Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin pie recipe

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Learn how to make a pumpkin pie with this classic recipe bursting full of flavour, filled with richly spiced golden pumpkin on a delicious shortcrust pastry base. Try serving this traditional American treat with a dollop of fresh, zesty whipped cream. See method

  • Serves 16
  • 45 mins to prepare, 1 hr and 10 mins to cook
  • 298 calories / serving

Ingredients

    For the pastry

    • 200g plain flour
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
    • 125g (4oz) butter
    • 2 tbsp icing sugar

    For the filling

    • 180g (6oz) caster sugar
    • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • ½ tsp ground ginger
    • ½ tsp mixed spice
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 x 425g can solid pack pumpkin or 450g diced pumpkin, cooked and sieved
    • 200ml double cream

    For the topping

    • 200ml (1/3pt) double cream
    • 1 orange, zested

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    1240kj
    298kcal
    15%
  • Fat

    21g 31%
  • Saturates

    13g 63%
  • Sugars

    15g 16%
  • Salt

    0.6g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 24.8g Protein 3.2g Fibre 1g

Method

  1. Heat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C.
  2. To make the pastry, mix together the flour and the cinnamon, if using. Rub in the butter and stir in the icing sugar. Add enough water (about 7 tsp) to mix to a stiff dough.
  3. Roll out the pastry until it is large enough to line a 23cm x 23cm x 5cm deep pie dish. Pinch the edge of the pastry. Roll out any trimmings and, using a small cutter, stamp out leaf shapes. Attach to the rim of the pastry using a little water. Chill for 15 minutes.
  4. Line the pastry with foil and fill with baking beans. Bake blind for 8 minutes. Remove the foil and beans and return to the oven for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Reduce the oven temperature to gas 3, 150°C, fan 130°C. To make the filling, put the pumpkin and all other filling ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Pour into the pastry case and bake in the oven for about 1 hour until the filling is set. Remove and leave to cool./li>
  6. To serve, whisk the cream until thick. Spoon onto the pie and scatter over the orange zest.

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As part of a healthy balanced diet, we recommend this recipe for a special occasion or treat.

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