Nothing says Thanksgiving like gluten-free pumpkin pie! And this is one you've definitely got to make!
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Pumpkin season is almost coming to a close with Thanksgiving around the corner. Soon it will be time for cranberries, right? So let's make the most of it with this gluten-free pumpkin pie recipe!
But in the interest of time, this recipe uses a frozen pie crust from Maine Pie Co. They are 100% gluten-free and made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. But you can use whatever frozen gluten-free pie crust (or fresh pie crust) you prefer!
Pumpkin pie is really a very easy pie to make. There's not a lot of preparation needed, because you'll just need to mix together the filling and pre-bake the crust for about 10 minutes. After that, you just pour into the pie shell, and bake!
Here's what you'll need to make gluten-free pumpkin pie:
-Gluten-free frozen pie crust
-spices (cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, black pepper)
If you'd like, you can add extra embellishments to your pumpkin pie by adding some cutouts. I used my homemade pie crust recipe from this apple pie recipe and baked them separately for about 10-12 minutes. Cookie cutters work great for this - and I have this batch of Thanksgiving/fall-themed ones! Just make sure to watch them carefully as they can burn quickly.
Make it Dairy Free: I haven't experimented with making this pumpkin pie dairy-free in addition to gluten-free. But I believe it would work fine! Based on my experience baking gluten and dairy-free cheesecake, I have confidence it would work well with dairy-free creamer and dairy-free milk.
Here's the recipe for gluten-free pumpkin pie!
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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe
- 1 gluten-free frozen pie crust (I use Maine Pie Co)
- 1 15oz can pumpkin puree
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed (light or dark)
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 and ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup milk
- egg wash: 1 large egg beaten with 1 Tablespoon milk
Remove the frozen pie crust from the freezer and packaging. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
Whisk the pumpkin, 3 eggs, and brown sugar together until combined. Add the cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, pepper, heavy cream, and milk. Whisk thoroughly until everything is smooth and incorporated.
Line the pie crust with parchment paper or foil, and fill with dried beans, rice, or pie weights. Pre-bake for just 10 minutes and remove the weights and foil/parchment.
Pour the pumpkin pie filling into the warm pre-baked crust about ¾ of the way full. You may have some filling leftover which you can use to make a second pie, but it may not be as full. Bake the pie until the center is almost set, about 55 minutes. After 25 minutes of baking, be sure to cover the edges of the crust with aluminum foil or use a pie crust shield to prevent the edges from burning.
Once done, transfer the pie to a wire rack and allow it to cool completely for at least 3 hours. Serve pumpkin pie with whipped cream (yum). Cover leftovers with foil and keep in the refrigerator for up to five days. Pie also can be frozen and kept in the freezer for up to six months.
If you are making pie crust cutouts on top: Defrost another gluten-free pie crust to room temperature, or use a homemade gluten-free pie crust. Roll out to ⅛ inch thickness, then cut out the shapes you like using cookie cutters and place on a parchment or silicone mat-lined baking sheet. Brush with eggwash (1 egg mixed with 1 teaspoon milk) and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake for 10-12 minutes and watch them carefully as they cook quickly.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 358Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 151mgSodium 288mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 2gSugar 26gProtein 7g
The nutrition information on each recipe card is provided as a courtesy and for your convenience. The data is calculated by Nutritionix. You are encouraged to make your own calculations based on your ingredients and preferred nutritional facts calculator. While I try to make sure they are accurate, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of these calculations.
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