Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins
I usually don't like pumpkin pie but I had to try this one and I loved it. It's different with the hazelnuts and coconut milk. From the Heidi of the blog 101cookbooks. I didn't do the spice blend and I used only cinnamon. I used a frozen tenderflake crust and I got too much filling and had to put in ramekins.
- 1 pie crust, see head notes for pat-in-pan option (of your choice)
- 2 cups hazelnuts, toasted (divided)
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice, blend*
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon arrowroot (or cornstarch)
- 1 1⁄2 cups roasted pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 extra large eggs
- 1 egg, for glaze, lightly beaten
- 1 cup coconut milk
Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend
- 1 tablespoon freshly ground cassia cinnamon
- 3⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground allspice
- scant 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground clove
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground ginger (pre ground)
- Pie : Preheat oven to 350 degrees, racks in the middle.
- Puree 1 1/2 cups of the toasted hazelnuts in a food processor until they turn into a hazelnut paste, past the 'crumble' stage. Set aside. Chop the remaining 1/2 cup of hazelnuts and set aside seperately, these will be sprinkled on top after the pie is baked.
- To make the pumpkin pie filling, whisk together the brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice blend, salt, and arrowroot. Stir in the pumpkin puree, and vanilla. Now stir in the eggs and coconut milk until just combined. Set aside.
- Before filling the pie crust, crumble the hazelnut paste on top of the pie dough into the pie plate, quickly and gently press it into a thin layer across the bottom creating a layer of hazlenuts that will sit between the dough and the filling. Using the last egg gently brush the decorative edges of the pie dough. Use a fork to prick the pie dough a few times to prevent air bubbles. Fill the pie crust with the filling and bake for about 50 minutes - the center of the pie should just barely jiggle when you move the pie - the edges should be set.
- Let the pie cool a bit, this makes slicing less messy. Serve straight or with a dollop of bourbon-spiked, sweetenend whipped cream or creme fraiche, and a sprinkling of chopped hazelnuts.
- Kathy's Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend:.
- Use a coffee grinder to separately grind each of the following: cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. Smash the cinnamon a bit before grinding it. The spices should be powder-fine, and sifted into a bowl together. Stir in the ground ginger, and use in any recipe calling for a pumpkin pie spice blend.