Pumpkin Pie is a traditional part of every Thanksgiving table. Here is my take on the American classic with a slight tweak. (Recipe at end of post and also here).
I use lite coconut milk instead of cream or condensed milk. The texture and flavor is exceptional. (2018 Update: Please see update note in recipe and below.)
For those who are Gluten Free, this recipe was included in the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of Easy Eats Magazine. My GF Pear Pie was on the cover and 4 of my GF pie recipes were in the article called “Upper Crust”.
Be Happy, Make Pie!
2018 Update: The canned Lite Coconut milk I used to be able to get at Trader Joe’s is no longer there, sooooo I’ve been using Thai Kitchen Organic Coconut Milk. If the milk in the can is solid, put the can in a bowl of hot water so the fat can melt. Shake the can before using.
- For 9” pie plate
- 1 recipe pie dough Art of the Pie® Pastry/Dough
- 2 cups pumpkin
- 3 eggs lightly beaten
- 1 cup canned light coconut milk See Notes
- 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.
-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.
-Since I wrote this recipe, Trader Joe's no longer sells the canned lite coconut milk I used to buy. So now I am using Thai Kitchen Organic Coconut Milk.
-If the milk in the can is solid, put the can in a bowl of hot water so the fat can melt. Shake the can before using.