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Pumpkin pecan pie with cornflakes crust

Dessert
6 servings
15 min
35 min
Very Easy

Ingredients

Number of serving: 6

Crust:

6 cups / 180 g / 6oz cornflakes

1/2 cup / 45 g /1.5 oz desiccated coconut

2 tablepsoons pecan nuts, finely chopped

4 tablepsoons peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)

4 tablepsoons honey


Pumpkin Filling:

750 g / 1.5 lbs pumpkin, deseeded, peeled and diced about 1-2 inched cube

5 tablepsoons pure maple syrup

juice and zest of 1 orange

2 tablepsoons vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

3 free range egg whites

100 g / 3.5 oz dried cranberries or fresh sliced dates to scatter on the crust before adding the filling

Whole pecan nuts to garnish

Preparation

  • Roast diced pumpkin in a preheated oven to 200 degrees Celsius / 392 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until tender. Set aside to cool.
  • Reset the oven temperature to 165 degrees Celsius / 330 degrees Fahrenheit to continue preheating the oven for baking the pie later on.
  • To prepare the crust: Combine the cornflakes, coconut, pecan nuts, peanut butter and honey in a food processor. Blend until the mixture sticks together when squeezed.
  • Press the cornflakes mixture down on a pie dish to form a base and bring a little way up the sides. If you’re using a cake tin, make sure to line the cake tin with parchment paper.
  • To make the filling: Put the pumpkin, maple syrup, orange zest and juice, vanilla, spices and egg whites in a food processor. Process until well combined.
  • Sprinkle the dried cranberries over the base of the pie shell (picture below) and spoon over the pumpkin mixture.
  • Top with the pecan nuts and bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the filling is firm. Cool.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Photos

Pumpkin Pecan Pie with Cornflakes Crust, photo 1Pumpkin Pecan Pie with Cornflakes Crust, photo 2




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