Pumpkin Pie with Pumpkin Seed Crust

Prep Time:

15 minutes
Cooking Time:
60 minutes
Yields:
8 servings
Ingredients:

Crust
1 cup spelt flour, plus more for rolling the dough
1/3 cup hulled, raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds
1 Tbsp. maple syrup or agave nectar
1/4 tsp. sea salt
4 Tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cut into bits
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
2 tsp. – 1 Tbsp. cold water

Filling
2 farm fresh eggs
15 – 16 ounces fresh, baked or steamed pumpkin pureed until smooth
1 cup farm fresh milk, or almond or rice milk
1/2 cup maple syrup or agave nectar
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Optional: Serve with sweetened whipped cream or raw banana ice cream and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds for garnish.

Directions:

Crust

  1. Put the flour, pumpkin seeds, and salt into food processor with fitted metal blade. Process until pumpkin seeds are finely ground.
  2. Add the butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Add maple syrup, vinegar & cold water and pulse until mixture clumps.
  4. Roll into ball and flatten on parchment paper pressing into a large flat circle and chill until firm, about 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 400