It is that time of year again. Most people think this is fall but some others think of it as the first of the last three big holidays. Halloween! Wow great food and costumes what could be better. Pumpkin pie is a holiday favorite and seems to have a season of its own that runs from October to the first week in January.
Since it is both fall and we are getting ready for Halloween we thought this great Orange Pumpkin Pie would be perfect for today’s recipe. It is a wonderful snack and incredibly tasty when served while it is fresh baked and still warm.
Flaky Pie Crust Dough
1 15-ounce can pure pumpkin
1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons dark rum
2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375° Fahrenheit as. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 12-inch round. Transfer to 9-inch-diameter glass pie dish. Fold overhang under and crimp decoratively. Pierce dough all over with fork. Freeze 15 minutes. Line crust with foil; fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake until sides are set, about 12 minutes. Remove foil and beans. Bake until crust begins to color, pressing with back of fork if crust bubbles, about 5 minutes longer. Transfer crust to rack. Reduce oven temperature to 350° Fahrenheit.
Whisk pumpkin and brown sugar in medium bowl to blend. Add all remaining ingredients and whisk until blended. Pour filling into crust. Bake pie until filling is set in center, about 1 hour. Transfer pie to rack; cool 30 minutes. Chill uncovered until cold, at least 3 hours.
Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Baking Time: 90 minutes
Ready In: 4 hours 45 minutes
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