Every Thanksgiving and Christmas we have an abundance of desserts, but a great Pumpkin Pie is not only traditional, it’s an absolute “must have” dessert on our Holiday Dessert Buffet. We have made our version of pumpkin pie for years! The filling is creamy smooth and cinnamon spicy… ohhh, so good!
However, making our traditional Holiday Pumpkin Pie has been more challenging for me because I wanted to make our Holiday Pumpkin Pie with a gluten-free pie crust. And not just any old gluten-free pie crust, mind you! I wanted this pie crust to taste and have the texture like a delicious, light and flaky wheat pie crust.
I set to work and tried a variety of gluten-free pie crust recipes for some time but was never totally happy with them. Some pie crusts tasted great, but the texture was gritty; other gluten-free pie crusts were not flaky and flavorful. But, (Hurrah!) I finally figured out how to make a delicious, light, flaky, flavorful gluten-free pie crust that everyone loves!
I tested my Holiday Pumpkin Pie at a dinner party with some gourmet food-loving (wheat-eating) friends. Here’s what happened: After polishing off the pumpkin pie and eating every bit of the gluten free pie crust, one person at the table said, “So, Lynn, when did you start eating wheat again?”
I laughed, “You just enjoyed a gluten-free Pumpkin Pie!”
Everyone was shocked when they found out that this delicious pumpkin pie was wheat-free! “No way! No way! You’ve got to be kidding!” And then, people even took pieces of pie home for their kids, “Oh my gosh! They will LOVE this Pumpkin Pie!”
I hope YOU love it, too!
- Top with sweetened whipped cream if you like!
- If you love the taste of nutmeg or allspice, feel free to add 1/8th teaspoon of ground nutmeg or allspice with the other spices.
- Note: You can make my gluten-free pie crust dairy-free by using the Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks. Cube the Buttery Sticks, place them in the the freezer for one or two hours. Proceed with the recipe as usual.
and into His courts with praise!
For the LORD is good,
and His truth endureth to all generations.