Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie (Photo by Stephen Gross)

Pumpkin Pie is a traditional part of every Thanksgiving table. Here is my take on the American classic with a slight tweak. (Recipe follows).

I use lite coconut milk instead of cream or condensed milk. The texture and flavor is exceptional.

For those who are Gluten Free, this recipe was included in the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of Easy Eats Magazine. You’ll see my GF Pear Pie on the cover and 4 of my GF pie recipes in the article “Upper Crust”.

Be Happy, Make Pie!

Pumpkin Pie
 
Author:
Recipe type: Sweet Pie
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8
Prep time:
Bake time:
Total time:
 
Ingredients
CRUST:
FILLING:
  • 2 cups pumpkin
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • ¾ cup sugar (1/2 brown sugar + ½ white sugar)
  • ½ t salt
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t ginger
  • ¼ t nutmeg, freshly ground
  • and a tiny pinch of clove
Procedure
CRUST:
  1. Make Pie Dough (see above). Follow instructions for rolling out and placing in pie pan. Save the second dough for another pie.
FILLING:
  1. In a medium size bowl put all the filling ingredients and mix with an electric beater or a spoon until they are well blended and smooth. You may also use a stand mixer.
  2. Pour the filling into the rolled-out pastry you placed in the pie pan.
BAKING:
  1. Preheat oven to 425F/220C
  2. Place pie in oven and turn down immediately to 375F/190C
  3. Bake for approximately 50 minutes or until the custard filling is nearly set and doesn’t look runny.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before serving.
Notes
-Your pie may still be slightly jiggly in the middle when you take it out of the oven. This is just fine. It will “set up” as it cools.
-Chilling the pie, after it has cooled to room temperature, makes for easy cutting, too.
-Pass heavy whipped cream, sweetened with a bit of sugar, for cut slices.

 

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Comments

  1. Dyann Ross says

    Kate,

    I so enjoyed spending time with you, taking your class in Annapolis. Last week I made your pumpkin pie for my friend whose Mom is ill. I knew this is a favorite of his. He had just bought one. Today, upon returning the pie plate, he reported that my pie was so good he couldn’t eat the other! I had the chance to taste this pie–great texture and wonderful taste. My crust rolled out flawlessly!

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