Cooking with philosophy: Homemade Pumpkin Pie for Halloween
You might remember a while ago we decided to try out the recipes on the front of Philosophy bottles and see what happened. The results of our Frosted Sugar Cookies were pretty good, so, to get in the spirit of Halloween we've done a festive version with Philosophy's Homemade Pumpkin Pie Shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath!
Since Pumpkin Pie is probably one of the easiest things to bake ever, we gave it a go. For this recipe you need:
1 small pie-pumpkin
12oz evaporated milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
two beaten eggs
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Now, it's kind of hard to get pie pumpkins in London, and also time consuming and a bit of a pain to seed it and steam it and so on. So we cheated, and bought a can instead - Libby's Pumpkin, which you can find in Waitrose and Wholefoods. So after you've opened your can, empty it into a bowl and then mix in the evaporated milk, sugar, salt, eggs, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. It should look like this:
Philosophy's recipe doesn't say anything about the pastry, so you can buy a ready made pie case, buy pastry from the supermarket, or use this link to make your own. If you are using raw pastry, blind bake it (for instructions see here) and leave it to cool a bit before pouring the filling in and putting it in the oven at 220c. After 15 minutes, turn the oven down to 180c and bake for 50 minutes more. After which you should have this:
Delicious, couldn't-be-easier pumpkin pie. Make it and astound your friends. And maybe eat it in a pumpkin scented bath.