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Mini Pumpkin Pies Made With Homemade Hokaido Pumpkin Puree and Acorn and Oat Flour Pie Crust

by Spicie Foodie on November 16, 2013

Mini Pumpkin Pies Made with Acorn and Oat Flour Pie Crust Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #pumpkinpie #AcornFlour #OatFlour #WheatFree

Hola amigos, I have a wonderful and festive recipe to share with you today. A few days ago I posted my recipe for the acorn and oat flour pie crust that I used in this yummy pumpkin pie, you can print it out here. Today I’ll show you how I made this 100% homemade pumpkin pie.

Mini Pumpkin Pies Made with Acorn and Oat Flour Pie Crust Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #pumpkinpie #AcornFlour #OatFlour #WheatFree

I always start off with a whole raw pumpkin that gets roasted and turned into puree. We don’t have canned pumpkin puree or filling available here, which is a good thing because I can choose the pumpkin and also because raw pumpkins are cheaper than the canned stuff. The homemade puree freezes well so you can stock up for the month’s when pumpkin is no longer in season.

If you prefer to use canned pumpkin, feel free to do so just make sure it is pumpkin puree and not filling that you use in this recipe.

Mini Pumpkin Pies Made with Acorn and Oat Flour Pie Crust Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #pumpkinpie #AcornFlour #OatFlour #WheatFree

To me autumn is not complete until I’ve baked and eaten my first pumpkin pie. This year I got a late start due to a super busy schedule, but alas I’ve caught up and baked this pie.

I really enjoy the whole process of making pumpkin pie, from selecting the pumpkin to roasting it, mashing, spicing and pouring it into the pie shell. But best of all I love the smells that fill my kitchen and the extraordinary and quintessential autumn flavours that fill my mouth. I really love pumpkin pie!

Mini Pumpkin Pies Made with Acorn and Oat Flour Pie Crust Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #pumpkinpie #AcornFlour #OatFlour #WheatFree

This year I had to change my trusted pumpkin pie recipe in order to cut back on the sugar, grain and avoid a sugar crash. (Don’t worry I haven’t started a crazy fad diet. I’ve had to make changes in order to control some blood sugar issues.) Thankfully I was able to revamp my recipe without sacrificing any of the flavours I love so much. In fact, because of the new pie crust my pumpkin pie took on a whole other level of awesomeness — if I do say so myself. The nutty pie crust complimented the filling perfectly and hubby gave the pie a thumbs up too, all very good things.

Mini Pumpkin Pies Made with Acorn and Oat Flour Pie Crust Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #pumpkinpie #AcornFlour #OatFlour #WheatFree

 

As the title states, I used Hokaido pumpkin but you may use whichever roasting pumpkin you prefer. Alrighty let’s get to the recipe.

Mini Pumpkin Pies Made with Acorn and Oat Flour Pie Crust Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #pumpkinpie #AcornFlour #OatFlour #WheatFree

 

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Mini Pumpkin Pies Made With Homemade Hokaido Pumpkin Puree and Acorn and Oat Flour Pie Crust
 
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This 100% homemade pumpkin pie tastes like autumn in every bite. Made both gluten free and wheat free with the use of acorn flour, the nutty taste compliments the spices perfectly.
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Recipe type: Dessert, Pie
Cuisine: American, International, Vegetarian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
For Pumpkin Puree:
  • 1 extra small Hokaido pumpkin with a pre-roasting weight of 700 gm or 1.5 lbs. The total weight of puree should yield 300 gm or 10.6 oz
Pumpkin Pie Ingredients:
  • 300 gm or 10.6 oz homemade pumpkin puree (from above)
  • 50 ml or 1.76 fl. oz of whole fat milk
  • 50 ml or 1.76 fl. oz of honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • pinch tsp sea salt
  • 2 lightly beaten medium egg, each weighing 63 gm or 2.2 oz
  • Acorn and oat flour pie crust from this recipe
Instructions
Roast the pumpkin and make the puree:
  1. If using homemade pumpkin puree, first we will need to roast the pumpkin. Preheat oven to 220c or 428 f and prepare a baking sheet. Rinse the pumpkin, cut in half and remove the seeds. Place hollowed center down and roast until fork tender. The time will depend on the size of the pumpkin you are using.
  2. Once pumpkin has soften through, remove form oven and allow to cool completely. Scoop out the flesh and using a stick blender process into a puree. Alternatively you can use a potato masher too. Measure out the 300 gm needed and set the leftovers aside or refrigerate or freeze to use for other recipes.
Make the pie crust:
  1. While the pumpkin is roasting you an prepare the pie crust according to my recipe here. You will also have time to push it into the moulds, then set aside on the counter.
Make the filling and bake:
  1. Heat the oven to 220c or 428 f. Place the measured out pumpkin puree, milk, honey and all spices into a bowl. Mix until well combined then taste and adjust seasoning if desired. After tasting mix in the eggs into pumpkin mixture until they are well combined.
  2. Pour the pie filling into the prepared pie crust. Place the small moulds on top of a baking sheet and bake in center of oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes reduce heat to 175c or 350f or and bake a further 35-40 minutes or until an inserted knife or toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool before serving.
Notes
--The prep time may differ depending on the pumpkin size you roast or if you choose to skip this step. Additionally if you purchase the pie crust instead of making my recipe then the prep time will also differ.




