One thing I don’t understand about Thanksgiving is why we only eat certain foods on that one day of the year. Other than the fact that it makes Thanksgiving ultra special, I don’t get it. Personally, I love turkey and would love to eat it throughout the year. But it’s nearly impossible to source a turkey at any other time. And what do you eat cranberry sauce with (another favourite) if not turkey? And of course there’s the traditional Turkey Day pumpkin pie.
And pumpkin pie is where I draw the line – I happily devour pumpkin pie throughout the year. And once you’ve tried this pumpkin pie, I suspect you’ll be unlikely to resist making it more frequently, too. It’s crustless, gluten and grain-free, and even dairy-free, making it the ultimate paleo indulgence. Serve it warm or cold, with ice cream or whipped cream, and enjoy it year round :)
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups pumpkin puree
- ½ cup honey
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1.5 tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. nutmeg
- ½ tsp. ground ginger
- ¼ tsp. allspice
- ¼ tsp. cardamom
- ¾ cup coconut milk
- coconut oil
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grease a pie dish with coconut oil.
3. In a medium-sized bowl, slightly beat the eggs.
4. Add in the following to the eggs, hand whisking after each addition to combine well: pumpkin puree, honey, salt and spices, coconut milk.
5. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. You can check if toothpick inserted into center comes out relatively clean, but after 1 hour and 10 minutes, it should be done. You should check at an hour to make sure it’s not burning, if it is, it might need to come out early. You want the pie to set, but you don’t want the top to brown/burn.
6. To serve, slide a silicone spatula under each piece (rather than a metal cake server/cutter), which keeps the pie piece from breaking. (Your first piece may be less successful since it’s hard to slip a spatula under when there’s no room, but I haven’t had problems with any piece thereafter).
7. Serve warm or cold, with whipped cream or ice cream (optional).
Do you eat pumpkin pie on more occasions than just Thanksgiving? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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