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Pumpkin Pie ( the easiest pie in the world)

I think last week’s grand final of Great British Bake Off inspired quite a few of us to reach out for our dusty baking books, unfold cooking aprons and start baking. For my Halloween challenge, I have chosen an oldie but goodie. Pumpkin Pie. It might not be a showstopper or creme de la creme of technical challenges but it is a recipe that everyone can get behind. I promise you it is an exciting, colorful, fun pie that will make quite the impression come  “tea” time.

I’m sure like many others you went little overboard with Halloween decor and might have some unused pumpkins left in your household.  Finally, the time for these pumpkins to shine has arrived. Put them into good use and make a pie. Alternatively, you can use canned pumpkin puree as well. Any large grocery shop in the UK should store it. (yes amazon counts as well)

What is great about this recipe is that it gives you a lot of freedom when it comes to flavors. While creating the custardy filling, you can use either my measurements or adjust them to your liking. It took me three attempts to find out the perfect mix of spices, fear not all pies were chowed down in no time. Literally. You can also let your inner creativity out and play with icing decorations on the pie. I’m sure there will be one or two food colorings in your kitchen cupboards, mix them with ready made vanilla icing and get piping! I personally used jack-o’-lantern face stencil to make my pie look a bit more spooky, after all, it is Halloween!

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