Pumpkin Pie Tamales

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With Fall in Full swing nothing is more warming than delicious Pumpkin. Here’s a twist on an old Mexican favorite to incorporate the taste of fall and a delicious warm treat that soothes the soul! Check out the fun Pumpkin Pie Recipe from IMUSA.




  • 40 to 60 dried corn husks
  • 7 cups maseca corn flour
  • 3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 29-ounce cans of pumpkin puree
  • 4 sticks of butter, melted
  • 2 cups of warm milk
  • 2 cups of walnuts, chopped
  • 12 ounces of raisins


  1. Fill a large bowl with warm water and soak corn husks until softened, about 30 minutes.
  2. In an extra-large bowl add Maseca corn flour and the rest of the dry ingredients. Mix together making sure that all of the clumps are broken up with your fingers. Then add all of the wet ingredients and once again, use your hands to mix the corn flour. Add more water as needed until you achieve the consistency of peanut butter. Fold in the walnuts and raisins.
  3. Assemble the tamales by using a rubber spatula to spread 1⁄2 cup to 1 cup of dough mixture onto the corn husk, depending on the size of the corn husk. The spread should cover about two thirds of the husk, away from the pointed end, making sure you leave some space on each side to fold. Gently fold one side of the corn husk to the other end and fold up the pointed end across. Lay each tamale fold-side down. There should be an open end to each tamale.
  4. Once the tamales are folded, fill the IMUSA TAMALE STEAMER with water just below the fill line and place the steam tray on the rack. Carefully place each tamale standing up on the steam tray without overloading it and bring water to a simmer. Steam with the lid on for 90 minutes.
  5. Remove each tamale with tongs and let rest for a few minutes before serving it as a sweet side-dish. MAKES 40-60 TAMALES.


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  • Reply Ashley Chassereau Parks

    Fall will be here before we know it!! I’ll have to give this a try when October rolls around!! I love all things pumpkin!

    July 6, 2016 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply Jo-Ann Brightman

    This is a different way of making tamales that sounds intriguing. I shall have to try it soon.

    June 21, 2016 at 4:23 pm
  • Reply gloria patterson

    OH my I am going to making this………… looks so so good

    April 29, 2016 at 1:38 pm
  • Reply Rita M

    I love all things pumpkin & these look amazing. Thanks for sharing!

    March 29, 2016 at 1:54 am
  • Reply Kaycee

    Sounds like an interesting dish!

    March 27, 2016 at 7:47 am
  • Reply Jane Macy-Painter

    My husband would love these.

    March 4, 2016 at 8:56 am
  • Reply Danielle Petryshyn

    Wound love to try these!!

    February 13, 2016 at 1:40 pm
  • Reply Sarah B

    We grow our own pumpkins and I am always willing to try new pumpkin recipes. This one sounds very interesting. Thank you for sharing.

    January 18, 2016 at 11:22 am
  • Reply Deborah D

    These look really good.

    January 16, 2016 at 1:09 pm
  • Reply Tammy Horn

    Wow! These look amazingly delicious! I must try to make these.

    January 14, 2016 at 1:37 pm
  • Reply melody hodge

    I have to say i have never seen anything or head of this before. Its definately something different and Im so willing to try. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

    January 12, 2016 at 11:13 pm
  • Reply Marti Tabora

    I love tamales, but never imagined making any like this. I definitely want to give them a try.

    January 6, 2016 at 1:15 pm
  • Reply Heather Heslep Morrissey

    We’ve been making tamales for years and have never tried these! Definitely on the To Do list!!!

    January 4, 2016 at 7:21 am
  • Reply Crystal Gomez

    I love making tamales, but have never heard of these! I’m not sure if my husband would go for them though…

    December 16, 2015 at 10:44 am
  • Reply Molli Vandehey

    this is very different…. im going to give it a try

    December 16, 2015 at 9:47 am
  • Reply denise low

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. We will give it a try.

    December 6, 2015 at 10:21 pm
  • Reply Charissa N.

    I love pumpkin pie and I love tamales, so I am totally intrigued by this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    December 4, 2015 at 2:27 pm
  • Reply Jerry Marquardt

    This is an amazing recipe. I love pumpkin pie so I can barely wait to make this recipe.

    November 30, 2015 at 2:45 pm
  • Reply Amy Baker

    LOVE pumpkin pie and tamales…….printing this out to make as soon as I can! thanks for the awesome recipe!

