Pumpkin Pie

This week I bought many pumpkins and made pumpkin pie :DDue to the cheapness of ASDA pumpkins (2 for £2) this week I bought 12 pumpkins (mostly for carving!).

Ingredients

  • 1lb prepared pumpkin flesh
  • 3 oz brown sugar
  • 1 large eggs plus one yolk
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ level teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 10 fl oz double cream
  • sweet short crust pastry case*

*Yes I had to cheat this week and get ready-made

How-to

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C
  2. To make the filling, steam the pumpkin then place in a coarse sieve and press lightly to extract any excess water.
  3. Whisk the eggs and extra yolk together in a large bowl.
  4. Place the sugar, spices and the cream in a pan.
  5. Bring to simmering point
  6. Give it a whisk to mix everything together.
  7. Pour it over the eggs and whisk it again briefly.
  8. Now add the pumpkin pureé.
  9. Whisk to combine everything thoroughly.
  10. Pour the filling into your pastry case and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  11. Leave to cool

The Finished Article

Sadly this week I made my icing way too runny but here's a picture I took last time I got this right :)