-2 sticks Grassfed Butter
-8oz bittersweet/unsweetened chocolate
-1/4 cup raw sugar
-3/4 cup raw cacao
-6 farm fresh eggs
-1 Tbs Ancho Chile Power
-2 Tbs Cinnamon
-4 Tbs reishi or multi-mushroom powder
-splash vanilla extract
-pinch of sea salt
Preheat oven to 325 F
Melt butter in a double boiler with chocolate squares. Remove from heat when silky and let cool a bit.
Stir in raw sugar and raw cacao.
Whisk in eggs, add the splash of vanilla, and a good pinch of sea salt. Then add reishi powder, cayenne, Ancho Chile powder, and cinnamon.
Pour into a buttered and cocoa powdered 9” cake pan. Bake for 18-23 min.
DO NOT OVER BAKE!!!! You want it seemingly raw in the middle. When it cools, it will be gooey, silky, spicy heaven. Served with cinnamon whipped cream.
Fall approaches and we turn to our bight orange friends for cool weather comfort. Luckily this pie is so guilt free and packed with carotenoids that we even enjoy it for breakfast!
Pumpkin Seed Crust:
-1 c pumpkin seeds
-1 c oats
-1 tsp ginger
-2 tbsp molasses
-10 tbsp butter
-pinch sea salt
-2 c pumpkin puree
-1/3-1/2 c coconut cream
-1/3 c honey, coconut sugar or maple syrup
-1 tbsp cinnamon
-1 tsp ginger
-1/2 tsp nutmeg
-1/2 tsp cloves
- hefty pinch sea salt
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spread the pumpkin seeds and oats on a baking sheet and toast for 5 to 8 minutes, until you smell them and they are slightly toasty. Transfer to ninja blender and pulse until texture of graham cracker crumbs. Pour into a bowl and using your hands, mix in melted butter and molasses and pinch sea salt. Pat this mixture firmly into the bottom and sides of a 10-inch pie pan and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Bake the crust for 15 minutes and remove from oven. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees.
Mix the pumpkin, eggs, cream, syrup, spices and salt. Pour into the baked graham-cracker crust and bake about 45 min, until the filling is set. 5 min before it's ready, remove from oven and decorate with raw pumpkin seeds.
Cool to room temperature before serving. Serve with coconut cream and molasses drizzle mmkay.
Eileen Schaeffer & Amy Wright
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