Raw Pumpkin Avocado Cream Pie

Raw Avocado Pumpkin Pie

It’s pumpkin time and I couldn’t be any happier experimenting with different pumpkin concoctions. I have been enjoying the delicious locally grown sugar pie pumpkins from the farmers as often as possible. Chico dog has been enjoying his share of pureed pumpkin too. I also made a bowl of roasted pumpkin seeds with coconut sugar and sea salt, it has been a great snack set out on the table in a glass bowl…soo addicting and yummy!

This is not your ordinary pumpkin pie, this is a Pumpkin Avocado Dream Cream Pie! Not only is it creamy and dreamy but it is completely raw, vegan and gluten free. I love raw desserts because they are super easy to make, no refined sugars are added, and the filling is always ready for a finger-licking good time. Also being raw or “no-bake” means we are preserving all the delicate omega-3 fatty acids “the good fats”.

This pie was inspired by my Chocolate-Avocado Cream Pie, a household favorite. I use avocados as my butter, cashews as my cream, and a flavor which in this case will be from pumpkin juice, and pumpkin spice.  I decided to juice the pumpkins, because in the chocolate version I use water or nut milk as the liquid and a powder for the chocolate, in this pumpkin version I just substituted all liquid with pumpkin juice and dried, powered spices…perfect.

Speaking of perfect I made a young coconut vanilla “whipped cream” to dollop on top of the pie…worth it! I also put some pecans in a bowl sprinkled in some cinnamon and drizzled a little agave, dehydrated overnight and behold….delicious candied pecans!

tis’ the season for a healthy pumpkin dessert full of spices to warm your heart.

Raw Avocado Pumpkin Pie overhead

Crust

1 cup pecans

1 cup walnuts

1 cup flax seed (ground)

8 medjool dates (soaked until soft)

1 tbsp agave (or sweetener of choice)

1 tsp cinnamon or more

pinch of salt

Prep:

  • Run flax seed through a spice/coffee grinder if necessary.
  • De-pit dates

Technique

  1. Add pecans walnuts and flax seed to food processor and process until somewhat fine.
  2. Add in dates and process again.
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and process until well mixed.
  4. Mold the crust with a spoon. (9in pie dish or spring form pan)

If it starts to stick to the spoon wipe the spoon with a damp paper towel. If it continues sticking grab a bowl of water and dunk the spoon in every time it starts to stick.

Pumpkin Filling

1  sugar pie pumpkin (juiced for 1½ cups pumpkin juice)

1/2 cup leftover pumpkin pulp

1 avocado

1 cup cashews (soaked for at least 1 hour)

1 cup dates (soaked until soft)

2 tbsp coconut oil or coconut butter

2 tbsp agave or sweetener of choice

1 tbsp lecithin powder

Pumpkin Pie Spices

1/2 tbsp cinnamon

1 tsp powdered ginger (or fresh young ginger because it doesn’t have thick fibers)

1/8 tsp allspice

1/8 tsp clove

1/8 tsp cardamon

1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

pinch of salt

Filling Instructions

I doubled the filling for a thicker cake-like pie in a 9in spring form pan but it’s not necessary it will still be plenty thick.

Prep:

  • Cut the pumpkin by first cutting off the top stem portion. Next cut the pumpkin in half, scrape out the seeds and quarter. Cut the quarters in half and cut off the skin. Cut the skinless pumpkin enough to fit in the juicer, and finally juice it.
  • De-pit dates and avocado, dice the avocado.

Technique

  1. Process the cashews, avocados and dates preferably in a vitamix or food processor, add a little bit of pumpkin juice at a time until it forms a cream. Stop, scrape the sides and stir occasionally.
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and process again
  3. Pour filling into the crust and lick it clean ;)

Freeze for 1 hour or until firm, refrigerate for the remainder of its life.

Happy Fall!

 

 

Ingredients I Used

 

Tools I Recommend


Black & Decker FP2500B PowerPro Wide-Mouth 10-Cup Food Processor, Black (Kitchen)

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Black & Decker FP1600B 8-Cup Food Processor, Black (Kitchen)

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Vitamix 5200 White - 7 Yr Warranty Variable Speed Countertop Blender with 2+ Hp Motor (64 OZ, WHITE) (Kitchen)

Features: Make smoothies, juices, ice cream, soups, salsa, dressing, frozen drinks, pudding, mousse, peanut butter, crush ice, powdered sugar, mayonnaise, pesto, grind grains and knead bread dough, and more, all in one machine, Get Started Plus Recipe Book. Getting Started Instructional CD. 7 Year Warranty., BPA Shatterproof 64oz Container., Variable Speed Control.

New From: $479.89 USD In Stock
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Victorinox Swiss Army 7-Inch Fibrox Granton Edge Santoku Knife Item #s 47529,41529, 45529 and 6.78523.17 (Kitchen)

Features: The Japanese Santoku knife means "three uses" and is excellent at slicing, dicing, and mincing, Combines features of a cleaver with a chef's knife and the granton edge flutes make paper thin slices while preventing food from sticking to blade, High-carbon stainless-steel blade provides maximum sharpness and edge retention, stamped from cold-rolled steel and ice tempered, Blade conical ground for minimal resistance while cutting, laser tested to ensure optimum cutting power, bolsterless to allow use of entire blade, Patented Fibrox handle is textured, slip resistant, and ergonomically designed for balance and comfort, NSF approved

List Price: $53.40 USD
New From: $39.95 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock


Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor (Kitchen)

Features: Countertop juicing machine with extra-wide 3-inch feeder chute, 850-watt dual-speed motor; powerful stainless-steel cutting disc for fast results, Safety locking arm; overload protection LED; large-capacity pulp collector, Dishwasher-safe parts; includes 1-liter juice jug with froth separator, filter basket, and cleaning brush, Measures approximately 13-1/5 by 16-1/2 by 18-1/5 inches; 1-year limited warranty

List Price: $199.99 USD
New From: $148.99 USD In Stock
Used from: $119.59 USD In Stock


Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer - Black and Chrome (Kitchen)

Features: Easy-to-use masticating juicer with powerful motor, Low speed of 80 RPMs; no foaming, clogging, or heat build-up with 110 volt, High juice yield; auto pulp-ejection function for continuous juicing, Dual-stage juicing system; quiet operation; UL- and cUL-approved, Measures 14-1/2 by 6-1/2 by 15-1/2 inches; 15-year warranty. The juicer screen is already installed in the juicer.

List Price: $390.00 USD
New From: $248.00 USD In Stock
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