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Paleo Pumpkin Pie Dreaming...

by Amy Crouse November 22, 2013

Grain-free and Dairy-free Pumpkin Pie

I can eat eggs again! Just in time too, as I couldn’t come up with a pumpkin pie I liked without the use of eggs.

The crust on this pie is really simple to make and just presses in to the pie plate instead of having to roll anything out. You can use canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin for the filling. It tastes amazing with coconut whipped cream.

This pie can be Paleo and SCD friendly if you use honey instead of maple syrup, but I prefer the taste of maple and pumpkin together.

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!


Ingredients (serves 6-8) 

For the crust

1 1/2 cup almond flour

3/4 cup whole pecans
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons honey

1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

For the filling

1 15 ounce can pumpkin puree  (or about 2 cups fresh)
1/2 cup almond milk
3 eggs + 1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground clove
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 cup grade B maple syrup (honey for SCD)


Add the pecans to a food processor and process until they have turned into a coarse flour. Add the rest of the ingredients and process for 15 seconds, until a dough forms. 

Press the dough into an 8 or 9-inch pie plate (or springform pan for easy release), spreading it up the sides and covering the bottom. Fill with pie weights or prick a few shallow holes in the crust with a fork to keep it from bubbling during baking.

Bake the crust at 325 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove it from the oven and cool for 10 minutes, then place in the freezer for 20 minutes.



Whisk all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Pour the filling into a frozen pie crust. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until the custard has set but is still slightly jiggly in the center. If the crust starts to brown too quickly, you can cover the edges with foil and continue baking. Turn off the oven and leave it cracked open for 30 minutes while the pie cools. This will help it from cracking on the top.



Refrigerate until chilled, then serve with coconut whipped cream on top.

Amy Crouse
Amy Crouse

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