At Fuel For Life, we're getting really excited about the holiday season. Eventhough Autumn brings cold weather, it also brings the want for loads of warming Fall flavours. A holiday staple, and crowd favourite is always pumpkin spice anything, but especially pumpkin pies. If you're looking for a way to bring in your Fall favourite flavours into a sweet treat you don't have to feel bad about, be sure to check these little tarts out! Click the link in bio to find the recipe and give it a bookmark to come back to! We guarantee you'll want to 😏
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1 cup Almonds
1 cup Cashews
1/4 cup Coconut Oil (melted and divided)
1/3 cup Maple Syrup (divided)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
2 1/4 cups Pureed Pumpkin
1/3 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
2 1/2 tbsps Arrowroot Powder
2 tsps Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 1/2 cups Organic Coconut Milk (full fat, refrigerated overnight)
Pulse the almonds and cashews in a food processor. Add egg, 3/4 of the coconut oil, 1/5 of the maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon and 1/2 the sea salt until a crumbly dough forms.
Preheat oven to 350ºF (177ºC) and line a muffin tray with parchment cups.
Lay a piece of parchment paper on the counter. Place your dough onto the parchment and pat into a ball.
Place another sheet of parchment on top of the dough (this prevents the dough from sticking to the rolling pin). Gently roll the dough to 2 to 3 mm thickness and cut using a (3.5-inch) cookie cutter. Repeat until all the dough is used up.
Gently press each cut-out into a parchment cup to form the crust. Set aside.
Make your pumpkin filling by combining pureed pumpkin, the remaining 4/5 of maple syrup, almond milk, the remaining 1/4 of melted coconut oil, arrowroot powder, pumpkin pie spice and the remaining 1/2 of the sea salt. Spoon pumpkin filling into each tart.
Bake for 45 minutes. Remove tarts from muffin tray and let cool. Serve warm or refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight for a firmer filling.
In the meantime, make the coconut whipped cream. Scrape the coconut cream from the top of the can into a large mixing bowl. The cream should have separated from the coconut juice after being refrigerated.
Whip the coconut cream with a hand mixer until fluffy, about 5 to 10 minutes. Place in fridge until ready to use. (Note: it will not be as stiff as dairy whipped cream.)
When ready to serve, add a dollop of coconut whipped cream to each pumpkin pie tart. Enjoy!
No Arrowroot Powder Use tapioca flour instead.
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix 1/4 cup ground cinnamon, 4 tsp ground nutmeg, 4 tsp ground ginger and 1 tbsp ground allspice. Store in an air-tight container.
Pumpkin Pie Squares Press dough evenly into a parchment-lined rectangular baking dish. Spread pumpkin filling evenly across the crust. Bake for 45 min. Let cool and/or refrigerate 6+ hours. Slice into squares and top with coconut whipped cream when ready to serve.