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Crustless Pumpkin Pie

I have loved pumpkin pie ever since I was a little girl. The rest of a traditional Thanksgiving meal never really appealed to me. Even in my omnivore days I was not a fan of turkey. I never understood exactly what gravy was. I didn’t like the taste or texture of stuffing. But pumpkin pie? Yes please! I would often have two pieces at Thanksgiving dinner, and if I was lucky my mom would let me have a piece for breakfast. Hey, I never said my childhood was the healthiest!

This crustless pumpkin pie is incredibly easy to make and so delicious! I have already gone through three of them in the past few weeks! If you do not have a Vitamix make sure you soak your almonds overnight and add a little extra almond milk when blending. One friend who has tried this recipe reported that it broke her non-high powered blender so please be careful. I personally prefer my pumpkin pie to be all filling and no crust, but if you prefer a crust feel free to use your favorite (preferably vegan). A combination of almond, dates and cinnamon in the food processor would also make a lovely crust for this pie!

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

  • 1 can organic pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix!)
  • 1 cup almonds soaked for a few hours or overnight
  • 1/2 cup organic maple syrup
  • 20 drops liquid stevia
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2-3 T almond milk ( I use OMilk)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • coconut oil
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Grease a pie pan with coconut oil.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender or Vitamix  (if you are using a regular blender add a little more almond milk slowly to facilitate blending).
  4. Pour into pie pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to 350 and bake for an aditional 30 minutes or until a fork inserted into the center come out clean.
  6. Allow to cool completely.
  7. Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.

 

 

 

By Sara
Comments
  1. Lexi November 29, 2012

    What kind of liquid stevia do you recommend? And do you ever use green stevia? Supposedly has many health benefits that the white kind lacks.

    Reply
    • Sara November 29, 2012

      I use NuNaturals liquid stevia. I find it is the only brand that has zero aftertaste. I have not tried green stevia but will certainly check it out.

      Reply
      • Lexi November 29, 2012

        Thanks for response! I love your recipes and ideas for avoiding cooking with olive oil. Great info.

        Reply
        • Sara November 30, 2012

          Thank you! I am glad you are liking what I create!

          Reply

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