French Food Friday...French Pumpkin Pie

photo and recipe from here

Bonjour mes belles,

At the time I thought that it was a fabulous idea to buy a gorgeous looking 5 kilo pumpkin.

As a result of this impulsive purchase, we have been eating a lot of pumpkin this week.

I have made a tagine, soup and this fabulous tart. There is still a bit left  but I am sure that it will get put to good use as I have found a fabulous recipe where you bake it in the oven with honey and nuts.

French Pumpkin Pie

serves 8


6 tbsp. butter
3 lb. kabocha squash or cinderella or cheese pumpkin, seeded, peeled, and diced
2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced
34 cup brown sugar
1 vanilla bean, split
14 cup shelled pecans, chopped
2 (7 1⁄2-by-14 1⁄2–inch) sheets puff pastry
1 egg, lightly beaten


Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pumpkin and apples, and cook, stirring occasionally, 8-10 minutes. Reduce heat to low, add sugar and vanilla beans, and scrape browned bits from bottom of skillet with a wooden spoon. Cover skillet, and cook until pumpkin and apples are very soft and jammy but still holding their shape, about 30 minutes. Set aside to cool. When cool, discard vanilla beans and stir in pecans.
Preheat oven to 350°. Roll out 1 sheet of puff pastry into a square on a lightly floured surface. Using an 11" tart ring as a guide, cut out a circle and set aside. Roll out remaining sheet of pastry into a square; then ease pastry into the tart ring, and set on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Trim edges to overhang by 1⁄4". Fill pastry with pumpkin mixture; then lay reserved pastry circle over filling. Tuck edge of top pastry between filling and bottom pastry, and brush surface with egg. Fold overhanging bottom pastry back over top pastry. Bake until deep golden, 35-40 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
très bon vendredi à tous, Leeann x


  1. That's a very good idea. I'm always looking for new pumpkin recipes and this one sounds very good.
    What would you think of creme brulee with pumpkin, pumpkin risotto or roasted pumpkin with rosemary .... on my blog I have got lots of pumpkin recipes (go to the chapter "Rezepte" - some of them are already tranlsated into english, feel free to contact me if you need a translation)
    Bon weekend, bisous, Monika

  2. At least you can freeze the soup for another day. I've also tried fruit cake made with pumpkin. It keeps it very moist. Just the weather for experimenting.

  3. that pie looks divine. And where I live pecans are grown locally! a must do to share with friends this fall.


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