Sunday, November 7, 2010

SMS: Ginger Custard Pumpkin Pie


This week’s Sweet Melissa Sundays selection is Ginger Custard Pumpkin Pie. We’ve had a lot of pie recently, and pumpkin treats for that matter, so my initial inclination was to scale this recipe way back and just make a couple crustless ramekins since it sounded too good to miss completely. Josh assured me he was happy to eat more pie, though, so I ended up making a half recipe with a Biscoff cookie crust. I’d never made a pumpkin pie with a cookie crust, but I love crumb crusts, so I figured it didn’t hurt to try.



This recipe uses fresh ginger and cinnamon sticks seeped in cream for the spice flavoring. I’m not sure if I didn’t chop my ginger fine enough to thoroughly infuse the cream or if I just like a strong ginger punch, but I had to add some ground ginger to the custard in order to get the flavor to my liking. There have been a lot of sweets vying for our attention this weekend, so we haven’t really tried enough to rate it yet and tell if it will be a contender for a Thanksgiving dessert. I do know that the cookie crust was definitely a good idea. Many thanks to Debbie of Everyday Blessings of the Fivedees for hosting this week. You can find the recipe here on Debbie’s site and visit the Sweet Melissa site to see what the other bakers thought of this dessert.

8 comments:

HanaĆ¢ said...

Love the cookie crust on yours. I was thinking of going the same route, bought fresh ginger, but then time got away from me. Great color on the custard, btw.

spike. said...

the cookie crust sounds perfect. I looked the TWD pumpkin pie we did recently...that may be my t-day contender

thewhimsicalcupcake said...

I love that you used a cookie crust for this! I imagine the flavors to meld beautifully!

Megan said...

So many pies, so little time.

Let me rephrase that - so many pies, not enough time in the day to work out enough to work them off!!

Tracey said...

I love your pie dish Margot - the little edge makes for a gorgeous pie. I wish I'd done a cookie crust on this one, if for no other reason than to avoid the drama of prebaking pie crust :) Hope you guys like it when you get around to trying it!

Mrs. G said...

The Biscoff crust sounds heavenly. I love those cookies.

Candy Girl said...

Using Biscoff cookies for the crust is genius!

jillbert said...

I love Biscoff! Great idea for a cookie crust!