Golden Maple Pumpkin Pie
One unbaked 11-inch pate brisee pie shell, well chilled
1 ½ cups fresh pumpkin puree (below) 1 teaspoon cinnamon
or canned pumpkin puree ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 ½ cups milk ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
2 eggs, lightly beaten ½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour ½ cup maple syrup
1) Preheat the oven to 425
2) Put the pumpkin puree in a large bowl and add the syrup, milk, and eggs; mix until smooth. Stir in the dry ingredients and combine thoroughly. Pour the mixture into the pie shell and bake for approximately 40 minutes, until the filling is firm and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool before serving.
3) Garnish with a pre-baked pastry leaf, if desired.