Classic pumpkin pie with pecan & maple cream

Classic pumpkin pie with pecan & maple cream

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 15 mins

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Serves 8

A great way to use up any pumpkin from your lantern carving

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Can be frozen if pastry not previously frozen
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
624
protein
7g
carbs
61g
fat
41g
saturates
18g
fibre
0g
sugar
30g
salt
0.73g

Ingredients

  • 550g piece pumpkin, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 500g pack shortcrust pastry
  • 175g light muscovado sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 142ml pot double cream
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • small grating of nutmeg

For the pecan and maple cream

  • 142ml tub double cream
  • 5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 25g pecans, finely chopped

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Method

  1. Place the pumpkin pieces in a large microwaveable bowl. Cover, then cook on High (850W) for 15 mins or until soft. Tip into a colander to drain, then leave to cool.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to the thickness of a £1 coin so it’s wide enough to line a 25cm tart tin. Ease the pastry into the case, making sure there’s an overhang, then chill for 30 mins. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Line the case with foil and baking beans, then bake for 15-20 mins. Remove foil and beans, then cook for a further 10 mins until the pastry is golden. Turn oven down to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3.
  3. Meanwhile, place pumpkin, sugar, eggs, cream and spices in a food processor, then blend until smooth. Pour into the baked pastry case, then bake for 1 hr until the filling has puffed up in the centre (it will sink as it cools). Remove from tin, then leave to cool.
  4. Whip the cream with the maple syrup until thickened, then fold in the pecans. Serve spoonfuls of the cream with slices of the pie.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2008

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mum2k7a's picture
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Making this for Thanksgiving dinner tonight but have made it once before and I remember it being lovely. My picky husband, who had not tasted a pumpkin pie in his life before, absolutely loved it so much so he asks me often when I'll be making it again. I guess today is his lucky day.

lalybaba's picture
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Have made this a couple of times so far this year and it has always been positively hoovered up by my French other half and his mates who love it. Going to try it on my American collegue this week as he's pining for home it being nearly thanksgiving...

forestnuter's picture
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Utterly gorgeous

habdabs's picture
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It was incredibly sweet - I'm sure it could do with less sugar. Smelled gorgeous when it was cooking but like another contributor, mine also had a slightly scrambled egg texture.
I whizzed it in the food processor at high speed to try and get the pumpkin as smooth as possible and wonder if that caused the cream to curdle with the eggs - the same way that a sponge goes if you add the eggs too fast and without any flour.
I think it might be better to whizz up the pumpkin first, then add the other ingredients and blend. I'll try it again but with only half the amount of sugar - yewch!

emberland's picture

I live in the Italian countryside where there is not ginger, allspice, muscovado sugar or double cream - BUT I will try it anyway with the ingredients I have, and at least we're lucky enough to have fresh pumpkins form the garden!

jessicagunn's picture
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Top pumpkin pie recipe - packed with flavour and a lovely texture.

I confess that I couldn't be bothered to use fresh pumpkin - one tin of Libby's pumpkin works very well if you are similarly lacking in motivation.

The maple-peacan cream gives this pie a really sophisticated edge.

bbcmac18's picture

We've been making pumpkin pies for years in the USA, and one regular can of Libby's pumpkin pie filling (which you can buy in the UK) is just the right amount to make this.

lalybaba's picture
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I've never made pumpkin pie before but with a large amount of pumpkin to use up I've been looking for a maxium number of ways of using it. I made this last night and served to some french friends who were round for dinner. Despite their initial scepticism, they devoured it with gusto! I really enjoyed it too and it was amazingly simple to make. I will definitly be making again!

hattiecake's picture
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Absolutly delisious!! I normally don't like pumpkin pie but this recipie changed my mind yummy

mickyjohnson's picture
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Tried this lovely pie for the first time last Saturday all the family loved it. Told some friends about it now everyone wants this recipe. Will definatly be making this again.

julianaiwg's picture
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Love the recipe idea -- thanks for the cream topping, and the instructions for baking the pumpkin, I will definitely use these over and over. However I found the spice mix wrong. It's definitely missing cloves, and more nutmeg. In this recipe, the cinnamon/allspice was overpowering.

charlie_c's picture

We make pumpkin pie in my family every year. Our recipe is very similar to this but I will definatley be giving this version a go. Last year I found that there was a Pumpkin shortage and instead of letting Halloween go by with out the traditional pie I tried it with butternut squash and it worked a treat.

tourer-dan's picture
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Really good, I've been meaning to make pumkin pie for years but never got round to it because the recipes always looked like too much effort. This was quite easy and I made my own pastry as I hate the shop bought stuff. Got 10/10 from everyone who ate it.

jojams's picture
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very sweet but loved by all

hilaryjarman's picture
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This recipe worked like a dream - really delicious

tazzymonster's picture
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Sorry, forgot the rating!

madspatula's picture
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Absolutely love this. Have made it a couple of times now and has come brilliant. Followed the recipe exactly and would not change anything. However, will have to try it with the cream next time!

my_dunh's picture
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The flavours of this pie are great, but I found the texture to be slightly squidgy despite baking for 70 mins. I don't know if I did something wrong, but I was expecting a firmer pie.

shineyb's picture
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Tried this recipe yesterday, not sure what went wrong but the filling had a texture like scrambled eggs, the taste was ok but it definitely didnt turn out right?

creativejackie's picture

Sounds great is there a low fat ingredient i could use instead of cream

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