I’ve been meaning to repost this for a long time but I didn’t have a decent picture. The recipe is buried in a Thanksgiving roundup post from 2009. That is quite some time ago. I had my Christmas dinner on the 23rd here and actually remembered to take a picture.
Alannah Leah (My grandmother)
Makes enough for two pies that are the size of a small oven plate in Japan
1/2 – 3/4c brown sugar (I use 1/2)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 1/4 cup pureed cooked kabocha
1/3 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water (optional – I usually don’t add it)
2 well beaten eggs
1 cup canned milk or fresh cream
Mix sugar and spices, then add pumpkin followed by liquid. Whisk together until smooth. Bake in your favorite pie crust for ten minutes at 220C and then turn the oven down to 160C and bake for 40-60 minutes more. Cool before serving.
Note: The following day I baked the leftover pie filling in a silicon cake mold and it was brilliant – no crust needed.
Note: All you need to do to make kabocha puree is to boil it and then puree or mash it. I usually leave the skin on but that is a matter of personal choice. the color is prettier if you take the skin off.
Easy Pie Crust
Can’t remember where I found this
*use a 250mL cup and you have enough for two small pies
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons milk
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Place all the ingredients into your pie pan and mix with a fork. Pat the mixture up the bottoms and sides of the pan. Bake for 15 minutes in preheated oven or until light brown. I sometimes don’t pre-bake it because it sometimes burns.