“The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” Goat Cheese Pumpkin Pie
Goat Cheese–Pumpkin Filling
Make the Crust:
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Pulse the cookies, rosemary, and salt in a food processor until combined. With the processor running, slowly drizzle in the melted butter and run until well combined. The dough should hold together when pinched.
Press the dough firmly into a 10‑inch round by 2‑inch deep tart pan with a removable bottom. Place a cookie sheet on the bottom rack of the oven to catch any butter that leaks out and bake the crust for 15 minutes. When the crust is cool enough to touch but still warm enough to be pliable, fix any imperfections and set it aside to cool.
Make the Filling:
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and puree with a handheld blender (or use a countertop blender) until very smooth; it takes a good amount of whipping at high speed to get all the clumps out. Scoop into the cooled, baked piecrust and smooth the top. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or preferably overnight, before serving.
Voracious recipe courtesy Little, Brown and Company. Copyright ©2015 by Cara Nicoletti.
"Vegetables are perishable, so we don't have any indication of what they looked like 500 years ago," says James Nienhuis, a professor in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin.