Thanksgiving is a great holiday to celebrate with family and friends, and an impressive place to show off your cooking skills. There’s a lot going on surrounding the dinner table, including probably the biggest indulgence you’ve have all year. We like to keep our table a mix of healthy and classic, so we look for ways to spice things up around this time of year. That’s why we looked to the Ambitious Kitchen for a fun, yet nutritious recipe this Thanksgiving. What makes this pumpkin pie recipe healthy? This recipe is a lightened-up version of traditional pumpkin pie. It replaces regular sugar with pure maple syrup and coconut sugar and instead of condensed milk, we’re going dairy-free!
Keep reading below for our favorite recipe from Ambitious Kitchen, their stunning, healthy dairy-free pumpkin pie!
Recipe: Ambitious Kitchen’s Healthy, Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour
Total Cooking Time: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes
- 1 pie crust
- For the pumpkin filling:
- 1 (15 ounces) can pumpkin puree
- 3 eggs
- Pure maple syrup (¼ cup)
- ¼ cup coconut sugar (or organic cane sugar)
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk (any milk will work)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
- A ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
- Ground ginger (½ teaspoon)
- ½ teaspoon allspice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
Make pie crust as directed. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Make the filling in a large bowl, add the pumpkin puree, eggs, pure maple syrup, coconut sugar (or regular sugar) almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, allspice, and salt. Mix until well combined and completely smooth. Pour into pie pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes until filling is no longer jiggly. Check pie after every 20 minutes to make sure the crust isn’t burning. If it is getting a little too golden brown, simply cover pie edges with foil or a pie shield. Allow pie to cool for at least an hour before serving. The pie should be kept in the fridge once completely cool. Top with whipped cream or ice cream. Store pie in the fridge. Serves 9.
Excerpted from the Ambitious Kitchen. While you’re here, check out Goop’s recipe for sweet roasted potatoes with maple syrup, orange, and spices.