Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie (Photo by Stephen Gross)

Pumpkin Pie is a traditional part of every Thanksgiving table. Here is my take on the American classic with a slight tweak. (Recipe follows).

I use lite coconut milk instead of cream or condensed milk. The texture and flavor is exceptional.

For those who are Gluten Free, this recipe was included in the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of Easy Eats Magazine. You’ll see my GF Pear Pie on the cover and 4 of my GF pie recipes in the article “Upper Crust”.

Be Happy, Make Pie!

Pumpkin Pie
Recipe type: Sweet Pie
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8
Prep time:
Bake time:
Total time:
  • 2 cups pumpkin
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • ¾ cup sugar (1/2 brown sugar + ½ white sugar)
  • ½ t salt
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t ginger
  • ¼ t nutmeg, freshly ground
  • and a tiny pinch of clove
  1. Make Pie Dough (see above). Follow instructions for rolling out and placing in pie pan. Save the second dough for another pie.
  1. In a medium size bowl put all the filling ingredients and mix with an electric beater or a spoon until they are well blended and smooth. You may also use a stand mixer.
  2. Pour the filling into the rolled-out pastry you placed in the pie pan.
  1. Preheat oven to 425F/220C
  2. Place pie in oven and turn down immediately to 375F/190C
  3. Bake for approximately 50 minutes or until the custard filling is nearly set and doesn’t look runny.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before serving.
-Your pie may still be slightly jiggly in the middle when you take it out of the oven. This is just fine. It will “set up” as it cools.
-Chilling the pie, after it has cooled to room temperature, makes for easy cutting, too.
-Pass heavy whipped cream, sweetened with a bit of sugar, for cut slices.


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  1. Dyann Ross says


    I so enjoyed spending time with you, taking your class in Annapolis. Last week I made your pumpkin pie for my friend whose Mom is ill. I knew this is a favorite of his. He had just bought one. Today, upon returning the pie plate, he reported that my pie was so good he couldn’t eat the other! I had the chance to taste this pie–great texture and wonderful taste. My crust rolled out flawlessly!

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