Best Ever Pumpkin Pie

Best Ever Pumpkin Pie

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 pie


  • 2 cups roasted butternut pumpkin pureed
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 395 g can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon Chinese 5-spice powder

Pie crust

  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter - chilled cut into tablespoon-size pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons ice water
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar


Make the pie crust

  • Combine flour, salt, and butter in a food processor. Pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, about 10 1-second pulses.
  • Stir water and vinegar in a small bowl.
  • Pour half the ice water and vinegar mixture into the flour and butter mixture. Pulse to combine, about 3 (1-second) pulses. Pour in remaining ice water and vinegar mixture. Pulse until mixture just starts to come together, about 8 (1-second) pulses.
  • Turn dough out onto a wooden surface, pat into round shape and divide in half. Form each half into a disc about 15cm wide.
  • Wrap each disc in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until ready to use.

To make the pie

  • Preheat oven 220 degrees C
  • Whisk together pumpkin puree, egg yolks, and egg in a large bowl until smooth. Add sweetened condensed milk, cinnamon, ginger, salt, nutmeg, and Chinese 5-spice powder; whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Fit pie crust in a 20cm pie dish and crimp edges.
  • Pour filling into the pie shell and lightly tap on the work surface to release any air bubbles.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 175 degrees C and bake until just set in the middle, 30 to 40 more minutes. A paring knife inserted into the filling, 10cm from the crust, should come out clean. Allow to cool completely before serving.
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