10/23/11

Pumpkin Pie

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Autumn is all about pies, right? At least, about apple and pumpkin pies! So yep, I made a pumpkin pie. A very unpopular one, in fact. I tried to impress everyone with my oh-so fantastic skill of cutting out leaves from the crust dough. But nope, it didn't help, either.
I guess, no one is up for pumpkins here! Not my family, not friends. No one. Not even me. Seriously, how sad is this? 
But hold up...it gets even sadder. I made this pie from scratch with fresh pumpkin. Just imagine, I dealt with the whole fuss of a fresh pumpkin! And no one got like ooooh-aaaah this is just soooo gooood like I imagined someone at least would. Nope, the best review I got was: yeah, it tastes like pumpkin. It's good. But it tastes like pumpkin. 
Gosh!
Now, I will share the recipe and if you still like pumpkins I will encourage you to try this recipe out because it really is a good one! I made one last year (yes, from fresh pumpkin) but it was not nearly as good as this one and last year's was not bad at all. Working with fresh pumpkin is pretty easy too! And oh so much healthier! The unpopularity of mine was probably due to the fact that pumpkin desserts are not very known or beloved in Hungary. But looking at other blogs, I can tell that it is a huge it. Now being October, too...

Pumpkin Pie

for the crust

1 1/4 cup flour
3 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup butter - cold and diced
1/4 cup teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold water

for the filling

2 cups pumpkin puree - about half kg with its peel on
2/3 cup cane sugar
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 ts ginger
1 ts nutmeg
3 beaten eggs
2/3 cup condensed milk

First off, let's take the pumpkin slice and put it in a big bowl. Add water so the pumpkin would sit in it and place it in the microwave and heat it for 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes, take it out and carve the pumpkin out of its peel. Puree it and set it aside.

Now for the crust. Combine flour, sugar, salt together. Add the diced butter and pulse to mix. It will be very crumbly, then add the cold water, 1 spoon at a time. Pulse it again until the dough comes together. Knead the dough for a few seconds then wrap it in plastic and chill it in the fridge for 30 minutes.

For the filling, combine the pumpkin puree, sugar, spices together. Add the eggs and then the condensed milk and mix it together. If your new to baking a pie, the batter will be liquid but do not worry, it should be like this.

Now, roll the pie crust out and place it in the pie pan. Shape the crust with a fork and then pour the pumpkin batter into it. Cover with a foil and bake for 30 minutes on 190C. After 30 minutes, remove the foil and bake for another 30 minutes.



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