Hello and Happy Holidays!
I hope you are doing well and feeling nourished this season. In the spirit of the holidays, I am sharing my AIP Pumpkin Pie with Ginger Cookie Crust. It’s flavorful and not too sweet, my personal preference when it comes to dessert.
This time of year can get quite busy and stressful, making it even more important to prioritize health. Feeling well makes everything feel easier and more enjoyable. And if you are someone who struggles with autoimmune conditions or food sensitivities, you know how much harder it can be to do anything with brain fog, joint pain, or hives. I find it helpful to slow down and squeeze in self-care dates. My dates include relaxing things like massages, journaling, dancing, restorative yoga, curling up with a good book, or spending time with my dog.
Wishing everyone wellness, power, beauty, peace, and pleasure always!
AIP Pumpkin Pie with Ginger Cookie Crust
½ cup green banana flour
¼ cup tigernut flour
¼ cup cassava flour ( I like Otto’s Naturals)
¼ t sea salt
1 T maple syrup, optional
½ c dates, soaked in hot water
2 T leaf lard (Fatworks), coconut oil, or tallow
2 t fresh grated ginger
1 t ginger powder, heaping
3 cups canned or freshly baked pumpkin
3-4 T maple syrup or honey, depending on the desired level of sweetness. (Or sweeten with stevia or lo han guo/monk fruit)
4 T cooled date soak water
1/3 cup leaf lard (Fatworks), coconut oil, or tallow
3 T pastured powder gelatin
2 T ground cinnamon
½ t ground clove
½ t ground mace
½ t ground ginger
¼ t sea salt
1) Preheat oven 325 F. Combine crust ingredients in food processor and pulse until a dough forms. (No need to wash it out, we will use it for the filling in Step 2). Press into pan and bake about 15 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Pull out and let cool to room temperature.
2) Mix all filling ingredients in food processor, except date water and gelatin. Spoon mixture into a saucepan and pour date water on top. Slowly sprinkle the gelatin evenly around, this allows the gelatin to bloom. Then, on low to medium heat, continuously stir to melt the gelatin into the mixture. Place warmed mixture back into food processor to smooth out any remaining chunkiness.
3) Pour filling into prepared crust and chill until set, at least an hour or two.