Need that perfect dessert for Thanksgiving? Or maybe it’s nothing so grand and you’re just looking to satisfy a craving for a tasty pie and you can’t seem to settle on what exactly to make. Look no further; a pumpkin pie always saves the day. Also, check out the best selling CNY goodies from Emicakes.
What Is A Pumpkin Pie?
A pumpkin pie is a pie made for dessert with a pumpkin-based custard filling. It is most frequently associated with the festive season of Thanksgiving when the pumpkin is in season around North America. Now you might have heard of it but never tasted it and you might want to create your very own pie, having tasted one so amazing. Either way, here’s how to bake the perfect pumpkin pie.
What Do You Need?
- Baking Powder
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Pie Filling
Steps To Take
When it comes down to it, there are only two broad strokes involved in baking that perfect pumpkin pie for dessert;
- Preparing the pumpkin pie
- Baking the pumpkin pie
Each of these has certain steps to follow through. Here they are;
Preparing The Pumpkin Pie
1. Make The Crust First
What you want to do here is get a perfect pie crust. Mix your flour, sugar, baking powder and salt well to start with. Remember to use a food processor and add the butter and shortening then water to give you a pie crust that holds up and doesn’t crack easily or shrink during baking. And refrigerate while you preheat your oven.
2. Prepare Your Pie Filling
The first step here is to cut a cap around the pumpkin stem. With this, you can just scoop out the stringy insides of the pumpkin and its seeds. We have no need for those. Wash the rest of the pumpkin and cut its exterior into smaller slices to cook quickly.
3. Process The Pumpkin Filling
This can be done by boiling the cut slices of pumpkin in a saucepan until it’s soft or roasted in an oven at 275 to 300 degrees F. You should then wait for the slices of pumpkin to cool before mixing them with the necessary ingredients in a blender and making the perfect filling.
Baking The Pumpkin Pie
1. Pre-Heating The Oven
This is a step that comes after preparing the basic pumpkin mixture. This might consist of eggs, milk sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. They should all have been perfectly whisked with the pureed pumpkin pulp. Only after do you want to preheat the oven to an adequate temperature before baking? My recommendation here is 375 degrees F for about fifteen minutes of baking
2. Regulating The Temperature
Heat is a tricky thing, especially when you’re baking something as nuanced as a pumpkin pie. You want just enough heat to have your pie maintain a crisp flaky texture but not crack from overheating. Hence, you should reduce the heat of the oven to about 350 degrees F at this point and maintain it for thirty-five to forty minutes.
Once you’re finished with baking the perfect pumpkin pie, go on ahead and dig in! What else did you go through all that trouble for? Remember to let them cool at room temperature though. And of course, serve with whipped cream for a better experience.