This sophisticated version of the classic pumpkin pie would be perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas entertaining. Add it to your list of holiday favorite recipes.
TheArmchairChef.com HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN Famous Restaurant Praline Pumpkin Pie
For a sophisticated Halloween Treat!
Ingredients
Pie Crust Ingredients 2 cups flour 6 ounces cold butter, cut up 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons cold water Praline Layer Ingredients 3 tablespoons soft butter 3 2/3 cups packed brown sugar 1/3 cup pecan pieces Pumpkin Filling Ingredients 1 cup evaporated milk 1/2 cup water 3 large eggs 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt
Step by Step
Pie Crust Instructions 1) In stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine flour, butter and salt, mixing on slow speed until butter is size of small peas 2) Add water all at once and mix until dough comes together in a ball 3) Wrap in plastic wrap and chill at least 4 hours. (Can be done one day in advance.) To Prepare Pie Crust Preheat Oven to 450 degrees F 1) Dust work surface with flour and roll dough out to 1/8" thickness 2) Carefully place dough into 10" pie plate 3) Trim edges and crimp border, using thumb and forefinger 4) Prick all over with fork 5) Return crust to refrigerator until completely firm Praline Layer Instructions 1) Cream butter and brown sugar in mixer with paddle 2) Mix in nuts 3) Spread onto bottom of chilled pie crust and bake for 10 minutes 4) Remove from oven and let cool completely 5) Reduce oven heat to 350ºF Pumpkin Filling Instructions 1) In small saucepan, bring milk and water just to a boil 2) Remove from heat 3) In large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, pumpkin, sugars, spices and salt 4) Gradually whisk in cooled milk and water 5) Pour filling into prepared pie shell and bake about 50 minutes, until center is set, 6) Filling shouldn't move when you jiggle the pie 7) Let cool and refrigerate until ready to serve 8) Top with whipped cream 9) Serve and Enjoy
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Here are some tips and tricks for making your own whipped cream.
TheArmchairChef.comTips and Tricks for Making Your Own Whipped Cream
Fun Facts to Know and TellCream will whip better better if you add a pinch of salt When whipping cream, add the sugar when the cream is mostly whipped, and the cream will whip to a higher volume. Adding the sugar at the beginning results in lower volume. When whipping cream the cream should be as cold as possible, and the bowl should also be very cold.
Recipes
Whipped Cream Recipe 1 cup heavy cream small pinch of salt 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Whipped Cream Substitute Dissolve 1/2 cup Nonfat Dry Milk in 1/3 cup COLD water. Chill Well. Whip to soft peaks..... Add 1 TB Lemon Juice..... Whip to soft peaks again..... Beat in LIGHTLY 2-4 TB sugar. Whipped Cream Substitute Evaporated milk whips to three times its volume. Chill 12 hours in freezer till ice crystals form. Add 3 Tablespoons lemon juice for each 13 oz can. Whip until stiff.
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