Roasted Pumpkin Silk Pie with Toffee
Yield: Makes a 9-inch pie
The addition of molasses and toffee to freshly roasted pumpkin make this a memorable dessert.
- 1 sugar pie pumpkin or 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree Add to list
- 1 prepared pie shell Add to list
- 2 slightly beaten eggs Add to list
- 1/2 cup sour cream Add to list
- 1/2 cup heavy cream Add to list
- 2 tablespoons molasses Add to list
- 3/4 cup sugar Add to list
- 1/2 teaspoon salt Add to list
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Add to list
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger Add to list
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice Add to list
- 1/8 teaspoon clove Add to list
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Add to list
- 1/4 cup crushed toffee Add to list
Preheat oven 350° F.
Wash pumpkin and cut it in half. Place on a baking sheet, cut side down, and roast 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 pulp from 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 2 cups pumpkin puree into a large mixing bowl. Beat in eggs until no streaks of white or yolk remain. Stir in sour cream and cream until thoroughly mixed, then beat in molasses. Blend in sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and vanilla. Fold in toffee pieces.
Pour custard into pie shell and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° F and bake an additional 45 minutes, until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
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, PCC Chef
Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Gardening with Ciscoe" show, aired on October 11, 2008
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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