Paleo Pecan-Crusted Pumpkin Pie

Following the Paleo diet doesn’t mean you have to forgo everyone’s favorite seasonal recipes. With all the wonderful holiday flavors packed into this paleo pumpkin pie, you’ll never miss  the “traditional” crust – I promise!

Paleoista’s Favorite Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic toasted pecans

    Organic pumpkin pie spice adds a delicate nutty flavor.

  • 2 cups pureed, organic baked pumpkin
  • 3 tsp natural pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, ginger, lemon peel, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, star anise, fennel, black pepper)
  • 2 large, cage-free eggs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • Coconut cream, for garnish (optional)



Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 475 F.
2. Grind the pecans in a food processor and press into the bottom of a glass pie plate rubbed with olive oil and lined with parchment paper to form the crust.
3. Thoroughly mix the remaining ingredients (pumpkin, spice, honey, eggs) and pour over the crust.
4. Bake for 15 minutes at 475 and then lower the temperature to 350 for another 30 – 40 minutes or until the ‘custard’ sets (cover the edges of the pan with foil to prevent the ‘crust’ from burning).
5. Cool on wire rack before serving in wedges, perhaps garnished with a dollop of
coconut cream.

Nell Stephenson, the original “Paleoista,” is the author of  Paleoista, Gain Energy, Get Lean and Feel Fabulous with the Diet You Were Born to Eat  (Touchstone, 2012) and co-author of  The Paleo Diet Cookbook  with Dr. Loren Cordain, PhD (Wiley & Sons, 2010). In addition to her work as nutrition consultant and trained chef, Stephenson is a personal trainer and competitive endurance athlete who credits the Paleo diet for her transformed health and athletic success. Visit her blog at  www.paleoista.com.

Paleoista

Paleoista

Nell has just opened her first Paleo Lifestyle Studio in LA. She offers custom Paleo nutritional counseling worldwide along with a range of downloadable Paleo nutrition plans and a nationwide Paleo Fresh Food Delivery Service. Her third book, Pocket Paleo, is on sale now on both iTunes and Kindle. She has been featured on the Dr. Oz show twice along with her mentor, Dr. Loren Cordain. Learn more at www.paleoista.com.
Paleoista

About Paleoista

Nell has just opened her first Paleo Lifestyle Studio in LA. She offers custom Paleo nutritional counseling worldwide along with a range of downloadable Paleo nutrition plans and a nationwide Paleo Fresh Food Delivery Service. Her third book, Pocket Paleo, is on sale now on both iTunes and Kindle. She has been featured on the Dr. Oz show twice along with her mentor, Dr. Loren Cordain. Learn more at www.paleoista.com.

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