Another all American recipe is of course one of this season’s favourites: the pumpkin pie. It is such a delicious and simple recipe to make, and it’s also quite healthy (or that is what I like to tell myself)! To think that a few years ago I didn’t like pumpkin… so many years of pumpkin pies lost!
I know this isn’t something Italians would traditionally cook, but it’s been a few years now that my friends and I make pumpkin pie either for Halloween or Thanksgiving.
So here’s how I make my pumpkin pie:
- Pie Crust (I know you’re supposed to make this too but it would take too long)
- 420 gr of Pumpkin
- 100 gr of Sugar
- 150 gr of fresh Cream
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Tablespoons of honey
- 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of Ginger (you can also grate fresh ginger)
- 1/2 teaspoon of Nutmeg
First of all take your pumpkin and boil it for about 10 minutes, so that it softens. Check if it’s ready by poking a piece with your fork and if it’s soft enough mash it into a smooth creamy pumpkin puree. Let it cool down.
In a bowl mix the eggs, sugar and honey. Whisk them together and then add your spices: cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
Then add in your pumpkin puree to the mixture and stir well. Add the cream, which you’ll have previously whipped a little to make it’s consistency firmer.
Stir well and simply pour your mixture in the pie crust that you’ll have prepped in a baking tin.
Cook for about 1 hour at 160°c, and then 5 more minutes at 180°c to get a nice golden crust on top.
To decorate you can add whipped cream or icing sugar.
Enjoy this lovely pie with a warm tea on an autumn night!