"This is my Aunt's recipe for a delicious light pumpkin tart, perfect for Thanksgiving!" — RMcKee
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1 (15 ounce) can
1 (.25 ounce) package
1 (9 inch)
baked pastry shell
This is delicious but I wouldn't recommend it for in inexperienced cook. It took a long time to put together and used much more equipment (bowls, mixers, spatulas, sauce pans, etc.) than a less complicated recipe might require. That aside, it's a mighty fine tart. Note: the recipe doesn't specify this, but I used a 9" tart pan with removable rim, about 1.5 inches high. Good thing I did too. A "normal" tart pan would have been too shallow given the quantity of filling.
I added too much rum, otherwise, I think it would have been better. It was light, not sure if I would make again though-just didn't knock my socks off.
Wow! Really wonderful recipe! It's a perfect Bavarian cream, with a light, mousse-like texture (not like the gluey filling in "Bavarian cream" doughnuts). I didn't have any scotch, so I used the last of my brandy—about 1 Tbsp. I also beat the egg yolks and sugar with my Kitchenaid, rather than on the stove, and then mixed in the pumpkin mixture before transferring it to a pan. This would be a great recipe if you're asked to bring a dessert for Thanksgiving; it might be hard to make if you're the one hosting the meal, since it has to chill in the fridge, and refrigerator space is usually at a premium. I can't wait to try this pumpkin filling in something else, say, a pumpkin layer cake with a cranberry glaze!
This is a tasty pie. Don't worry about getting the whipped cream completely worked in. Its nice to get a little bit of it in with the pie. Makes a ton of filling. I fill up a deep dish pie shell and still had about a cup of extra filling. I just put it in a bowl. Still yummy. Thanks for the recipe.
I doubled the recipe. It filled two deep dish pie shells and I had enough left over to fill a 1.5 qt casserole dish. It was very good.
I used 2 eggs instead of 4 yolks. I thought it would firm up, but instead I needed to freeze it to get a decent slice. Next time, I will use 2 env. gelatin! Great taste, just a little disappointed with texture!
This was a show stopper at Thanksgiving. All the lovely pumpkin flavor with a nice, light texture.
2 notes: (1) I had a lot of leftover filling. I wish I had extra crust and could have made some small tarts or something. (2) Be careful not to overwhip the heavy cream. I did, it still tasted great, it was just hard to fold in the filling. I would recommend whipping to soft peaks.
I replaced the light cream and the milk with reduced-fat buttermilk. I am still amazed by how fast this was eaten!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pumpkin Bavarian Cream Tart
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 189
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