Classic Pumpkin Pie (paleo, GF)

One of my brothers (I have three) and I are obsessed with pumpkin pie. Perhaps because we associate it with the holidays, which is both of our favorite time of year. From a week before Thanksgiving through Christmas, I make many, many pumpkin pies. I have a few renditions that I adore, but I wanted to share this one as it's the perfect dessert to serve at Thanksgiving.

If you don't feel like rolling out your own pie crust, you can purchase gluten-free pie shells from the frozen section of the grocery store. And if you go that route, this pie is incredibly easy to make. A really simple, one-bowl recipe. I often make my own grain-free pie crust (a recipe I'll share soon) because I make a much healthier, more blood-sugar-friendly version than the regular gluten-free ones you can buy, but when I'm short on time or feeling lazy, I do the store-bought thing. The outcome with either crust is pure deliciousness.

This pie is such a crowd-pleaser and always receives tons of compliments - and everyone is always shocked that it's free of gluten, dairy, refined white sugar, and all the other less healthy ingredients that traditional pies contain. This one tastes like a decadent, creamy, delicious dessert, so the fact that it's so much healthier is an added bonus. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!


Classic Pumpkin Pie (GF, paleo)
Serves 6 - 8

2 eggs
3/4 cup coconut palm sugar
1 15-ounce can of pumpkin puree
1.5 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or a blend of 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ginger)
1 cup almond or coconut milk
unbaked pie shell
optional: whipped coconut cream or non-dairy vanilla ice cream

1. Preheat oven to 450 F (230 C)
2. Put the eggs, coconut palm sugar, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and milk in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
3. Pour mixture into pie shell.
4. Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes.
5. Reduce heat to 350 F (175 C) and bake for 50 more minutes.
6. Let cool and serve with whipped coconut cream and/or vanilla ice cream!

What desserts are you guys serving for Thanksgiving this year? Let me know in the comments!