This pie should have a slight jiggle in the middle, about the size of a silver dollar, when it comes out of the oven. It will “set up” as it cools.
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Excerpted from Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life by Kate McDermott. Published by The Countryman Press • A division of W.W. Norton & Company. Copyright © 2016 by Kathleen L. McDermott, Photographs Copyright © 2015 by Andrew Scrivani.
- 1 recipe single-crust pie dough See Recipe Notes for link
- 3 eggs lightly beaten
- 1 15-ounce can (about 2 cups or 245 grams) pumpkin
- 1 cup canned lite coconut milk or evaporated milk
- 3/4 cup (150 grams) sugar (equal parts white and packed brown sugar)
- 1/2 teaspoon (3 grams) salt
- 1 teaspoon (2 grams) cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon (2 grams) ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon (.25 gram) freshly ground nutmeg
- 1 tiny pinch ground clove
- Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
- Roll out a pie shell and place it in a pie pan. Trim excess dough from the edges and crimp.
- Whisk the eggs in a medium bowl until they are light-colored and fluffy. Stir in the pumpkin, coconut milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
- Pour the filling into the pan. Place the pie in the oven and turn down immediately to 375°F. Bake for approximately 50 minutes.
- Remove the pie from the oven and set on a rack to cool completely.
Get the recipe for Kate's All-Butter Double-Crust Pie Dough
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