Pumpkin Pie

As soon as fall begins, I love taking a trip to the pumpkin patch and buying tons of different kinds of pumpkins and squashes. I decorate the house with them and one by one I use them up cooking different dishes. Though since having 2 kids, I’m finding it harder and harder to find time to cook and having to take cooking shortcuts like pre-chopped veggies, and pre-peeled garlic. This is one of those recipes that can go either way. Use a freshly roasted pumpkin or use canned pumpkin to save time. You can also buy a pie crust or make your own.

Makes: one 9" pie

Preparation time: 20m
Cooking time: 20m
Total time: 1h30m


  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free graham crackers crumbs (about 9 graham cracker sheets)
  • 6 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • pinch salt
  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree
  • 15 ounces butternut squash puree
  • 13.5 ounces full-fat canned coconut milk
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 organic eggs
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

Equipment: pie plate


  1. If you’re roasting the pumpkins get them going first (about an hour at 400ºF) other wise you can make the crust first. Preheat oven to 325ºF/160ºC.
  2. Combine the crushed graham crackers with butter and a pinch of salt. Press it into a pie tin and bake for 10 min.
  3. In a blender or with a hand mixer combine the pumpkin, squash, coconut milk, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, ginger and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the crust and bake at 350ºF/175ºC for 1 hour or until the middle is set but still jiggly.
  5. Remove from the oven and let it cool at least an hour before eating.