Anushka Chai Pumpkin Pie

Updated: Aug 27, 2019

The wonderful Chef India has made the most amazing Pumpkin Pie from our home grown pumpkins and has added our signature Anushka Chai (also brewed in house) for a bit of a spiced twist! Here's the recipe for you to try at home:


Prep time: 30mins (plus refrig. time)

Cooking time: 1hr 10mins (plus cooking time)

Serves 8


1 cup (150g) plain flour

1/4 cup (35g) self-raising flour

2 tbsp cornflour

2 tbsp icing sugar

125g cold butter, chopped coarsely

2 tbsp cold water


2 eggs

1/4 cup (50g) firmly packed brown sugar

1 tbsp maple syrup

1 cup cooked mashed pumpkin

2/3 cup (160ml) double cream

3tbsp Anushka Chai Liquid Brew


1. Sift flours and sugar into medium bowl; rub in butter. Add enough water to make ingredients come together. Knead dough on floured surface until smooth. Enclose in plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 mins

2. Preheat oven to 200 deg C/ 180 deg C fan forced. Grease 23cm pie dish.

3. Roll pastry between sheets of baking paper until large enough to line dish. Ease pastry into dish, press into base and side; trim edge. Use scraps of pastry to make a double edge of pastry; trim and decorate edge.

4. Place pie dish on oven tray; line pastry with baking paper, fill with dried beans or rice. Bake 10 mins. Remove paper and beans; bake further 10 mins. Cool.

5. Reduce oven to 180 deg C/ 160 deg C fan forced.

6. Make filling; pour into pastry case.

7. Bake pie about 50 mins; cool.


Beat eggs, sugar and maple syrup in small bowl with electric mixer until thick. Stir in pumpkin, cream and liquid chai.

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