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How do I thicken pumpkin pie filling?

This was the recipe, but we forgot to boil the maple syrup: http://www.epicurious.com...

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer about 3 years ago
2 answers 4248 views
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added about 3 years ago

That's a tricky one, since you're thickening and almost candying the maple syrup. I make a vegan pumpkin pie without eggs, using just cornstarch to firm up the custard. That may work for you--dissolve the cornstarch in a small amount of liquid and whisk it in before baking. Good luck!

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added about 3 years ago

If you haven't baked it yet and you're worried that it won't set add an extra egg yolk and stick it in the oven.
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By boiling the maple syrup you're cutting down the amount of liquid in the recipe (as well as concentrating the flavour), since a lot of the water has already been removed in order to make it into a syrup I wouldn't worry too much. It's quite likely that if you baked it as is your pie would turn out just fine, although it might need a little extra time in the oven.