Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie are two things that just go together. They always have and always will. Creating a gluten free and dairy free pumpkin pie took me a little time, but the challenge was truly in the crust.
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After I finally figured the crust out I could concentrate on the filling. The first pie on the agenda was pumpkin.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and of course when I asked my husband and son what pie they would want for thanksgiving this year- pecan or pumpkin, pumpkin was the winner. Sorry pecan pie lovers, that one will have to wait for next year. Obviously you can’t have pumpkin pie without whipped cream. I haven’t found a dairy free whipped cream in any of my stores, so my homemade coconut whipped cream recipe will be the perfect topping for it!
I highly recommend using a full fat can of coconut milk or coconut cream in this recipe. The So Delicious Culinary Coconut Milk is also a great option. I have used it and it works perfect. I have only attempted this recipe with full fat coconut milk.
The simplicity of pumpkin pie is what keeps me coming back to this recipe, it really only takes a few minutes to whip it together. I have made it in my stand mixer and I have used a hand mixer as well, both with great results.
When I made this in mini pie form to test it out, I was happy that they came out great as well. Obviously they don’t need to cook as long. I forgot to track the cooking time, but I would suggest cutting the time in half (per recipe) and then taking it out when a toothpick comes out clean.
There have been no issues with the crust over cooking on the top (this had been an issue with me in the past) and I think that is because I am not pre-cooking the crust at all. I pour the pumpkin pie batter in the raw crust shell and then allow it to all cook together. If your crust ever starts to darken too fast you can wrap some foil around it (just the crust edge). I have also seen a new kitchen gadget called a Pie Crust Shield that does the same thing.
Living so far away from family, the holidays haven’t been the same. I have been working really hard to get my first order of books sold. Self publishing is expensive and scary, but its been amazing and so much fun all at the same time! I am heading to San Mateo, CA next weekend to sell my book at the Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo and then we will be celebrating Thanksgiving with our families. I miss them terribly and I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by, what a whirlwind! What will you be doing for Thanksgiving and what is your favorite family dish?
Pumpkin Pie- Gluten and Dairy Free
This delicious Pumpkin Pie tastes so good no one will know its is gluten and dairy free.
- 2 Eggs
- 15 oz. Pumpkin Puree
- 1 1/2 Cup Full Fat Coconut Milk
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend
- 1/4 tsp. Salt
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
In a large bowl add all of the ingredients and beat with a stand mixer or hand mixer until it is creamy and smooth.
Pour into pie shell and bake at 425 for 15 minutes.
Reduce heat to 350 and cook for an additional hour, or until a toothpick comes out of the center clean. This can vary with ovens, so once a toothpick or butter knife comes out clean it's done.
Allow to cool for 2 hours before refrigerating. Serve with coconut whipped cream. Store in the fridge. Enjoy!
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