Pumpkin Pie


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!


For 9” pie plate
Art of the Pie Pastry/Dough

2 cups pumpkin
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup light coconut milk
3/4 cup sugar (1/2 brown sugar + 1/2 white sugar)
1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1 t ginger
1/4 t nutmeg, freshly ground
and a tiny pinch of clove


Make Pie Dough (see above). Follow instructions for rolling out and placing in pie pan. Save the second dough for another pie.

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.
Pour the filling into the rolled-out pastry you placed in the pie pan.

Preheat oven to 425F/220C
Place pie in oven and turn down immediately to 375F/190C
Bake for approximately 50 minutes or until the custard filling is nearly set and doesn’t look runny.
Remove from the oven and let cool completely before serving.
Serves 6-8

-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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