Tuesday, October 23, 2012



  Wahoo!!!! I successfully made my very first pumpkin pie, completely from scratch! That's right, SCRATCH, no canned pumpkin, no pre-made crust, and only honey as a sweetener! I made it last night and there is only one piece left. I'm currently cooling another crust so I can bake a second pie tonight :-P   It's a "chores around the house" day, so I figured I'd go ahead and post the pie recipe while I'm waiting on the laundry. My wonderful husband was a real gem and helped me every step of the way and I'm pretty well convinced that I'll never buy a pumpkin pie again (homemade is by far better and definitely worth the effort).  
  I'm super excited about all the people that I'm getting to come take a look at my blog and what I'm doing here. I added some pictures to some of my previous posts I hope you all enjoy.  I'm kinda flabbergasted...this morning I decided to weigh myself again (just for giggles) to find out how the last few days of Cinnamon Bun Muffins, Strawberry Sorbet, and Pumpkin Pie had affected me. Sorry to those people thinking I'd most definitely gained a pound or two...nope, I lost a whole pound! 0_o  I find that totally weird and against normal thought, but in fact I've lost yet another pound. I thought for sure I was at a plateau, perhaps I'm wrong. I'm the skinniest I've ever been in my entire life! I'm having a really hard time imagining that there is anything left to loose, but then I loose more weight and I continue to marvel at the oddity. Enough about that, on to the recipe!

Pumpkin Pie
Yield: 1-8"pie+1ramekin filling

1-3/4  cup  Almond Flour
1/3    cup  Coconut Oil, melted
2     Tbsp  Honey
1      tsp  Vanilla Extract
1/4    tsp  Baking Soda
1/4    tsp  Ground Cinnamon
1/4    tsp  Ground Ginger
Dash        Salt

2   cup  Pumpkin Puree (15oz canned)
1/2 cup  Water
3        Eggs
1   tsp  Vanilla Extract
1   tsp  Salt
1   tsp  Ground Cinnamon
1   tsp  Ground Ginger
1/4 tsp  Ground Clove
1/4 tsp  Ground Cardamom
1/2 tsp  Ground Nutmeg
1/2 tsp  Lemon Zest
1/2 cup  Honey

1)  Mix all ingredients until just combined (I suggest mixing dry ingredients first and then adding the wet).
2)  Press dough into greased pie plate, spreading evenly up sides and across bottom of pan.
3)  Bake at 325^F for 10 Minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.

1)  Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl. Combine thoroughly.
2)  Pour into pre-baked pie crust. You will end up with extra filling. Pour this into 1-2 greased ramekin(I used a small Pyrex dish). 
3)  Place pie and ramekins on baking sheet. Bake at 350^F for 30-40 minutes, or until center is slightly jiggly. (If crust edges brown too quickly, put strips of foil around the edges of the pie)
4)  Refrigerate until chilled, then serve.

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