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Recipe Card

Pumpkin Pie with Crunchy Nut Topping

Ingredients

  • 500g Jus-Rol™ shortcrust pastry   
  • 350g pumpkin flesh cut into pieces
  • 75g golden caster sugar   
  • 284ml double cream,    
  • 3 eggs   
  • 1 tsp cinnamon essence   
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence   
  • 50g butter   
  • 100g light brown muscavado sugar   
  • 100g walnuts   
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup    
  • Crème fraiche, for serving

Equipment required

  • Rolling Pin
  • 23cm/9" flan tin
  • Electric Mixer
  • Baking paper
  • Baking Beans
  • Food processor/wire whisk
  • Mixing bowl
  • Palette Knife

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan assisted)/400°F/Gas 6.
  2. Lay pumpkin on a baking sheet, cover with foil and cook in oven for 15- 20 minutes until soft. Meanwhile roll out pastry and use to line flan tin. Line with baking paper and fill with baking beans and bake blind for 15 minutes until just cooked but not too brown.
  3. When the pumpkin is cooked, place in a food processor with sugar, cream, eggs, cinnamon and vanilla and whizz together until well mixed. Alternatively you can mix them all together by hand with a wire whisk.
  4. Carefully pour filling into pre baked pastry case, reduce oven to180°C Gas M 4 and bake for approx. 40 minutes until set. Allow to cool
  5. Whilst pie is cooking melt the butter and stir in sugar and chopped nuts. After 30 minutes baking time, remove pie from oven, scatter over the nut mixture, spreading lightly with a palette knife and return to oven for final 10 minutes.
  6. Cool before serving with maple syrup and crème fraiche.

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