Easy Peasy Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie
Whilst all our friends in the US are currently busy preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday, we' thought we'd join in the Autumnal festivities by having a go at baking the all-American classic, pumpkin pie.
A comforting little sweet treat
As we race into the very heart of Autumn, the leaves are crunching underfoot and chilly sunny days transition into crisp, frosty nights.
We don't know about you, but at Victoria Eggs HQ, we all find ourselves seeking out cosy blankets, hearty comfort food, a lovely log burner and a good old cuppa.
A sweet, creamy slice of Pumpkin pie certainly doesn't disappoint!
AND, surprisingly it's not as complicated as you might think, using handy tinned pumpkin we managed to find in Waitrose.
If you've got any pumpkins left over from Halloween, it's a bit more of a faff, but worth giving this recipe a try.
Grab your aprons, put the kettle on and get baking!
⅓ cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 large eggs, 1 large egg yolk - whisk until incorporated
2 cups, or around 1 can, unsweetened pumpkin puree
⅔ cup sweetened condensed milk
⅓ cup heavy or double cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract or flavouring
For the pie base, we used a ready-rolled sweet pastry!
- While preparing filling, blind or prebake pie crust as needed
- Mix all dry ingredients together, making sure leave no clumps
- Add wet ingredients and whisk with dry ingredients until smooth
- Blend 1 egg and brush the pie crust with egg wash (this will help prevent the crust absorbing moisture from the filling).
- Add filling to a room temp or cooled pie crust, bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit or 165 degrees Celsius. The filling should puff up around the edges leaving a slightly recessed centre. This should take around an hour, maybe more depending on your oven.
Cool for 2-3 hours before serving.
Add whipped cream, a dollop of Crême Fraîche. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, try sprinkling with a handful candied walnuts too!
Enjoy! Remember to share your baking pics with us on Instagram and Facebook too, we love to see your creations.