Sweet Potato Pie

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Sweet Potato Pie is a favorite in many of the Southern States and, while it sounds like a healthy dessert, it is traditionally made with heaps of refined-sugar and dairy.

In this Paleo version, organic sweet potatoes take center stage, second to eggs, natural sweeteners and coconut milk. It’s just as delicious, and a whole lot more nutritious!

INGREDIENTS

3 eggs
2 cups organic sweet potatoes
1/4 cup coconut milk (canned and full fat)
1/2 cup honey/raw agave nectar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch salt

Paleo Pie Crust ingredients

RECIPE

Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Peel the sweet potatoes, slice them and place them in a pot or steamer for about 20 minutes, until they are soft.
Meanwhile, make the Paleo Pie Crust so the base is ready.
Once the sweet potato is cooked, place the eggs, cooked sweet potatoes, coconut milk, honey/agave, cinnamon and salt in a food processor and pulse for about a minute, or until well blended.
Pour the pie filling mix into the baked Paleo Pie Crust, reduce the oven heat to 350 degrees F and bake the pie for 45 minutes.
Remove the pie from the oven and allow it time to cool, then refrigerate it for at least an hour for the pie to set before serving.

Enjoy!

Camilla Carboni

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Berry Pie

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Who can resist a berry pie in the heart of fall? There’s just something so decadent about a delicious slice of pie that balances the subtly sweet and tart flavors of berries, alongside a hot drink.

This Paleo Berry Pie is not only packed full of vitamin C and antioxidants, it uses natural coconut palm sugar as a sweetener and 100% gluten-free Paleo Pie Crust as the base.

INGREDIENTS

4 cups chopped strawberries
2/3 cup water
2/3 cup blackberries/raspberries, whole
2 to 4 tablespoons coconut palm sugar (I use 2 tablespoons and the pie is fairly tart)

RECIPE

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the berries and water in a large sauté pan and set the temperature gauge to medium heat.

Berry Pie Preparation
After about 5 minutes, add the sugar, stir and then cover.
The water will begin to boil over after just a few minutes. When this happens, remove the lid and allow some of the water to evaporate as the berry mix simmers for about 5 more minutes.
Scoop the mixture into a pre-baked Paleo Pie Crust (draining all excess liquid as you do so) and then top the pie with Paleo Pie Crust crumbs to “seal” the pie.
Place the pie in the oven to bake for 20 minutes.
Remove the pie from the oven and allow it to cool before slicing and serving. (Refrigerating the pie for a few hours or overnight works best as it allows the pie to set).

Tip: Any excess liquid from the filling in the pan can be used for a number of things, such as drizzling over Paleo Brownies, or freezing with an equal part water to make a Paleo Popsicle.

Enjoy!

Camilla Carboni

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Paleo Apple Pie

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Apple Pie!

It’s one of those famous American treats that we just can’t live without. Unfortunately, traditional Apple Pie has more sugar than apples and more gluten than goodness, which is why Apple Pie was on my Paleo To Do List!

This recipe is sweetened with natural dates and is 100% grain-free and dairy-free. Now there’s an Apple Pie you can indulge in!

INGREDIENTS

4 large red apples, chopped
2/3 of a cup chopped dates
1 and 2/3 of a cup water
2 tablespoons cinnamon

RECIPE

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the apples, dates and water in a large sauté pan and set the temperature gauge to medium heat.

Paleo Apple Pie Filling
Stir and let the apples soften. Once the water evaporates, add a cup of water and the cinnamon. Stir, then cover and let simmer for about 10 minutes.
Pour the mixture into a baked Paleo Pie Crust, using the caramelized dates that tend to line the bottom of the pan to fill in the gaps between the apple pieces.

Paleo Apple Pie Preparation
Top with Paleo Pie Crust crumbles to “seal” the pie.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let the pie cool before slicing.

Tip: Paleo Pie Crust is easier to crumble when chilled. Use un-baked Paleo Pie Crust mixture and refrigerate it for a few hours before crumbling over pies for the best finish.

Enjoy!

Camilla Carboni

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Paleo Pumpkin Pie

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Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a slice of delicious pumpkin pie and a huge shoutout to You–our wonderful audience–we are eternally grateful for all your support!

Traditional Pumpkin Pie recipes use gluten crusts and often large dozes of refined-sugar and dairy, making this delightful treat rather Paleo-unfriendly.

Thankfully, Paleo Pumpkin Pie can be made at home using my Paleo Pie Crust recipe and an easy filling made with organic pumpkin puree and coconut milk.

This Thanksgiving it’s time to impress those guests…and I’d be willing to bet they won’t even know it’s Paleo!

INGREDIENTS

3 eggs
1 can organic, pure pumpkin puree
½ cup coconut milk (canned and full fat)
½ cup honey/raw agave nectar
2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice*
1 pinch salt

RECIPE

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a food processor, pulse the eggs, pumpkin, coconut milk and honey/agave until well blended.
Add the spice and pulse for about another minute.
Pour the mixture into a baked Paleo Pie Crust and bake for 45 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let cool, then refrigerate for at least an hour for the pie to set.

*Pumpkin Pie Spice can be purchased at a number of grocery stores, but can also be made from scratch by mixing equal parts cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice. For this recipe (1/8 cup pumpkin pie spice) you would need 1/2 a tablespoon of each of those spices.

Enjoy this healthy version of traditional Pumpkin Pie,

Camilla Carboni

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Paleo Pie Crust

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We all love pie and just because we’re Paleo doesn’t mean we’re giving it up! This easy-to-bake recipe is a great substitute to regular pie crust, only it’s made with coconut flour and natural sugar, so you can indulge without the guilt.

INGREDIENTS

2/3 of a cup coconut flour
1/2 cup arrowroot flour
1 pinch of sea salt
1 teaspoon of coconut palm sugar
2 tablespoons of pure coconut oil
2 eggs
3 tablespoons water

RECIPE

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Add all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until well combined.
Scoop into a pie dish and press into shape.
Place in the oven for 15 minutes.
Remove and fill with pie filling of your choice.
Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F and bake until firm (about 35 minutes, varying by pie filling).

It’s really that easy!

Camilla Carboni

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