Vegan wheat-free Pumpkin-Ginger Pie

Not too sweet, vegan and wheat free, I tried to keep the ingredients simple enough so that eating a vegan dessert doesn’t become a luxury. You can also make this recipe in a non-vegan version, in a pie crust made of regular what flour with butter, and with regular milk instead of almond milk.


For the pie crust: amaranth flour, oat flour, almond or rice milk  9or any other kind of lactose free milk), olive oil

For the filling: one small pumpkin or squash, 2 spoons of brown sugar, 2-3 spoons of olive oil, 2 spoons of arrowroot powder or cornstarch, cinnamon, cardamom, grated fresh ginger (depending on the taste, 1-2 full spoons if you like it spicy gingery, or just half teaspoon if you want only a hint of ginger in the pie).

First wash and peel the pumpkin, cut it in cubes and place it on the stove to boil. It would boil for about 10 min, not longer, just so that it gets softer but not fully boiled.

In the meantime make the pie crust. I make it directly into the baking pan.

Put the flours into the pan, as much as to cover the whole bottom of the pan about 1 cm thick. Pour olive oil over, maybe half cup, mix well. You want it to be crumbly, but not yet the consistency of a dough. Then pour some almond milk (maybe about half cup), mix again. It should become the consistency of a dough. if not yet, then add gradually a bit more oil and a bit more milk. when you have a lump of dough, put a little bit more oil on the bottom of the pan and press the dough into the pan with your fingers.

Put the dough into the preheated oven medium-high temperature and tart baking. Bake for about 5-10 min while you  prepare the filling. Keep checking it, you want it to be  golden, not fully baked when you add the filling.

Strain the partly boiled pumpkin cubes and put them in a bowl or blender together with the brown sugar, cinnamon, grated ginger, 2 spoons of olive oil and 2 spoons of cornstarch (or arrowroot powder) and some almond milk, about half cup. Mix it all well until it becomes a creamy paste. Take the pie crust out of the oven and pour in the filling. sprinkle walnuts on the top.

Place back into the oven and bake for about 10-15 min, till the walnuts are roasted and the top of the pie a bit darker.

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You can serve with vegan coconut whipped cream.

Makes about 6 slices.


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