Pie season is upon us. There is no better way to show off the summer's bounty than in pie format. But, what do you do when your family has grain and nut allergies? Compotes are all fine and dandy, but from time to time it is nice to have something akin to a traditional, flaky pie crust. While this recipe may not fall completely under the description of 'flaky', it did turn out to make a pretty decent pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving!
Note: I usually soak and dry a large batch of pumpkin seeds to have
on hand. Using the ratio of one tablespoon of sea salt to two cups of
pumpkin seeds, cover everything with water and soak for 8-12 hours.
Rinse and drain in a colander. Preheat oven to 250° and place on a
baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Turn frequently until crispy
Pumpkin Seed Coconut Flour Crust (makes 1 crust)
1 1/4 raw pumpkin seeds, soaked, dried and ground
1/2 cup coconut flour
2 Tblsp maple syrup or liquid honey
4-5 Tblsp coconut oil
pinch of sea salt
Preheat oven to 350°. In a food processor, pulse pumpkin seeds until finely ground. Add coconut flour and sea salt and mix until blended. Using a pastry knife, cut in the coconut oil and honey. Look for a consistency that holds together, but is still crumbly. Too much oil will cause the pie to loose it's shape while baking; too little oil will prevent it from sticking together in the pie plate. Gradually add more oil as needed. Press into a pie plate. If you plan to bake a pie in the shell, pre-bake the shell for 15 minutes. If the pie is in the raw format, bake the shell for 30 minutes. Enjoy!
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