Pumpkin Pie with a Bugging Twist
The go-to Pie in Fall but this one is extra special with it's Nutritious & Sustainable Protein Superfood Twist.
Pie Crust Ingredients:
40g Cricket Powder
0.5 teaspoons salt
3 Tablespoons (45g) unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
74g Vegetable shortening, chilled
60ml cold water
Pumpkin Pie filling Ingredients
450g pumpkin puree
3 large eggs
250g dark brown sugar
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
240ml heavy cream
egg wash: 1 large egg beaten with 1 Tablespoon milk
Pie Crust Instructions
-Mix the flour, cricket powder and salt together in a large bowl. Add the butter and shortening.
-Using two forks or a pastry cutter, cut the butter and shortening into the mixture. It should look like coarse meal.
-Add the cold water 1 Tablespoon at a time and stir well after every Tablespoon has been added. Stop adding water if the dough begins to form large clumps.
-Transfer the pie dough to a floured work surface. The dough should come together easily and should not feel too sticky.
-Flour your hands and then fold the dough into itself until everything is fully combined. Form it into a ball and flatten into a 1-inch thick disc with your hands.
-Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Pumpkin Pie Filling Instructions
-Whisk the pumpkin, 3 eggs, and brown sugar together until combined.
-Add the cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, pepper, cream, and milk. Whisk until everything is combined. The mixture will be a bit thick.
-Preheat oven to 190°C.
Roll out the chilled pie crust
-On a lightly floured work surface, roll the dough out into a 12-inch circle.
-Place the dough into a 9-inch pie dish and Tuck it in with your fingers and ensure
that it is smooth.
-Use a small/sharp knife to trim the extra overhang of crust.
-Brush the edges lightly with egg wash mixture and Pre-bake the crust for 10 minutes.
-Pour pumpkin pie filling into the warm pre-baked crust. Fill the crust about 3/4 of the way up. Bake the pie for about 55-60 minutes until the center is almost set. A small part of the center may be wobbly – don’t worry hat is normal. After 25 minutes of baking cover the edges of the crust with aluminum foil or use a pie crust shield to prevent the edges from getting too brown. Check the pie at 50 minutes and every 5 minutes thereafter.
Once done, transfer the pie to a wire rack and allow to cool completely for at least 3 hours. Decorate as you please 😊
Cover leftovers tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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