Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie with Grain Free Crust

gluten free pumpkin pie

Pumpkin Pie is always a favorite, especially this time of the year! I have been experimenting with simple crusts that are easy and grain free. This crust is made from almonds and does not have to be rolled. I'm no fancy baker, so I was delighted how simple and easy this recipe was to make.

The recipe has two parts: 
  • the grain free/gluten free dairy free crust   
  • the golden pumpkin filling ( DF GF too) 

Information about the Crust

First I made the crust. I didn't need to roll it out which was a BIG plus for me. The crust is made from nuts, oil, coconut sugar  in minutes in the food processor. After I whizzed the crust ingredients together, I took the coarse-ish mixture out and pressed it into just the bottom of a 9 inch Pyrex. This crust recipe made enough to cover the bottom, but not the sides. (If you would like to cover the sides, increase the amounts.) I then set this aside. ( step by step photos below)

Informationa about the Filling 

Second - Use a large spoon and a bowl to mix the pumpkin, spices, and liquids and then pour the pumpkin batter on top of the crust.

I popped the pie  into the oven and just 45 minutes later we were eating a homemade delicious pumpkin pie with a dab of whipped cream on top!

I was excited because everyone enjoyed this healthy delicious pumpkin pie!!!

Author: Judee Algazi
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes at 375 degrees

Ingredients for the Crust: 
1 and 1/4 cups of raw almonds
1/2 coconut sugar ( available in health food stores) it looks and acts like brown sugar but healthier
2 Tablespoons of coconut oil or butter.

Ingredients for the Filling:
2 cups of homemade cooked pureed pumpkin or sweet potatoes( or 1 15ounce can of organic pumpkin)
1 and half cups of full fat coconut milk or organic half and half
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 - 3/4 cup of coconut sugar ( depends on how sweet you like it)
1 teaspoon of cinnamon+ 1/4 teaspoon dry ground ginger OR
use 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice mix (or make your own pumpkin pie spice mix )
1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
optional: 1/8 teaspoon cardamom** my favorite!! (only if you like cardamom)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Crust directions:
In a food processor, place the almonds and coconut oil. Turn it on and as it is chopping, add coconut sugar slowly from the chute. Process on an off until the nuts become chopped small and the oil and coconut sugar begin to bind somewhat. Turn off the food processor and press the mixture into a 9 inch pan and set aside.

Filling Directions: 
Using a large spoon, mix all filling ingredients in a medium sized bowl until smooth.
Pour the filling on top of the pie crust.
Place in preheated oven for 45 minutes

food processor
Place almonds, coconut sugar, and coconut oil in processor and process quickly until smooth enough to press into pie pan


grain free crust
Crust ingredients pressed into a 9 inch pie pan

pumpkin pie
Pumpkin filling poured on top of the crust

Pumpkin Pie Baked and Ready to serve --



                                                                  ENJOY!

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35 comments:

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    1. I'm glad that it appeals to you. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

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  2. I'd like to try this crust. I appreciate the savings in cost of grinding my own almonds. Great idea!

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    1. The almonds ground up in seconds. It was very easy. Good luck!

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  3. Just one question, do you press the crust up the sides like a regular pie crust or is it only on the bottom of the pie?

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    1. Patti,
      I did not, but you could. Just add more almonds, coconut sugar and coconut oil to make a bigger crust.

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    1. When I want a treat, I want it to be healthy. I've been thinking pumpkin since September

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  5. What a great idea to make a grain free Pumpkin pie. Love the idea since I go grain free myself. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Twittted & Pinned.

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    1. I know. Usually I find crustless pies that are of course then grain free, but I wanted a crust. This was perfect

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  6. I have a friend who is gluten free. I need to send her your site html. You always have so many delicious recipes! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann,
      Please do send my url to your friend. I post something new about twice a week. I'm starting a new series called natural remedy Monday with ideas for natural healing.

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  7. Hi Judee,
    I love Pumpkin Pie and this looks so good. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. It took me a long time to warm up to pumpkin pie. I've only started enjoying it recently. I don't know why

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  8. Seems very easy. I sure like the idea of not having to roll out a crust. ..or rather the cleanup afterwards!

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    1. Michelle,
      I'm with you. Who wants to roll out a pie crust. I wouldn't even know how I assure you this crust is awesome and easy..

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  9. Looks so delicious, Judee! Thanks so much for sharing it at Savoring Saturdays!

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    1. Raia,
      Thank you so much for hosting and giving us a place to share our recipes.

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  10. Hi Judee,
    Wow this sounds great a grain free crust. I am definitely going to have to save this recipe and try it. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

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  11. Hi Judee,
    Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your post as one of my features for this weeks Real Food Fridays blog hop that goes live every Thursday @ 7pm EST. Thank you sharing and being part of our mission to make it a healthier world.

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    1. Marla,
      I appreciate that you chose to feature my recipe. Thank you so much!

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  12. I am pinning this for later. We anticipate my son having an official diagnosis of Celiac disease soon, and this could come in handy for Thanksgiving!

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    1. Hi Jamie,
      Gluten Free and grain free eating can be really easy and very healthy. Hope you will look through my blog for lots of recipes and ideas

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  13. This looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing on The Healthy Living Link Party.

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  14. This looks scrumptious. Thank you for sharing at the Recipe Swap.

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  15. Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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  16. Thank you for linking up last week!
    Your post has been featured :)
    http://milaslittlethings.com/2015/10/idea-box-thursday-link-party-32.html
    xx
    Mila

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  17. Thank you so much for sharing your post with us at the #AnythingGoes Link Party! See you next week.

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  18. I love pumpkin pie! I haven't had it for many years though, as it isn't on the main menu in Australia. Thank you for sharing with us at #AnythingGoes.

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  19. Thanks for sharing this healthy alternative pumpkin pie recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  20. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday, #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don't forget to Comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

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  21. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Allergy Free Thursdays, Judee! I'm going to feature it at this week's party. :)

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    1. Thank you Raia- I'm excited and honored!

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  22. Wonderful pie, Judee! I love that you can press in the crust as well. Sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page later today. Thank you so much for sharing your delicious pumpkin pie with the Hearth and Soul Link Party.

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