Do you remember the traditional American film eateries with an abundance of different pies and unlimited coffee? So these pies are the same American pie that we will learn how to cook today. But first, a little history that influenced our choice.
American pumpkin pie and its history
It is pumpkin pie that is a traditional American dessert and this story is more and more for no less traditional American holidays: Halloween, Christmas and Thanksgiving. These holidays await us in the coming months. The upcoming preparation for them dictated the choice. Just after the harvest of pumpkins, Americans begin to actively use them for food.
The dough for this pie resembles shortbread, and the filling is made from pumpkin puree with eggs, cream, as well as various spices. Moreover, the base is first baked, and only then the filling is poured into it, which is also baked, but already inside the pie. The taste and aroma is simply divine, which we offer you to be convinced of immediately. Cooking American Pumpkin Pie - here is his classic recipe.
- Flour - 225 g
- Powdered sugar - 30 g
- Salt - 2 g
- Butter - 145 g
- Ice water - 45 ml
- Lemon juice - 10 g
- Pumpkin puree - 500 g
- Egg (s1) - 3 pcs.
- Brown sugar - 55 g
- Sugar - white - 30 g
- Ground cinnamon - 1/2 tsp
- Ground ginger - 1/2 tsp
- Ground cardamom - 1/2 tsp
- Ground nutmeg - 1/4 tsp
- Cream (20%) - 160 g
- Starch (any) - 2 tbsp.
- Lemon zest from one lemon
- Prepare ingredients for American pumpkin pie. Oil and water will need ice cold, so you should put them in appropriate containers in the freezer for 15 minutes. Wash the surface of the lemon and pumpkin thoroughly in running water.
We will prepare the necessary products and carry out the necessary manipulations: put the oil and water in the freezer for 15 minutes, and wash the lemons and pumpkin well under running water
- Prepare pumpkin puree. Cut the pumpkin into convenient segments, remove seeds and peel, cut into small cubes, put in a saucepan, add water, put to boil until soft. I boiled the pumpkin for 20 minutes.
We clean the pumpkin from the peel and seeds, boil it, and then turn it into mashed potatoes
- While the pumpkin is cooking, you can prepare the dough for the base. Sift flour into a bowl, add salt and powdered sugar.
For the dough, sift the flour into a bowl and mix it with salt and powdered sugar
- Squeeze the juice from the lemon and immediately grate the zest from the same lemon on a fine grater (the zest will go into the filling). Add lemon juice to ice water and stir.
Then add the zest of one lemon to the filling, but for now squeeze the juice into a glass of ice water, which we prepared in advance
- Cut the ice butter into small cubes and throw it into the sifted flour, pour lemon water there as well.
Rub the frozen butter on a grater and put it in the flour
- Quickly grind the flour with these ingredients into large crumbs.
All components of the dough are ground by hand into crumbs
- Collect the flour crumbs into a ball, wrap in cling film and put on the refrigerator shelf for 20 minutes.
The crumbled dough is collected in a ball and wrapped in cling film. Now it should be sent in the refrigerator for 20 minutes
- Then roll out the chilled dough with a rolling pin into a layer commensurate with the size of the mold plus sides of 4 cm, and transfer it on a rolling pin to a mold covered with parchment for baking. Prick the horizontal surface of the dough with a fork.
According to the size of the form, roll out the dough with an overlap of 4 cm on the sides and transfer it to a form covered with parchment.
- At the bottom of the dough piece, put a piece of food parchment, on which to pour a load, for example, beans. Place the mold with the base under oppression in an oven already heated to 180 degrees for 10 minutes.
Cover the dough on top again with parchment and pour the load in the form of beans. Bake such a dough at a temperature of 180 degrees for about 10 minutes
- Let's prepare the pumpkin filling. Put the boiled pumpkin pieces in a bowl. With an immersion blender, we punch the pumpkin until a homogeneous puree is obtained - it should turn out 500 g.
Let's prepare the pumpkin filling. Put the boiled pumpkin pieces in a bowl. With an immersion blender, we punch the pumpkin until a homogeneous puree is obtained - it should turn out 500 g.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, add white and brown sugar. Whisk the ingredients well.
In a separate container, combine sugar and eggs
- Add cream and starch to the egg mixture, again vigorously mix everything with a whisk.
We send cream starch to beaten eggs and mix everything well
- Add cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cardamom, ground ginger to the mixture. Mix.
Add your favorite spices: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom
- Add pumpkin puree to this mixture.
Now we will combine two blanks: egg and pumpkin
- Stir until a homogeneous mixture is obtained, add lemon zest. Pumpkin filling is ready.
- Pour the prepared pumpkin filling onto the baked base. Put the filled form in an oven preheated to 180 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
Pour the filling into the finished base and place in the oven preheated to 180 degrees for 40 minutes
- Cool the finished cake very well - I cooled the night. Since the filling is very delicate, it is necessary to give time for stabilization, otherwise it will not work to cut the pie into neat pieces.
The finished cake should stand - preferably all night. Only after that, the American pie with pumpkin can be cut into neat pieces and served.
- Bon appetite.
Benefits of food
Here is an American pumpkin pie and its recipe. And what's the use? We hasten to please the male half of our readers. According to a study conducted in 1995 by the Research Center for Taste and Smell, it is the aroma of pumpkin pie that is the most powerful aphrodisiac among all existing ones. So this cake will be a great end to a romantic dinner.
We advise all housewives to adopt. After such sensational information, you can not even talk about other possible bonuses. They will probably fade against the background of the main dignity. Although it should be noted that you can talk about the beneficial properties of pumpkin for a long time and with pleasure. We hope you will appreciate our recipe and share with us your no less interesting masterpieces. Let's cook together - it's fun! Always Your HozOboz!