Saturday, 5 October 2013

American pumpkin pie

I made this a few days ago and it was a success. It tasted a bit weird because it
was the first time I was eating a pumpkin pie. Here's the recipe.


a pie pumpkin
1 cup sugar
1.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
3 cups pumpkin glop
1.5 cans milk

For pie crust

1.5 cups flour (about 6 ounces by weight) - plain flour, not self-rising.
2 tablespoons sugar
100g cold butter
1/4 cup cold water

Step 1 -  Prepare the pumpkin

Wash the exterior of the pumpkin 
in cool or warm water, without soap.
Cut the pumpkin in half and scrape
the stuff inside the pumpkin away.  
You want to get out
that stuff that coats the inside
surface. Remove the stem, 
and put the pumpkin into a 
microwaveable bowl

Put a couple of inches of water in 
the bowl, cover it, and put in the 
microwave.  I cooked it on high
until it is soft.  That may take 20
minutes or more, 
so like anything else, try 15 minutes,
see how much it is softened, then
do 5 minute increments until it is soft.
Cook the pumpkin until it is soft .   

By blending it, you give the pie a
smooth, satiny texture.
The pumpkin is now cooked and
ready for the pie. 

Step 2 - Make the pie crust

Preheat the oven in 425 F (210 C)
Mix  the flour, butter and sugar
in a food processor. Add water and mix.

Step 3 - Mix the pie contents and pour into the pie crust

Step 4 - Bake the pie

Bake at 425 F (210 C ) for the first 15 minutes, then turn the 
temperature down to 350 F  ( 175 C ) and bake another 45 to 60 minutes, 
until a clean knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 5 - Cool the pie and eat it

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