    November 30, 2015 at 9:16 am
  • Reply Cindy S.

    Oh my….I love tamales and I love pumpkin. This is a match made in heaven for me!

    November 28, 2015 at 11:52 pm
  • Reply Jeffrey

    Now this is a special looking recipe. I never would have thought of using pumpkin as an ingredient in tamales.

    November 24, 2015 at 5:39 pm
  • Reply Nancy T.

    These look amazing.

    November 24, 2015 at 11:42 am
  • Reply Dorothy Boucher

    This does sound very delicious! although I have never tasted this before, I am tempted to try this, maybe in a smaller batch,,

    November 24, 2015 at 10:28 am
  • Reply Lesley F

    Love Tamales and would never have thought of this. Looks delicious

    November 22, 2015 at 6:28 am
  • Reply lisa

    I have never had a tamale before. I generally like the flour wraps. This sounds like an interesting recipe.

    November 19, 2015 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Dandi D

    This sounds so yummy, and what a creative idea!

    November 19, 2015 at 12:18 pm
  • Reply Nicole L

    This is a different way to prepare pumpkin. I’m not sure that I would try this recipe.

    November 19, 2015 at 8:40 am
  • Reply Jessica Llanos

    Ohhhh these look so yummy!!!

    November 18, 2015 at 10:42 pm
  • Reply Betsy Williams

    Living in Maine and being from Arizona, I really miss Mexican food! This sounds like a fun and delicious way to bring some AZ flare to a traditional pumpkin pie 🙂 I would leave out the raisins though

    November 18, 2015 at 10:39 pm
  • Reply Jilliann M

    I love tamales. Not sure how I feel about sweet versions though!

    November 18, 2015 at 9:19 pm
  • Reply Jessica W.

    Oh my goodness, that sound amaaaaazing!!!! I am going to have to try theses out!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    November 18, 2015 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Julie Waldron

    I love anything pumpkin! These sound interesting. 🙂

    November 18, 2015 at 5:18 pm
  • Reply Mary Gayowski

    these sound yummy! Will have to try them!

    November 18, 2015 at 2:58 pm
  • Reply Jodi Hunter

    I can’t wait to try these!

    November 18, 2015 at 2:57 pm
  • Reply Rosie

    I love trying new things, for me this would be an adventure – and a delicious one at that!

    November 18, 2015 at 1:15 pm
  • Reply Mary Jo Reese

    Love this idea!! I’ve never made Tamales before…what a great to start and learn! Sounds wonderful! I like the idea of bringing a different flair to the table on Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing!

    November 17, 2015 at 12:04 pm
  • Reply Lindsey Cartwright

    I would have never thought about making something like this, but they look delicious! It’d be a fun twist on normal Thanksgiving desserts.

    November 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm
  • Reply Lauryn R

    These sound very strange, but so good!! I love regular tamales and I love pumpkin pie though, I definitely want to try these!

    November 16, 2015 at 12:05 pm
  • Reply Michele Ash

    WOW! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe on Pumpkin Pie Tamales! These sound and look so good! I’ve never worked with corn husks before, however, there is always a first time for everything! I saved your recipe to try at a later date! Thanks again for sharing your delicious recipe with all of us! I honestly do appreciate it! Thanks again oh so much! Michele 🙂

    November 15, 2015 at 12:48 am
  • Reply Elishia


    November 14, 2015 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply amber deuel

    Looks so good!!!

    November 14, 2015 at 4:50 pm
  • Reply Kassandra Njari

    Yuuuummm!! Omg I HAVE to try these!

    November 14, 2015 at 1:57 pm
  • Reply Georgina Giffin-Rao

    This looks amazing!

    November 14, 2015 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply ellen schull

    Now, this is a recipe I have never heard of. I have never tried tamales they sound too hard, but I might give it a try.

    November 14, 2015 at 8:27 am
  • Reply Rebecca D

    A great food for older babes and toddlers- easy to eat and filling. And they freeze well!

    November 14, 2015 at 12:51 am
  • Reply Alicia

    Tried these a few weeks ago and didn’t really like them. Might try them again this recipe looks a little different.

    November 13, 2015 at 11:54 pm
  • Reply Britney

    May have to attempt these this year for Thanksgiving. Yummy!

