Is this not gorgeous or what? I'm not really know for my pies as I used to be really afraid of crust. I still dont like working with crust, so when i saw that this pie called for half a package of pillsbury ready to bake, i decided to go for it. However, I think everyone and their mother is afraid of making pie crust too because Kroger had NO pillsbury. They also had NO Kroger brand so I thought I'll just make my own. I used Martha Stewart's one crust pate brise recipe which is very simple to come together. It's an all butter recipe too so the flavor is superior. I'm sure it has a lot more calories than Pillsbury, but at least the filling is fat free.
The filling is 1 can of pumpkin, assorted spices( i used pumpkin pie spice) eggs and fat free sweetened condensed milk. I made the streusel a couple days ago and kept it in the fridge. If I remember correctly, the struesel only has 2 or 3tbls of butter. The day I made the streusel, I chopped up a pear and sprinkled some struesel on it and baked it off. I wanted to try it before using it all on the pie and it was good, not too greasy and not too sweet.
I'll let you know how this tastes, that will be the true test. It smells fantastic too.