I debated posting this recipe, but so many of you have been asking for it.
First, let me say, it was crazy good. SO yummy. But, where I think of pumpkin pie as spicy, and hearty, and the epitome of Fall, this pie was almost like…well, the light, tasty, Spring! version of pumpkin pie. But seriously, it was delicious!
I’ll warn you, it’s ever so slightly random in the ingredients, but, it was attempt 1 at a homemade, gluten free, no white/brown sugar pumpkin pie.
Ingredients for pie filling -
- 1 can pure pumpkin puree
- 1 can coconut cream (I used Trader Joes)
- 3 eggs
- 1 very ripe mashed banana
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/4 cup no sugar added cinnamon applesauce (I used my homemade)
- pinch of sea salt
- 1.5 heaping tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp vanilla
Mix the pumpkin and coconut cream thoroughly, add the mashed banana and cream this all together well. In hindsight my banana was not quite mashed enough – tasty, but, could have been mashed better. Add the eggs, continue mixing well, and slowly add in all the rest. If you use a plain applesauce you could definitely up the spices. I’m a cinnamon lover, so I tend to be heavy on it.
For the crust -
- 1.5 cups almond meal
- 3.5 tbsp melted butter
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
Mixed it all together to form a ball. Not quite sticking together? Add a bit more butter! I sprayed a glass pie plate with coconut oil spray, and prebaked it for 10 minutes on 350. After cooling for 10 minutes (and cranking the oven up to 425), I poured in my pie filling.
Bake for 15 minutes on 425, and then turn the oven back down to 350 and bake 40 – 50 minutes or until a knife/toothpick inserted near the middle comes out clean.
We whipped up some heavy whipping cream with a little vanilla to have on top – what’s pumpkin pie without whipped cream, right?
I tried to keep it as low sugar as possible and thought the banana would not have a dominate taste. In the end, you could taste the banana. It was fantastic, but, didn’t give it that Thanksgiving pumpkin pie taste I was looking for. Next time I ditch the banana and up the honey/applesauce.
Look for attempt 2 coming soon!