Ooh it’s that time of year when I just want to go for longs walks through the crunchy leaf covered fields and then retire home to some good old autumnal comfort food. Well nothing says comfort food like pumpkin pie! Last night Pete and I did some pumpkin carving and I decided to get baking with the leftovers! 

Here’s a really simple recipe for pumpkin pie that takes no time to prepare and it absolutely delicious!

What you’ll need:

  • 750g pumpkin
  • Sweet shortcrust pastry
  • 140g caster sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 25g melted butter
  • 175ml milk
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar

How to do it:

Start by cutting off the crown of your pumpkin and scooping out the seeds and flesh. Don’t forget to keep hold of the seeds for some yummy roasted pumpkin seeds.IMG_3430Cut the pumpkin into chunks leaving the rind on. It’s so much easier to separate it once it’s been steamed!IMG_3431

Pop the chunks into a steamer for 20-25 minutes. I have a 3 tier steamer which makes it easier to cook larger quantities but you could also use a microwave or saucepan to steam. IMG_3438

Preheat the oven to 220  celcius.

While the pumpkin is steaming, mix the sugar, salt, nutmeg and half of the cinnamon in a bowl. Add in the beaten eggs, melted butter and milk.

Once the pumpkin has steamed, cut it away from the skin. This should be really easy but if the pumpkin is still quite hard just pop it back in the steamer for another 5 minutes then try again.

You can push the pumpkin through a sieve but I popped it in a blender, it was much quicker and less pressure on my hands! IMG_3450

Then mix the pureed pumpkin with the rest of the ingredients and pour it into the pastry. IMG_3447

Pop it in the over for 10 minutes and then lower the hat to 200 celcius for a further 25 minutes.

Take it out of the oven, leave to cool and then dust some icing sugar and the remaining cinnamon on top for decoration!IMG_3454

I also got some mini pastry shells which made for delicious treats throughout the day!

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The mini ones tasted so moreish and didn’t even last a day! I still have half the pie left which will be a lovely halloween dessert!

 

I’d love to see your pumpkin pie recipes so leave a link below!

 

Thanks for reading xx