Classic Pumpkin Pie with Pecan and Maple Cream

Ingredients

Pumpkin 20 Ounce , peeled and cut into chunks (500 Grams / 1 Pound And 4 Ounce)
Shortcrust pastry 500 Gram (1 Pack)
Light muscovado sugar 6 Ounce (175 Grams)
Eggs 2
Double cream 142 Milliliter (1 Pot)
Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
Allspice 1 Teaspoon
Ground ginger 1 Teaspoon
Nutmeg 1 Dash (A Small Grating)
For pecan and maple cream
Double cream 142 Milliliter (1 Tub)
Maple syrup 5 Tablespoon
Pecans 1 Ounce , finely chopped (25 Grams)

Directions

GETTING READY

1) In a large microwaveable bowl, place the pumpkin pieces, cover and cook on High (850W) for 15 minutes or until soft.

2) Transfer into a colander to drain, then allow to cool.

3) On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to line a 25cm tart tin.

4) Gently lift and fit the pastry into the pie tin, cutting the extra at the edges. Then refrigerate the pastry for 30 minutes.

5) Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas mark 6.

MAKING

6) Remove the pie shell from the refrigerator and line the shell with foil and uncooked beans.

7) Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

8) Remove the foil and beans, then cook for another 10 minutes, until the pastry is golden.

9) Then lower the oven temperature to 160°C/fan 140°C/gas mark3.

10) In a food processor, process the pumpkin, sugar, eggs, cream and spices until smooth.

11) Pour into the baked pastry case and bake for 1 hour until the filling is bubbly and lightly browned.

12) Remove the pie from oven, unmould and allow to cool on a wire rack.

FINALIZING

13) In a bowl, whip the cream and maple syrup with an electric beater until thickened.

14) Then gently fold the chopped pecans into the cream.

SERVING

15) Slice the Classic Pumpkin Pie with Pecan and Maple Cream into wedges and serve with maple cream on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 105 Minutes
Ready In: 105 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 3160Calories from Fat 1852

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 207 g318.5%

Saturated Fat 18 g90%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 158 mg6.58%

Total Carbohydrates 318 g106%

Dietary Fiber 10 g40%

Sugars 225 g

Protein 31 g62%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet