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140Total Time
20Prep Time
120Bake Time
A little effort

Pumpkin Pie

Celebrity recipe
  • Vegetarian

About the bake

This pumpkin pie is a lovely traditional American dish. It's perfect for autumnal evenings and a great way to feed the family something delicious and warming after dinner.

What does pumpkin pie taste like?

Pumpkin pie has a fruity, starchy-sweet flavour, from the pumpkin blending in with the sweetness of the golden caster sugar. You should also be able to smell the sweet fragrance of cinnamon and ground ginger.

If you enjoyed our pumpin pie recipe, give our hand-baked spiced pumpkin loaf a try!

140Total Time
20Prep Time
120Bake Time
A little effort


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat your oven to 200°C (180°C fan) gas mark 6.


  2. Step 2:

    To make the pastry, put the flour and butter into a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs (alternatively, rub the butter into the flour using your fingers).

  3. Step 3:

    Add the light muscovado sugar and pulse a couple of times (or stir) to combine.

  4. Step 4:

    Next add the egg yolk and 1 tbsp of the iced water and pulse (or stir with a  blunt-ended cutlery knife) until the pastry comes together. Do not over process, or the pastry will be tougher.

  5. Step 5:

    Bring pastry together into a disc with your hands, wrap in clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes.

  6. Step 6:

    After your pastry has chilled, lightly dust a work surface with plain flour, roll it out to around 3mm thick and line a 9inch deep fluted flan tin with it. Prick the base with a fork and chill for another 30 minutes.

  7. Step 7:

    Next pop some baking parchment on top of your pastry case, fill it with ceramic baking beans or uncooked rice and bake on a baking sheet for 15 to 20 minutes.

  8. Step 8:

    Carefully remove the parchment and beans or rice, return the tin to the oven and bake for a further 5 to 8 minutes, or until the pastry is cooked through and golden.

    Pastry Tips

    To avoid a soggy bottom, as soon as you remove it from the oven while scorching hot, brush all over the hot pastry with egg white, this will seal the pastry.

  9. Step 9:

    Meanwhile, in a large bowl, lightly beat the eggs, golden caster sugar and vanilla using an electric beater until pale and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes and then add the spices and whisk again.

  10. Step 10:

    Next, stir the pumpkin puree in gently and lastly the evaporated milk, keeping the mixture aerated.

  11. Step 11:

    Finally, pour the mixture into your cooked pastry case, reduce oven temperature to 180°C (160°C fan) gas mark 4 and return the tart to the oven, baking for 45 to 50 minutes or until the filling feels lightly firm.

  12. Step 12:

    Leave to cool completely, slice and serve with vanilla ice- cream, whipped double cream or crème fraiche if desired.


  • For The Pastry

    • 275g Plain flour
    • 190g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 60g Billington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
    • 1 Egg yolk
  • For The Filling

    • 2 Large free range egg(s)
    • 140g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Bean Paste
    • 2 tsp Ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp Mixed spice
    • 1/2 tsp Ground ginger
    • Pinch Ground nutmeg
    • 275g Pumpkin puree (tin)
    • 200ml Evaporated milk


  • 9in deep fluted flan tin
  • Food processor
  • Baking beans (or uncooked rice)
  • Baking parchment

Nutritional Information

per 139g
  • 482cal Energy
  • 25g Fat
  • 15g of which Saturates
  • 55g Carbohydrates
  • 30g of which Sugars
  • 8.3g Protein
  • 0.2g Salt

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