Pumpkin Pie

pumpkin-pie-2016-6-of-35

Pumpkin Pie, the ultimate key to my heart. I love it so much I even have a sweatshirt about it. September through December is prime pie time, and in the autumn and winter months I like to have one in the fridge pretty much permanently, as a slice makes the most delicious seasonal snack at any time of day.

pumpkin-pie-2016-33-of-35 pumpkin-pie-2016-32-of-35

It’s an open topped pie so can be made as simply as pouring the filling into a pastry outer, or can be fancied up a little with some quick and easy decorations. Β I always make a little more pastry than is required for the base toΒ add a little more as a topping. Little leaves work well as they are so simple but look great, these were made with some little cookie cutters, and then scored with a knife.

pumpkin-pie-2016-31-of-35

The pastry is a simple shortcrust – half fat to flour with a little bit of water. I made quite a lot and chilled any leftovers, which was 200g butter and 450g flour.Β Mine looks a little rustic around the edges as I blind-baked for a little too long, but that’s just fine, yours might just be a little prettier.

To make the filling, combine in a large jug 1 tin of pureed pumpkin, 2 eggs, one carton soya cream (or condensed milk if you’re up for the dairy), 3/4 cup soft brown sugar, and 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice. I like mine quite spicy so feel free to tone this down a little if you don’t. Stir until it’s nicely combined and pour into the pastry.

pumpkin-pie-2016-30-of-35

The ‘leaves’ sit quite nicely on the unbaked pie as it has a fairly thick consistency, though if you’re worried then add them in a little while after you start baking.

Bake at 180c for 30-40 minutes until set and shiny on the top.

pumpkin-pie-2016-25-of-35 pumpkin-pie-2016-22-of-35 pumpkin-pie-2016-16-of-35 pumpkin-pie-2016-10-of-35

And enjoy! Not the most delicate or gourmet, butΒ with it’s sweet, spicy, seasonal flavours, it’s one of my absolute favourites.

pumpkin-pie-2016-5-of-35

  • I tried pumpkin pie for the first time last year when I spent thanksgiving in Canada and absolutely loved it. I’ve been wanting to try to make it myself this year, so thank you for your recipe! It looks delicious!

    http://www.sartorialscot.com

    • Carrie

      You’re very welcome, Lynnsay, good luck with the baking! x

  • Ooooh I’d love a piece of that πŸ™‚

    • Carrie

      You should make some! πŸ™‚

  • I like how you say 3 tsp of pie spice is “quite spicy.” When I make mine it’s basically just me pouring spice into it for a solid 5 minutes. Pumpkin pie is my favourite dessert though. I miss how readily available it all is at home in Canada. This year I had to order the classic Libby’s puree from Amazon.

    Aisling | anthologie.

    • Carrie

      Haha as it’s a homemade mix it’s quite spicy! Libby’s seems to have disappeared this year… but I did find ‘buddy’s’ in Sainsburys, it’s just as good πŸ™‚ x

  • I can’t say I’ve ever had pumpkin pie, but this looks absolutely wonderful!

    Catherine | Hey, Mama

    • Carrie

      Thank you lovely lady! x

  • I’ve never had pumpkin pie – it’s not very popular here in Italy! It looks delicious πŸ™‚

    agoldenhour.blogspot.com

    • Carrie

      I’d definitely recommend it, it’s one of my favourites! x

  • This looks delicious – I really want to try making it! x

    http://emmaboughtwhat.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Carrie

      Thanks Emma, let me know how you get on if you do try it! x

  • Oh I love the leaf cutouts! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • Carrie

      Thank you Audrey!

  • I’ve been dying to bake pumpkin pie since September but I can’t find the puree anywhere I could cry… HELP MEEE!

    franalibi.blogspot.co.uk

    • Carrie

      I found it in a large Sainsburys in the ‘american food’ section. I’ve also seen it in Waitrose & Tesco. I’ve always got Libby’s previously but it seems to have been replaced with Buddy’s this year, but it’s just as good. Good luck! πŸ™‚ x

  • Just looking at these photographs made me salivate…amazing!! πŸ™‚

    • Carrie

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Looks super yummy – I have never tried pumpkin pie but I feel like now would be the right time haha!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • Carrie

      It’s always a good time for Pumpkin Pie! πŸ™‚

  • Laura Torninoja

    Ahh that looks so good! I have to admit, I’ve never had a pumpkin pie in my life! After reading this post though, I think I might have a slice of my first one very, very soon.. At least I’m hoping so! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • Wowowow. Yes, these photos are amazing!

    http://www.ohjanuary.co.uk