Praline Pumpkin Tart the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.
Praline Pumpkin Tart
Makes 8 servings
|1-1/4||cups all-purpose flour|
|1||tablespoon granulated sugar|
|3/4||teaspoon salt, divided|
|3||to 4 tablespoons cold water|
|1||can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin|
|1||can (12 ounces) evaporated milk|
|2/3||cup packed brown sugar|
|1||teaspoon ground cinnamon|
|1/2||teaspoon ground ginger|
|1/4||teaspoon ground cloves|
|Sweetened Whipped Cream|
|Additional cinnamon and pecans halves for garnish|
- For crust, combine flour, granulated sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt in large bowl. Cut in shortening and butter using pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture forms pea-sized pieces.
- Sprinkle flour mixture with water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Toss with fork until mixture holds together. Shape into ball. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until chilled.
- Roll out dough on lightly floured surface into circle 1 inch larger than inverted 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom or 1-1/2 inches larger than inverted 9-inch pie plate. Transfer dough to tart pan or pie plate; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Pierce crust with tines of fork at 1/4-inch intervals. Line tart pan with foil; fill with dried beans, uncooked rice or ceramic pie weights.
- Bake 10 minutes or until set. Remove from oven; gently remove foil lining and beans. Return to oven and bake 5 minutes or until very light brown. Cool completely on wire rack.
- For filling, beat pumpkin, milk, brown sugar, eggs, cinnamon, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, ginger and cloves in large bowl with electric mixer at low speed. Pour into cooled tart crust. Bake 35 minutes.
- Prepare Praline Topping. Sprinkle topping over center of tart, leaving 1-1/2-inch rim around edge of tart. Bake 15 minutes more or until knife inserted 1 inch from center comes out clean.
- Cool completely on wire rack. Prepare Sweetened Whipped Cream and pipe decoratively around edge of pie. Sprinkle additional cinnamon over whipped cream. Garnish with pecan halves.
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