My friend, Jasmine, and I created a Thanksgiving feast for our readers to enjoy, which consists of 13 deliciously tantalizing recipes! We’re referring to this collection of recipes as our Sweet Eclectic Thanksgiving celebration!
Since Jasmine and I both already have pumpkin pie recipes, but still wanted to incorporate pumpkin into our Thanksgiving menu, Jasmine came up with the idea of making a savory pumpkin pie! We used my quiche recipes as a base and we just added a few more herbs and, of course, pumpkin into the mix! It worked like a charm!
Not only is this savory pumpkin pie delicious, it is also vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free! The herbs, almond meal, and oat flour give the crust a delicious flavor and a pleasant nutty texture. The garbanzo filling provides somewhat of an “egg”-like filling, and the sautéed leeks, pumpkin, herbs, and sliced almonds add more dimensions in flavor and nutrients to the quiche-like pie.
We hope you include this recipe, as well as our other recipes, on your holiday tables!
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Photo Credit: Jasmine Briones
Savory Pumpkin Pie
Time: 2 hours 40 minutes.
Diet: V, GF, GFV, DF, SF, SRF
1 cup garbanzo bean flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
3 cups leeks (about 3-4 medium leeks), pale and green parts only, cleaned well and thinly sliced
2 cups, baked pumpkin, ¼ “x 1/2” pieces
1 tsp flat leaf Italian parsley, roughly chopped
3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
2 Tbsp sliced almonds
1 cup oat flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 tsp xanthan gum
1/4 cup flat leaf Italian parsley, roughly chopped
1 Tbsp fresh thyme, roughly chopped
½ tsp sage, roughly chopped
1/8 tsp fine sea salt
2 pinches freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup cold-pressed grapeseed or olive oil
3 Tbsp filtered water
Tip: Oat flour can be made by grinding oat groats or rolled oats in a blender or food processor until it has a fine flour-like consistency. Also, leftover almond pulp that has been saved in the freezer from making homemade almond milk can be used for the almond flour.
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together garbanzo bean flour, 1/2 tsp sea salt and 1 1/4 lukewarm water. Cover with a plate and set aside at room temperature for 2 hours
2. Peel and deseed pumpkin. Cut into large pieces. Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 25 minutes. Halfway through baking, flip the pieces of pumpkin. Remove from the oven and cut them into smaller pieces, ¼” thick and as wide as ½” .
3. Sauté the pumpkin with 1 tsp coconut oil and a sprinkle of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper until the pumpkin pieces brown. Set aside.
4. Turn down the oven to 350 degrees F and prepare the crust.
5. Spray a 9 ½-inch tart pan with a removable bottom with non-stick cooking spray and place it in the center of a baking sheet.
6. In a food processor, add all crust ingredients except for the oil and water. Pulse 3-4 times to combine. (If you don’t have a food processor, simply add to a bowl and mix very well)
7. Add water and oil, then pulse until the dough comes together and forms a ball. Place the dough on the prepared tart pan and press the crust into the pan, making sure to push the crust into the grooves of the pan. Pat the dough until the crust is even. Bake for 12 minutes, remove the crust from the oven, then set it aside to cool. Raise the oven temperature to 500 degrees.
8. In the same sauté pan, heat 1/4 tsp coconut oil on medium heat, then sauté the leeks until translucent, about 7 minutes. .
9. Very carefully (because they will be hot) line the leeks evenly on the base of the crust, then layer on the pumpkin and sprinkle with slivered or sliced almonds.
10. With a large spoon, skim off and discard bubbles from the garbanzo mixture.
11. Add 1 tsp parsley and 3 Tbsp of melted coconut oil to the garbanzo flour mixture. Whisk and pour the mixture onto the vegetables in the crust. Immerse the vegetables into the liquid so they don’t burn in the oven, pressing down on the vegetables that stick out of the liquid. If they continue to peek out of the batter, that’s fine. You might not need all of the garbanzo mixture—you might have about 3Tbsp of the garbanzo mixture left.
12. Carefully place the baking sheet into the preheated 500-degree F oven for 25-27 minutes.
13. Cool for 15 minutes before removing the outer part of the tart pan. Slice and serve.
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