Gluten Free No-Bake Pumpkin Pie With Hazelnut Date Crust

November 6, 2013

This delicious no-bake pumpkin pie recipe features a decadent yet simple crust made with hazelnuts, cocoa powder, coconut oil and dates. If you're looking for a gluten free dessert to serve during the holidays, try this one! It's sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Gluten Free No-Bake Pumpkin Pie With Hazelnut Date Crust
Courtesy of Chef Justin Swain of Rex 1516

For the Pie Crust:
2 1/4 cup ground raw hazelnuts
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup coconut oil
9 pitted dates
Place hazelnuts and cocoa powder in a large bowl and mix well, breaking up any lumps. Add coconut oil to powder mixture and mix well.
Place dates in a small bowl and mash with a fork.
Add dates to dough-like mixture and combine well with hands.
Place crust into 9-inch round pie pan and press until evenly distributed in pan. Pinch crust along edges to create a decorative boarder.
Place crust in refrigerator while making filling.
For the Filling:
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened  
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon molasses
2 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
Beat cream cheese and butter in the bowl of an electric stand mixer until smooth and creamy. Important: for a lump-free filling make sure cream cheese and butter are well softened.  
Add the powdered sugar to the mixture and beat until smooth and fluffy.
Add the vanilla extract, molasses, pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree and beat until thoroughly combined.  If you find that your filling is lumpy, pass it through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl.
Spoon the filling into the pie shell and chill overnight in the refrigerator so that it sets up.