Preheat oven for 15 minutes at 190 degrees Celsius (375 degrees Fahrenheit). Grease a 8 or 9 inches pie pan with 1 to 2 teaspoons softened butter.
Dust your working surface and rolling pin with some flour. Lightly dust the pie dough with flour. Roll the dough outwards from the center, sprinkling more flour as required. Roll the dough evenly having 0.5 to 1 mm thickness.
Roll to a neat rectangle or circle having an additional 2 to 3 inches more than the pan. This allows for some extra dough that you can use to make a pretty fluted edge.
Use your rolling pin to gently lift the dough on it and then slowly separate the dough, placing it gently on the pie pan.
Trim or cut the edges with a knife and flute the edges.
Cover the pie dough and refrigerate until you are ready to add the filling in it.
Making the eggless filling
In a mixing bowl take the pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk, all the ground spices. Instead of adding ground spices separately, you can add 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice mix.
Add 2 tablespoons raw sugar or brown sugar, arrowroot flour and vanilla extract.
Mix very well until the sugar is dissolved and the arrowroot flour has mixed evenly. Check the taste of filling and add more sugar if required.
Assembling the pie
Pour the pumpkin filling in the prepared pie pan. Tap pan on the bottom so that air bubbles are released.
Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour at 190 degrees Celsius. Pie will rise while baking. Once cooked will settle down.
Check the center of the pie with a knife or butter knife and it should come out clean.
Place on a wired tray or rack to cool completely.
Slice and serve. While serving you can dust with 1 tablespoon icing sugar or powdered sugar or serve with lightly sweetened whipped cream.
Slice and enjoy this eggless pumpkin pie. Cover the remaining pie and refrigerate.
Pumpkin pie filling: While you can use a different pumpkin pie filling recipe, I do not recommend using canned pumpkin pie filling as it is already sweetened and has many artificial ingredients making it less than desirable.
Canned pumpkin purée: Yes, you could use canned pumpkin purée, if you can get it. Just don’t use canned pumpkin pie filling for all of the reasons stated above.
Pre-mixed pumpkin pie spice: Yes you could add it.
Scaling: Yes, you can scale this recipe. The filling is scalable to as many pies as you’d like.
Nuts and spices: This recipe has a rather traditional American blend of pumpkin pie spices, but you can certainly feel free to “spice things up” to your own liking. You could also add nuts like pecans, walnuts or almonds to the pie filling.
Pre baking pie crust: You absolutely do not need to pre bake the pie crust.