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The Best American Style Pumpkin Pie Recipe
During the fall is when there is the greatest harvest of pumpkins, so it is ideal to take advantage of the harvest to make the most delicious desserts. Among This is the traditional American-style pumpkin pie.
This dessert is perfect for Halloween celebrations or just to be enjoyed in the afternoon with coffee. That is why below we will explain how to do it in a simple way, and we offer some recommendations to make it perfect.
Pumpkin pie ingredients
For the mass
100 grams of butter.
200 grams of wheat flour.
A tablespoon of lemon juice.
35 grams of sugar.
An egg yolk.
A tablespoon of baking powder.
For the filling
700 grams of peeled pumpkin.
The zest of a lemon.
200 grams of Philadelphia type cheese.
2 cm of fresh ginger.
A tablespoon of ground cinnamon.
80 grams of white sugar.
An envelope or 8 grams of vanilla sugar.
U quarter tablespoon of nutmeg.
Steps for the preparation of the pumpkin pie
Note: Due to the length of this recipe, we will divide the process into several parts.
Peel the pumpkin, extract the seeds and fibers from the inside and cut it into pieces, leaving it ready to use. Wash the pieces very well, and remove excess moisture.
Cook the pieces of pumpkin steamed or parboiled as you like. If you cook it in a pot, cover it well and let it cook in a bain-marie. Ideally, it should be just a little soft, so a toothpick will fit in easily. 30 minutes will do.
Let it cool and reserve.
Preparation of the dough
In a bowl, sift the wheat flour and add a pinch of salt, 35 grams of sugar and a tablespoon of yeast. If you like, you can also sift the other dry ingredients and not just the flour.
Mix well with the help of a spoon to integrate the ingredients.
Add the butter to the mixture and begin to crush with the help of a kneader or with your fingers. It is noteworthy that the butter must be cold when incorporated. Another option is to use a disposer.
Grind the mixture to a sandy consistency.
Add an egg yolk and two tablespoons of lemon juice and continue mixing to integrate well.
Knead with your hands until you make a ball. If you have a hard time forming a ball, you can add just a little water to hydrate the mixture. However, add little by little.
Form a ball with the dough and wrap with transparent plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Preparation of the filling
Place the cooked pumpkin pieces in a large bowl and add 200 grams of previously whipped cream cheese.
Next, add the three eggs, sugar, vanilla sugar, cinnamon, lemon zest, ginger zest and nutmeg zest.
With the help of a food processor or hand grinder, beat all the ingredients in the bowl until you get a homogeneous mixture. If you like, you can blend everything in the blender.
Assembling and baking the cake
On a flat surface, sprinkle a little wheat flour and spread the dough on top of it, stretching with a rolling pin.
When you have a desired thickness in the dough, roll the dough very carefully on the rolling pin and then spread the dough over the mold.
Fit the dough into the pan, folding the areas of the dough that do not fit.
Pour the filling mixture over the dough in the mold and tap the surface to remove any air bubbles.
Bake the cake at 175º C, with heat up and down for 60 to 70 minutes.
Let the cake cool before unmolding.
When serving, sprinkle a little powdered sugar to decorate.
If you like, you can add a little whipped cream to decorate, but this is optional.
Recommendations and tips for a perfect pumpkin pie
It is best to use the variety of squash that is suitable for roasting.
It is better that before starting the recipe you prepare the pumpkin and leave it ready to use, as this will facilitate the process.
If you are steaming the pumpkin pieces, you can do it in a steamer, in the microwave or in the oven. If you steam in the microwave or oven, cover with plastic wrap so that they cook in their juices. Ideally, cook for 10 minutes at 180 volts.
You are better off using unsalted butter for this recipe.
If you don't want to use cream cheese, you can use heavy cream or heavy cream.
It is better than before incorporating the cream cheese or cream, whisk well and reserve.
If you don't want to use vanilla sugar, you can use vanilla essence.
Another alternative to lemon zest is to use the zest of a lime or orange.
You can use powdered ginger instead of fresh ginger if you prefer.
If you prefer, you can use cloves or cloves in the filling.
Remember to grease the mold with a little butter before spreading the dough on the mold.
Remember also that the oven must be preheated before inserting the cake.
The pumpkin pie is one of the typical desserts of autumn, as it is easy to prepare. Therefore, it is common to find it at Halloween or Thanksgiving celebrations. Best of all, the combination of pumpkin makes it delicious and nutritious.
That is why we recommend you try this recipe at home and surprise your guests with this delicious dessert at dinner. We also advise you to share this recipe with your friends so that they can prepare it for their celebrations.