Pumpkin Pie Recipe


Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Make the most of pumpkin’s versatility and try this American Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe. A tasty combination of spies and pumpkin, the pie can be prepared in advance if you’re planning on entertaining.

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Serves 6


1kg pumpkin, deseeded, peeled, chopped

200ml thickened cream

3 eggs (extra)

1 egg yolk (extra)

½ cup brown sugar

2 tsp cornflour

1 tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp ground nutmeg

½ tsp ground ginger

icing sugar, to serve

Almond Pastry

1½ cups plain flour

½ cup almond meal

125g butter, diced and chilled

1 egg yolk

1 tbsp ice-cold water


To make almond pastry, process flour and almond meal in a food processor for 30 seconds. Add butter and process until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add egg yolk and ice-cold water. Pulse until pastry just comes together. On a lightly floured surface lightly knead pastry until smooth. Form into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.

Preheat oven to 200C. Grease a 20cm x 4cm-deep pie dish. Roll pastry out between 2 sheets of baking paper until 3mm thick. Line prepared pie dish with pastry. Trim excess pastry, form a disc, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate. Put pie dish in fridge for 20 minutes. Prick base of pastry with a fork 8 times. Put pie dish on a baking tray. Put a sheet of baking paper over pastry and fill with baking beads or rice. Bake pastry for 15 minutes. Remove beads and paper. Bake for 10 minutes or until light golden.

Reduce oven to 180C. Put pumpkin in a saucepan of water over high heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15–20 minutes. Drain. Return pumpkin to saucepan and put over heat for 2 minutes. Transfer to food processor and pulse until a puree forms. Whisk cream, eggs (extra), egg yolk (extra), sugar, cornflour, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger in a bowl. Add pumpkin and stir until combined. Spoon mixture into pastry shell. Bake for 40–45 minutes (bake pastry leaves for 10 minutes). Decorate with pastry leaves, dust with icing sugar and serve.


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