Monday, 24 November 2014

Recipe | Pumpkin Pie


While we're still in Autumn I thought I would share my Pumpkin Pie recipe I made a couple of weeks ago. This was my first ever attempt and I couldn't believe how well it turned out! I made it completely from scratch with a real pumpkin. I did consider canned pumpkin but it's quite hard to find in the UK, but in the end I was even more proud of myself for using a real pumpkin. I won't lie, this recipe is quite difficult and takes a lot of elbow grease, but I would definitely recommend trying it! 

Ingredients - 

750g pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and cut into chunks
350g sweet shortcrust pastry
140g caster sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs, beaten
175ml double cream
25g butter
1 tbsp icing sugar for dusting

Method - 

1. Scoop out pumpkin seeds and pulp, peel and cut the rest of the pumpkin into chunks (find a cooking partner, this is the hardest bit!). Place the pumpkin into a large saucepan, cover with water and bring to the boil. Cover with lid and let simmer for for 15 minutes until tender. Drain pumpkin, let cool. 

2. Heat oven to 180 degrees C/Gas Mark 4. Roll out the pastry onto a lightly floured surface and use it to line a 22cm tart tin. Chill for 15 minutes. Line the pastry with baking parchment and baking beans. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove beans and paper and bake for 10 more minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. 

3. Increase oven to 220 degrees C/Gas Mark 7. Place the soft chunks of pumpkin into a blender and blend until smooth. In a separate bowl combine sugar, salt, nutmeg and half the cinnamon. Mix in the beaten eggs, melted butter and cream. Then add to the pumpkin puree and stir to combine. Pour into the tart shell and cook for 10 minutes. Then reduce the temperature to 180 degrees C/Gas Mark 4. Then continue to bake for 35-40 minutes. 

4. Remove from oven when filling is set and leave to cool, mix the remaining cinnamon with the icing sugar and dust over the pie. 

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2 comments

  1. I've never tried pumpkin before, but this sounds delicious! x

    Hannah x | hannatalks

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    1. I hadn't either before this, was really surprised how nice it was! x

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