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Carol Kicinski
Thanksgiving is around the corner and there’s no better way to get pumped up for it than some tasty Pumpkin Pie.

Get pumped up for Thanksgiving with pumpkin pie!

Author Byline Image   What would Thanksgiving be without pumpkin pie? For me, the thought is just too horrific to bear.
   In my house, not having pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving would cause an uproar. The “villagers” would line up with torches burning and pitchforks in hand, determined to find and destroy the evil that brought about such a catastrophe.
   This year, however, I can’t rely on my old standby recipe, the one I have made for more years than I care to admit in writing. This year I need to make a pumpkin pie that is not just gluten free but dairy and refined sugar free as well.
   The newest addition to our family is unable to have gluten, dairy, and refined sugar. Which means Mommy can’t have gluten, dairy, or refined sugar. Which means I need a new recipe for pumpkin pie
Gluten Free, Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie
Serves 6-8
Gluten-free nonstick cooking spray
1 (9-inch) gluten-free, dairy-free pie crust, unbaked
2 large eggs
1 (15-ounce) can pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
¾ cup coconut palm sugar
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 (13.5-ounce) can full fat coconut milk
   Preheat the oven to 425 F. Spray a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray. Line with the pie crust.
   In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the pumpkin, coconut sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and vanilla. Whisk to combine. Add the coconut milk and whisk well until combined. Pour the mixture into the pie crust.
   Place pie in oven and bake for 15 minutes. Leave pie in oven, reduce heat to 350 F and continue to bake for another 40-45 minutes or until the center looks set. If the crust is browning too much, loosely lay a piece of foil over the pie.
   Allow the pie to cool for 2 hours, then refrigerate until serving.
this year.
   Since my family can detect even the slightest change in our Thanksgiving Day menu, and protest such change loudly and with much drama, I need the recipe to be undetectable from my old standby recipe. So off to the kitchen I went for a little experimenting and here is the result.
   I am confident the
“villagers” will be pleased and leave their pitchforks at home. In fact, the only forks I expect to see are the ones putting bites of this pie into their mouths.
   Recipe Notes: To make dairy and refined sugar free, use coconut palm sugar in place of the sugar called for in the recipe. For the coconut milk, use canned, not the coconut milk beverage sold in the refrigerated section.