I love fall. Ok, maybe it is just the food, and the weather, and back to school, and Halloween. Yes, fall is awesome. The desserts that come with it make it 100 times better.
Pumpkin pie is just one of those classic Halloween treats. That flaky crust with the spiced filling, warmed, topped with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, oh it is delicious! I took one of the best desserts of autumn and amped it up with sweetened condensed milk.
I have thing for sweetened condensed milk, and the organic unopened can of it from Trader Joe's was calling me. I knew that I wanted to top my pie off with it, but I decided to sneak it into the filling as well.
You might notice the darker color of the crust. That comes from the whole wheat flour I used. I used whole wheat flour for three reasons. A, it is a little better for you, B, I wanted something a little more suitable for breakfast ;), and C, that is what I have on hand. If all you have on hand is all purpose flour, try a different, white flour based crust instead. Make sure to keep the filling!
Sweetened Condensed Milk Pumpkin Pie
Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
- 2 tbsps coconut oil
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- Pinch of salt
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsps cold water
- 1 can (29 oz) of pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk + more for topping
- 3 tbsps agave syrup
- 1 1/2 tsps pumpkin pie spice
- 1 egg
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl stir together the coconut oil, canola oil, salt, flour, and maple syrup. Slowly add in the water starting with 1 1/2 tsps untilthe dough forms. Press firmly into a pie plate. Bake for 8 minutes and let cool for at least 5 minutes. Meanwhile, make the filling by beating together the rest of the ingredients with an electric mixer. Pour into the cooled crust and smooth with a spatula. Bake 45 minutes, and check it with a toothpick about an inch and a half from the crust. If it is not done bake an additional 10 minutes, watching carefully. Once done, let cool, refrigerate for at least 1 hour, and serve warm with sweetened condensed milk on top.