I was shocked to find out I hadn’t yet posted this recipe on my blog. It’s the recipe I’ve used for holidays over the past few years. Actually, as soon as I finish this post, I plan to go make two of them for our Thanksgiving celebration tomorrow. A photo will be posted when I am finished :-). As for toppings, there’s a new product called CocoWhip put out by SoDelicious which I have been using in place of CoolWhip. I found it at Sprouts in the frozen section. If you can’t find it, you can always make your own coconut whipped cream (see below or google it.)
Ingredients and Directions:
1 c. brown rice flour
1/2 c. potato starch
1/4 c. tapioca starch
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp salt
1-2 T. sugar (use only in sweet pies such as this one)
Add in 1/2 c. oil and stir just until incorporated.
Add 3-4 T. cold water and stir gently until incorporated.
Press into 9-inch pie shell (don’t bother trying to roll it out- just use your fingers and press it gently until there are no gaps.)
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 heaping* teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 heaping* teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 heaping* teaspoon cloves
1/4 heaping* teaspoon nutmeg
3 T. arrowroot powder
2 T. golden flaxseed meal mixed with 6 T. warm coconut milk (from a carton)
2 tsp vanilla
15 oz. canned pumpkin puree
13.5 oz. canned coconut milk (the higher fat content, the better)
Combine all filling ingredients and pour into pie crust.
Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees, then 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees.
Normally, you could stick a knife in the middle to tell if the pumpkin pie was cooked. However, because this one relies heavily on coconut milk, it will still look a little gelatinous when you take it out. Allow it cool for two hours and then stick it in the fridge overnight. In the morning it should be normal pumpkin pie consistency.
Top with whipped coconut cream or SoDelicious CocoWhip.
Coconut whipped cream ingredients:
Solid part of a can of coconut milk (shake the can in the store to see if it sounds like pure liquid or like there’s some solid coconut in there). Refrigerate the can for 4 hours and then just scoop out the solid part for use. Whip it with powdered sugar (start with 1 T. and taste and add from there) and dash salt.
*If you want the pie to be a little less spiced, you can level off the teaspoons instead of using heaping portions.
Note: There is always some extra filling left when I make this recipe. When I doubled this, I actually had enough extra filling for an extra pie, so now I have 3 pies. Another option is to bake it in ramekins or a pie shell without a crust as a treat for the kids if they want to try it but the pie is being saved for an event later…
This is a conglomeration of several recipe ideas. I have modified the ideas significantly since then. As to what the original sources were, I’m not really sure…
Pie shell before adding filling.
Pie right before going in the oven.