At the weekend I took a break from studying and since I was feeling all autumny, I made pumpkin pies!!!!
750g of pumpkin or squash
350g of shortcrust pastry
Plain flour (for dusting)
140g of caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 beaten eggs
25g melted butter
1 tablespoon of icing sugar
I have to admit I did cheat a bit with this!! I used an Asda chosen by you ready mix. All I added in was water.
You can either use pumpkin or squash for this part. I used squash.
I mashed up the squash added caster sugar, salt, nutmeg, milk, 2 beaten eggs, melted butter and half the cinnamon and gave it all a good mix in.
I then emptied my shells and added the filling.
This was placed back into the oven at 200c for 10mins, then the temperature was reduced to 180c and I cooked them for another 15mins. Just until the filling is set.
Here is the finished product
You can then dust these with some cinnamon and icing sugar. But do this right before serving or it will absorbe into the tarts over night.
You don't need to use a fresh pumpkin, you could use tinned pumpkin purée. This would save you a lot of time.
Once the pastry is in the tins. Make sure and trim the edges. Makes them look neat and tidy.
I hope you all enjoy and let me know if you try it :)
Speak soon lovelies.