This is my first time making a pie and it turned out really good.
Cold butter 125 g
Flour 250 g
Egg yolk 1
Salt a pinch
Cold water 60 CC
15 Oz. pumpkin puree
1 and 1/4 cups evaporated milk
1 cup brown sugar
1tsp cinnamon powder
1tsp grated fresh ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
In a food processor add flour and finely diced cold butter together and process for 15 to 20 seconds.
Add the rest of ingredients for pie crust and process for a few more seconds when everything comes together. Don’t over work it because we don’t want butter to melt.
knead the dough together and cut in 2 pieces and use a piece of plastic wrap to wrap them, put in the refrigerator overnight.
Roll out one of the dough to the size of your pie pan, I used one that is 10 inches.
Cover the pie pan then cut the edge off.
I used the other dough to make some leaves and hearts and braids to decorate the pie. But it’s not necessary. Use a fork to poke some holes on the bottom of the crust.
Bake the pie crust in the preheat oven 355F for 15 minutes, then take it out and brush some egg yolk to the crust and the braids if you have one.
Bake for another 5 minutes in the oven.
Steam some Japanese Pumpkin over water until they are fork tender, let them cool down then use a spoon scoop the pumpkin out.
Use a food processor the make pumpkin puree.
Add the rest of ingredients for filling to the pumpkin puree and mix well.
Pour the pumpkin filling to the pie crust.
Bake in the preheat oven 350F for about 50 minutes or until the center is set. You can do the toothpick test, insert the toothpick to the center of the pie and if the toothpick comes out clean then it is good.
You can totally use canned pumpkin.