Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ginger Custard Pumpkin Pie


Time for Sweet Melissa Sundays, today our pick is Ginger Custard Pumpkin Pie, chosen for us to try by Debbie of Every Day Blessings of The Five Dee’s -- you can find the recipe here at Debbie's site if you do not have The Sweet Melissa Baking Book.

This recipe had some new twists on the traditional pumpkin pie, starting out with seeping chopped ginger and crushed cinnamon sticks into cream, and then making a custard base to be mixed withe the pumpkin puree before being baked.

Above is my before baking photo and below is my after. I used the suggested crust recipe in the book but forgot the touch of baking powder. It still turned out nice and flaky and buttery tasting.


After letting this cool for about three hours, well to room temperature, I sliced a piece (the first photo of this post) for my husband, who is the pumpkin pie lover around here, to try. He really didn't like the texture, which is lighter and softer than your typical pumpkin pie. I on the other hand, thought it was pretty good, all of the flavors came together really nicely. I'm hoping that after an overnight in the fridge for this pie to really firm up picky husband will give it another chance. I hope all of my SMS friends who gave this a try had lots of happy pumpkin pie taste testers.

ETA: Picky husband thought it was pretty good after a night in the fridge :)

8 comments:

Flourchild said...

Sorry your husband didn't like this recipe. It sure looks good! This definetly is a perfect fall dessert!

Stephanie said...

That is interesting that he liked it better after some time in the frig. I wonder how the refrigeration affected the flavors... or maybe it just changed the texture? Anyway, I'm glad he wound up liking it in the end! I thought the softness of this pumpkin pie was a nice change from the norm.

Tracey said...

I hadn't even considered the difference in texture between this pie and traditional pumpkin pie, but you're right, it was lighter. I'm glad picky husband was a convert in the end :) Your pie looks terrific!

Julie said...

You're so right the texture is different. I love pie when it has been in the refrigerator.

thedaintyapron said...

Looks great! I much rather cold pie than room temp =)

Gloria said...

Your pie slice looks perfect! I enjoyed the light airy texture of this pie.

thewhimsicalcupcake said...

I LOVED the almost mousse-like texture of this pie, I think that's the main reason I loved it!! so good!

Candy Girl said...

Your pie looks perfect! I agree the texture is different than traditional pumpkin pie but I loved the contrast in texture between the mousse like filling and the crunch of the crust

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