Pumpkin Pie Recipe From Scratch with British/European Measures #pumpkin #pumpkinpie #baking

If you are wondering what to do with the insides of your pumpkin this weekend, whip up this delicious pumpkin pie for dessert.  This recipe uses fresh pumpkin and a sweet pastry case to make a delicious pudding that is a real treat.  We've used British or European measures too for your convenience.


Home-made Pumpkin Pie

You can either use a ready-made pastry case or make or buy your own sweet shortcrust pastry and roll out to fit a large flan tin.  We used home-made.

Ingredients

750g pumpkin
140g golden caster sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs, beaten
25g butter, melted
175ml milk

For the topping:

1 tbsp icing sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Method

1. Place the pumpkin in a large saucepan and cover with water.  Bring to the boil then simmer until soft, about 15 minutes.  Drain the pumpkin and set aside.  Once cool enough to handle mash the pumpkin then push through a sieve to make a pulp.

2. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan and prepare your flan tin if not already done.  Chill the pastry for 15 minutes if making yourself, then line with a piece of greaseproof paper and baking beans.

3. Bake the pastry for 15 minutes then remove the beans and paper and bake for a further 10 minutes.  Remove form the oven and allow to cool.  (If using a bought pastry case simply allow it to come to room temperature.)

4. Turn the oven up to 220C/200C fan.  Melt the butter over a low heat.  Add sugar, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon to the cooled pumpkin pulp, then mix in the beaten eggs, melted butter and milk.  Mix thoroughly.

5. Pour the mixture into the cooked pastry shell and bake for 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes reduce the temperature to 180C/160C fan and bake for a further 35-40 minutes until the filling is just set.

6. Leave to cool then chill in a cold fridge.  Mix the icing sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over before serving.  Any remaining pie will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.  Serve chilled.




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