable bottom.
  • 3. In a large bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Pour into crust. For topping, combine the flour, sugar, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in walnuts and ginger. Sprinkle over filling.
  • 4. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 464 calories, 26g fat (13g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 353mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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071246lm User ID: 825140 241320
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2016

"This is a definite keeper! Served this to a family gathering and everyone raved about this recipe. The crust is exceptionally good, and one I will use with many of my other tart recipes. I did not use 1/4 cup crystallized ginger in the topping as I think this would be overpowering. Otherwise, I followed the recipe as written. Thank you, Brenda, for a great recipe!"

DCmetro User ID: 8644269 238555
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015

"You could make only half the streusel and have enough. Fortunately I like crystallized ginger, but 1/4 c is overpowering. I would think that most palates would find it too strong. Recommend that most people significantly reduce the crystallized ginger in the streusel. Otherwise it really becomes the dominant thing about the entire tart.

In response to a question, yes, it does freeze just fine."

Luvquilts58 User ID: 7118469 233805
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2015

"I have made this and it is awesome! Now I'm wondering if it freezes well. If anyone can let me know I would appreciate it."

jsk68 User ID: 6496996 232846
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2015

"Purchased an 11" tart pan and made according to recipe with one minor variation (I thought the streusel topping too much so only used about 1/3 of it). I did not care for the crust on this tart (grated orange peel and a lot of butter) nor the bourbon in the filling. guess I'm just not a bourbon person. my overall rating is "okay" but will probably not make again."

Ollie54 User ID: 8410398 227737
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2015

"Like others l haven't tried this tart. When l make sweet potato pies l only had 1Tb of whiskey & also had vanilla. My family prefers sweet potato pies over pumpkin, wonder if l can substitute sweet potato for pumpkin?"

bonnysue4 User ID: 3984534 118468
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"Have made this tart 4 times and it was a hit every time. But haven't been able to find a 11 inch tart pan. Any suggestions?"

cookinama User ID: 5947968 210407
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012

"This was wonderful. I loved the slight taste of the orange peel in the crust. The bourbon is a very subtle taste in the filling. Loved it and will make it for Thanksgiving"

Sprowl User ID: 29186 109905
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"I served this Thanksgiving 2011 and family loved it. Next time I will leave out the crystallized ginger, but other than that, wouldn't change a thing."

myrna salmon User ID: 3765301 177642
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"The best tart/pie ever! I had only a 8" tart pan, so had to cut the amount of crust by half & the topping by half. Also the pie crust recipe is a definite keeper for other pies. Delicious!!!"

miss kris kitchen User ID: 5648335 178607
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"The alcohol does not completely cook out. We have no alcohol in our home. 1/4 C liquid is a substantial amount...would not want that much vanilla, but...I've had great success with Italian Soda/Coffee flavorings...there are zillions of flavors to choose from and because they are not extracts, a full 1/4 cup could be used."

eva junior User ID: 5833094 97331
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"This is the BEST pumpking dessert I've ever made! Even my 14 year old said "I can't believe people don't like pumpkin." I had too much streusel for the tart but that probably depends on the depth of your tart pan."

10C User ID: 1818239 176875
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"Won't the alcohol bake out? just the flavor would be left... I think."

arlenemt5021 User ID: 3707910 94738
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"From the Gourmet Sleuth

Bourbon - Substitute - General
Non-alcoholic vanilla extract. Champagne and other sparkling wines: Sparkling apple cider; sparkling cranberry juice; or sparkling grape juice.
Substitute - Measured:
For 2 tablespoons bourbon, substitute the following: 1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract"

MY REVIEW User ID: 2061061 103796
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"I haven't made this but it sounds wonderful. I just wanted to comment on the concern with the bourbon. When alcoholic beverages are boiled, the alcohol evaporates and leaves the flavor behind. But I'm sure there are flavorings that could be used. Again, any alcohol evaporates when cooked."

Fashonbug User ID: 2782710 210406
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"I haven't tried this yet, but to Carols' question on a you mean non-alcohol version? Sounds like non-alcohol vanilla can be a substitute. I know that you can buy so many different flavorings, there has to be one for bourbon, but whether or not it is non-alcohol, I couldn't tell you. I would like to make this, too, but fear the bourbon part!"

Carol D. Goddard User ID: 4041196 210405
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"Can you substitute something for the bourbon?"

mojomo User ID: 4462613 177720
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"I don't know how I would get 14 servings, I waslucky to get 9. But this was ver good."

Ekaterina User ID: 5807925 97330
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011


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