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“Diabetes-Friendly Thanksgiving Dessert: Pumpkin Pie with Nut Crust”

"Diabetes-Friendly Thanksgiving Dessert: Pumpkin Pie with Nut Crust"

Introduction: Thanksgiving is a time for family, feasting, and delicious desserts, but it can be a challenge to navigate the dessert table if you’re a parent or caregiver of a child with diabetes. That’s where our “Pumpkin Pie with Nut Crust” comes to the rescue. In this blog post, we’re sharing a mouthwatering, diabetes-friendly dessert that everyone at your Thanksgiving table will love. This pumpkin pie is not only delicious but also a great option for children with diabetes.

Ingredients: For the Nut Crust:

 1 cup of mixed nuts (almonds, pecans, or walnuts)
 1 tablespoon of melted butter (or a dairy-free alternative)

or the Pumpkin Filling:
 1 can of pureed pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or any unsweetened milk of your choice)
 2 eggs
 1/3 cup of your preferred sugar substitute (stevia, erythritol, or any approved option)
 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
 A pinch of salt

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients Before you embark on your pumpkin pie-making adventure, ensure you have all the ingredients at hand. For the nut crust, you’ll need mixed nuts and melted butter. For the pumpkin filling, you’ll need pureed pumpkin, unsweetened almond milk (or your choice of milk), eggs, your preferred sugar substitute, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and a pinch of salt.

Step 2: Preheat the Oven
 Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Step 3: Prepare the Nut Crust
 In a food processor, pulse the mixed nuts until they reach a fine consistency.
 Combine the ground nuts with the melted butter (or dairy-free alternative) and press the mixture into the base of a pie dish. This will be your nut crust.

Step 4: Mix the Pumpkin Filling
 In a separate bowl, combine the pureed pumpkin, unsweetened almond milk (or your choice of milk), eggs, sugar substitute, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and a pinch of salt.
 Mix until all the ingredients are well combined.

Step 5: Assemble and Bake
 Pour the pumpkin filling into your prepared nut crust.
 Bake the pie in the preheated oven for 40-50 minutes, or until the filling is set. You can check the doneness by inserting a knife or toothpick into the center; it should come out clean.

Step 6: Cool and Serve
 Allow the pumpkin pie to cool before serving. It can be enjoyed at room temperature or chilled.

Conclusion: Thanksgiving desserts can be both delicious and diabetes-friendly, and our Pumpkin Pie with Nut Crust is proof of that. This delectable pie is low in carbohydrates, high in flavor, and perfect for kids with diabetes. So, this Thanksgiving, create lasting memories with your loved ones while enjoying this wholesome dessert that will be the highlight of your holiday meal. Wishing you and your family a joyous and healthy Thanksgiving celebration!

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