Scary Delicious Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Scary Delicious Paleo Pumpkin Pie

By on Oct 19, 2015 in Blog, Desserts, Nourishing Recipes, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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There’s nothing like a silky smooth sweet, delicious and fragrant Pumpkin Pie that’s actually good for you. Pumpkin is naturally low in calories and rich in vital antioxidants (lutein, xanthin and carotenes, vitamins (A, C & E) and minerals. This recipe is bursting with nutritional value without any of the nasties. Rich in fibre, protein, magnesium, manganese, iron, B vitamins, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbal properties; and more means the ingredients in this recipe my help lower blood sugar; boost brain function; provide gastrointestinal relief; boost immune function; assist gut health, weight loss, heart health and lower unhealthy cholesterol levels. The fragrant spicy smell of this tasty treat will send your taste buds and digestive enzymes wild.

Crust Ingredients:

3 Tsp organic coconut oil

1 cup ground almonds (almond meal)

1 cup ground pecans (finely ground into a flour/meal)

1 organic egg

1 tsp cinnamon powder

Filling Ingredients

1 Kilo pumpkin (to make 2 cups pureed pumpkin)

(bake 1/2 a pumpkin for 20 mins then cool and liquify in a blender)

3 organic eggs

1/4 cup organic honey

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cloves

1 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp natural vanilla

1/3 cup coconut milk

 

Crust Method:

Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius

Grease pie dish (approximately 23 cm) with coconut oil

Combine all ingredients and to form a dough and spread evenly in pie dish.

Place in oven and bake for approximately 10-15 minutes or until crust begins to brown. Remove and set aside for pie filling

Pie Filling Method:

Peel, deseed and bake pumpkin in the oven until starting to soften for approximately 20 minutes. Remove and puree/liquefy in blender until smooth.

In a bowl combine all pie filling ingredients and blend. Place filling on top of pie crust and back for approximately 45 minutes or until the center of the pie is no-longer runny/jiggling.  Remove from oven, let cool and refrigerate. Pie sets firmly when cool.

Serve with vanilla coconut ice cream or on it’s own.

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