Bourbon Chocolate Pumpkin Pie is a deliciously decadent dessert, but this version is made healthier. It’s the BEST pumpkin pie recipe because it’s a crustless pumpkin pie that’s EASY to make with simple real food ingredients! It’s a gluten free, dairy free, and paleo-friendly holiday dessert that everyone will love!
Plus, you can make this pumpkin pie 2 ways. More on that below. Mmm k?
November goals –> don’t freak out about Holiday countdown. Raise your hand if you can relate?
That seems to be a trending topic come November, and it all revolves around food and gifts and family. Which is suppose to be a blessing, yes? So.. what if we could stop overthinking, overplanning, and create a stress free SIMPLIFIED Holiday season and menu?
My friends, you can… WE CAN! Which is why I’m taking one of my most favorite (and simple) Thanksgiving dessert recipes and tweaking it just a bit to bring you something NEW!
This bourbon chocolate pumpkin pie is a fun spin on my popular recipe for Impossibly easy Paleo Sweet Potato Pie. You remember that one, don’t you? If not, add that one to your Thanksgiving menu and thank me later. Haha.
Now, hang with me here as I walk you through some simple tips and nutrition tips about this recipe. Trust me, you’ll want to know in case any of your relatives ask How this holiday PIE tastes sinfully delicious yet is actually healthy…healthier for you. Sneaky sneaky.
How do you make a crustless pumpkin pie?
All you need to make this dairy free, crustless pumpkin pie are a few simple ingredients:
- pumpkin puree
- coconut oil
- dark chocolate
- maple syrup, and
- tapioca flour
But wait, Cotter. You just said this is a dairy free pumpkin pie. What about the eggs??
What food group are eggs in?
Not everyone understands this, but eggs are not dairy products. I get it.. it can be confusing to some people, because eggs are usually sold in the grocery store with dairy products.
The definition is pretty straight forward, though. The definition of dairy includes foods produced from the milk of mammals (cows, sheep, goats, etc.)
So see? This really IS a dairy free bourbon chocolate pumpkin pie, and a delicious and easy one at that.
OK, so education aside. Let’s get on with the pie baking, shall we?
You’re about to enter the stress free baking zone!
Bourbon Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Recipe Variations
There are actually 2 ways to make the chocolate bourbon pumpkin pie recipe.
- Melt the dark chocolate with the bourbon and then swirl it in the pie. Or…
- Mix it right in to make the pumpkin pie extra rich!
Either way, it’s a crustless pumpkin pie, so it’s gluten free and paleo friendly (see recipe card notes).Plus it’s got dark chocolate and bourbon in it, so it’s the perfect holiday pie. Add a bit of holiday cheer and you’re good to go!
Not a fan of bourbon? No problem! You can leave it out, or replace it with 1-2 tsp almond or rum extract.
Or….. make one of my other paleo and vegan holiday desserts instead:
- Impossibly Easy Paleo Pear Apple Pie
- Coffee Pecan Pie Bars
- No Bake Dark Chocolate Amaretto Cake Bites
Crustless pie. It’s easier. It’s healthier. OMG it’s so flipping delicious! So there you have it. We’re officially ready for Holiday season. Pie’s done!
What’s your plan to simplify your holiday meny or holiday season?
Do tell! But please, oh please… don’t stress about it. And if anything, eat dessert first.