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Author Notes: This pie is a little lighter and a little zingy-er than traditional pumpkin pie, the flavor is more like a pumpkin butter. It's great with a nut crust (see my separate recipe for an Almond Meal Crust) and some sweetened whipped cream. —Sadassa_Ulna
Makes filling for one 9" pie
- 2 cups Pumpkin puree
- 3 tablespoons Lemon juice, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon Lemon zest
- 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1 or 2 Cloves or a pinch of ground cloves
- 1 tablespoon Dark brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup White sugar, divided
- 1 tablespoon Powdered agar** dissolved in 4 tbsp. water
- 1/4 teaspoon Fresh ginger juice or ground ginger
- 1/3 cup Whole or 2% milk
- 3 Eggs, separated
- 1 Recipe Almond Meal BAKED* Pie Crust (or favorite 9" pie crust dough)
- Lightly sweetened whipped cream
- Separate egg yolks from whites; put whites into a large mixing bowl and yolks into a small bowl.
- Add one tablespoon of lemon juice and 1/2 cup sugar to the egg whites; add milk to the yolks. Cover bowl of whites and refrigerate.
- In a double boiler set over boiling water, mix all remaining ingredients. Bring to simmer while stirring with a whisk.
- Slowly add milk/ yolk mixture to pumpkin mixture while stirring. Continuing stirring until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and allow to cool, stirring occasionally. Remove whole cloves!
- Whip whites until stiff peaks form. Fold cooled pumpkin mixture into egg whites until just blended and pour into blind-baked pie crust.
- Refrigerate for three hours or overnight. Serve with lightly sweetened whipped cream.
- * I will add instructions for blind-baking this crust. ** I use "Telephone" brand agar powder; if using agar flakes a larger amount is necessary, probably 2X or 3X. An equal amount of gelatin can used in place of agar.
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