Pumpkin Pie in the Aga

Pumpkin Pie in the Aga

This is only the second pumpkin pie I have made. Ever. The last one was so long ago, that it was only as I tried to carry the over-filled pastry case to the Aga, that the memory came flooding back.

Funny how something can bring it all back.  This time it was the trail of spilt pie filling on the floor. Oh yes, then I remembered that next time I made it, I was going to add the filling once the pastry case was already in the oven. Might have avoided the burnt spilt effect around the edge.

Sigh

So a quick note to future self (and anyone else that might want to make pumpkin pie in an Aga):

Notes for the Aga

Recipe – for a simple, but tasty pumpkin pie, I used this one (instructions are for a conventional oven). For the pastry case, I used my usual sweet pastry recipe. Rolled out, put in a greased pie dish and left to rest in the fridge, while I prepared the rest.

Ingredients – I used a pumpkin that was for cooking not carving (£1.20 from Sainsburys), which I de-seeded and sliced up. Then roasted on the floor of the roasting oven. Took about 30 minutes. Easy to scoop the flesh out of the skin.

Preparation notes – Mash the pumpkin flesh with a potato masher to make it into puree. Squeeze as much liquid out of the puree as humanly possible.  Next, I put all the pie filling ingredients in my Kitchen Aid bowl and mixed them thoroughly with the wire whisk.

Baking notes – I put the pie on the floor of the roasting oven with the cold shelf on the second shelf for 30 mins and then moved it to 4th shelf for another 30 mins. The cold shelf not the pie.  I wasn’t going to move that again until it was well and truly set! Alternatively, cover the pie loosely with tin foil for the second part to prevent the crust burning.

End result is absolutely scrumptious.  So good that I wouldn’t blame anyone if they had another slice the next morning for breakfast. Just saying…..

That is another one ticked off our Halloween list. I’ve promised myself that I’ll grow pumpkins for pie next year, not just carving.

Wish you could all try a slice. I’d love to know if you make pumpkin pie. Any tips to hand in my direction?

11 thoughts on “Pumpkin Pie in the Aga

  • Wednesday 25 October, 2017 at 6:03 pm
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    That looks yummy. i made a pumpkin pie once but it was soooo sweet. I, too, hope to grow pumpkins next year. Eeeek!

    • Friday 27 October, 2017 at 10:24 pm
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      I didn’t find this one too sweet. I wonder if your recipe was for a sweeter tooth. Good luck with your growing next year.

  • Wednesday 25 October, 2017 at 11:45 pm
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    I’ve always fancied trying pumpkin pie even though I’m not sure whether it is a main meal or dessert dish. We grew pumpkins once but they got eaten by slugs, which is a shame becuase I love making pumpkin soup! Your pie looks delicious. Does it taste sweet or savoury?

    • Thursday 26 October, 2017 at 9:37 am
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      Ha! Thought I’d repeated myself for a minute there until I saw your photo! 😀

    • Friday 27 October, 2017 at 10:29 pm
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      I wonder if there are two different versions of pumpkin pie. This one is definitely dessert. Quite easy to make too and very lovely to eat. Already have another one lined up to bake. Got to make the most of the season.

  • Thursday 26 October, 2017 at 3:57 pm
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    Hi Cheryl, pumpkin pie is one of those dishes that confuses me (that is easily done!), I’m never sure if it is a sweet or savoury dish, but I guess that because you’ve used a sweet pastry it’s a pudding. Pumpkins aren’t readily available here, so no carving for us. It was only recently I learned that there are different pumpkins for cooking and carving!

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

    xx

    • Friday 27 October, 2017 at 10:34 pm
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      Definitely sweet. Well this one is sweet. I wonder if water melons would be any good to carve instead….

  • Friday 27 October, 2017 at 4:42 am
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    It’s been forever since I made one but I used to make a lot of pies and this was great from a fresh pumpkin and still good from canned pumpkin. If I made it today, however, I dread to think of the results. I would love to have a slice or two, is it weird I can smell it?

    • Friday 27 October, 2017 at 10:35 pm
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      I don’t think it is weird at all. It is one of those lovely fragrances, so hopefully bringing back lots of good memories.

  • Monday 30 October, 2017 at 1:29 pm
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    That looks so good. I have never eaten Pumpkin pie before. I need to try it. #MMBC

  • Tuesday 31 October, 2017 at 4:07 pm
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    oh this does look delish!

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