A HEALTHY Pumpkin Pie??? This one is sweetened completely with fruit!
Every Thanksgiving NEEDS pumpkin pie, right?
Pumpkin pie is sweet, so it has to have sugar… But what if it was sweetened with healthier sugar, like fruit? Fruit sugar is packaged with fiber which makes it slower to digest and doesn’t spike your blood sugar as much–making it a better option than refined (granular) or concentrated (honey, maple syrup) sugar.
To sweeten a pumpkin pie with fruit… Sounds like a good idea, but how will it taste?
Um… Delicious! And if you need proof, just ask my daughter–she begged for more and kept asking to just “look” at it when I put it away (she likes to sneak bites when she “looks” at things!)
I made this gluten free by using a gluten free pie crust, but don’t worry if you don’t want to be gluten free, it will taste good in any crust!
Healthy Pumpkin Pie sweetened completely with fruit!
8 oz dates, pitted
¾ t salt
1 t cinnamon
½ t cloves
1 t vanilla
15 oz can pumpkin puree
1½ c Evaporated milk (12 oz can)
1 pie crust 9″ (gluten free, preferably)
Check dates for pits, add to food processor or blender. blend until forming a sticky ball
Add milk, pumpkin, vanilla, salt and spices. Blend until smooth
Add eggs pulse until just combined, or agitate eggs separately and gently add to mixture
Pour into pie shell, bake at 400 for 15 minutes then 350 until set (inserted knife comes out clean) ~30 minutes. Or 350 for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes for lighter top and crust
Cool before serving
Top with fresh whipped cream or whipped coconut cream
Mixing eggs too much in blender/food processor makes the pie a little fluffier, I recommend either doing a quick pulse or agitating the eggs separately and then adding to the mixture (but either way, it will still taste good!)
Dairy Free: use dairy free pie crust, substitute your favorite dairy free milk. I recommend coconut milk. Top with whipped coconut cream
To make fresh whipped cream, add 1 pint heavy whipping cream to a bowl, whip with a whisk attachment on your mixer (you can whip by hand, but it will take some time and muscle!). Whip until stiff peaks form. Optional, add 1/2 t vanilla (or desired amount to taste). You can also add 1/2 t honey to sweeten (although this adds added sugar)
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Why this Fruit Sweetened Pumpkin Pie is HEALTHY!
No Added Sugar
This Fruit Sweetened Pumpkin Pie is sweetened with dates. There is NO added, refined or concentrated sugar!!! Added sugar spikes blood sugar and overwhelms the liver and is stored as fat.
Pumpkin and dates have powerful anti-oxidants that neutralize free radicals and reactive oxygen species which damage cells and DNA.
This Fruit Sweetened Pumpkin Pie contain no gluten if using gluten free pie crust.
Gluten is a sticky protein that can cause Leaky Gut and promotes inflammation! Too much inflammation is like lighting your body on fire!!!
Supports a Healthy Microbiome
Our microbiome is all the good bacteria in our gut–it does amazing things like providing protection, helping to digest food, supporting our immune system and making neurotransmitters (and MUCH more!). The good bacteria LOVES fruits and veggies like pumpkin and dates!
Fruits and veggies like pumpkin and dates have fiber that is so important for our digestive systems! Fiber is something we can’t digest, but it helps to clean out our gut and also provides food for our microbiome!
This Fruit Sweetened Pumpkin Pie contains health-promoting micronutrients. Fruits and veggies like pumpkin and dates are packed with micronutrients–these are more than just vitamins and minerals but powerful plant compounds that improve health!
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