Paleo Pumpkin Pie!

Paleo Pumpkin Pie
I know…you’re rubbing your eyes….want to make sure you read this correctly. Well, you did! Pumpkin Pie is one of my ALL TIME weaknesses during the Fall holidays – and more specifically: Thanksgiving!
“So, how can I have my Pie and eat it too?”, you ask – ?
Let’s get started!
Here’s what you need to make your Crust:
  • ½ cup Coconut Flour (I used Almond Flour)
  • ½ cup Coconut Flakes (unsweetened)
  • ½ Tbsp  Agave
  • ¼ tsp Sea Salt
  • ¼ cup Coconut Oil
  • 3 Egg Whites
Here is what you’ll need for your Filling:
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ cup Sugar (raw) or Coconut Crystals
  • ¼ tsp ground Ginger
  • ¼ tsp Allspice
  • ¼ tsp Sea Salt
  • pinch of Cinnamon (about 1/8 tsp)
  • 1 (15oz) can of Pumpkin (or 1 ¾ cup of fresh roasted Pumpkin)
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
For the crust:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix the agave, sea salt, coconut oil and egg whites. Sift in the coconut flour and coconut flakes. Mix until incorporated.
Grease a pie pan (we use coconut oil spray) and press the dough into the pan. Try to make it thin. Poke the bottom of the crust a couple of times with a fork.
Bake for 10 minutes.

For the filling:
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whip the eggs. Then beat in the sugar. Add the spices and mix until blended. Then add the coconut milk and pumpkin.
Pour mixture into the pie crust. Cover the exposed pie crust with strips of tin foil (I didn’t have any exposed crust)
Cook at 450 for 12 minutes, then turn the heat down to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for another 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Some helpful hints: Do not move this pie or take it out of the oven before the full time is up. It really does take that long to cook and it will break the surface up if you move it too much.
(recipe courtesy of: http://www.paleoeffect.com)
The finished product:
OK ok ok….this looked the look….smelt the smell….so, I couldn’t help myself and I dug in! Let me tell you, it TASTES THE TASTE, too! This was so incredibly good! And to know, from scratch, every little ingredient I was putting into my body when I gobbled down a few slices – was very comforting. This is probably one of the healthiest versions of traditional Holiday Pie that you’re going to find! Try it and let me know how it turns out!
TIME: from the point that I had all the ingredients on the table, the prep took no more than 30 minutes…then they just sit in the oven until ready. VERY easy to make!
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