-- This recipe makes two small pies sized 5.5 inches or 14 centimeters. Feel free to double or triple the recipe if desired.

 

Mini Pumpkin Pies Made with Acorn and Oat Flour Pie Crust Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #pumpkinpie #AcornFlour #OatFlour #WheatFree

The smells that were coming out of the oven were driving me crazy. Having to wait for the pie to cool down and the time spent photographing it were pure torture.

Don’t you just want to reach in for that slice?

Mini Pumpkin Pies Made with Acorn and Oat Flour Pie Crust Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #pumpkinpie #AcornFlour #OatFlour #WheatFree

I’m not ashamed to say that after this last photo I gobbled up half of my “mini” pie. It tasted every bit as good as it smelled. It was just sweet enough, nutty, fragrant and met my expectations in every way. Did I tell you how much I love pumpkin pie? I’m so happy that I’ve gotten to experiment with acorn and oat flours because they not only bring extra nutrition to the recipe, but also add so much flavours.

Now I know what this Thanksgiving Day dessert will be, these scrumptious pies…I’ll just have to triple the recipe though.;)

 
 

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa November 16, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Divine! Perfect with this crust.

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Arthur in the Garden! November 16, 2013 at 4:07 PM

That crust looks even more wonderful with the pumpkin filling! Yum!

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3 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun November 16, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Another great use of acorn flour. I can almost taste this recipe.

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4 Angie@Angie's Recipes November 16, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Beautiful pumpkin tartlets! Perfect for the season, Nancy.

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5 Ramona November 17, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Really beautiful pumpkin pie. :)

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6 yummychunklet November 17, 2013 at 2:19 AM

Love the crust! Looks different than the normal pumpkin pie flaky crust.

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7 Joanne T Ferguson November 17, 2013 at 2:53 AM

G’day and what a gorgeous pumpkin pie, true!
GREAT healthy base from the other day! It is only brekkie, but could go for a slice of this right now and love your photo with the leaf too!
Cheers! Joanne

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8 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com November 17, 2013 at 3:11 AM

Perfect for the holidays!! Such a festive and delicious pie. Love the oat flour crust :)

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9 Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 17, 2013 at 4:31 AM

Gorgeous mini pies, I’d love these at my Thanksgiving table!

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10 Bill November 17, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Oh, Nancy! This pie looks absolutely delicious! I love new twists on traditional food and you done that in spades. I’m going to have to look for a Hokaido pumpkin at my farmer’s market. Great post and beautiful photos!

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11 john@kitchenriffs November 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Pumpkin pie is great, isn’t it? Love its spiciness! And I like the leaf in the pictures! Inspired food styling. ;-)

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12 Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today November 17, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Beautiful pictures and a cute little tarts. I like pumpkin, I did not get tired of it yet :)

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13 nusrat2010 November 18, 2013 at 2:50 PM

That pie looks so rustic, real, welcoming! The glaze, the gloss, the beauty and warmth! I could live on that pie alone for the rest of my life :)
Honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, pumpkin…these are all my favorite words :)

And your killer pictures! So incredibly perfect!

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14 Amy Tong November 18, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Your pumpkin pie is gorgeous and I love the Acorn and Oat Flour Pie Crust too. What a perfect combo.

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15 mjskit November 19, 2013 at 4:32 AM

I’ve cooked up three pumpkins already this season but have yet to bake a pie. Thanks for this rich and unique pumpkin pie recipe! Love the use of the acorn and oat pie crust! Gorgeous pie!!!

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16 RavieNomNoms November 19, 2013 at 3:04 PM

I love all these Fall recipes I am seeing! Just like this one! Looks so great!

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17 tania@mykitchenstories.com.au November 23, 2013 at 3:31 AM

Nancy, that last photo looks so completely gorgeous. I love the idea of this crust but not sure that we would have accorn squash an if we do it’s probably the price of a small care having been imported from somewhere near you.

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18 Kumar's Kitchen November 23, 2013 at 2:37 PM

perfectly baked crust and a luscious,decadent pie…will make a glorious thanksgiving treat :-)

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19 Holly November 24, 2013 at 6:27 PM

I really like that there is honey rather than sugar in this recipe. I bet that elevates the texture and taste of the pie. I might have to try this recipe next time I make pumpkin pie.

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20 claudia lamascolo November 25, 2013 at 8:17 PM

very stunning! Have beautiful holiday!

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21 Roseanne Diaz November 26, 2013 at 8:45 PM

I am making pumpkin pie from scratch this year and I am going to try your recipe and let you know it goes!

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22 Terra December 2, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Your pie looks and sounds lovely. I love your addition of honey! Gorgeous, Hugs, Terra

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23 Spicie Foodie December 3, 2013 at 7:34 AM

Thank you Terra!xx

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