Pumpkin Pie

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    one 9½ inch

    Pie
    • Difficulty

      Easy

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Baking

By James Peterson

Published 2009

  • About

Pumpkin pie filling is a custard made with eggs and pumpkin puree. Here the puree is flavored with spices and given a luxurious texture with cream before it is baked in a prebaked pie or tart shell. If you keep in mind that one egg sets at least ⅔ cup puree when baked, it’s easy to use this recipe as a model for other custard pies made with other purees, such as squash puree or sweet potato puree. Savory versions, based on pureed spinach or mushrooms, are also made in the same way, without, of course, the sugar and spices.

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