Simply the Best Pumpkin Pie
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|1 cupsall-purpose flour|
|1 tablespoongranulated white sugar|
|1/2 cupunsalted butter; well chilled, cut into 1" cubes|
|1/8 cupice water|
|2 canpure pumpkin|
|1/2 cupheavy whipping cream|
|1/2 cuplight brown sugar; (packed)|
|1 teaspoonground cinnamon|
|1/2 teaspoonginger; ground|
|1/8 teaspooncloves; ground|
Simply the Best Pumpkin Pie Preparation
Pate Brisee: In a food processor, place the flour, salt, and sugar and process until combined. Add the butter and process until the mixture resembles coarse meal (about 15 seconds). Pour 1/8 cup water in a slow, steady stream, through the feed tube until the dough just holds together when pinched. If necessary, add more water. Do not process more than 30 seconds.
Turn the dough onto your work surface and gather into a ball. Flatten into a disk, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to one hour before using. This will chill the butter and relax the gluten in the flour.
After the dough has chilled sufficiently, place on a lightly floured surface, and roll into a 13" circle. (To prevent the pastry from sticking to the counter and to ensure uniform thickness, keep lifting up and turning the pastry a quarter turn as you roll (always roll from the center of the pastry outwards).) Fold the dough in half and gently transfer to a 9" pie pan. Brush off any excess flour, tuck the overhanging pastry under itself & create a decorative border. With the remaining pastry make decorative cut-outs (leaves, pumpkins, etc.) and with a little water, attach them around the lip of the pie pan. Refrigerate the pastry, covered with plastic wrap, for about 30 minutes before pouring in the filling.
Pumpkin Filling: In a large bowl lightly whisk the eggs. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie shell and place on a large baking pan to catch any spills. Bake the pie for about 45 to 55 minutes or until the filling is set and the crust has browned (the center will still look wet). (A knife inserted about 1" from side of pan will come out almost clean.)
Place the baked pie on a wire rack to cool. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator. Crust is best when served same day.
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