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Pumpkin Persimmon Slab Pie

I've adapted my favorite Thanksgiving pie into something even easier and crowd-friendly! There's no finicky pie dough or rolling involved - the crust is a riff of of French pate sucree which you can just press down into the pan. Make everything in the food processor, bake it off, and have Thanksgiving dessert ready in advance with this couldn't-be-easier pie recipe!
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Pumpkin Persimmon Slab Pie

Servings

24

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

60 minutes

Calories

0

Author:

The Giadzy Kitchen

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Ingredients

    For The Crust:

  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 cup 2 sticks chilled unsalted butter, diced
  • 1/3 cup mascarpone cheese (chilled)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • For The Filling:

  • 1 15 oz can pure pumpkin puree
  • Four 6- to 7-ounce ripe Fuyu persimmons (trimmed, peeled and cut into)
  • 1- inch pieces (or 2 cups of persimmon pulp from two 6- to 7-ounce very ripe Hachiya persimmons)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup mascarpone
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • Powdered sugar (for dusting)
  • Whipped cream (for serving)

Instructions

    For the crust:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 17x11 inch rimmed baking sheet.
    2. In a food processor (with at least 9 cup capacity), blend the flour, sugar and salt until combined. Add the butter and mascarpone cheese and blend until moist clumps form. Gather the dough into a ball. Drop 2-inch pieces of dough over the bottom and sides of the pie dish. Using moist fingertips press the dough together to form a smooth crust. Using the tines of a fork, prick the dough all over.
    3. Bake the crust until the edge is browned and the center of the crust is pale golden, about 25 minutes. Transfer the crust to a work surface. Brush the bottom of the crust with apricot preserves.

    For the filling:

    1. In a food processor, combine the pumpkin and persimmon. Blend until smooth. Add the sugar, mascarpone, cream, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt and eggs. Blend until smooth. Pour the filling into the cooked crust.
    2. Bake the pie until the center is set, about 30 - 35 minutes. Cool the pie on a rack. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Bake and cool to room temperature. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate.)
    3. Just before serving, dust the top of the pie with powdered sugar. Cut into squares, dollop with whipped cream if desired, and serve.

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