No-Bake Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie is commonly made with lots of sugar and sweetened condensed milk, but I believe even desserts should nourish and benefit the body. Taste is important sure, but why not make as whole and nutrient-dense as possible? I’m here to say that it absolutely can be done! My No-Bake Pumpkin Pie is made with my simple date/nut/seed crust (nuts and seeds of choice) and a filling that has 4 basic ingredients: pumpkin (preferable from the whole pumpkin), raw cashews, dates, and spices. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, but those warming spices and dates create such a decadent pie with a sweet aroma.
Pumpkin pie made as whole and nutrient-dense as possible: dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free. The simple 4-ingredient filling with warming spices creates a decadent pie with a sweet aroma that will leave you feeling good and will nourish your body.
- Date and nut/seed crust of choice
- 2 parts diced sugar pie pumpkin - raw, steamed, or roasted
- 1 part raw cashews, soaked about 30 minutes and rinsed
- 3-4 fresh dates, pitted, per ~half pumpkin
- Spices: ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, vanilla bean, etc.
- Splash of lemon or raw ACV, optional for a slightly more pumpkin cheesecake taste
- Water, as needed
Press out your date/nut/seed crust of choice into a pie pan. Set in the freezer.
Place all ingredients except for the water in a high-speed blender. Add extra cashews and a splash of lemon or raw ACV if you want a consistency and flavor more like cheesecake.
Blend on high until smooth and creamy, slowly adding just enough water to help blend, but keeping as thick as possible.
Taste, assess flavor of spices and sweetness, and adjust by blending in more dates or spices if desired.
Remove crust from the freezer and spread the filling out over the crust. Place back in the fridge to set up to desired firmness before serving. If fully frozen, remove from the freezer and let thaw until softened. Serve with any desired toppings.
*For those that don't know, my recipes are made as whole and nutrient-dense as possible, but still incredibly satisfying. I share my recipes without measurements and hope they equip you to not feel confined to a recipe, but rather confident in your kitchen to be able to create something unique, nourishing, and delicious all on your own. So take this recipe as inspiration and enjoy! Head on over to my IG @noelle.parton and tag me if you try this out, or contact me if you have questions or comments.
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