Monday, November 12, 2012

Pumpkin Pie Liqueur Recipe



I just finished this creation.  It has a smooth and delicious pumpkin pie flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Vodka
  • 1 Pumpkin
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 2 whole Cloves
  • 2 whole Allspice Berries
  • 1 tsp. ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground Ginger
  • 1/2 Vanilla Bean
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1.5 cups Water
Instructions:
Step 1:
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut the pumpkin in half and remove the stem.
  3. Scrape out the inside of the pumpkin.
  4. Spray a baking sheet with a cooking spray such as Pam.
  5. Place half of the pumpkin cut-side down on the oiled baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour.
  7. Allow to cool.
  8. Using a paring knife, slice the pumpkin into 1 to 2 inch wide strips (do not use the portion that was touching the oiled pan).
  9. Remove the peel and cut into cubes.
  10. Place 2 cups of peeled pumpkin into a glass jar.
  11. Add the vodka, cinnamon sticks, and cloves.
  12. Seal the jar and shake.
  13. Allow to rest for 1 week, shaking occasionally.




Step 2:
  1. Combine the water, white sugar, and brown sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Split the half vanilla bean down the middle.
  5. Add the vanilla bean, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice to the infusion.
  6. Add the cooled sugar syrup.
  7. Shake to combine.
  8. Allow to rest for 1 week, shaking occasionally.
Step 3:
  1. Strain and filter the infusion.
  2. Bottle and enjoy!

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