Medical Marijuana Cooking: Maple Leaf Spiced Pumpkin Pie

Text and Recipe by Jessica Catalano

Thanksgiving is one of my most cherished holidays with family and friends. It is a harvest festival where the appreciation of family, friends, blessings, emotional wealth and material wealth take center stage. The worlds slows down momentarily for one night where you are surrounded by loved ones and are able to give thanks to all your blessings and successes freely. A time for nourishing food that warms the soul and fills the belly.

So what could possibly make this day even better? The answer would be making a delightful and elegantly medicated Maple Leaf Spiced Pumpkin Pie. The wonderful thing about this recipe is that the Maple Leaf strain pairs beautifully with the pungent spices and sweet custard that make up a pumpkin pie. This superb dessert will enhance your Thanksgiving Day experience and will be something you will want to repeat for the years to come.

Mise en Place:
2 cups canned pureed pumpkin
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 whole eggs
8 grams ground Maple Leaf cannabis (or other sweet flavored strain)
1/2 stick sweet butter
1 shot vodka
1 teaspoon maple extract
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice with ½ teaspoon in reserve
1 teaspoon ground ginger
9 inch pie tin
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 stick chilled sweet butter
4 tablespoons ice water
1 teaspoon cane sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

For this recipe you need to start the dough the night before or one hour before cooking time for the crust to set properly. In a bowl combine 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour, cane sugar and salt. With a knife cut the stick of butter into 8 slices and drop into the bowl. Mix by hand until the butter starts to meld with the dry mix. Add in 4 tablespoons of ice water and continue to combine until the mixture is fully incorporated. Roll into a semi-flat circle and then wrap it in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight or for 1 hour prior to cooking time.

When you are ready to prepare your pie dough, roll out onto a floured surface and transfer to your 9 inch pie tin. Flatten the dough into the tin and pinch the edges to form a crust on the top. Take a fork and pierce little holes throughout the bottom and sides of the crust. This prevents the crust from bubbling out during the baking process.

Maple Leaf Spiced Pumpkin PieBefore you can start the filling for the pie you need to activate your cannabis. In a pan combine 8 grams of ground Maple Leaf, 1/2 stick sweet butter and 1 shot vodka. Cook on the lowest setting for 30 minutes. The alcohol is merely just used to aid in the activation process as lubrication and will cook out of the pan from the heat. Set aside and let cool for 15 minutes. There will be no alcohol in your pie so do not worry. *Also if you cannot get a hold of the Maple Leaf strain any sweet cannabis strain can be substituted.

Now it is time to create the delicious pumpkin custard for your pie. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. In a separate bowl, mix the 2 cups pureed pumpkin, condensed milk, 2 whole eggs, Maple Leaf cannabis mixture, maple extract, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and ginger until fully combined. Pour your pumpkin mixture into your pie crust and lightly tap the pan against a counter to release any air bubbles. Take the 1/2 teaspoon reserve of allspice and lightly sprinkle the entire top of the pie. Put into the oven and bake for 55 minutes. Pull from oven and let the pie set at room temperature. Slice into 8 servings at 1 gram of cannabis per slice. Decorate with fresh whipped cream and serve al la mode for the most comforting holiday dessert. Enjoy!

Jessica CatalanoJessica Catalano is a Medical Cannabis advocate and Culinarian who combines her two loves into stylish medicated dishes on The Ganja Kitchen Revolution. Catalano is a Medical Cannabis patient herself and has extensive knowledge since early 1997 for medicinal purposes. She continues to strive for excellence both in cooking, baking and Medical Cannabis knowledge. Her goal is to help as many Medical Cannabis patients as she possibly can creating a better quality of life for them. She also is a Medical Cannabis advocate creating social awareness to the movement with the intent to create social acceptance.

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Posted 11/23/10 by:
MMMM! nice presentation, i'm hungry now. Will convince the woman to make this for me.
Posted 11/24/10 by:
LOVE THIS! My parents are visiting us this year for Thanksgiving, and this is just what I need at the table to keep me calm : )
Posted 11/25/10 by:
<3 this idea!!11!! I want a piece right now. /Drool
Posted 12/1/10 by:
Love it!
Posted 1/10/11 by:
i want some........mmmmm.....
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Posted 2/17/11 by:
Jack Lloyd
Looks delicious!
Posted 9/3/11 by:
Sounds delightful cant wait too try this prize .
Posted 9/3/11 by:
Sounds delightful cant wait too try this prize .
Posted 11/7/11 by:
For realz? :) :)
Posted 11/11/11 by:
Made this pie last week! Over the top, delicious! :}
Posted 9/30/13 by:
mae graves
Sounds great have to make it looking for more recipes
Posted 2/14/20 by:
Rose Martine
this was wonderful! Thank you for sharing all these tips and recipes..really helps those of us without the create gene;)
Rose Martine
Posted 4/5/20 by:
Rubi Kaur
I think the size of chicken breasts has changed dramatically since Julia Child's day, which could account for some of her shorter cook time.

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