It’s Thanksgiving long weekend here and tonight I had a great dinner with a dear friend. No turkey, but rather Cornish hens – lots of veggies and of course, pumpkin pie!
My friend made all the food and I contributed the pumpkin pie. I found the recipe on the Joy of Baking website and decided this was a great occasion to not only make my first every pastry – Pate Brisee – but to also make fresh pumpkin puree. Here are pics of the yummy dinner and my adventures in making my first ever pumpkin pie:
Making the Pate Brisee
The dough! Chilled and ready to roll out.
Roasted pumpking out of the oven.
Pumpkin puree. It took a Magic Bullet and a hand blender to get it this smooth.
Filling ingredients. I added some nutmeg to the recipe.
Filling ready to be poured in.
Pie ready for the oven
SUCCESS! My first ever pumpkin pie - entirely from scratch.
The rest of the dinner consisted of: Purple Cauliflower
Sweet Potatoes and Yellow Peppers with a roasted pecan & mustard seed dressing, sprinkled with green onions.
and BBQ'd Cornish Hens!
- Yummy! The end of a great night.