Is it too late for pumpkin? I’d say it’s not. Mostly because we still have a half dozen cans of the stuff all lined up in the pantry.
So here I am, pumpkin pie in hand.
|With mini pumpkins as props, obviously.|
I’ve been meaning to make this pie for the longest time after saving the recipe from The Oh She Glows Cookbook, a cookbook from which I’ve also made these bomb-ass brownies. Like most of the recipe from that cookbook, this pie has a semi-healthy twist to it. It’s made with an oat-nut-date crust that sounds more like an energy bar than a pie crust, and the creamy (but not custard-y) no-bake filling is cashew-based. However, it certainly doesn’t taste healthy. The crust, once baked, has a pleasantly oat-y cookie-like texture and is the perfect accompaniment to the rich, almost cheesecake-like filling.
|Also makes a terrific vessel for small, green, seed-like sprinkles.|
My only regret was that I had no coconut whipped cream to go with this lovely pie. That would’ve made a terrific addition.
I apologize, once again, for the terribly short post, but you see, I’m a very, very, very busy young woman. Wait, no I’m not. I’m not that busy. But I’m trying not to let this blog suck up all my time anymore so I can focus on other priorities in my life (e.g. studying for my AP exams, which seem to be every other week these days). So instead of writing long, freewheeling posts about bullshit nobody cares about enough to read, I’ll just type up a few words about the recipe and slap that ish on the internet. Is everyone cool with that?
Who am I kidding, no one gives a shit. The food is the important part. Here’s the recipe.
Pumpkin pie with oat crust
Adapted from The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon
140 grams • pitted Medjool dates • 3 ounces
100 grams • rolled oats • 1 1/4 cups
55 grams • pecans • 1/2 cup
0.5 grams • cinnamon • 1/4 teaspoon
0.5 grams • salt • 1/8 teaspoon
42 grams • coconut oil, at room temperature • 3 tablespoons
120 grams • cashews, soaked in water for 4 hours and drained • 1 cup
245 grams • pumpkin puree • 1 cup
240 grams • maple syrup • 3/4 cup
112 grams • coconut oil • 1/2 cup
8 grams • vanilla extract • 2 teaspoons
2 grams • cinnamon • 1 teaspoon
1 gram • ground ginger • 1/2 teaspoon
0.5 grams • cloves • 1/4 teaspoon
0.5 grams • nutmeg • 1/4 teaspoon
2 grams • salt • 1/4 teaspoon
Pepitas, to taste (optional)
Whipped coconut cream, to taste (optional)
Start by making the crust. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9-inch pie dish.
In a food processor, combine oats, pecans, cinnamon, and salt and combine until the mixture has the texture of coarse sand. Add dates and coconut oil and process again until a dough of sorts forms. It should stick together when pressed between your fingers.
Sprinkle crust mixture onto pie dish and press into an even layer with your fingers. Poke holes in the bottom with a fork and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly golden. Let pie crust cool while you make the filling.
Place all ingredients under “filling” in food processor and blend until smooth. This will take a few minutes, so be patient.
Pour filling in semi-cooled crust and smooth over the top. Carefully cover with foil and place on an even surface in the freezer to chill overnight, or least 5 to 6 hours, until firm.
Let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with pepitas (as I did), coconut whipped cream (as I didn’t), or some other delicious topping. Bet this would be great with chocolate sauce!
|Unattractive close-up? Check!|
In other news, I’m almost done recipe testing for my super speshul e-book! I have three to four more concepts to test and write up, then I’ll type up the copy for each recipe, then I’ll design and format the book, then I’ll self-publish it, then I’ll do all this promotion and send like 5,000 emails...oh my God I am nowhere near done. And to think I said I wanted to be done by Christmas.
Haha. Fuck that.
But in the meantime, some other delicious recipes to occupy you lovely readers!
Cherry crunch pie. For crunch lovers everywhere.
Lemon cream pie. Another semi-healthy pie.
Chocolate chip cookie dough pie. Those tiny cookies!!!!!!!
Ginger peach galette with almond crust. Ah, I miss fresh peaches.