Pumpkin Pie is one of my favourite sweets! It is not too sweet, just a little sugar with the natural sweetness of pumpkin. Once you make the pastry, it won't take too long to make this gorgeously delicious pie. Enjoy cooking!
Background: I learned this pastry recipe from my British friend.
- flour (150g)
- butter (75g)
- water (tbsp 1 to 2)
- pumpkin (400g)
- sugar (1/2 cup)
- milk (1/2 cup)
- double cream (1/2 cup)
- cinnamon (1 tsp)
- egg (3)
Preheat the oven to 180 degree C. There is a saying "people with cold hands are good at making pastry",so keep the butter in fridge until you need it.
Prepare the bowl, add flour and butter. Mix them with your fingers, but do not knead the mixture.
when you get a crumbly, sand like texture, add water slowly until the texture becomes "earlobe" soft. Continue to mix, but do not knead.
Make a dough, and wrap it in plastic film to chill for a minimum of 30 min in the fridge.
Cut a pumpkin into small bit sized pieces (about 3cm cubes) and put them into a microwaveable container. Heat in a microwave for about 3 min until the pumpkin becomes soft.
Put the pumpkin pieces into a bowl. Mash them until it becomes roughly creamy in texture. Add sugar and keep mixing.
Pour the beaten eggs, the half cup of milk and double cream in the bowl. Sprinkle cinnamon powder. Mix them well.
Roll out the pastry to about 2mm thickness and then lay it into a pie tray. Shape the edge by pushing it with the tangs of a fork.
Pour the pumpkin mixture on the pasty. Preheat the oven to 190 degree C and bake for about 45 min. Let cool a little before enjoying this gorgeous treat!
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