American Halloween Pie

It took me 31 years to crave my first Jack O’Lantern. Well all you guys from America will not believe me, but Halloween has arrived ‘just recently’ in Europe as it is not an European celebration. The Euro Holiday is still All Hallows / All Saint’s Day on November 1st. Although both celebrations, the American and the European one, have the same Christian root.

However, having a good excuse to enjoy candy and to go to costume parties, is welcome in any country. So this year All Hallow’s recipe is going to be American. (Also because this is an international blog and we want to share some recipes from the other side of the Ocean.

What you need:

  • 4 eggs
  • 200g butter
  • 300g flour
  • 100g white sugar
  • 350g pumpkin (peeled and sliced)
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon grounded cloves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 100ml cream
  • 50ml water


How you do it:

Base: Mix 1 egg with flour, butter and white sugar. Knead the mix until you get a homogeneous dough. Take a springform, grease it with some butter, and dust with flour. Use half of the dough to cover the springform’s base and the other half to cover the ring.

Filling: Cook the pumpkin slices until they are soft and mash them to get a pumpkin puree. Stir 3 eggs with spices and sugar until you get a foamy texture. Add the mashed pumpkin and cream and stir for a few minutes.

Add the filling cautiously to the dough (like when filling a cheesecake). Bake the cake for 25 minutes at 180º C.


Serve and Enjoy


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