Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sweet Bacon Crusted Pumpkin Pie

Last year I made a savory bacon crusted pumpkin pie to have as a side dish. This year, thought it would try a dessert. I'm not a big dessert eater and I think paleo dessert is an oxymoron, unless you're eating berries. This is a nice treat for the paleo eater who has been good all year and wants a clean dessert.




Ingredients
1 12 oz pack of bacon
1 1/2 cups fresh pumpkin puree
2 eggs
1/8 cup maple syrup (or more if you like it sweeter)
1/2 Tbsp coconut butter
1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

I did something a little different this time, I poked holes in an aluminum pie plate and placed it on top of a stoneware pie plate to let the bacon grease drip off. I lined the pie plate with half the bacon and set it under the broiler for about 10-15 minutes. I drained off the excess grease and lined the same plate with the other half of the bacon. When that was done, I let the bacon cool so I could line the whole plate with all the bacon since the bacon shrinks. In a mixing bowl, combine all the other ingredients and fill bacon crust. Bake at 350 for about an hour let cool and serve.



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