Sweet pumpkin pie

Martin Blunos stirs up a sweet sensation with this fabulous recipe for spiced pumpkin pie and irresistible whisky cream
By Martin Blunos
Sweet pumpkin pie
  • Rating:
  • Serves: 6-8
  • Cook Time:
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Effort: medium

Ingredients

Main

  • 300 g sweet shortcrust pastry
  • 2 large eggs
  • 80 g caster sugar
  • 1 pinches salt
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • ¼ tsp grated nutmeg
  • 500 g cooked pumpkin flesh, puréed
  • 50 ml coffee liqueur
  • 175 ml double cream
  • 150 ml soured cream
  • icing sugar, for dusting

For the whisky cream

  • 250 ml double cream
  • 30 ml whiskey
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6. Roll out the pastry thinly and use it to line a 23cm tart tin.

2. Beat the eggs together with the sugar, salt and spices. Add the pumpkin purée, coffee liqueur, double cream and soured cream and stir well until combined.

3. Pour the mixture into the pastry case and bake for 15 minutes. Lower the heat to 190C/gas 5 and continue cooking for another 45 minutes.

4. Remove the tart from oven and leave to cool to room temperature.

5. For the whisky cream: whisk all the ingredients together until thick.

6. Dust the pie with icing sugar and serve with the whisky cream.

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