Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!
Over the Holidays, I’ve become the designated pie maker. Partly because I love to bake, but mainly because of my dietary restrictions.
When you’re gluten-free, grain free, dairy free, and refined-sugar free, picking up a pre-made pie from the grocery store suddenly isn’t an option.
Luckily for me (and you!), this simple-to-make pumpkin pie is the perfect allergen-friendly dessert for the holiday season.
Whether you struggle with food allergies or sensitivities, prefer to eliminate certain food groups from you diet, or simply want a healthier dessert of your thanksgiving dinner- this recipe is for you.
Made from almond flour and pecans, organic pumpkin puree, and creamy full fat coconut milk, this delicious pumpkin pie is completely free from any grains, dairy, gluten, or refined sugar.
For the crust
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 cup nuts (Pecans, Walnuts, cashews, etc)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
For the filling
- 2 cups canned pumpkin
- 1 cup full fat coconut milk
- 3 eggs
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease pie dish with 1 tsp coconut oil.
Process nuts of choice in food processor or high speed blender until finely chopped. Combine nut mixture with almond flour and cinnamon in a large bowl.
Melt coconut oil and honey in microwave for 15-20 seconds, or until liquid. Add to dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.
Using your fingers, firmly press crust mixture into greased pie dish until the shell is formed. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
While the crust is baking, add all filling ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend on medium speed until smooth. Pour filling into pie shell, and bake at 350 degrees for another 45 minutes, or until the middle is set.
Let the pie cool, then refrigerate until the centre is firm. Serve with coconut whipped cream and enjoy!