How To Make Pumpkin Pie Recipe From Scratch
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How To Make Pumpkin Pie Recipe From Scratch


How To Make Pumpkin Pie Recipe From Scratch

Are you craving a pumpkin pie and you don’t know how to prepare one? Well, you are absolutely in the right place. Pumpkin pies, especially those that are made the right way, are to die for. 

With a blend of the right ingredients, you get not so sweet or plain pumpkin pie that everyone will enjoy. Are you a dairy-free person? Well, our pumpkin pie recipe will suit you since we will use unsweetened condensed milk.

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How To Make Pumpkin Pie Recipe From Scratch

How To Make Pumpkin Pie Recipe From Scratch
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Ingredients ~ How To Make Pumpkin Pie Recipe From Scratch

For fillings 

  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups of pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 11/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spices

For Cruster

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter chilled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup ice-cold water

For garnishing

  • Whipping cream

Baking equipment

Method ~ How To Make Pumpkin Pie Recipe From Scratch

Making the pie crust

  • Sieve the dry ingredients ( flour, salt, and sugar), and then add them to a food processor. NB; use the processor with an S-shaped blade for easy and smooth mixing.
  • Then add butter and water to the dry items and mix well until you form a coarse, thick dough that is sticky.
  • Then remove the dough from the processor and cut it into pieces, and roll two balls.
  • Cover with a cling paper and chill for around 30 minutes if you are using it immediately or overnight if you are not in a hurry.

Making fillings

  • In a bowl, beat your eggs, then add pumpkin puree, cream, vanilla and whisk well 
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the whisked pumpkin mixture (sugar, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice); mix everything until the ingredients blend well

Cooking process

  • Preheat the oven at 430 degrees F
  • Get your dough from the fridge to settle for around 10 minutes
  • Grease the pie tin using butter and ensure all edges are well greased to prevent the dough from sticking
  • Then roll your dough to 1 inch thick, and it should be wider than the pie tin
  • Transfer one crust to the pie tin and spread it well at the base
  • Add your fillings to the lower crust and spread them well using a spatula
  • Then place the pastry top after the fillings
  • Trim the edges to remove the excess cruster hanging on the edges of the tin and to form a round-shaped pie
  • Place a pastry shied at the top and put the pie in the oven to cook
  • Bake at 430 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes and then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F
  • Bake for another 50 minutes until completely cooked. Test with a toothpick to see if it is cooked
  • Remove the pie and transfer to a rack to cool
  • Put whipping cream in a paper piping and garnish the pie to your preference
  • Then serve

Conclusion

This is a perfect pumpkin pie recipe to try out, whether you are gluten-free or not. The recipes consist of balanced sugars, and making them is also quite easy.

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