Saturday, 11 April 2009

Pumpkin Pie

I remember as a young kid having a pumpkin pie, it is not very common in Australia but I found a good recipe for one and I do love using pumpkin as a dessert option!

Ingredients
2 sheets shortcrust pastry
1 tsp vegetable oil
500gm (2 cups) cooked pumpkin, pureed
100gm brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 egg white, beaten
250ml double cream

Method
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius and grease a 22cm spring form pan. Press the pastry into the pan and blind bake for 15 minutes
  • Combine pumpkin puree with brown sugar, eggs,vanilla,cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, mix well.
  • Pour mixture into pie tin
  • Using the other sheet of pastry make lattice strips and place across the pie. Brush with the egg white.
  • Bake in the oven for 40 minutes until pie is set and pastry is golden brown.
  • Serve with the double cream

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