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“This recipe came from a local cookbook called "Out of Nova Scotia Kitchens". Has a lovely texture and very light and also suitable for those trying to avoid sugar. Maple syrup can be subnstituted for honey and, of course, spices can be adjusted to taste”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To make crust, blend the butter with the 3 tablespoons of honey.
  3. Mix with wafer crumbs and press into a 10 inch deep pie dish.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  6. Soak gelatin in the cold water for 5 minutes.
  7. Beat the egg yolks with 3/4 of honey, pumpkin puree, milk, salt and spices.
  8. Cook in a double boiler over simmering water, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  9. Remove from heat and add softened gelatin and stir until dissolved.
  10. Beat egg whites until frothy.
  11. Gradually add the remaining 2 tablespoons honey and continue to beat until the whites form stiff peaks.
  12. Gently, but thoroughly, fold the stiffened whites into the pumpkin mixture.
  13. Spoon into crust and chill for several hours.
  14. Cook time will include baking the crust and making the filling.

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