American Style Beetroot Pie

Beetroot PieBeetroot adds a brilliant blood red colour to this pie and so makes for the perfect Halloween dessert.  

Serves 4

Cooking time: 40 – 50 mins

What You’ll Need: 

  • 250g shortcrust pastry
  • 325g plain cooked (vacuum packed) beetroot, drained
  • 3 eggs
  • 75g soft brown sugar
  • 2tsp Bart ground mixed spice
  • ½ tsp Bart ground allspice (optional)
  • ½ tsp Bart ground ginger (optional)
  • 250ml double cream

What To Do:

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas Mark 6.
  • Roll out the pastry and use it to line a 23cm loose bottomed pie tin. Line with greaseproof paper and fill with baking beans. Bake blind for 20 minutes.
  • Whilst the pastry is baking, prepare the filling by pureeing the beetroot along with the eggs in a food processor.
  • In a small saucepan add the sugar, all the spices and cream and bring slowly up to a simmering point. Pour into the food processor and mix thoroughly with the beetroot puree.
  • Remove the pastry case from the oven and reduce the temperature to 180°C/Gas Mark 4.
  • Pour the filling carefully into the pastry case and bake for around 25-30 minutes. The edge should be puffed up a little and the centre will still be a touch wobbly. Allow to cool and chill in the fridge. Serve with crème fraiche.

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