Jane Soudah, winner of the Spring Baking Championship, has a new collections of recipes out that will surprise, delight and satisfy you. Sweet tooth acting up? Dive into a world of innovative cakes, cookies, muffins, quickbreads and more advanced pastries. With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to refresh your dessert game. Ever had curried pumpkin pie? 

As crazy as it might sound, I am not a huge fan of pumpkin pie — or I wasn’t until I developed this recipe. Indian curry powders can contain a variety of different spices, but most are a mixture of cumin, turmeric, coriander, chili pepper, cardamom, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and black pepper — all spices that complement and elevate the flavor of pumpkin. After the pie is baked and cooled, it is topped with sugar that is caramelized with a kitchen torch; the sugar provides a sweet crunch before reaching the creamy pumpkin custard.

Reprinted with permission from Delightful Desserts