Maple Pumpkin Pie
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 10
 
Maple Pumpkin Pie With Traditional or Gingered Almond Crust
Ingredients
  • ½ Garden Fresh Foodie Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipe
  • or alternative oil free Gingered Almond Crust:
  • 1¾ cups of almond meal
  • ¼ cup of almond butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp ground flax/flaxmeal
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • Pie Filling:
  • 1 can full or reduced fat coconut milk, with 6 tbsp coconut milk reserved (1 can-I've done the pie both ways, but like it better with the full-fat), alternatively could use almond milk for a lower fat version
  • 1½ cups of pumpkin (we use 1 can of organic pumpkin)
  • ½ cup of maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp ground flax, added to coconut milk, mixed and allowed to sit 10 minutes before using
  • 3 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees if making crust above (or if baking without a crust, see note above*) if using traditional dough, preheat to 400
  2. Mix crust ingredients in a food processor and blend until dough forms into a ball
  3. Press almond crust into ungreased 9" pie dish, or if using Garden Fresh Foodie Pie Crust, roll out and crimp edges
  4. If using almond crust above, bake for 10 minutes before adding in pumpkin filling. If using traditional dough, place into pie plate and bake along with filling.
  5. Mix flaxseed and reserved 6 tbsp coconut milk and let sit five minutes, until thickened
  6. Mix together pie filling ingredients (I find it's best to use a blender or a mixer). Pour into pie crust
  7. Cover the edges of the pie with foil or pie crust protectors to prevent crust edges from browning too quickly
  8. Increase temperature of oven to 400 and bake pie for about 60 minutes, cover to prevent excessive browning, turn temp down to 350 and bake 20 more minutes. Bake until center of pie is set and knife inserted comes out clean. If filling is still slightly loose, it will firm up as it sets. If air bubbles form, pop them.
  9. Let cool before serving (best served cold) and serve with coconut whipped cream
Recipe by Garden Fresh Foodie at http://www.gardenfreshfoodie.com/healthy-desserts/maple-pumpkin-pie/