Make a Pumpkin Pie on Zoom

November 25, 2020
07:00 pm - 07:00 pm


November 25


07:00 pm

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Are you missing time together over food? Have you always wanted to try pumpkin pie?

Join Danielle in making an American-style Pumpkin Pie over Zoom (in prep for American Thanksgiving the next day… she’s hoping we’ll all have election results to be thankful for!). You can also join in for the laughing and the chat and skip the baking! And novice bakers very very welcome!

Here’s what you’ll need and an explanation of the little bit of ‘prep’ you’ll need to do ahead of time:

1 large butternut squash
1 pre-rolled short crust
1 (large) can evaporated milk
Ground cinnamon, ginger & cloves (if you don’t have these at home email and we can post you some)
2 eggs
Squirty Cream (optional … for eating with later!)

– 1 large pie dish (you can sub in two smaller ‘tart’ or flan dishes or even a small casserole dish if you don’t have a pie dish)
– A food processor, blender or hand mixer (if you don’t have these, you can use a potato masher or even 2 forks and some muscle in a pinch!)
– A large mixing bowl (or even a pot if you don’t have one)
– An oven (no sub for this I’m afraid!)

1. The evening (or morning) before our baking session, take your butternut squash and stick it (completely whole – don’t chop it or anything) on a baking tray or casserole dish. Put it in the oven at 180F for about an hour or until the skin is blackened and the vegetable feels quite soft all over. Take it out and leave it to cool until our baking session. (If you happen to be one of the lucky ones to have a CAN of pumpkin puree, you can use this instead of butternut.)

2. About half an hour BEFORE our session, take the pre-rolled shortcrust pastry out of the fridge and pre-heat your oven to 180F.


From Danielle: In case you haven’t noticed, I’m American. One of the traditions we’ve kept in the 20+ years of living in the UK is Thanksgiving. We often have lots of friends around for a traditional meal, and many years we’ve hosted an open house of Thanksgiving Desserts… having a house full of people eating is one of my favourite things.

I would say that I have enjoyed Thanksgiving MORE in the UK than the US, because we’ve made our own traditions and looked for new ways to talk about thankfulness. This year, I was trying to think of a way to make the day special, so I thought baking a pie with some of my IGB family the night before Thanksgiving (26th November) would be one way to do that. I’m hoping that as we bake, we can laugh and chat about what we are thankful for, even in these strange times!

Here’s the classic pie recipe we’ll be using (with a few tweaks):

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