Self Crust Pumpkin Pie

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by ML, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. ML

    ML Guest

  2. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I have all of the ingredients in my cupboard and I am going to try this!
  3. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    I knew someone years back who made an incredible pumpkin flan--basically spiced pumpkin custard topped with 'brulee''.

    I was a bit confused when she pulled out a mini blowtorch to caramelize the sugar on top, but wow was it good.

    I've looked since then for an equivalent recipe and have had no luck.
  4. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

  5. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I tried this with half white sugar/half splenda. It didn't seem sweet enough to me. I might try broulee'ing the top? I don't know if I can figure that out. I already have simple syrup from my mojito's this summer.
  6. ML

    ML Guest

    Witz, I plan to fix it for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the tip about not being sweet enough. I will try 1/4 sugar for splenda and let you know.
  7. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    How do you broulee?
  8. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    For Janet:

    Crème brûlée usually is served in individual ramekins. Discs of caramel may be prepared separately and put on top just before serving, or the caramel may be formed directly on top of the custard, immediately before serving. To do this, sugar is sprinkled onto the custard, then carmelized under a broiler or with a butane torch (or similar) or by flambéing a hard liquor on it.
  9. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    I am making this pie tonight - it's in the oven now. I can't wait to see how it comes out!!! I'm even making home made whipped cream for the topping.
  10. ML

    ML Guest

    Let us know, Jo!
  11. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    It was delicious.

    I substituted 1/2 the sugar with splenda and I used one egg and one egg white instead of the fake eggs (because I didn't have any). I also only happened to have the pumpkin pack that easy child bought with the spices in it already, so I used that. I had to let it bake a bit longer, I don't like my pie mushy or too wet. I made homemade whipped cream and that was a great topper!

    It tasted fantastic! I cannot say that it was self-crusting, however. It never had a crust. So, I would call it a crustless pie instead. I loved it, difficult child loved it. H complained there was no crust and that he doesn't like my new way of cooking and baking! Hhaah - I made chicken tonight and he misses the breading. Oh well. Maybe when he's 75 and hasn't had a heart attack, he will thank me?
  12. ML

    ML Guest

    You're a terrific wife! Thanks for letting me know this was good. I ran out to buy powdered milk because I didn't have any. Happy/Healthy Holiday :)
  13. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Jo, I'm totally with you there!