Nov 19

Healthier Pumpkin Pie with Double Crust (aka double the fun)

The idea was to make a vegan pumpkin pie.

Healthier Pumpkin Pie with double the crust!!! #almondflour #glutenfree #thanksgiving
But then I added eggs and then it wasn’t vegan. Even as I was adding the eggs I was still thinking “vegan pumpkin pie-vegan pumpkin pie-vegan pumpkin pie”…it wasn’t until after the pie was baking away safe in the oven that I realized, “this isn’t vegan.” The crust has eggs and butter and the filling has eggs and milk.  But there’s coconut oil and coconut whipped cream so that means vegan, right? Actually, no.

Andrew ate 3 slices of this pie for a mid-morning snack.  Which I interpreted as a total success because his heart belongs to his mom’s cherry pie.  I can’t touch that pie, but this pie was a good bridge to get him to that pie come holiday time. 

Pumpkin Pie

I never was a real pumpkin pie lover.  Really I’ve never been a pie lover.  I’m more of a cookie person (…hence the healthy cookie book).  But in the past 2 or 3 years, I’ve really fallen in love with making and eating pies.  They’re such a labor of love. 

And pie making is a lesson in patience for my impatient soul.  It’s important to let the pie sit in the fridge overnight and COMPLETELY cool.  I sliced a slice a wee-bit too early and it wasn’t as creamy and delicious as it was once it had cooled.  Words from the wise (or from the impatient), LET THE PIE COOL OVERNIGHT IN THE FRIDGE.

Pumpkin Pie-8

My favorite part of pie is the crust.  Every slice should have the optimal amount of crust that is physically possible.  Ideally the whole slice would be wrapped in crust, but this is as close as I could get to that.  I’ve seen a lot of recipes for ‘slab pies,’ which I think are just brilliant, ya know because so much crust. 

Crust heavy pumpkin pie! #glutenfree

I want to make this pie again so I can make things with the leftover slices of pumpkin pie.  You can always do the traditional put a slice of pie on your oatmeal, that’s a good idea.  But I have a couple other things I would like to stuff pumpkin pie with.  TBA.

Double Crust Pumpkin Pie with Coconut Whipped Cream | Yeah...immaeatthat #glutenfree #almondflour

Healthier Pumpkin Pie with Double Crust
Pumpkin Pie
  1. 1 cup milk (I used 2%)
  2. 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  3. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  4. 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  5. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  7. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  8. 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  9. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  10. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  11. 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
  12. 2 eggs
  13. 1 almond flour pie crust
Coconut Whipped Cream
  1. 1 can full-fat coconut milk (chilled in the fridge overnight)
  2. 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  3. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a small bowl, whisk together cold milk and cornstarch until cornstarch is dissolved. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine milk + cornstarch, brown sugar, coconut oil, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, salt and vanilla. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 2 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in pumpkin puree. Pour into a bowl and allow to cool 5-10 minutes before whisking in eggs. Pour pie filling into prepared pie crust and top with another pie crust. Bake for 50 minutes. Allow to cool for 2 hours on a cooling rack. Then cover and place in the fridge to cool for at least 6 hours (optimally overnight). I liked this best served cold topped with coconut whipped cream (recipe below).
For the coconut whipped cream
  1. Scoop solid part of your canned coconut milk into a bowl. Reserve the liquid part for smoothies, oatmeal or hot chocolate. Use an electric hand mixer to whisk coconut cream until fluffy. Add in powdered sugar and vanilla. Whisk until combined. Use to top pie (or oatmeal/pancakes).
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15 comments on “Healthier Pumpkin Pie with Double Crust (aka double the fun)”

  1. Yum! Anything with double the crust is a win in my book :)

  2. I am mostly SO excited for next week just for the pumpkin pie!! I will be making a vegan version (which I made last year). It is SO good!

  3. Your posts always make me laugh!

  4. Haha I so know that feeling…why can’t eggs be vegan?! They make baking SO much easier and better 98% of the time. This. Looks. Insanely delicious. And I’m so glad you’re getting into pies because while I love me some of your single-serving cookies, I’m SUPER excited to see healthified pie recipes!!!

  5. Pumpkin pie is probably my favourite thing in the world, but I’ve never made it with a double crust before. I’ve got a couple of thanksgiving dinners coming up (one of the benefits of being an expat is that we celebrate Canadian thanksgiving in October, then since most of our friends are American we get to do it again in November! More thanksgivings = more pumpkin pie. Yesss!) I know that one of the girls coming to one of the dinners is celiac, so I’m gonna give your almond flour crust a go. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. im not a pie person either but theres this place in Dallas (Emporium Pies), I am now a convert.

  7. Oh my goodness, Kyie! You have outdone yourself! From the crust to the whipped cream. Now I need to make this! You’ve made this GF girl very, very happy! Thank you for sharing!

  8. My dad is pie for breakfast kinda guy too. I mean, it sorta hits a good protein, fat, carb ratio right? ;)
    CRUST ♥ Love love love.

    • LOL my mom always says pizza is the perfect breakfast food because it has bread & veggies (carbs), meat (protein), and cheese (fat)…everything you need!

  9. I don’t even like pumpkin pie most of the time, but I am drooling over yours. That’s saying something!

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