Pumpkin Pie

Preparation info

  • Serves

    eight to ten

    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Long and Messy Business

A Long and Messy Business

By Rowley Leigh

Published 2018

  • About

The amount of sugar in the mix depends on both taste and the sweetness of the pumpkin: adjust accordingly, with more or less sugar, or the addition of a little maple syrup.


For the Pastry

  • 250 g (9 oz) unsalted butter, diced, plus a little extra for greasing
  • 100 g (


For the pastry, beat the butter and sugar together in a food mixer until light and creamy in texture. Add the lemon zest, then beat in the egg and egg yolk to form a smooth paste. Add the sifted flour and gently knead together to form a dough. Gather on a sheet of greaseproof paper and lightly form into a ball. Wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for 30 minutes.