Savory Pumpkin Pie

Aired November 21, 2012


Flour, for dusting
1 store-bought pie crust
1 cup grated extra sharp yellow cheddar cheese
2 cups canned pumpkin pure
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup heavy cream
A few grates whole nutmeg, about 1/8 of a teaspoon
2 pinches of salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
A pinch ground cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons ancho chili powder
1/4 cup light brown sugar
For garnish, sweet or sweet-and-spicy candied pecans, chopped










Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven, preheat oven to 350F.



Lightly flour a work surface, unroll the pie dough and scatter grated cheese over the dough. Lightly flour a rolling pin then roll the cheese into the dough. Fill a 9-inch pie plate or tin with the dough, cheese-side down. Using your fingers, crimp the pie dough overhang along the edge of the pie plate in a decorative scalloped fashion.



For the filling, combine the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl using a whisk. Pour filling into the prepared pie plate and spread out evenly. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center is clean when removed. Remove pie and cool to room temp, slice and serve garnished with candied chopped pecans.







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