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Pumpkin Pie with EVOO Crust

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we're here with helpful suggestions to take the stress out of holiday dinner preparations! Check out this recipe for a classic Pumpkin Pie that's sure to please!

Pumpkin Pie with EVOO Crust

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, sifted (can also substitute with a gluten free 1:1 flour)
  • ⅔ cup of a mild SOOC Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ tsp SOOC Sicilian Sea Salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup ice water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp distilled white vinegar

For the filling:

  • 28 oz. can pureed pumpkin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 24 oz. evaporated milk

Preparation

For the pie crust:

  1. Place EVOO in the freezer until it is semi-solid. If you want to speed up this process divide the oil into two cups. Place sifted flour in a bowl and add baking powder and salt. Place bowl in refrigerator. In small bowl; combine the water, egg and vinegar, place in refrigerator. Chill the rolling pin and pastry cloth.
  2. When oil is semi-solid, cut it into the flour mixture until it forms coarse crumbs; work quickly. Add the liquid ingredients gradually, tossing lightly with a fork, until dough sticks together. If dough is too wet add a little extra flour. Roll out on pastry cloth. Use as you would use any regular pie pastry. This recipe makes enough for a 9" double crust pie.

For the filling:

    1. Blend pumpkin mixture with sugar and spices. Add vanilla and eggs, mix well. Stir in evaporated milk, mix well. Pour filling into 2 - 9' pie shells and bake at 425°F for 20 minutes; reduce heat to 350°F and bake for about an hour more, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
    2. Allow the pie to cool slightly and/or refrigerate before serving. Enjoy!

What's your favorite holiday dessert?
Share your favorite recipe/tricks with us at info@saratogaoliveoil.com !

- Chef Alyssa Dion at SOOC

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