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Thanksgiving: Two Yummy Simple Clean Ups

by Nancy Weyrauch Mehlert, MS

Cranberry Sauce and pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving

The cranberry sauce and the pumpkin pie can be two big sources of sugar at Thanksgiving. But it isn’t necessary, and you don’t have to give up great flavor and taste! The pie crust is an excellent gluten free option for every kind of pie. If you can find CoCo Whip in the freezer section of your grocery store, it is an excellent replacement for those other common whips full of hydrogenated damaged oils.  Enjoy and Give Thanks!




Thanksgiving nutty pie crust
By |2022-10-24T16:42:28-05:00November 10th, 2021|General, Recipes|

Pumpkin Pie al la Pumpkin Pie Filling and Nutty Pie Crust

Nutty Pie Crust

Makes one 9 inch bottom pie crust       

1 ⅓ cups ground nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, and/or macadamia nuts)

⅔ cup ground golden flaxseeds

6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled



1. In a large bowl, stir together the nuts, flaxseeds, butter until well blended.

2. Press into a 9” pie plate.

3. To pre-bake, preheat the oven to 350°F. Cover the pie crust with foil. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil, turn the pie plate, and bake for another 5 minutes, or until the crust is golden and no longer moist to the touch.


Pumpkin Pie Filling

Fills one 9” pie crust (See above.)

1  can pumpkin puree (15-ounce)

⅔ cup full fat, canned, organic, coconut milk

6 tablespoons Lakanto Maple Flavored Syrup made with Monk Fruit

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 rounded tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

1 rounded teaspoon cinnamon

Pinch of salt

2 large eggs, room temperature

1 egg  yolk, room temperature


1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2. In a bowl, place all of the ingredients except the eggs and stir until just blended.

3. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time and then the egg yolk. Don’t overmix.

4. Pour the filling into the crust and spread it around to the edges.

5. Cover the pie with foil and bake for 55-65 minutes or until center is nearly set, just slightly jiggly.

6. Allow to cool completely at room temperature to avoid excessive cracking. Once cooled, serve, or, cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days prior to serving.

By |2018-10-31T06:47:26-05:00October 25th, 2018|General, Recipes|