Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Sweet pastry dough

  2. 1 tablespoon anise seeds

  3. 1 1/2 cups pure pumpkin (from a 15-ounce can; not pie filling)

  4. 3/4 cup sugar

  5. 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  6. 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  7. 3/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg

  8. Pinch of ground cloves

  9. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  10. 3 large eggs, lightly beaten

  11. 1 1/3 cups heavy cream

  12. Equipment: an 11-by 1 1/4-inch fluted round tart pan (1 1/4 inch deep) with a removable bottom; pie weights or dried beans

  13. Accompaniment: lightly sweetened whipped cream

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Make tart shell:

  2. Prepare dough, adding anise seeds to dry ingredients, and chill as directed in dough recipe. Roll out dough into a 14-inch round on a lightly floured surface with a lightly floured rolling pin, then fit into tart pan and trim excess dough. Chill until firm, at least 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 375°F with rack in middle.

  4. Lightly prick bottom of shell with a fork, then line with foil and fill with pie weights. Bake shell until side is set and edge is pale golden, about 15 minutes.

  5. Remove foil and weights and bake shell until golden all over, about 15 minutes more. Cool completely in pan. Leave oven on.

  6. Fill and bake tart:

  7. Whisk together pumpkin, sugar spices, and salt in large bowl. Whisk in eggs, then cream.

  8. Pour filling into cooled tart shell and bake until puffed about 1 1/2 inches from edge and center is just set, 40 to 45 minutes. (Cover edge of tart with foil if browning too quickly.) Cool in pan, about 2 hours. (Tart will continue to set as it cools.)


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