Walnut-Date Pumpkin Pie Recipe
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Walnut-Date Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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I'm forever looking for a little something extra to add to a favorite recipe. In this case, crunchy walnuts and chewy dates take traditional pumpkin pie to a new level. —Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dates
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Whipped cream

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 389 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 173mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a food processor, combine the flour, butter and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Cover and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes; cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a bowl, beat the eggs, cinnamon, cloves and remaining brown sugar. Beat in the pumpkin and milk. Stir in the dates and walnuts. Pour into the crust. Cover edges loosely with foil.
  3. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 2 hours on a wire rack. Refrigerate until serving. Serve with whipped cream. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Walnut-Date Pumpkin Pie in Taste of Home October/November 2002, p33

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liztonlady User ID: 2259826 86272
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"I made this pie for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it - including me! Great taste and someting different from the regular pumpkin pie!"

fredaevans User ID: 6360805 205175
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2012

"Double this out in a 'deep dish,' there were no left overs. Advertisement or no, it was Kalifornia Walnuts that went into the mix.


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