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Orange Pumpkin Pie

Orange Pumpkin Pie

Orange livens up an old traditional favorite to create a new twist. Pumpkin pie is the staple of many holidays and special occasions. Our version blends spices, pumpkin, and orange in both the filling and the crust.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

Pastry

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest grated
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Filling

  • 2/3 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest grated
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup orange juice strained of pulp
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F

Pastry

  • Measure the flour, salt, sugar, orange zest and cinnamon into a bowl, and toss to blend together.
  • Cut in the vegetable shortening with forks, or a pastry blender, until the mixture resembles a coarse meal with pea-sizes chunks.
  • Stir in the water until the dough is firm, but elastic, adding a little more water if necessary.
  • Roll out on a floured surface to a round that will fit your 9-inch pie pan.
  • Place in the pan and press it gently into the sides. Poke a few holes with a fork into the dough at intervals (to allow for the release of hot air).
  • Bake for about 10 minutes and remove from the oven. It will not be fully baked – that’s the point.

Filling

  • Measure the brown sugar, spices, and orange zest in a bowl. Stir to mix together.
  • Beat in the eggs and maple syrup until well blended.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, stirring until well combined.
  • Pour the filling into the pre-baked pie shell, and use foil to tent the outside edges of the crust.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until set.
  • Allow the pie to cool in the fridge for 4 to 5 hours before serving.

Notes

Note: 1 large orange will yield 1-2 tablespoons of zest and about 1/3 cup of juice.
Keyword Oranges, pumpkin
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