Sep 24, 2010

Recipe: Pumpkin pie

By: Ryland, Peters & Small
Recipe: Pumpkin pie

Recipe: Pumpkin pie Author: Style At Home

Sep 24, 2010

Recipe: Pumpkin pie

By: Ryland, Peters & Small

Spiced with rum, this pumpkin pie is a delicious fall classic that will have your guests begging for more.

American pie crust dough

  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1-1/3 cups vegetable shortening, chilled
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup ice water

Pumpkin filling

  • 1 pumpkin or butternut squash
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 extra-large eggs
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk, about 7 oz.
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp rum (optional)


For pie crust dough:
1 Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Cut in the shortening using 2 round-bladed knives or a pastry blender (or do this in a food processor).

2 Beat the egg in a separate bowl. Stir the vinegar or lemon juice into the egg, then add water.

3 Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, then cut it in again using knives or a pastry blender. Shape and bring the dough together quickly, using your hands. Knead until smooth, either in a bowl or on a floured work surface. Divide it in two so it is easier to roll out later.

4 Shape the two balls of dough into flattened disks, cover each in plastic wrap, then chill for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator before rolling out.


For pie:
1 Preheat oven to 325°F. Cut the pumpkin into large chunks and bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour. Scrape the flesh from the skin and purée until smooth in a food processor. Raise oven to 375°F.

2 Bring dough to room temperature and roll out thinly onto a lightly floured work surface; press into tart pans or pie plates. Trim and crimp edges as you wish. Prick bases all over with a fork, chill for 15 minutes, then pre-bake crust (following directions from Classic Lemon Tart).

3 Lower oven to 325°F. Put all filling ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into pie crusts, set on a baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour, or just until set. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes, then remove the pies from pans and let cool for a few minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature, not chilled.

Makes two 9" pies

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Recipe: Pumpkin pie