• Grandma's Pumpkin Pie

    With Halloween just around the corner you may find yourself reaching for the nutmeg and cinnamon. For any that like to embrace this time of the year, we thought we might share a family recipe that we love so much.

    A pumpkin pie is a dessert similar to a custard tart. It doesn't taste like pumpkin,  just spiced magic!


    Short Crust Pastry Pie Case:

    1 Cup Plain Flour

    1 egg yolk

    ¼ cup sugar

    30gms butter

    2 tablespoons of cold water



    1 2/3 cups of cooked mashed pumpkin

    3 eggs

    ½ cup white sugar

    2 teaspoons mixed spice

    1/2 cup milk

    ½ cup cream

    Pinch salt



    Pastry: Sift the flour into a bowl.  Cut butter into small pieces and rub into the flour.  Mix in sugar.  Mix egg yolk and water together and make a well in the centre of the flour and add egg mix.  Knead slightly.  If pastry is too dry add more water a little at a time.  When kneaded wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 10 minutes.  Remove from fridge and roll pastry out.  Line a 20cm pie dish.  Bake blind for approximately 10 minutes.


    Filling: Cook and mash pumpkin then add all ingredients.  Place in partly cooked sweet crust pie shell and cook in the oven at 180 degrees until set, approximately 30-35 minutes.

    Tip:    If you don’t want to make your own pastry, buy some ready made short crust pastry sheets from the supermarket.