This interesting twist came about today when I baked my Thanksgiving pumpkin pies and one of them did not come out with a pretty, smooth top. I thought about making a whipped cream topping but then thought I’d try something entirely different. Originally I thought praline, but my peeps do not like nuts, so I came up with a mock praline topping. So simple, I just baked my crunch creation in the oven to caramelize the brown sugar, butter, and coarsely crushed graham cracker crumbs. I cooled the concoction and just before serving I’ll sprinkle it over the top of my not so pretty pumpkin pie. It’ll be a great contrast to the creamy custard pumpkin filling. This would be quite delicious as an ice cream topping too. So good!
Mock Praline Crunch Topping
2/3 cup coarsely crushed graham crackers
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
1) Crush the graham cracker crumbs and put into a small bowl. Add the brown sugar and melted butter. Mix well.
2) Pour into a foil lined pie dish and bake at 350′ for 12-15 minutes ( turning every 5 minutes) or until the mixture is nicely browned and caramelized. Cool completely and add to the top of a cooled pumpkin pie or ice cream.
Happy Turkey Day!