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Classic pumpkin pie with pecan & maple cream

Classic pumpkin pie with pecan & maple cream

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  • Serves 8

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

  • Freezable (Can be frozen if pastry not previously frozen)
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal624
fat41g
saturates18g
carbs61g
sugars30g
fibre0g
protein7g
low insalt0.73g
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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 pecan , finely chopped

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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 TIPS
OR WHY NOT TRY...

Adding chunks of onion squash to a stew or casserole 20 mins before it finishes cooking to add flavour and colour.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2008

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