Good Morning America: Emeril Lagasse’s Pumpkin Custard Pie Recipe
- 1 recipe Pie Crust dough (recipe follows)
- 1 egg white, lightly beaten
- 2 cups Pumpkin Puree (recipe follows)
- 11/4 cups packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus
- extra for dusting
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- Whipped cream, for serving
- For pie crust:
- 11/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 3 to 4 tablespoons ice water
- For the pumpkin puree:
- One 5-pound sugar or “pie” pumpkin
- Vegetable oil, for drizzling
For pumpkin puree:
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut the stem off the pumpkin and discard it. Cut the pumpkin in half; scoop out and discard the seeds. Cut the halves into quarters, and cut the quarters in half. Transfer the pumpkin pieces to the prepared baking sheet, and drizzle them with vegetable oil. Toss to coat well. Cover with aluminum foil, and bake until the pumpkin is tender, 1 to 1½ hours.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and set it aside until the pumpkin is cool enough to handle. Then peel the skin off using hands or knife, and chop the pulp into pieces. In batches, use a wooden spoon to push the pumpkin pieces through a sieve into a mixing bowl. Discard any fibrous parts that remain in the sieve.
- Clean the sieve and line it with a coffee filter or cheesecloth. Transfer the pumpkin puree to the lined sieve and place the sieve over a bowl, making sure that the bottom of the sieve does not touch the bowl. Transfer this to the refrigerator and let it sit overnight to drain any excess liquid.
- Discard the liquid and use the puree right away, or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freezer for up to 2 months.
- Place the flour, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a food processor, and pulse to combine. Add the butter and process until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. While the machine is running, slowly drizzle in the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and continue to process by pulsing until the dough just comes together to form a ball.
- Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and shape it into a flat disk. Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least 1 hour or up to overnight.