Pumpkin Pies

Hi everyone!

 

Don’t know what to do with your pumpkin flesh this Halloween? Why not have a go at this Pumpkin Pie recipe!

 

Ingredients: -

 

1.  6 sheets filo pastry

2.  300g pumpkin flesh, cooked

3.  2 eggs

4.  1 egg, white only

5.  50g honey

6.  1/2 tsp allspice

7.  1/2 tsp ginger

8.  1 tsp cinnamon

 

Directions: -

 

·      The night before, dice the pumpkin and boil in water for 10 minutes until soft. Puree it in a blender then place in a muslin cloth and hang it over a bowl to catch the juice overnight.

·      Pre-heat your oven to 160C/140C Fan/Gas 3. Line 4 ramekins with 6 layers of filo pastry (stagger them and let them hang over the sides). Brush each layer of pastry with egg white as you place them in the ramekins.

·      Place a handful of baking beads onto some cling film (or baking parchment) and wrap it to make a bag. Make 4 of these. Place the bags of baking beads onto the filo pastry cases and blind bake for 10 minutes.

·      Remove from the oven and leave to cool, and then take the bags of baking beads out. Re-glaze the inside of the filo basket with egg white and place back in the oven for another 2 minutes.

·      In a bowl, mix the pumpkin flesh, allspice, ginger, cinnamon, eggs and honey.

·      Divide into 4 and spoon into the filo parcels (still in ramekins).

·      Turn the oven down to 140C/120C Fan/Gas 2 and bake for 30-40 minutes until the mixture is set and has a firm wobble.

 

These pumpkin pies are sure to get your Halloween spirits going! Enjoy!