Oh boy. Thanksgiving. The night before Turkey day, I literally couldn’t sleep because I was so excited for the food frenzy! Foodies eh? What weirdos. Besides the fact that I love food more than D (Just kidding :D) I kept everything whole 30 approved! Yes I had pie which is a paleofied dessert but it had absolutely no sugar, dairy or grain in it! And it was flipping amazing. AMAZING. Amazing enough that I ate 1/4 of the damn thing in one go. What can I say, I love my food! I decided that this weekend is my cheat weekend – yes I’m having a weekend and considering that the only real cheating I’m doing is eating more meat and nuts than usual + some paleo desserts (oh god Lara bar I love you in unhealthy amounts!) I’m allowing it. Starting Monday… I’m going to push myself to do a whole 60. My boyfriend thinks I’m nuts… but to be honest I love the program. It takes all the guess work and thinking about what to eat out of the equation. Back to the pie:
It’s good. Like insane amounts of good. Especially to someone who has been eating less than 1 serving of fruit daily – ALL OF THE GOOD.
Everything about this pie is YES. From it’s creamy, chocolatey filling to it’s crispy coconut crust. You simply must. Treat yourself. Do it.
Do it do it do it. And then when you make it, give the rest away to friends and loved ones or you’ll find yourself on the phone with your mom spooning it off the platter into your face hole.
Need another reason to do it? BAM. INSTANT FOOD PORN. Banana ice – cream. OH MERCY ME.
Note about the ingredients: You will likely have filling left over. This is a good thing. Smear it on a banana. Eat it out of the bowl with a spoon. Spread it on your favorite paleo baked goods. Allll of that good stuff.
For the crust:
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut butter – not oil!
- 1/2 cup ground hazelnuts. Careful not to make butter here
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 1/4 cup sweet potato puree
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 2 eggs
- 15 dried figs
- 2 t cinnamon
- 1/4 t ground cloves
- 2T cocoa powder
- 1T hazelnut butter – optional. I just reallllly wanted to spoil myself.
- This pie will take you very little time to make. Throw all the ingredients for the crust in a bowl and mix. Make sure the coconut butter is at room temperature. You should have a kind of crumbly dough mixture that sticks together when you form balls. If it doesn’t, add more coconut butter. If it’s too sticky, add more nut crumbs.
- Press your dough into a pie plate. I didn’t have one so I used a spring form pan. You could probably throw it into a brownie pan, casserole dish etc.
- Throw all the ingredients for the filling into the food processor and blend, scraping down the sides. Feel free to add more cocoa powder if you want it to be really rich.
- Spoon the filling into the crust and bake at 350 for 50 minutes.
- Top with nuts, ice cream, and DEVOUR.