A Treat

I was talking food with my gluten-free friend Amy the other day and mentioned a mini gluten free pumpkin pie recipe I had written down on a scrap of paper - and couldn't find anywhere. I'm notorious for writing down recipes and notes on scraps of paper (backs of receipts, used envelopes , margins of fliers or whatever I can find near the computer) and misplacing them (usually in the trash). But then I found an open notebook among our homeschooling stuff, and there was the recipe I had been looking for.

It's a combination of several different recipes I found while googling recipes for gluten free pumpkin pie and almond meal pie crust. The kids and I thought it was just right for the pumpkin pie treat we craved, though my husband still prefers the old fashioned version. Well, you can't please them all, but I hope this little treat pleases you if you're in the market for gluten free (and milk free) mini pumpkin pies with almond meal crust.

a treat

Mini Gluten Free Pumpkin Pies

3/4 cup rice flour blend (or your choice of gluten free flour blend)
3/4 cup almond meal
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
pinch of salt
1 stick cold butter
1 egg

Mix dry ingredients. Add butter and mix until crumbly. Add egg and mix until egg is incorporated. Divide dough into twelve balls. In greased muffin pans, gently press dough to form little cups. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.

1 16-ounce can pumpkin puree (or two cups pumpkin puree)
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
3 slightly beaten eggs
2/3 cup rice milk

Blend all ingredients and divide among 12 pie crusts. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and pumpkin filling is set.

Serve warm. Enjoy!


  1. these look great! and so does my new necklace! the two look perfect together! ~thans

  2. I want to make some of these just for me!!
    I went to Walmart and picked up a couple of composition books. Page size doesn't work for the kids homework, so no one else really is trying to walk off with it. covers can be decorated if necessary. cut some little papers to tape on some pages to make some dividers in it..books, garden, recipes, a few others and some left blanks..then I carry it around to work and home, where I mark things down...oh, also sites I want to explore. Just STUFF. there is so much that you learn hopping around on the computer. And I want to get some good new books and this will give me some to ask for Library interloan or put on my Christmas list. So far, it works.

  3. Yum!! I'm going to make something similar for turkey day this year, but with different recipes (I can't have almonds, and I like heavy cream mmmm) :)

  4. These look like they would be a great change up on the traditional pumpkin pie we have on Thanksgiving! I don't think I'll be able to wait that long to make them, though...

  5. so cute! I've been making a pumpkin/egg custard that has been fulfilling my gf pumpkin pie needs... but this looks much more legit. :D

  6. i am on the beginning of a road with a gluten free daughter. she has been dairy free for a couple of years. she complains vehemently of how unappealing the bread (have tried several kinds), has adjusted to mesa sunrise (cereal) but i am leary of baking awhole bunch of things and having her turn her nose up!

  7. Got the necklaces!! They are lovely and I can't wait to give one to my daughter for her b-day on Sunday~

    Thx Molly! :)

  8. Love this, I will make some for my sister!

    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Hi Molly... Have you tried this with a full pie? Do ya think it would work?


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