FINAL DAY – Homemade Pumpkin Pie

It’s the grand finally and its Halloween so nobody can say they don’t have a pumpkin to hand.

Let’s finish this SQUASH FEST with the ultimate recipe.

Ingredients

Serves: 16

For the filling

  • 500g (1 1/4 lb) pumpkin, cooked and pureed
  • 1 (410g) tin evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 175g (6 oz) dark brown soft sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the pastry

  • 350g (12 oz) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 200g (7 oz) butter
  • 125ml (4 fl oz) cold water
Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Directions

Prep: 30min  ›  Cook: 1hr 10min  ›  Ready in: 1hr 40min

  • Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6.
  • Halve pumpkin and scoop out seeds and stringy portions. Cut pumpkin into chunks. In a saucepan over medium heat, cover the pumpkin with water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until tender. Drain, cool and remove the peel.
  • Return pumpkin to the saucepan and mash with a potato masher. Drain well, and measure 500g of the mashed pumpkin; reserve any excess pumpkin for another use.
  • Prepare pastry by mixing together the flour and salt. Rub butter into flour, and add 1 tablespoon cold water to mixture at a time. Mix and repeat until pastry is moist enough to hold together.
  • With lightly floured hands, shape pastry into a ball. On a lightly floured board, roll pastry out to barely a 0.25cm thickness. Transfer to a 20 or 23cm pie dish, gently pressing pastry into the bottom. Cut off any excess pastry hanging over the sides of the dish, and pinch pastry securely around the inner edge.
  • In a large bowl with mixer speed on medium, beat pumpkin with evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt. Mix well. Pour into a prepared pie dish. Bake 40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Well that’s the finish line and let’s hope you are all well and truly acquainted with the wonderful world of SQUASH.

It’s time to pop on Halloween outfits and enjoy the fun of the evening especially with your pumpkins and hopefully your pies.

Happy Halloween from all the team at KAM Design – Invest in Quality!

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