Walnut Pumpkin Pie

Once you prepare this pumpkin pie it will become the most desirable one!

Ingredients for Pastry:

  • 200 g Plain Flour
  • 100 g Butter; at room temperature
  • 50 g Castor Sugar
  • 50 g Ground Walnuts
  • 1 Egg Yolk; lighty beaten

Ingredients for Filling:

  • 700 g Pumpkin Flesh; cubed
  • 70 g Castor Sugar
  • 1 tsp Plain Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 Eggs; lightly beaten
  • 250 ml Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Method:

Mix flour with butter using a pastry cutter till flour is crumbly. Stir in sugar, walnuts and add egg yolk.

Using your fingertips, gently mix to bind the mixture and form into dough. Wrap with a plastic film and chill for half an hour.

To prepare the filling, steam pumpkin till soft. Mash cooked pumpkin before adding the remaining ingredients.

Roll out pastry dough onto floured worktop and spread into a springform fluted 23 cm pie tin. Trim off edges. Pour filling onto the pastry.

Bake in preheated oven at 200°C for 40 minutes until the filling is cooked and pastry turns golden.

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