Fresh Pumpkin Pie

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This classic pie uses sugar, or pie, pumpkins, which are abundant in the fall. They are much smaller than jack-o'-lantern pumpkins; one average-size sugar pumpkin will yield enough purée for just a single pie.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 sugar pumpkin (about 1.2 kg)
  • half <a href="http://www.canadianliving.com/food/easy_roll_pie_pastry.php">Easy-roll Pie Pastry</a>
  • 2 egg
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream (35%)
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground cloves and nutmeg
  • pinch salt
Garnish:
  • 2/3 cups whipping cream (35%)
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

Method

Halve and seed pumpkin; prick skin all over with fork. Roast, cut side down, on foil-lined baking sheet in 350 F (180 C) oven until flesh is tender, about 1 hour. Let cool. Scoop flesh into food processor; puree until smooth to make 2 cups. Drain in cheesecloth-lined strainer for 30 minutes; discard liquid.

Meanwhile, on lightly floured surface, roll out pastry into 12-inch (30 cm) circle; fit into 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate. Trim to leave 1-inch (2.5 cm) overhang; fold overhang under and flute edge.

Line pie shell with parchment paper; fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake on bottom rack in 375 F (190 C) oven until rim is light golden, about 30 minutes.

Remove weights and paper; bake until golden, about 10 minutes. In bowl, whisk pumpkin puree, eggs, cream, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, cloves, nutmeg and salt. Scrape into crust; smooth top.

Bake in 350 F (180 C) oven until filling is set, 30 to 45 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 12 hours.

Garnish: Whip cream with sugar. Spoon into pastry bag fitted with .-inch (1 cm) star tip; pipe rosettes around edge of pie.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 146 mg
  • Sugars 19 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 406.0
  • Total fat 27 g
  • Potassium 230 mg
  • Cholesterol 124 mg
  • Saturated fat 15 g
  • Total carbohydrate 37 g

%RDI

  • Iron 12.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 20.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 27.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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