Pumpkin Pie…

I LOVE fall–and one of my favorite things about fall is pumpkin pie.  And pretty much pumpkin everything!  Since we are still working on our nutritional counseling journey, I decided to start experimenting with some grain free, dairy free, sugar free pumpkin pie recipes.

Here’s the one I’m trying today:

Crust from Here.   I just stopped at one of our local health food stores yesterday and bought some coconut sugar.  It’s still sweet–but way better than cane sugar!  It actually tastes like brown sugar, so I used that instead of the sugar in the recipe.  My gluten free flour is Bob’s Red Mill, which is also pretty much grain free.  The crust (before baking) tastes a lot like the topping on an apple crumble, so I will probably bake that at some point, too, and use this as my crumble, since none of us can have oats.

I bought a can of organic pumpkin and just used the recipe off the can for the filling.  (Pumpkin isn’t on “the list,” but I thought, why not buy organic?) Since we are dairy free, I had to find an alternative to the sweetened condensed milk.  There are some great recipes for making your own out of coconut milk & sugar, but I also read that a can of cream of coconut will work, too.  It tastes about right & is the right consistency, so we’ll see.

For whipped cream…I’ll use the coconut whipped cream recipe I posted HERE from the Pina Colada Poke Cake (definitely not grain free!).

The pie is in the oven now and smells heavenly. I will post pictures when it’s done.

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