When you live in Europe, it's hard to get the fuss about "pumpkin spice lattes"... Or Halloween... Or anything with pumpkin. Well I haven't had a lot of pumpkin pies in my life so it's hard to judge for me what makes a good pumpkin pie, but I thought I would give it a try! I'm determined to bake at least 1 pumpkin pie every week untill the end of October, so I can perfect my recipe/and try different recipes (vegan pumpkin pie anyone?).
So I had my first go today with a pumpkin pie. I made my own blend of pumpkin spices, which I store in a small jar. Unfortunately you can not get your hands on a can of pumpkin puree, so that means making it the old-fashioned way: by hand. Cutting, cooking, & blending. I've read reviews online that pumpkin pies made with fresh pumpkins, taste better. This recipe definitely needs some tweeking, and I already know what I'm going to do different at my next try. My hands are already itching to bake another pie. But here's my review from this recipe:
Taste: 4.5 out of 5
Consistency: 3 out of 5
Overall appeal: 3 out of 5
Pumpkin Pie: recipe from AllRecipes.com, but instead made a oatmeal-cookie crust.