Crustless low-carb pumpkin pie
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter, for greasing the baking dish
- 4 tbsp 4 tbsp (20 g) unsweetened finely shredded coconut
- 1 lb 450 g pumpkinpumpkins
- 2⁄3 cup 150 ml heavy whipping cream
- 1 oz. 30 g butter
- ¼ tsp ¼ tsp salt
- 2 tsp 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp (15 g) (optional)
- ¼ ¼ lemon, only the zestlemons, only the zest
- 1 tsp 1 tsp (5 g) baking powder
- 3 3 eggeggs
- 1½ cups 350 ml heavy whipping cream, for serving
- Dice the pumpkin into cubes and place in a pan. Add whipping cream, butter and salt and bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Lower the heat, let simmer until the pumpkin is soft. It will take at least 15–20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- When the pumpkin is soft, add the remaining ingredients, except for the eggs, and blend to a smooth purée using a hand mixer, immersion blender or food processor.
- Beat the eggs in a separate bowl with a hand mixer for 2–3 minutes. Add the puréed pumpkin and mix well.
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Grease a 9" baking dish with butter and apply the coconut flakes evenly.
- Pour the batter into the baking dish and bake for about 20 minutes or until set in the middle.
- Serve with a dollop of whipped heavy cream.
The pie will taste its best if you use fresh pumpkin instead of readymade pumpkin purée which contains less carbohydrates, but won't give the pie its natural sweetness. You want all the pumpkin goodness in this fantastic pie – skip the can! (If possible.)
If you prefer a dairy-free pie, just substitute butter and cream for coconut oil and coconut cream.