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Pumpkin Pie {For One}

Thanksgiving is coming and maybe you will celebrate on your own. Or, you want to eat a beautiful dinner but have a light pie for dessert? Well, either way, this Pumpkin Pie For One is what you need.

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I made this pie on the Canadian Thanksgiving day, without even knowing it. I knew it right afterwards, after checking on the internet. Well, that was a relief; Even if I can pretend I know everything about this celebration, the concept of being together and the beautiful and Fall-flavored dishes/desserts are enough to want to take part of it.

Now that I am kind of used to bake only for me, I make and bake more and more {For One} recipes. And I love them! I don’t make recipes for one because I can’t share what I bake, but more because my acquaintances and I don’t always like the same thing…That’s why I decided to make this pie. We all (almost) love Pumpkin Pie, but I already made one last year and the year before. You would tell me ‘And?’, yes so what? What is, my family really liked it but when you pronounce the word ‘pumpkin’; I don’t know why but it is like a bad spell and they take a step back. I don’t want to convince anyone that something is great if they fancy it just once a year.

Pumpkin Pie For One

 

So, Pumpkin Pie for one was born.

Amazing oat crust

Flavorful pumpkin filling

Crunchy oat topping

I have to be honest, I was afraid of some things when making it:

  • Soggy bottom
  • Filling not set
  • Overbaked
  • You know.
  • The usual when you bake!

Pumpkin Pie For One

But everything turned out perfectly. I know, maybe I have to trust myself even more, because I bake ‘feeling it’ and not ‘following it’. So, I created this recipe according to what was happening or likely to happen.

This really looks like a classic pumpkin pie, but the crust combined to the crunchy topping is, I believe, the strength of this beautiful pie.

How Do You Bake For One

Even if the recipe is easy, maybe the ‘pan’ you will use won’t be appropriate. That’s why, like in any other recipe, you have to make sure you use the right pans.

I personally use this for most of my for one bars:

1.5-inch x 3.5-inch

 

I just make sure the bottom of the bar touches parchment paper or a silicon mat, and that the four sides are lined with parchment paper (after greasing the sides with butter or cooking spray).

If you make my bars for two, you can use this:

4.5-inch x 4.5-inch

 

And, when it comes, Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Pumpkin Pie For One

Pumpkin Pie For One

Thanksgiving is coming and maybe you will celebrate on your own. Or, you want to eat a beautiful dinner but have a light pie for dessert? Well, either way, this Pumpkin Pie For One is what you need.

Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword Pumpkin Pie For One
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 470 kcal
Author Bites Of Baking

Ingredients

For the base:

  • 22 g all-purpose flour 3 leveled tbsp
  • 14 g oats 3 tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 13 g granulated sugar 1 tbsp
  • 13 g brown sugar 1 tbsp
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 21 g melted butter 1 tbsp + 1 tsp -before melting-

For the filling:

  • 10 g granulated sugar 2 tsp
  • 10 g brown sugar 2 tsp
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 pinch all-spice
  • 17 ml whole milk 1 tbsp
  • 60 g pumpkin purée 1/4 cup +1/2 tbsp or 4 tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven at 350°F (180°C).

  2. Grease and line a 1.5-inch x 3.5-inch pan.

    Make sure to line the bottom with parchment paper or a silicon mat (if you're using bottomless pan), and that the four sides are lined with parchment paper (after greasing the sides with butter or cooking spray).

  3. For the base:

    In a medium bowl, with your hands or a pastry cutter/fork or a blender, mix the ingredients except the melted butter.

  4. Then add melted butter and mix with a fork or your hands until a dough forms.

  5. Place the 3/4 of the base in the pan.

  6. Bake for 7 min while you prepare the filling:

    Whisk the sugars, cinnamon and all-spice. Add the whole milk, beaten egg, vanilla and pumpkin purée and whisk until well combined.

  7. Remove the base from the oven and pour the filling on it.

  8. Bake for 7 minutes and remove from the oven. Sprinkle the base remaining and bake for 10 minutes. Turn the oven off and let the bar for one minute.

  9. Remove from the oven and let cool on the counter for 1 hour. You can then enjoy it but I would recommend to place it n the fridge for an hour for best results. Enjoy!

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