Recipe: Pumpkin Tart with Maple Cinnamon Crust (Paleo, SCD, GAPS)

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Nov 15
butternut squash tart, pumpkin pie

You can make any pumpkin dish with butternut squash, add the appropriate spices and voila! You have a pumpkin tart!

I actually prefer to use butternut squash, kabocha squash or a combination of the two, because I find pumpkin to be rather watery. The custard-like filling in this pumpkin tart recipe has gotten the approval of several different crowds of people over the years.

The grain free, nut free crust has also received stellar ratings from many wheat loving people!

Once you get the hang of it – it is easy to make. You can make the crust a day or two before you need it and keep it refrigerated. You can also make the filling a day or two before and simply put it together on the day you plan to serve it.

The general consensus is to serve it cold, but you could also warm it briefly in the oven if you like.

You might also like the recipe for this Grain Free Apple Tart.

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Recipe: Pumpkin Tart with Maple Cinnamon Crust (Paleo, SCD, GAPS)

pumpkin pie, grain free butternut squash tart

Savory seasonal pumpkin tart with crisp maple cinnamon crust. Make this GAPS legal by using honey instead of maple syrup.

  • Author: Dr. Jill
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients for Crust

Ingredients for Filling

  • 2 cups cooked butternut squash
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream (from top of can)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp clove
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 2 Tbsp gelatin

Instructions

Instructions for Crust

  • Preheat oven to 325º F
    Prepare a 10″ tart pan with parchment paper that is oiled with coconut oil
    Add the eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, palm shortening and process until smooth
    Taste the batter to make sure it is sweet enough for you
    Add the cinnamon, baking soda, salt and coconut flour and mix well
    Add the shredded coconut and mix well
    Transfer the batter to a bowl for ease
  • Drop all the batter onto the tart pan and with your hands work it around the edges while building the sides and making the bottom flat
  • With a fork, poke holes around the bottom and sides
  • Bake for about 12 – 15 minutes or until the lightly browned
    Remove and let cool in the pan

Instructions for Filling

  • In the food processor, puree the cooked squash
  • Add the eggs, sweetener, coconut milk, vanilla and spices together
  • Sprinkle the gelatin into 1/4 cup of warm water a small bowl and mix quickly
  • Sprinkle the tablespoon of gelatin in very small increments so that it does not clump up and it gets absorbed right away as you are whisking
  • Add the gelatin to the squash mixture and mix
  • Place the custard in a bowl and let cool on the counter

Putting it all together

When the crust and the custard are cool you can fill the crust
Take the sides of the tart pan off before filling and place the tart on a flat serving plate
Fill the crust with the custard and smooth with an angled spatula
Refrigerate until ready to serve
Top with whipped coconut cream or other topping!

Notes

Tip: Remove the sides of the tart pan before filling. You can keep the bottom of the pan in place if you don’t need the pan for another tart right away. If you do need the pan, gently slip the entire tart onto a flat cake plate. This is best done when the tart is at room temperature.

Equipment

Top the pumpkin tart with this recipe for Coconut Whipped Cream.

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These recipes are suitable for Paleo, SCD, GAPS and all grain free eaters.

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