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What would Thanksgiving (or fall!) be with out one thing pumpkin? Whether or not it’s a spiced pumpkin latte or pumpkin pie, the style and scent of pumpkin are the right companions to chill fall climate.
I used to be by no means truly a giant pumpkin pie fan prior to now. However prior to now couple of years, I’ve fallen in love with the mix of coconut and pumpkin collectively. So I made a decision to create a pumpkin pie recipe that makes use of these flavors. It turned out nice!
A Higher Pumpkin Pie
If your loved ones considers pumpkin pie part of the Thanksgiving feast, contemplate this more healthy choice this yr! It has all the identical flavors as conventional pumpkin pie however can accommodate those that keep away from dairy and gluten.
For the Crust
I’ve an almond flour pie crust recipe that I exploit for many of my pies. It’s a press-in pie crust fairly than a roll-out crust, which truly is rather a lot simpler to make use of. You’ll have to pre-bake the crust for about 10 minutes earlier than pouring within the filling.
For the Filling
I don’t use a number of refined sweeteners like white sugar or corn syrup. So on this pumpkin pie, I use honey or maple syrup. Simply whisk it along with pureed pumpkin, eggs, and spices, and the filling is completed! I make my own pumpkin pie spice, so it’s at all times available.
For the Topping
A few of my youngsters declare that pumpkin pie merely can’t be eaten with out whipped cream. In case you agree, then I like to recommend making your individual. That means you keep away from all of the thriller substances in store-bought variations. It’s additionally tremendous straightforward and quick to do (offered you’ve gotten an electrical mixer!).
Simply add heavy cream to a bowl and whisk with a hand mixer or stand mixer at excessive pace till fluffy. I like so as to add a bit vanilla extract to mine. You can too add a bit honey or maple syrup whereas it’s whisking to make it candy.
In case you don’t do dairy, you’ll be able to make whipped coconut cream. In actual fact, even if you happen to do eat dairy I like to recommend the coconut whipped cream. That coconut/pumpkin mixture is so tasty.
Extra Thanksgiving Favorites
We have now a number of different Thanksgiving recipes that we’ve modified to suit our way of life. In actual fact, I wrote a whole post about it. It consists of every thing from appetizers, to sides, to further dessert concepts. I additionally wrote out step-by-step directions for pulling all of it collectively and included a printable to hold on the fridge whilst you work.
Grain-Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe
A gluten-free (and dairy-optional) model of the basic pumpkin pie. Get all of the pumpkin taste with solely real-food substances. Even makes use of pure sweeteners!
Calmly grease a 9-inch pie pan with coconut oil.
Put together pie crust based on the pie crust recipe directions.
Whereas the pie crust is baking, use the pie crust bowl (no want for further dishes!) to mix all of the filling substances besides coconut milk.
Preheat the oven to 325°F.
Use an immersion blender or meals processor and blend the pumpkin filling totally. A hand-mixer won’t get it as clean! The pie filling needs to be clean and spreadable.
Add a small quantity of coconut milk if wanted to skinny barely.
Spoon the filling over the baked crust and clean and bake for about an hour or till middle is now not jiggly. It can set extra because it cools.
Prime with coconut cream or whipped heavy cream and a few chopped pecans.
Take pleasure in!
The above recipe could be doubled to slot in a 9×13 baking dish.
Be happy to tweak the spice and sweetness ranges to your loved ones’s liking! You can too substitute stevia, however the honey helps the pie maintain collectively higher.
Serving: 1slice (1/8 of pie)Energy: 238kcalCarbohydrates: 18.2gProtein: 7.3gFats: 16.6gSaturated Fats: 6.6gLdl cholesterol: 82mgSodium: 35mgFiber: 4.1gSugar: 11.8g
I noticed these pumpkin bars the opposite day and it jogged my memory of a recipe a buddy was telling me about. She says that her husband’s household didn’t like pie crust in order that they grew up consuming a crustless pumpkin pie that was extra like a bar. Perhaps I’ll do some experimenting…
What’s your favourite Thanksgiving dessert? Some other recipes you need wholesome variations of? Inform me under!