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Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Because pumpkins aren't just for Halloween...

1 hour to prepare
Serves 8
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Ingredients

A pumpkin is for autumn, not just for Halloween, which is why we’ve whipped up this iconic seasonal pie to show you how to use up your pumpkins for a November treat, and to inspire your lockdown baking. If you can’t get hold of pumpkin, try it with butternut squash or use tinned pumpkin, which can found in our home baking section. Drizzle with melted chocolate – we have a gorgeous, growing range and have selected a maple-infused bar for this recipe, although any good quality chocolate will work – and serve warm with creme fraiche, or whatever you please. Why not pick up a bottle of dessert with to go with it too?! Liza is recommending our Ma’d Tokaji Late Harvest, available in our Wine & Spirits Store.

  • For the pastry
  • 175g plain flour
  • 125g salted butter - cold and cubed
  • 40g caster or icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • For the filling
  • 1 x 500g small orange pumpkin or butternut squash
  • 2 eggs, medium
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 bar of dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees / gas mark 4
  2. To make the pastry, blitz flour and butter in a processor until it resembles fine crumbs
  3. Add sugar and egg yolk and blitz until it just comes together
  4. Wrap with cling film and place in fridge
  5. If using fresh pumpkin, cut into four pieces and scoop out seeds
  6. Oil very lightly and place cut side down on a baking tray and roast for 45 mins to an hour until soft - scoop out and blitz in the blender until smooth - measure out 275g for the recipe, and put the rest aside
  7. Leave oven on and dust your counter with flour - roll out pastry until flat and a few mm thick before lining a well-buttered 8 inch pie dish with about a 4cm depth
  8. Prick with a fork, line pastry case with baking paper and add uncooked rice to help keep it flat before baking in the oven for 15 minutes
  9. Remove rice and paper and bake for another 8 minutes
  10. In the meantime, whisk the eggs in a bowl until fluffy, before carefully folding in the pumpkin, spices and sugar until just combined
  11. Lower oven to 160 degrees
  12. Fill pastry case with pie mixture and bake until set - approx. 40 to 45 minutes
  13. Melt chocolate in a small bowl over hot water and drizzle over the pie
  14. Serve with crème fraîche or cream
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