|Easy No-Bake Pumpkin Pie - creamy and luscious!|
This year at Thanksgiving, I'm keeping it super easy, as well as Bulletproof and Paleo, and making my Easy No-Bake Pumpkin Pie. It's absolutely perfect for Thanksgiving, or any time for that matter. In fact, I make this often and just have a slice any time I want a guilt-free dessert. It's lusciously creamy and full of pumpkin spice goodness.
Easy No-Bake Pumpkin Pie (Bulletproof and Paleo)
Makes one 8" or 9" pie
1 - 16 oz container pure organic pumpkin purée
1 - 15 oz can full fat organic coconut milk
4 Tablespoons North American birch xylitol (I like Xyla brand)
4 teaspoons organic pumpkin pie spice
2 Tablespoons Bulletproof Collagelatin (or other gelatin like Great Lakes)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
pinch Himalayan pink salt
Place everything in a saucepan over medium heat and whisk together until well incorporated, smooth and warm - about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool while you make your crust.
*Crust (optional but highly recommended, see note)
4 Bulletproof Vanilla Collagen Bars, crushed
1 Tablespoon ghee or grass-fed butter, melted
Place both crust ingredients in an 8 or 9" pie plate, mix together and press into the bottom (no need to do the sides, the bottom is sufficient). Place in freezer for 10-15 minutes until the ghee or butter re-solidifies. Remove crust from freezer, pour pie filling in and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight until pie is set. Store pie covered in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Serving Suggestion: Top with fresh whipped coconut cream (dairy free), or raw organic cream, and a sprinkle of cinnamon and serve.
*Note: Crust is optional, however the Bulletproof Vanilla Collagen Bars add a sweetness to the overall pie that puts this recipe over the top. Should you decide not to use a crust, you may want to add an extra Tablespoon or two of xylitol to the filling mixture. Bulletproof Bars are available at Whole Foods Markets around the country as well as online at Bulletproof.com.
Should you like to create your own crust instead of using Bulletproof Bars, you can use a mixture of almond meal, grass-fed butter or ghee and xylitol. Trust me, it's not near as delicious and doesn't come out of the pie plate near as easily. I've made it both ways, as well as used different Bulletproof Bar flavors, and the vanilla ones just put this dessert over the top.
|Holds up nicely to slicing and serving|
|Crushed Bulletproof Bars with ghee or butter|
make an amazing bottom crust that easily slides right out