Pumpkin Pie

When the organic vegetable store we shop at began stocking butternut squash (a.k.a butternut pumpkins), I was drawn to its unusual shape and the possibilities of pumpkin desserts. At home, I was thrilled to find mildly orange inside!

After a lot of pie recipe browsing, I decided to make this as-healthy-as-possible pumpkin pie.

This pie has to be eaten fresh, or else the crust goes soft and then it’s just not the same!

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The great thing about this pie (apart from the taste, of course!)Β is that it’s not too carb-laden and has a lot of nutritious ingredients including almonds, oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin (vitamins A and C), and cashews. As always, enjoy in small quantities and share with friends and family!

This recipe isΒ suitable forΒ diabetics, weight watchers, and pumpkin patrons!

INGREDIENTS

For 3 mini pies or one 8-9 inch pie:

Crust

  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 soft date (de-seeded)
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2-3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

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Filling

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (make your own or use canned, unsweetened)
  • 1 egg (or replacer)
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 2 tsp Sugarfree Natura Concentrate Powder (equivalent of 1/2 cup sugar)
  • 3 pods cardamom crushed
  • 6 cashews
  • 3 strands of saffron
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon

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First, let’s crust…

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Then, time for the filling:

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My TIPS for this recipe:

  • If you have access to canned, unsweetened pumpkin puree then use that to make a super easy and quick version of this recipe.
  • If you are making a large pie instead of mini ones, rolling out the crust dough may be easier than flattening it by hand.
  • The crust goes soft if the pie is kept for a few hours so serve immediately!
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