    November 13, 2015 at 10:57 pm
  • Reply Marisha Thompson

    Looks delicious!

    November 13, 2015 at 10:34 pm
  • Reply Sheena Green

    Pumpkin pie tamales sound very yummy! I think I need to attempt to make these.

    November 13, 2015 at 10:17 pm
  • Reply Ashley S

    Ooh these look delicious. 🙂

    November 13, 2015 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply Marina

    This looks yummy! But I’m a sucker for anything pumpkin!

    November 13, 2015 at 9:46 pm
  • Reply Alley Elizabeth

    This is on the holiday to do list forsure!

    November 13, 2015 at 9:39 pm
  • Reply Amanda Stano

    Where have these been all my life!?

    November 13, 2015 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Jenn symczak

    Hmm, these sound yummy

    November 13, 2015 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Brin Cobb

    Oh my gosh! These look unbelievably good. My family always has tamales at Christmas, and I know these would be a huge hit. Thank you!

    November 13, 2015 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Lindsay

    yummy, these look great!

    November 13, 2015 at 9:25 pm
  • Reply Deborah D

    These sound really goo! Can’t wait to try then

    November 13, 2015 at 7:53 pm
  • Reply Sarah Phillips

    Well these look intriguing and delicious! I’ve never actually had tamales, so this would be a new experience for me. But I have to say these pumpkin pie tamales sound heavenly. I love seeing new twists on old recipes! Thanks for sharing!

    November 13, 2015 at 5:54 pm
  • Reply Miriam Matheny

    I will definitely be making these for my mom group! We love everything pumpkin and you can never go wrong with tamales. Have you ever tried filling them with a spiced cream cheese or anything?

    November 13, 2015 at 5:15 pm
  • Reply Tiffany Dover

    I have never, ever, ever heard of this before but if it involves pumpkin, then I’m surely to like it. I have to try these!

    November 13, 2015 at 4:45 pm
  • Reply Penny Delgado

    This sounds yummy. My husband is from Mexico and cooks tamales on holidays and he loves pumpkin pie so he would sure love these.

    November 13, 2015 at 3:27 pm
  • Reply katie

    sounds like an amazing side dish! Love tamales but never made them before.

    November 13, 2015 at 2:34 pm
  • Reply Katy

    These sound awesome! What a fun fall take on the tamale- a family favorite. We love everything pumpkin here so I’m sure these will be no exception! I just bookmarked these for next week’s meal plan!

    November 13, 2015 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman

    These are so different and they sound so good. Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe. I will give it a try

    November 13, 2015 at 1:53 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    This is a fun alternative to pumpkin pie!

    November 13, 2015 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply Anel

    What a twist!! In my family we make sweet tamales, so I’m assuming they taste similar! I’ll have to tell my mom about this one!

    November 13, 2015 at 1:40 pm
  • Reply Kara Rotella

    Well since I love all things pumpkin, these are a must try!!!

    November 13, 2015 at 12:27 pm
  • Reply Fee Roberts

    This sounds absolutely delicious! I love tamales, and this would be a great twist on something I already love.

    November 13, 2015 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply hannah


    November 13, 2015 at 12:04 pm
  • Reply Amanda davis


    November 13, 2015 at 11:29 am
  • Reply Abby costa

    See… I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin…. But my husband is. Maybe I should concede?

    November 13, 2015 at 10:37 am
  • Reply Teresa

    Will have to give this a try. My husband loves everything pumpkin and always asking me to try something new every year.

    November 13, 2015 at 10:18 am
  • Reply Desare

    Those look yummy!

    November 13, 2015 at 10:12 am
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Omgosh!! Im pretty sure this is going to be my most favorite dessert EVER!!! Two of my absolute favorite things in the whole wide world!! Wowza!! Making them asap!!

    November 13, 2015 at 9:46 am
  • Reply Jillian Gonzalez

    These sound pretty good. Weat actually give them a try.

    November 13, 2015 at 9:04 am
  • Reply Danielle Weekley

    I need to go buy these ingredients this weekend! These look amazing!

    November 13, 2015 at 8:12 am
  • Reply Chantele Britton

    Omgosh! These sound amazing! I have a serious pumpkin pie addiction… must try!

    November 13, 2015 at 7:51 am
  • Reply Kristi Malin

    I may need these in my life! We love pumpkin pie here.

    November 13, 2015 at 12:29 am
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