Dulce de Leche Pumpkin- Toffee Pie

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Clearly, I have an addiction. I seem to be managing to find numerous recipes that contain my favorite Mexican sweet. My latest find: Dulce de Leche Pumpkin- Toffee Pie.

This recipe came along at just the right time… I’m in need of something new to bring to Thanksgiving at my In-Law’s house. Not being a huge lover of traditional pumpkin pie, I’m always looking to fancy it up so it doesn’t taste so pumpkiny and plain.

The concept is simple really- just spread a layer of dulce de leche (canned or homemade) on the bottom of your crust. My crust is definitely nothing special- some frozen type. I’ve mentioned before my fear-of-crusts. Crust recipes have failed me time after time, and I truly avoid making them if it’s at all possible.

Thankfully, this pie isn’t about the crust anyways. The pumpkin filling is poured over the top.

It bakes up perfectly! I doubled the given recipe and was able to come up with three pies.

Surely you can spot that nice layer of dulce on the bottom of the pie. You get a little bit of that with every bite.

OH yeah. There it is up close. Creamy and delicious and rich… everything a Thanksgiving dessert should be.

Add whipped cream and a sprinkle of toffee bits to complete the look. The toffee bits offer a crunchy twist and pair nicely with the flavor of the caramel.

The pie is still rather pumpkiny for me. It definitely tastes like pumpkin pie with a little caramelly edge to it. Is it possible to find some sort of version of pumpkin pie that isn’t really the norm? Let me know if you have suggestions for any that might fit that bill. I’ve still got some experimenting to do before I make my final decision for the big day.

This recipe (for those who do like pumpkin pie!) can be found here:  Dulce de Leche Pumpkin- Toffee Pie

And if you’re a toffee-lover, you might also like the pumpkin pie I tried out last year- it was rather excellent:
Pumpkin Pie with Toffee- Walnut Topping

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  • Peter M wrote:

    OK, if one is to become a junkie, it might as well be with Dulce de Leche!

    Please do continue…I’m hooked too!

  • Anonymous wrote:

    recipe girl!

    Mix 1 cup of canned pumpkin, 1/2 cup sugar, 1tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp cloves and 1/2 tsp nutmeg in a bowl. Then fold in a 8 oz container of thawed coolwhip or 3 1/2 cups of whipped cream (whipped from heavy cream not an aresol can). Pour it into one of those already baked graham cracker crusts and freeze it. A lighter, sweeter version of pumpkin pie!

  • Kevin wrote:

    That looks so good!

  • Deborah wrote:

    Ok, this is one I have to try! Can I come to your house for Thanksgiving!?!

  • Ginny wrote:

    Wow! This looks amazing…I can’t wait to try it! Dulce de Leche and Toffee are favorites of mine!

  • Pamela wrote:

    OH.My.God! That pie looks incredible! I’ve only recently become acquainted with Dulce de Leche, and I am certainly a fan!

  • Angela wrote:

    I’m with you — I have a fear of home-made crusts. This frozen crust looks amazing — and what a great idea for a twist on the pumpkin pie theme!

  • Art of Dessert wrote:

    This sounds sooo good! I love dulce de leche. I could eat it all by itself…and have LOL.
    What a great idea to add it into pumpkin pie 😉

  • Medena wrote:

    That is just scrumptious! What a neat idea!

  • Daziano wrote:

    This sounds perfect! I lived in Chile, and I can tell you: In Chile and Argentina baking is all about dulce de leche 😉

  • noble pig wrote:

    Now I love pumpkin pie but don’t mind switching it up. Sounds like a good alternative.

  • Cakebrain wrote:

    mmm. good looking pie! dulce de leche pairs so wonderfully with it!

  • Amber wrote:

    I like pumpkin pie but it is a little boring. I learned how to make my dulce de leche from milk and sugar and baking soda. It is easy and very worth it but you have to hang around for 4 hours.
    This will be heaven.

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