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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie Paleo Primal Gourmet Easy Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

Course Dessert
Cuisine American


For the Pie Crust

  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1.5 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ¾ cup cold, unsalted butter or ghee cut into small cubes
  • 1 whole egg whisked
  • 2 tablespoons very cold water

For the Pumpkin Pie Filling

  • 1 15- ounce can organic all-natural pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup all-natural organic maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp fresh orange zest


For the Pie Crust

  • In a large bowl, combine the cassava flour, tapioca flour, xanthan gum, and kosher salt. Stir until incorporated. Add the cold butter or ghee and use your hands to break it apart into the flour mixture until you have an even and crumbly consistency.
  • Add the whisked egg and knead until you can form the dough into a ball. If your dough is too dry, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of cold water at a time. If your dough is too wet, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of cassava flour at a time. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Remove the dough from the fridge and roll it between two pieces of parchment paper dusted with cassava flour. Aim for an even thickness of around ¼-inch thick. If the dough crumbles, patch the cracks by pressing the dough with your fingers.
  • Keep the dough between the parchment paper, place it onto a cutting board or similar surface and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Very carefully transfer the dough to a 10-inch pie dish. You can further mend the cracks directly in the pan. Use a fork to make holes in the bottom of the dough. Bake the unfilled dough for 15 minutes. Remove and let the pie dish cool on a wire rack while you prepare the filling.

For the Pumpkin Pie Filling

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until combined, trying not to get too much air into the mixture.

Make the Pie

  • Lower the oven to 350˚F.
  • Pour the filling into the cooled pie crust. Smooth the surface with the back of a spoon and gently tap the bottom of the dish to get rid of any air bubbles.
  • Bake approximately 60 min or until the edges have firmed and the center has set and no longer jiggly.
  • Remove from oven and let the filling cool fully before serving.
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