Pumpkin Pie Filling


This recipe is a dairy-free pumpkin pie filling. You can bake the filling without a crust (for SCD/GAPS, Paleo), or add any diet-compliant crust you’d like for a delicious pumpkin pie.

For the low oxalate diet, avoid high oxalate spices such as ground cinnamon and ginger – in their place consider Doctor’s Best cinnamon extract powder and ginger root extract powder.

For Low FODMAPs use maple syrup instead of honey.


Pumpkin pie filling baked without a crust

1 can or 2 cups cooked pumpkin or butternut squash
½ cup raw honey (or 2/3 – ¾ cup of sweetener like sugar or maple syrup)
½ cup coconut milk
1 Tablespoon melted ghee (or coconut butter)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 whole eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Add squash/pumpkin in food processor (canned or cooked), add all ingredients and mix until smooth.  Or mix with electric mixer.

Grease baking pan (8 inch or smaller).  Pour in batter.

Bake in a pie/baking dish without a crust at 350 for 45-50 minutes.

Pie Crust (optional)

Or pour into gluten-free pie crust and bake, temperature and time may vary slightly. You can use a frozen already made gluten-free crust or make one from a mix or from scratch.

Add a dollop of coconut whipped cream

Recipe from Cooking to Heal by Julie Matthews.

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9 responses to “Pumpkin Pie Filling”

  1. It’s delicious Trudy. I just made some more last night (to take the photo). I think I’ll go have some more now!

  2. Angelique says:

    My hubby is allergic to eggs. What could I substitute with and how much? Thanks

  3. You’ll need something to help it set…gelatin or agar agar may work well, although I’m sure how much. Let us know how it goes! Julie

  4. Jen Harper says:

    I made your pumpkin pie recipe for Thanksgiving and crossed my fingers since the kids were looking forward to pumpkin pie and I didn’t want to disappoint them! I used one can of organic Farmer’s Market pumpkin, 3/4 sugar, 1/2 cup Native Forest Organic Unsweetened Coconut Milk, spices, vanilla, and eggs but left out the ghee/coconut butter. I poured mine into a GFCF pie crust and baked about an hour. I put a pie crust cover over the edges to prevent them from burning. It turned out amazing!! Nobody would have known it was GFCF. And as a special treat I put the left over coconut milk in the refrigerator overnight, then scooped off the cream in the morning, added some vanilla and powdered sugar and made them a delicious whipped cream for on top. They literally squealed with delight! Thanks for the great recipe!

  5. Jen Harper says:

    Here’s a recipe that uses cornstarch to help it set…

  6. Thanks Jen. For those that need egg-free this is an interesting option. The only thing to be careful about is many people are also sensitive to corn. But thanks for sharing this egg-free option.

  7. Wonderful Jen!!! I’m so thrilled to hear it. And thanks for sharing your experience with us!!!

  8. Maria Angelov says:

    When baking for my son, I have to avoid gluten, casein, egg, nuts and seeds. I have found out that softened organic vanilla rice milk ice cream works as a replacer for eggs, milk and fat. Don’t make it too thin, you will need to use less than 1/2 cup ice cream.

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