Saturday, October 04, 2014

Primal Pumpkin Pie [Paleo Friendly]

My husband doesn't really like pie-- except for pumpkin pie. He's been talking about a hankering for something sweet the past few evenings, so I decided it's time to experiment with a primal pumpkin pie.

primal paleo pumpkin pie

This pie calls for pumpkin pie spice, of course. You can find many homemade recipes on the internet but I include mine here for your convenience. It's easy to make your own and it's great to have on hand for many recipes.

(I often use pumpkin pie spice in many of my fall simmer scents. Smells delicious!)

homemade pumpkin pie spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Makes about 3 tablespoons


2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoon ground ginger

primal paleo pumpkin pie

Primal Pumpkin Pie

Makes an 8-inch pie

For the Crust


1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil


Mix ingredients in a food processor or hand mixer until combined. Press into pie crust and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. Set aside while making the filling.

For the Filling


1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/2 cup coconut milk or cream
1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
2 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


Beat all filling ingredients together until combined. Pour into prepared crust and bake at 350 for about 45-50 minutes.

If you eat dairy, this tastes amazing with homemade whipped cream sweetened with honey!


  1. Get out of town! We might actually get to have pumpkin pie this year?? My husband and I had pumpkin pies instead of a cake for our wedding. That's how much we love it. I've kind of given up on having it, since we can't find one that's primal, or soy-free (I have an EpiPen-worthy soy allergy). Nice!

  2. How is it Paleo if the Pumpkin is Canned?

    1. Great question, Chris! While many canned foods contain preservatives and other additives, it's actually pretty easy to find canned pumpkin with no other ingredients. Just be sure to check that the label only lists pumpkin as an ingredient and it should be good to use.

  3. I would love to have pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving this year! :)


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