Easy pumpkin pie – simple to make and delicious
With Halloween fast approaching there maybe the odd pumpkin sitting around ready to become a lantern. So if you are wondering what to make with your pumpkin’s insides here is a quick and easy recipe for a delicious and traditional Pumpkin pie.
- 9 inch ready baked pastry flan base
- 550g (1lb 4oz) diced pumpkin (you can also use butternut squash)
- 100g (4oz) caster sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 200 ml (7fl oz) evaporated milk
- 120ml (4fl oz) golden syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- A good pinch of salt
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- icing sugar for dusting
Preheat the oven to 190C or a fan oven to 170C. Gas Mark 5
Easy pumpkin pie method
If you have a microwave put the squash into a large bowl, cover with cling film and microwave on High for 6 to 8 minutes until soft. You will probably have to do this in two batches. Drain any liquid away and then puree in a food processor. Allow to cool.
Alternatively cook on the hob. Place the pumpkin in a large saucepan, cover with water and bring to the boil. Cover with a lid and simmer for 15 mins or until tender. Drain pumpkin; let cool.
Whizz 450g (1lb) of pumpkin puree in the food processor with all the remaining ingredients until smooth. Pour into a pastry case and bake for one hour or until puffy and just set.
Cool in the tin for just ten minutes then remove from the tin and leave to cool.
And there you have a delicious but simple to make easy pumpkin pie perfect served with whipped cream.
After a savoury recipe for your left over pumpkin then try this simple tasty Pumpkin supper dish.
If you are a busy mum and after some more simple every day recipes that will help you develop confidence with your cooking take a look at the BBC Easy Cook Magazine