Pumpkin Pie Recipe UK : Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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I used fresh pumpkin for this pumpkin pie recipe uk, I cooked some pumpkin, peeled it and mashed it. You need a great base to put your pumpkin pie filling so follow the steps of the pastry carefully.

Ingredients for sweet shortcrust pastry

  • 150g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 100g butter, chilled
  • 2 teaspoons icing sugar
  • 1 small egg, beaten

You can watch a video tutorial I made showing method for making the sweet shortcrust pastry

  • Pre-heat oven to 200 Celsius
  • Put some flour into a bowl and rub in the butter using your fingertips until the butter is all mixed in.
  • Add in the icing sugar and mix it in with your hands.
  • Put the egg in to the mixture and and use a fork to mix the egg in
  • Put the fork to one side and use your hands to form a dough.
  • Roll out the dough on a surface dusted with some icing sugar. Lift the dough up by rolling it onto the rolling pin and put the dough in a 20cm/8in round fluted flan tin.
  • Use your hands to press down the dough on the bottom and all around the edges.
  • Put the pastry into the oven and blind bake for 15 minutes
  • Remove the baking beans and bake again for 5 minutes until slightly golden brown on top
  • Remove from the oven and put on a cooling rack and make the pumpkin pie filling.

Pumpkin pie filling recipe

  • 2 medium eggs, at room temperature
  • 215 grams fresh pumpkin, peeled and mashed
  • 60 ml double cream
  • 50 grams soft light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice or pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Method for making the pumpkin pie filling

  • Put the eggs in a bowl and whisk them together
  • Add the mixed spice into the mashed pumpkin and mix together. Add the ixture to the egg mixture.
  • Pour in the double cream and add in the salt and sugar
  • Mix this together and add to the blind baked pastry. You can watch this video to see how to blind bake pastry
  • Bake in the oven for 40 – 50 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Leave it to cool in the tin and then gently remove the tin and put on a serving plate.
  • Serve with some whipped cream or ice cream.