Chocolate pumpkin gingerbread tarts are a grain free, paleo, Fall holiday treat that are fairly easy to make. Includes a low carb version too, depending on which sweetener of choice you use. I decided to make a grain free ginger bread pie crust because I was craving ginger snaps, and I used to make a pie crust with crumbled ginger snaps. I did not want to make ginger cookies first, and then make a pie crust so, I just added some gingerbread ingredients to the crust. I also added some chocolate to the pumpkin pie filling, but you could make these without the chocolate ( just omit the cocoa powder and chocolate) if you want just the pumpkin flavor.
Bake the pie crust, and then mix the pie filling. Then fill the crust and refrigerate.
Serve and enjoy!
- Gingerbread Pie Crust
- 1 egg, beaten.
- ⅓ cup butter, melted or coconut oil, melted, where to buy coconut oil
- 2 tsp organic molasses.
- 1 tsp ground ginger.
- Sweetener of choice: 2 tsp honey for paleo, or can use 20 drops liquid stevia for low carb option.
- ½ tsp cinnamon.
- ½ cup coconut flour. where to buy coconut flour
- Pie Filling:
- 1 can pumpkin puree (be sure pumpkin is the only ingredient).
- 1 ½ tbsp. cocoa powder.
- 2 tbsp coconut oil or butter, melted.
- ¼ cup melted organic paleo friendly dark chocolate chips, melted, or for low carb use 1 ounces (1 squares) organic unsweetened bakers’ chocolate, melted.
- Sweetener of choice: ⅓ cup organic pure maple syrup, or for low carb version use ⅓ low carb maple syrup (I used Nature’s Hollow).
- Preheat oven to 350 F, and grease or oil 4 medium size tart pans or 8 muffin holes in a muffin pan.
- In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients for the gingerbread pie crust. Mix together thoroughly and smush with a fork until a crumbly pie crust forms.
- Divide pie dough into 4 to 8 balls. Press each dough ball into a tart pan or muffin pan. Press dough around in pan until tart pan is covered in dough, or until muffin pan depression is half covered.
- Bake pie crusts at 350 F for 10 minutes, or until crust is starting to brown. Remove from oven and cool.
- In a food processor or blender combine all the pie filling ingredients and process or blend. Process until thoroughly combined and smooth.
- Spoon pie filling into baked pie crusts in tart pans or muffin pan. Spread and smooth the filling in pie crusts.
- Place all tarts in the refrigerator for 3 hours to overnight (filling gets firmer the longer it’s in the fridge).
- Serve as is, or can garnish with optional melted chocolate or coconut whip cream, or homemade whip cream.
Fat: 15 g, Protein: 4 g, Sugar: 3 g
Nutritional Data for Paleo Version: serving size: 1 small tart or ½ medium size tart, Cal: 221, Carbs: 21 g / Net Carbs: 14.3 g, Fiber; 6.7 g, Protein; 4 g, Sugar: 11 g
* all nutritional data are estimates based on the products I used*