Simple Pumpkin Pie

    1 hour

    This recipe for pumpkin pie is completely different than other recipes - it calls for molten vanilla ice cream. The lightly spiced pumpkin filling, sits on top of a sweet and buttery shortcrust pastry. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

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    Makes: 2 23cm round pies

    • 725ml vanilla ice cream, softened
    • 3 eggs
    • 425g pumpkin puree
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2 (23cm) unbaked sweet pastry cases

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Place ice cream near the warm oven to soften.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs. Stir in the pumpkin puree, sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Mix in soft ice cream until smooth. Pour filling into two 23cm pastry cases.
    3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce temperature to 180 C / Gas 4 and bake an additional 30 to 40 minutes or until filling is set.


    Pumpkin puree can be purchased online.

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    FABULOUS!!! Made this for Thanksgiving yesterday, specifically for my mother-in-law, who claims to be pumpkin pie connoisseur. She said it was EXCELLENT, and that it looked like a professional bakery pie! GOOD INFO TO KNOW: Most important - MELT THE ICE CREAM IN THE MICROWAVE UNTIL IT'S *WARM*! This prevents separating. I didn't use room temp eggs (forgot). Don't add flour to thicken - it's really not needed. It will look very runny, but have faith :o) I cut the sugar to 1/2 cup. I didn't add vanilla, but will do so in the future. I used pumpkin pie spice instead of using separate spices, but still used cinnamon separately as well - and added a bit extra. The recipe WILL fill two 9" reg. depth pie crusts - do NOT fill to very top and they'll be fine. Filling will take a total of *1 full hour* AFTER the initial 15 minutes. BE SURE TO COVER YOUR CRUSTS WITH FOIL!!! I forgot, and they almost burned in the first 15 min. phase. Filling will "poof up" almost 2 inches above crust during baking and settle back down during cooling. Do not "STIR" pie!!! Not needed - have faith! :o) I will definitely make this a Thanksgiving favorite!  -  28 Nov 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good, different, and easy to make. One suggestion: Make sure the eggs and the ice cream are at the room temperature. I even melt the ice cream in the microwave (just until it was a bit warm, not bubbling hot. I think this may help preventing the pie from seperating into layers. Oh, and serve a slice with the leftover vanilla ice cream. They go really good together!  -  23 Sep 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is AWESOME. It's been a HUGE hit at event I brought it to. One pointer: Without fail everytime I've made this pie it has seperated while baking. A trick that I found works for me is after it has finished baking (about 35 mins) take it out of the oven and stir the pie in the crust. Be carful not to brake the crust on the bottom and sides. then cover only the exposed crust with foil (So it doesn't burn) then put it back in the oven for another 20 mins. It's great with home made whip cream YUM!  -  08 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)