Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust and Pepita–Sage Brittle

Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust and Pepita-Sage Brittle

Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust and Pepita-Sage Brittle

A sprinkle of bittersweet caramel brittle adds a welcome crunch to this perennial favorite, made even more special with a homemade graham cracker crust.Matt Taylor-Gross

Baking your own graham crackers for this crust, which forms a great base for other cream pies, is totally worth the effort—it pays off with a deeply concentrated molasses flavor—and the filling of fresh-roasted pumpkin and warm spices puts the canned stuff to shame. A sprinkle of bittersweet caramel brittle, packed with sage and pumpkin seeds, adds a welcome crunch that will kick up store-bought pumpkin pie, too. This recipe comes from Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits in Chicago.