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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Double Pumpkin Pie with Oat Crust

Fall is the best time of year for Pumpkin, so here's a pumpkin pie with twice the pumpkin and a new crust to go with it, makes it just perfect.


1 recipe Oat Pastry (see recipe below)
1 15 ounce can pumpkin
1 9 ounce jar pumpkin butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup lowfat milk


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare and roll out Oat Pastry. Line 9-inch pie plate with pastry. Trim crust to 1/2-inch beyond pie plate. Flute edges as desired. Line with double thickness of foil. Bake 8 minutes. Remove foil and bake 6 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

2. For filling, in bowl combine pumpkin, pumpkin butter, and cinnamon. Add eggs; beat lightly with fork to combine. Gradually add milk; stir just until combined.

3. Carefully pour filling into pastry shell, spreading to edges. To prevent over browning, cover edge of pie with foil. Bake 25 minutes. Remove foil. Bake 25 minutes more or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate within 2 hours.

Oat Pastry

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening
4 - 5 tablespoons cold water


1. In mixing bowl combine all purpose flour, oats, and salt. Using pastry blender or two knives, cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the cold water over part of flour mixture; gently toss with fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl. Repeat, using 1 tablespoon water at a time, until all flour is moistened. Form into a ball. On lightly floured surface, flatten dough. Roll from center to edge into a 12-inch circle.

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