Friday, November 23, 2012

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

With Lil' Guy's sensitivities to wheat, soy, dairy,
and a multitude of other ingredients,
it can be challenging to offer him traditional foods.
I found this recipe here
and it required no substitutions,
so I gave it a go.
I'm glad I did!
This is a great recipe for those following a raw diet,
as there is no baking involved!

This is the first time I've used dates,
but they really add a subtle sweetness to the crust.

The crust is pressed down into a glass pie shell.

The filling gets whizzed in the processor.
One bowl, less to clean up!

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

1/2 cup raw pecans (other nuts will work)
1/2 cup dates (soaked in water for 2 hours)

1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree

1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 2 hours
juice of a lemon (I used 3 T)
1 t vanilla extract
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup honey, warmed (agave for vegan)
1 1/2 t pumpkin pie spice
4 T sucanat
1/4 cup water if needed

Process nuts and dates until somewhat smooth.
(I liked the nutty texture, so I kept it rustic)
Fill pie plate with crust and press down.
Melt coconut oil.
Place remaining ingredients in processor
and combine until smooth.
If too thick, add water 1 T at a time to desired consistency.
(Ours turned out perfectly fine without added water.)
Pour filling into pie crust.
Freeze 2 hours, then defrost 15 minutes before serving.
Keep in fridge 3-4 days, or in freezer for up to 1 month.

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  1. Sounds like a yummy recipe anyone could enjoy! Thanks for sharing :)

    1. I was so glad to have found this recipe. I'm eating more of it than my boy is!

  2. This is so weird that you shared this recipe when you did. Someone had just suggested using 'date' sugar in one of my recipes that I had posted. I'm definitely going to have to give this a try. I especially love the idea of no baking! Thanks for sharing this month in 'Made From Scratch' Monday :)

    1. This pie couldn't be easier. And wait until you see the one I'm posting next week! Cheers!

  3. What great recipe. I am saving this and will try it soon. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Creative Home & Garden Hop


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