Draining pumpkin purée maximizes its flavour, eliminates excess water and makes a thick, luxurious filling.
- Portion size 10 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2011
- 1 can pumpkin purée
- 3/4 cups whipping cream
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup liquid honey
- 2 tablespoons brandy (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch ground cloves
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup cold unsalted butter cubed
- 3 tablespoons cold lard cubed
- 1/3 cup cold water (approx)
Yogurt Whipped Cream:
- 2/3 cups whipping cream
- 1/4 cup Balkan-style plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
MethodPastry: In bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter and lard until in coarse crumbs with a few larger pieces.
Drizzle with water, tossing with fork until ragged dough forms and adding up to 1 tbsp more water if necessary. Shape into disc. Wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.)
On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to 13-inch (33 cm) circle; fit into 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate. Trim, leaving 1-inch (2.5 cm) overhang; fold under and flute edge.
Line pastry with foil to cover edge; fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake in bottom third of 375°F (190°C) oven until light golden, about 30 minutes. Remove foil and weights; bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in cheesecloth-lined strainer set over bowl, drain pumpkin with 2 plates set on top for 1 hour; discard liquid.
In bowl, whisk together pumpkin, cream, eggs, brown sugar, honey, brandy (if using), ginger, cinnamon, salt, cloves and nutmeg; scrape into pie crust.
Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until crust is golden and filling is set, about 45 minutes.
Let cool on rack. (Make-ahead: Lightly cover and set aside for up to 24 hours.)
Yogurt Whipped Cream: In bowl, whip together cream, yogurt, sugar and vanilla.
(Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours.) To serve, dollop over slices of pie.
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Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Sodium 203 mg
- Protein 5 g
- Calories 359.0
- Total fat 23 g
- Potassium 279 mg
- Cholesterol 119 mg
- Saturated fat 13 g
- Total carbohydrate 35 g
- Iron 16.0
- Folate 20.0
- Calcium 7.0
- Vitamin A 115.0
- Vitamin C 3.0