Wednesday 19 November 2008

Tannie Sarie's Best Ever Pumpkin Pie - (NaBloPoMo #19)

Duwenzi is saving this pumpkin for Tannie Sarie because she makes the best pumpkin pie in the whole entire world!

Tannie Sarie’s Pumpkin Pie

Sweet short crust pastry case about 9” diameter and 1½” deep
2 cups/1lb pumpkin flesh, cut into 1” chunks
2 large eggs plus 1 yolk (use the white for another dish)
3 oz soft dark brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ level teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
½ tsp ground allspice
½ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp ground ginger
10 fl oz/double cream

Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

To make the filling, steam the pumpkin chunks then give them a thorough mashing.

Then lightly whisk the eggs and extra yolk together in a large bowl.

Place the sugar, spices and the cream in a pan, bring to simmering point, giving it a whisk to mix everything together. Then pour it slowly over the eggs and whisk it again briefly. Now add the pumpkin pureé, still whisking to combine everything thoroughly.

Pour the filling into your pastry case and bake for 35-40 minutes, by which time it will have puffed up round the edges but still feel slightly wobbly in the centre.

Remove it from the oven and place the tin on a wire cooling rack. Serve at room temperature with a big dollop of vanilla ice cream or créme fraïche.

Hmmmhmmm – delectable.


Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

That picture is soo sweet!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

The picture is just another one of your fabulous works of art. Just tasty indeed. Thanks so much for your comforting words you will never know how they have touched me during this difficult time. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Flor Larios Art said...

Great Painting! Love the colors.

Anonymous said...


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The W.O.W. factor! said...

Oh Tessa! The picture is beautiful, the colors of your work are so brilliant!
The recipe? Would go lovely with that Chicken Soup! I'll be right over! :)
Thank you for your kind words today.
~Hugs to you~

Debra Keirce said...

Tessa, your painting is lovely, and the recipe looks scrumptious!


Leola - Southshoreartist said...

Love the painting and the recipe sounds delicious! I have blog tagged you. Come over to mine and see! Southshoreartist

studio lolo said...

Adorable! The illustration and the recipe are both mouthwatering!