No Spice Pumpkin Pie (dairy free, gluten free)



Pumpkin Pie

Well, almost with no spices….this recipe does have some ginger in it.

I’ve been thinking about how to make this pie for a while now. My wife has seriously been suffering because she is nursing our son who has severe food allergies. Since she is nursing him, she must stick to his very restricted diet. If he (or mom) ever eats any of the wrong foods, he gets very red and itchy eczema.

So anyway, my sweet wife has been on this strict diet for over a year and her favorite pie is pumpkin pie. We were able to add pumpkin to their diet a few weeks ago with no problems. Thanksgiving was coming up, and I was racking my brain trying to figure out a way to make a hypoallergenic pumpkin pie with only the ingredients they can eat. I googled “No Spice Pumpkin Pie” with no success (obviously since pumpkin pie needs spices). I kept searching, and then realized they can have ginger! It is one of the supplements that has been prescribed to try to help our boy’s symptoms.

After more searching, I finally came across an Autoimmune Paleo Pumpkin Pie. This recipe looked promising, but it had a LOT of coconut in it which is one of our biggest allergies. However, this recipe used a combination of gelatin and arrowroot to make the pumpkin custard filling. We can use gelatin but not arrowroot. After a day or two more of thinking, I decided to try an experiment. This allergy-free pumpkin pie recipe is the result!

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No Spice Pumpkin Pie (paleo, dairy free, gluten free)
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This recipe was developed for a boy with severe food allergies and eczema. Gluten free and dairy free, but tastes delicious!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Titus Diet Friendly
Serves: 8
  • 2 cups of pumpkin
  • ¾ cup rice milk
  • 2 T organic sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • pinch salt
  • ½ t ground ginger
  • 1 T rice flour
  • 1 T powdered beef gelatin
  • ⅛ cup boiling water
  1. Make one Hypoallergenic Rice Pie Crust and pre-bake it.
  2. Place all of the ingredients except the beef gelatin and boiling water into the blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into a sauce pan and bring to a simmer.
  4. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  5. Mix hot water and gelatin in a mug until dissolved.
  6. Add water/gelatin mixture to the filling in the sauce pan and whisk well.
  7. Pour into pre-baked pie crust and let sit until cool and firm.
  8. Enjoy!
If your diet allows, you may add 2 t cinnamon and a pinch of ground cloves to make this taste more like the traditional pumpkin pie.



4 thoughts on “No Spice Pumpkin Pie (dairy free, gluten free)

  1. That must be tough coming up with an acceptable substitute. Because I’m on a paleo diet I often need to go outside the confines of typical ingredients too, though not nearly as much as you have to because of the allergies. However, are dates and nuts like pecans permissible? If so, an awesome crust can be made with a pound of dates and a cup or so of pecans. Grind them up in a blender or food processor and press them into a pie tin. Instant no-cook crust! Naturally sweet, too.

    For the filling, I take cubed pumpkin (canned pumpkin from Libby’s is actually okay too because it’s 100% pumpkin; just make sure it doesn’t say “pumpkin pie” on the can). I then use the food processor to mix the pumpkin and another cup or so of dates. While I do usually add some spices to the mix, it would have a terrific flavor without them added. This is my standard go-to recipe for pumpkin pie these days.

    I don’t cook it either, but just firm it up in the freezer for an hour or so. It’s a really tasty dessert, super healthy, naturally sweet, and low in fat. You could probably eat the whole thing without any problems.

    Of course, if dates and nuts aren’t permissible, then the whole premise goes out the window. 🙂


    • Thanks for the ideas Rich! That sounds great, but yes, we can’t have any nuts at this point. Pecans are a possibility, but we’re not sure. We would have to do a food challenge with them. Definitely will try this idea if we find out we can have pecans!

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