almost Thanksgiving Eve. Your friends are posting about baking marathons, turkey frying woes and “the best stuffing” wars on Facebook. You? You still haven’t decided on what to bring to your potluck and Homer Simpson’s “You don’t win friends with salad” was the soundtrack to last night’s nightmare.
Don’t fret. This recipe is your savior. A no sweat, no bake, full on delicious silky pumpkin pie. You can make this while doing your hair, painting your nails or working on your fantasy football league. You’re gorgeous, you’re a fantasy winner and you brought a goddamn great pie to Thanksgiving dinner.
Its how you roll, yo.
No-Bake Silky Pumpkin Pie
1 cup macadamia nuts
1 cup pecans
1 cup medjool dates, pitted
1 tsp. sea salt
1 3/4 cups So Delicious Coconut Nog
1 can organic pumpkin or 1 3/4 cups mashed roasted pumpkin
¼ cup maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
2 packets unflavored gelatin or 5 tsp. agar-agar dissolved in ¼ cup hot water
Optional but we like gilding lilies when we can:
Additional maple syrup for drizzling on top (it will create those swirly patterns that cause pie slices to go from $4 to $8)
Pecans and whipped cream to garnish
Make the crust
Prepare a springform pan by lining the bottom with parchment and lightly greasing the sides with coconut oil.
Follow the instructions here.
Press the mixture into the pan, extending to the sides of the pan to make a “deep dish” (hey we want a lot of this per slice, not some measly serving).
Place in the freezer for a couple of hours to set.
Make the filling
Bloom or melt the gelatin in the hot water. Set aside.
Mix the rest of the ingredients thoroughly in a bowl. Add the gelatin mixture. Pour on the prepared crust. Let set in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
Make the whipped cream recipe here.
Slice, top with whipped cream and some pecans, sprinkle with cinnamon.
Bask in the oohs and ahhhs…
Shhh “healthy note”: its gluten-free and vegan if you use agar-agar or this.