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Recipe: Crustless Pumpkin Pie (Gluten-Free & Paleo)

January 18, 2013

Crustless-Pumpkin-Pie

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 :)

Ingredients:

  • 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

Preparation:

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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sam January 18, 2013 at 5:11 AM

It’s true….why DON’T we eat those things more often?! at least in Canada we have an early turkey day, so from about october to january we have turkey like crazy. They still are selling giant turkey drumsticks and stuff at the grocery stores around here. Pumpkin pie is the star of the show though…I MUST EAT IT! my birthday is in a week or two..this recipe might need to be made :)

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[email protected] January 18, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Even though I’m in Canada (Vancouver), I still find it hard to get turkey other than Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was even hard to source one during American Thanksgiving. But yah, gotta have the pumpkin pie. Happy early birthday! Hope you enjoy the pie :)

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[email protected] of Pace January 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Looks amazing! :)

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Julie January 27, 2013 at 3:14 PM

I have this in the oven right now! I am thinking about serving it with carmelized almonds and coconut as a topping!
Thank you for the recipe and the reminder that pumpkin pie is appropriate any time of year.

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[email protected] January 28, 2013 at 9:45 PM

I hope that turned out as amazing as it sounds! :)

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Julie January 31, 2013 at 10:58 AM

It did! I actually used rapidura and butter and carmelized them in a pan and then stirred in whole pecans and sliced almonds which toast in the heat of the sugar mix. Very easy to do and a nice touch on top of the delicious crust less pumpkin pie. We had a house full of company who loved it as well!

Theodora October 18, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Thank you for this recipe, it’s awesome !
I made one last night, it’s really delicious.
Already in my favorites :)

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[email protected] October 18, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Awesome, glad to hear it! Thanks :)

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[email protected] February 1, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Sounds phenomenal ;)

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