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Alexander Alexeenko - 18.10.19

Pumpkin fall became classic a long time ago. What about cooking something autumn, something spicy, something tasty, something crusty? Today we prepared for you one of our favorite recipe of sweet pumpkin pie.

pumpkin pie

Before we’ll make appetizing and mouthwatering pumpkin pie, let’s make homemade spice set useful not for pies only, but other pastries, autumn and winter beverages, like mulled wine, hot chocolate, chai tea-latte, cider, eggnog and even more than you think.

What you need is these 5 spices and a couple of minutes. Put these ingredients into a bowl:

  • Ground pepper – 1.5 teaspoons
  • Ground cinnamon – 3 tablespoons
  • Ground cloves – 1.5 teaspoons
  • Ground ginger – 2 teaspoons
  • Ground nutmeg – 2 teaspoons

And just mix it all together with a spoon. Done! This spice set could be used for every dish you want if you like spicy food: yogurt, fried vegetables or different kinds of tea-beverage. By the way, bold decision.


Now backing to the recipe, we need all these ingredients plus our homemade spice set:

For the pie crust

  • 1 3/4 cups flour and a little bit more for dough rolling
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • Pinch of salt


For the filling

  • 2 cups pumpkin pulp puree (or more, depends on the size of pie crust)
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Lemon zest
  • Pulp of orange (as much as you wish it sweet)
  • 2 teaspoons honey (or more)
  • Our spice set


Then follow these steps:

1. Preheat the oven to 270°C, cut the pumpkin in half and bake it before it's mushy.

2. Mix all the ingredients for dough together: flour, small diced cold butter, 1/2 cups sugar, 3 beaten eggs, a pinch of salt.

3. Take the dough out the bowl, gather it into the ball, turn it onto a plastic wrap and freeze it for 30 minutes in the fridge.

4. Then rolling it out, put it into baking tray, prick with a fork and bake for 10-15 minutes.

5. Mash the pumpkin (with no peel) into a puree with a blender or a fork (but it takes more time).

6. Add to puree 1/2 cups sugar, 1/3 cups milk, 2 eggs, lemon zest, pulp of orange (as much as you wish it sweet), 2 teaspoon honey (or more), our spice set and mix in.

7. Pour the filling into baked pie crust and bake it for 45-50 minutes to 180°C. Then cool the pie. Also, you may garnish it with fondant or chopped almonds or classic – with whipped cream.

pumpkin pie

Congratulations! You handled it!

When it’s cold October outside, your pumpkin pie would warm you inside. So take your favorite brew, wrap yourself in a blanket and try your best to taste.


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