Lazy Pumpkin Pie

*heart* this stuff
Photo Credit: Flickrstream jillmotts

{A repost from Autumn 2008 – for my Twitter friends who wanted pie}

Yes I know I’m British, but I became addicted to Pumpkin Pie when I lived in Canada 10 12 years ago and it’s one of the few things I can bake really well.  I think that it should be eaten more widely here, so I’m out to convert as many Brits as I can!

Here’s my easy recipe (kind of from the Can and translated into English):

You’ll need the following from Waitrose as it’s the only place I’ve found that sell all these bits, but maybe you can get them in your local supermarket?

1 10-12 inch ready made Sweet Pie case

1 Can of Pumpkin (Waitrose is the only place I’ve found this – been looking for years let me know if it’s anywhere else!)

1 Can of Evaporated Milk

3/4 cup of sugar

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves

2 large eggs

Pre-Heat oven at 220c Gas Mark 7  for 15 minutes while you make the pie

Get a large bowl, add the Pumpkin, Eggs, Sugar, Evaporated Milk and the spices (and all things nice) combine and mix until smooth and then pour into the Sweet Pie Case.

Reduce the oven to 180c Gas Mark 4  and then cook for 40-50 minutes (depends on if you have a fan oven or not).  It’ll look solid and do the old clean knife test to see if it’s done. You’re supposed to leave it to cool for 2 hours but ours normally lasts about 30 minutes before we’re adding the cream and eating it :)

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  1. It looks and sounds gorgeous. However I tried it once when I was in Canada too, but really didn’t like it, which is astonishing for me. I always like cakes and desserts. I can only assume it was the taste of the pumpkin itself I didn’t like, or maybe the version I had wasn’t very good! Perhaps I should try it again.

  2. WHAT?!?!? A PRE-MADE PIE SHELL? (or in your case, a well….case)

    No no no no no no!!!!

    Clearly, you must come HERE for Thanksgiving and we shall do this all properly. 🙂

    1. LOL! Hon you have seen my kitchen – no room to roll anything out! Yay! Thanksgiving at yours would be fantastic! One day 🙂 xx

  3. I’m so excited to learn that Waitrose sell can pumpkin! Being a Canadian living in the UK I’ve made pumpkin pie twice from scratch…and I mean really from scratch…and would love to have an easier time of it. Each time I’ve made it my husband has asked me to marry him all over again…just think how good I’d look if I could make pumpkin pie more often! LOL

    1. LOL! Well in that get yourself to a Waitrose – they normally have it in just before American thanksgiving. I can’t imagine what a nightmare it would be to actually have to empty a pumpkin to make it – argh my hands hurt at the idea! 🙂