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Modified from Alton Brown's recipe. I made this for my daughter this Thanksgiving, and it was a hit with even the family members who don't have food allergies. This isn't your normal pumpkin pie... it really highlights the natural flavor of the pumpkin, and though you can definitely taste the coconut, I think the flavors complement each other well. You can add some cinnamon and cloves to the custard to get a more traditional flavor!
- 170.09 g gluten-free gingersnap cookies
- 14.79 ml dark brown sugar
- 4.92 ml ground ginger
- 28.34 g dairy-free soy-free margarine or 28.34 g coconut oil, melted
- 453.59 g pumpkin puree (fresh is best, canned will do in a pinch)
- 236.59 ml coconut cream
- 2.46 ml freshly grated nutmeg
- 2.46 ml kosher salt
- 177.44 ml dark brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 large egg yolk
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- For the crust, combine the gingersnaps, brown sugar, and ginger in the bowl of a food processor. Process until the cookies are fine crumbs.
- Drizzle the melted butter or coconut oil into the crumb mixture and pulse 8 to 10 times to combine.
- Press the gingersnap mixture into the bottom, up the sides, and just over the lip of a 9-inch glass pie dish.
- Place the crust on a half sheet pan and bake the crust for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool crust at least 10 minutes before filling.
- For the filling, bring the pumpkin puree to a simmer over medium heat in a 2-quart saucepan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add the coconut cream, nutmeg, and salt to the pumpkin. Stir and return the mixture to a simmer.
- Remove the pumpkin mixture from the heat and cool for 10 minutes.
- Whisk the brown sugar, eggs, and yolk until smooth in a large bowl. Add the pumpkin mixture and whisk until thoroughly combined.
- Pour the prepared filling into the warm pie crust and bake on the same half sheet pan until the center jiggles slightly but the sides of the filling are set, 45 to 50 minutes.
- Cool on a cooling rack for at least 2 to 3 hours before slicing. Pie can be made and refrigerated up to 2 days in advance. Pie is best the day after it is made.