Let’s give ’em pumpkin to talk about: Gourmet rumchata pumpkin and biscoff pie

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Let’s Give ’em Pumpkin to talk about

You will love this Gourmet Rumchata Pumpkin and Biscoff pie recipe.   Oh my Gourd!

After all Beauty is in the Pie of the Beholder!

This is the pie that will make your Holiday a little merrier!  This recipe is revolutionary with a crispy, caramelly, cookie crust, and a gourmet pie filling infused with a good helping of Rumchata.  It bakes up beautifully and will be your new favorite Holiday tradition.  Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, Christmas…your birthday- You will want this Boozy pie all year long

The usual spices are there, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, and Salt.  You will enjoy the thick custard richness with sweetened condensed milk, and egg whites…but you will definitely love that it is spiked with 8 ounces of delicious Rumchata.  The flavors of this liqueur meld perfectly with Pumpkin. A really delicious twist on a Holiday dessert.  Tasty and absolutely Gourd-geous!

What you need to make a Rumchata Pumpkin and Biscoff pie

  • Mixer
  • Food Processor
  • Pie Dishes / Pie plates
  • Biscoff Cookies
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Pure Pumpkin or Pumpkin Puree (Canned Pumpkin)
  • Brown Sugar
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Rumchata

Let’s give ’em Pumpkin to Talk about

Gourmet Rumchata Pumpkin pie with a Biscoff Cookie Crust

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Active Time: 1 hour 

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Yield: 16

  • 1 Food Processor
  • 1 Mixer
  • 2 Pie Dishes

Pie Crust

  • 2 8.8oz Package of Lotus Biscoff Cookies
  • 12 oz Melted Butter

Pumkin Pie Filling

  • 3 Whipped Egg Whites
  • 1 15 oz can Pure Pumpkin (Not Pumpkin pie filling)
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 14 oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ground Ginger
  • ½ tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 8 oz Rumchata (Horchata Con Ron Cream Liqueur)

Make the Lotus Biscoff Cookie Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Place all unwrapped cookies in the food processor
  • Fully grind the cookies until they are an even crumb consistency
  • Melt the butter
  • Add the cookie crumbs and the butter in a bowl and stir
  • Divide the crumbs evenly into 2 pie dishes
  • Use your fingers to press the crumbs evenly around the sides of the pie dish- trying to create even edges to the rim of the dish.
  • Finish the crust by pressing the remining crumbs evenly at the bottom of the pie dish, so that you have consistent coverage and no holes in the crust.
  • Repeat the process with the second pie crust
  • Bake both pie crusts at 350 degrees for 8 minutes, and then remove from the oven.

Create your Rumchata Pumpkin Pie Filling

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
  • Whip 3 egg whites at a high speed until fluffy, and then set aside in a dish
  • Now that you have removed the egg whites from the mixing bowl, add the Pumpkin, Brown Sugar, 2 large eggs(yolk and white) and sweetened condensed milk
  • Add spices and Rumchata to the mixture, and blend until fully mixed.
  • Remove the mixing bowl from the stand, and gently fold in the egg whites
  • Add the Rumchata Pumpkin filling on top of the baked cookie crumb crusts
  • Place the pies in the 425 degree oven for 15 minutes
  • Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake for approximately 45 additional minutes
  • Remove the pies once they appear firm(not jiggly), and pass a tooth pick test in the center of the pie
  • Let cool before serving

FAQ’s on Rumchata?

What is Rumchata?

Rumchata is a Caribbean Rum based cream liqueur.  The liqueur was inspired by the Spanish and Latin American drink the Horchata.  Rumchata is sweet with notes of vanilla and cinnamon.  It is made from dairy cream, and does not actually have Horchata in the ingredients.  It is 13.75% ABV, and manufactured in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, since 2009.

Are there substitutes for Rumchata?

Ricura Horchata Cream Liqueur, or Caruva Horchata Cream Liqueur appears to be a close flavor profiles.

Do you need to refrigerate Rumchata?

Even though it’s a cream liqueur, you don’t need to refrigerate after opening.   However, once opened, you should consume Rumchata within 6 months.

Does Rumchata taste good in foods?

Rumchata is excellent in Hot Chocolate, or Ice Cream – In fact, it is also a great match with pumpkin spice flavors because of the Dairy, Vanilla and Cinnamon.

More about Rumchata

FAQ’s for Pie crust with Biscoff Cookies

What are Biscoff cookies? 

Biscoff cookies are a crunchy rectangular shortbread cookie with spices and a deep caramel flavor.  A unique recipe since 1932, these cookies are vegan friendly, and made with RSPO certified palm oil.  They have no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.  Traditionally popular in Belgium, the Netherland and Germany, Speculoos style cookies are becoming increasingly popular in the US.  Lotus Biscoff is the name given to Speculoos cookies and cookie butter in North America.  They are increasingly being featured in many new dessert recipes.

Why are Biscoff cookies growing in popularity?

The name Biscoff was coined in 1986.  It’s popularity grew as a ‘biscuit’ that complimented coffee.  Airlines began serving Biscoff cookies due to their taste, long shelf life, and their suitability for a wide range of dietary restrictions.

What is Speculoos?

Whether you know them as Speculoos, Speculaas, Spekulatius of Lotus Biscoff- these names represent an irresistible cookie.  They are buttery ginger shortbread treats that are crunchy, spiced and caramelized.  Especially popular in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany- they are traditionally made and eaten on St. Nicholas Day and throughout the Holiday season.  They are often embossed or stamped with a variety of designs.

You may also know the flavor from the well-known airline treat- Lotus Biscoff cookies.

Are Biscoff Cookies like Graham Crackers?

They taste quite different.  In fact, Lotus Biscoff creates more of a crunchy spiced caramel cookie – rather than a cracker.

Why use Biscoff Cookies in pie crusts and other desserts?

A cookie crust is often used for desserts with a moist filling.  The cookie crust will maintain its crisp, and add an interesting texture to the dessert.  In addition, Biscoff cookies have a buttery richness, toasted spice and caramel flavor that can create a new more complex flavor profile.

More on Speculoos

Mix It up

  • Allow your pies to cool completely and Garnish with Whipped cream
  • Switch up the booze, and infuse a different liquor in this easy pumpkin recipe- like Bailey’s Irish cream
  • Don’t have Biscoff cookies?  Make this creamy pumpkin pie recipe with Nilla Wafers, Animal Crackers, or Graham Crackers

This article originally appeared on CussKitchen and was syndicated by MediaFeed.

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