Roasted Pumpkin Silk Pie with Toffee

Yield: Makes a 9-inch pie

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The addition of molasses and toffee to freshly roasted pumpkin make this a memorable dessert! Try serving it with whipped cream, flavored with Grand Marnier and sprinkle some additional toffee on top!

Ingredients

Preparation

Wash the pumpkin and cut it in half. Place in a roasting pan, cut side down, and roast in a 350° F oven for about 45 minutes, depending on size, until it is very tender when poked with a fork. Allow to cool slightly; remove the seeds and strings. Scrape the pulp from the shell and put it through a ricer, food processor or blender. (You may do this up to 2 days in advance and refrigerate.)

Line a 9-inch pie pan with pie dough.

Preheat oven to 425° F.

Measure out 2 cups of puree into a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients. Pour into the pie shell and bake for 15 minutes at 425° F. Reduce the heat to 350° F and bake about 45 minutes longer or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

Notes

Note: Some pumpkins may be a bit watery. If you find this to be the case, spread the puree out on a sheet pan and place in a 300° F oven for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool before proceeding.

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Gardening with Ciscoe" show, aired on October 11, 2008

Lynne Vea

ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea

Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.

Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.

She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.

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