Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie  or Sweet Potato PieIn honor of Brower’s 8th birthday,  I thought I would re-post his favorite pumpkin pie recipe. It seems to be one of those I haven’t gotten around to moving over from the old blog.

This recipe is a bit different than your usual “dump a can of sweetened condensed milk in and go” recipes.  It calls for no sugar-only maple syrup.  I use grade B for extra minerals.  Use whatever type pie crust you like, the recipe can be made gluten free.    It can also be made dairy free by substituting coconut milk for the cream.


Pumpkin/Sweet Potato Pie

2 cups ( 1-15 oz can will work) pumpkin or sweet potato puree
2 eggs
1/2 cup  cream , half-and-half or coconut milk
3/4 cup maple syrup
2 Tblsp flour –  I’ve made this gluten free by using oat or almond flour here.
1 tsp  ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg -freshly grated if you have it
1/2 tsp ground cloves
fresh ginger (optional)

I blend the ingredients and pour them in an unbaked pie crust.  Bake at 375 degrees until a tester inserted in center of pie comes out clean.  Approximately 40 – 50 minutes.