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Friday, December 20, 2013

GAPS Pumpkin Pie!

Third in my Holiday goodies recipe list: GAPS pumpkin pie! I absolutely LOVE pumpkin pie and had to find a good recipe for this fall staple. In Morocco we can't get canned pumpkin, and don't even have the orange variety-- pumpkins here are green on the outside, much bigger and a bit more watery than what you find in the US. But I've made it work, and this recipe is simple and delicious! 
This is my home pureed pumpkin—I cut lot of raw pumpkin into chunks 
(well actually I get Othman to cut for me!) and boil until soft. 
Then I puree it and freeze it in bags to defrost and use when I want!
-2 eggs
-2 cups pureed pumpkin (fresh or canned)
-1 cup canned coconut milk
-spices desired (I use ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla, but I tend to over-spice because I like that, so I won’t give you quantities. Just use the same spice ratio you’d  use in a normal pumpkin pie)
-1/2 to 3/4 cup of honey (to taste)
-1/2 cup almond flour OR 2-3 tablespoons coconut flour (Note: coconut flour works better for me, and you may need less if you're using canned pumpkin--just add a bit at a time until you get the right texture.)

Beat eggs slightly, then mix in rest of ingredients.  Pour in greased pie pan and bake at a high temperature (425F) for 15 minutes, then lower temperature (350F or so) for 45 more minutes. I’m not sure why that is, but the original recipe I adapted this from had those instructions, and I haven’t deviated so can’t tell you if it’s necessary or not.

It's very thin before you add
the coconut flour.
With a coconut pie crust!

Try not to over-bake— if it’s still a little jiggly in the middle but a toothpick/knife comes out clean at the edge, it’s done. If you over-bake it still tastes good but you’ll get big cracks and the texture isn’t quite as creamy.

If desired, pour batter in a GAPS coconut crust. It’s good like that, but it’s also delicious crustless. Make one of each if you can’t decide. ;D

I did overbake these ones, and they got big cracks in the middle, so I'm refraining from putting those ugly pictures on here! But even so, they were delicious!!

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