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Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin pie

An homage to on an American classic -  our recipe for pumpkin pie is a salute to tasty Halloween and Thanksgiving traditions. The classic, aromatic pumpkin spice mix of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg go beautifully with the elegant notes of orange - and of course the star of the show: The sweet pumpkin filling.

1 hrs 5 mins 1 cake
Vegetable Buttery

ingredients

  • 250 g plain flour
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 150 g cold butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp water

For the filling:

  • 450 g red kuri squash
  • 3 eggs
  • 75 g dark muscovado sugar
  • 75 g sugar
  • 1 dl whipping cream 38%
  • 1 dl milk
  • finely grated orange zest
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1½ tsp ground ginger
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg

preparation

1. Combine plain flour and icing sugar in a bowl.

2. Cut the butter into small pieces and work it into the flour mixture with your fingers.

3. Add the egg yolk and water and gather the dough gently.

4. Press the dough into a loose-based pie tin (approx. 28 cm in diameter) and push up the sides.

5. Cover and refrigerate the crust for at least 30 min.

6. Prick holes in the crust with a fork and pre-bake in the middle of the oven.

7. Pre-baking time: Approx. 20 min. at 200°C – conventional oven.

8. For the filling: Place the pumpkin cubes in a saucepan filled with boiling water and cook for approx. 10 min., or until tender.

9. Drain off the water and blend the pumpkin for approx. 30 sec. – into a thick pumpkin purée.

10. Beat the eggs, sugar and pumpkin purée until smooth.

11. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat thoroughly.

12. Pour the filling into the pre-baked crust and bake in the middle of the oven approx. 40 min. at 160°C – conventional oven.

13. Refrigerate the pie for at least 2 hours – or until it is completely cold.

14. For the caramelised pumpkin seeds: Melt the sugar in a frying pan over a high heat for approx. 2 minutes until light brown.

15. Turn down the heat and add the butter. Let the butter melt, then add the pumpkin seeds and salt and stir for approx. 30 sec.

16. Pour the pumpkin seeds out onto a piece of baking parchment. Spread the seeds out using two forks, then let them cool completely.

17. Beat the cream until thick and spread on the cooled pie.

18. Break the pumpkin seeds apart and sprinkle over the whipped cream.

tips & tricks

The pumpkin pie can be frozen without the whipped cream and pumpkin seeds.