The Pumpkin pie, is a dish intrinsic to the thanksgiving table. In the early 18th century, the original Pumpkin Pie was a whole pumpkin filled with bread crumbs, apples, stewed pumpkin and eggs. The modern equivalent is somewhat less grand but still celebrates the humble pumpkin. This version makes use of our new circular Cake Tin, and is baked just enough to ensure a custardy center and served with a mascarpone cream, the perfect accompaniment.
PUMPKIN PIE RECIPE
Enamelware needed for the recipe and to serve;
• 300g cups all-purpose flour
• ½ tsp salt
• 7½ tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
• 100g chilled non-hydrogenated solid vegetable shortening, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
• 100ml (or more) ice water
• 350ml canned pure pumpkin
• 300g golden brown sugar
• 3 large eggs
• 1.5 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
• 1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
• 1.5 teaspoons ground ginger
• 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves (as original)
• 1/4 teaspoon salt (as original)
• 12 ounces mascarpone cheese
• 240ml chilled whipping cream
• 60g mascarpone cheese
• 2 tablespoons sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
Prepare your pastry by adding the butter to the flour and salt in food processor until it is crumbly. Slowly add iced water until it starts to comes together. Roll it into a ball and cover in the fridge to chill for half an hour.
Preheat your oven to 200ºc Fan/220ºC/390ºF and roll out your pastry to a 18cm round or your desired thickness and place in your lined tin. Trim and crimp the edges and then blind bake using lentils or baking beans for 40 minutes.
While the pastry is baking beat together the sugar and pumpkin then add the eggs one by one. Add in the rest of the batter ingredients.
Once the pastry is out of the oven add in the filling and bake on 160ºc Fan/180ºC/320ºF for 45 minutes until set but still jiggly in the middle. Allow to cool at room temperature before serving and chill over night to slice.
Whip together the topping ingredients until they reach soft peaks and serve!