Gluten Free Crustless Pumpkin Pie14
Well, it is that time of year again -- the holiday season has officially begun. These next 5 weeks are my favourite of the whole year, when families get together for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve, to celebrate love. I am not American and did not grow up celebrating Thanksgiving. But after living almost half of my life in the United States, I have come to embrace this tradition with fondness and respect. But you know me, any chance to combine my three favourite things -- food, family and love!
I would like to wish every one of my American readers "a very happy Thanksgiving"; and in celebration of this holiday week, offer up my "easy peasy gluten free crustless blender pumpkin pie". Gosh, that's a mouthful! But a delectable mouthful at that! After all, where would any self-respecting gluten free Thanksgiving feast be without a delicious slice of gluten-free pumpkin pie?
Those of you who have been following me for a while will remember the pumpkin pie smoothie I made last year when I didn't have the time or inclination to bake. Thankfully, this year, I have planned ahead - trialing various crustless pumpkin pie blends like goldilocks, in search of a respectable mix that was "juuust right". I must say, that "quick and easy" topped my list of criteria. I am extremely busy with work at the moment, and am embracing the "blend and chow in under 5 minutes" philosophy even more than usual. So in the spirit of "super-easy 5 minute pies" I turned to my blender pecan pie and blender lemon pie for inspiration; and hit the jackpot with this 5 minute blender pumpkin pie that is just as easy, just as creamy, and just as delicious. If you are looking for one of the best Vitamix recipes, blender recipes, gluten and dairy free recipes, and sugar free recipes to blend up this festive season you have found a winner!
As with the blender pecan pie and blender lemon pie; this is a crustless pumpkin pie. Those of you who have a penchant for gluten-free pumpkin pie with decadent crusts -- my profound apologies. You could try pouring this blend into a prepared gluten free crust in order to satisfy your culinary sensibilities. Beyond that, my suggestion would be to look elsewhere at some of the other fantastic gluten-free pumpkin pie recipes out there. But those of you who want to whip up a blender pumpkin pie that is ridiculously quick and easy, with a gorgeous creamy texture, and then move onto other things, give this a turn in your blender (I like to use a Vitamix). I served up this crustless pumpkin pie to some of my most discerning pigs a few weeks ago, and everyone commented on how fantastic the texture was; as well as the delicious flavour, and nobody missed the crust.
Now, I am not going to be bold enough to claim this is the most spectacular pumpkin pie being served up this Thanksgiving. But, it is quick and easy; and will have us gluten free, dairy free piggies joyfully dipping into the pumpkin-pie-trough without having to coat-check our colon this year. Those of you in Europe, Asia, and Australia can enjoy this pie too. No matter what the occasion - this crustless pumpkin pie is scrummo! Happy Holidays!
Gluten Free Crustless Pumpkin Pie
- 3/4 cup plain unsweetened organic canned pumpkin
- 1 cup plain organic hemp milk or organic soy milk
- 2 tsp alcohol free pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 cup cold pressed grapeseed oil
- 2 organic eggs
- 1/2 cup raw agave nectar
- 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
- 1/4 cup brown rice flour
- 1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt
- 1 teaspoon pie spice
- Preheat and oven to 180 C / 350 F.
- Throw everything in the blender (I use a Vitamix) until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into a greased 8 inch pie dish and bake for about an hour and a half or until set.
- Leave the pie to cool completely and it will solidify.
- Serve with vegan cream or vegan ice cream. YUM!
Piggy Cooking Tips
Cleaning the face of your blender
Sometimes we have a blender glitch and our concoction gets all over the base and in between all of the buttons and dials. A quick easy way to get into those hard little spots on your blender is to use a baby-soft toothbrush with a little bit of water water. The bristles will get into those hard-to-reach spots, and will not scratch the surface. Check out my No Hassle Way To Clean Your Blender video that I did as part of the Chow Tips Video Series.