Chocolate Pumpkin Gingerbread Tarts, Paleo & Low Carb-
Chocolate pumpkin gingerbread tarts are a grain free, paleo, & low carb, Fall holiday treat that is fairly easy to make.
This Holiday recipe also includes a low carb version, depending on which sweetener of choice you use.
I decided to make a grain-free gingerbread pie crust because I was craving gingersnaps, 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!
Chocolate Pumpkin Gingerbread Tarts (paleo)
- Gingerbread Pie Crust
- 1 egg beaten.
- ⅓ cup butter melted or coconut oil, melted.
- 2 teaspoon organic molasses.
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger.
- Sweetener of choice: 2 teaspoon honey for paleo or can use 20 drops liquid stevia for low carb option.
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon.
- ½ cup coconut flour. where to buy coconut flour
- Pie Filling:
- 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree . be sure pumpkin is the only ingredient
- 1 ½ tablespoon cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil or butter melted.
- ¼ cup melted organic paleo friendly dark chocolate chips ,or for low carb use 1 ounce low carb chocolate bar
- Sweetener of choice: ⅓ cup organic pure maple syrup or for low carb version use ⅓ cup low carb maple syrup (I used Nature's Hollow low carb syrup) + 20 drops liquid stevia.
- 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.
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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*
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I made this crust and even though I have diabetes I used the honey and molasses because of the small amounts. But I'm wondering what to use instead of maple syrup in the filling. I have Swerve (erythritol) and "Brown" Swerve, and maple flavoring. But not sure what liquid to add in place of. Thanks so much.
Jen, you can add a little coconut milk for the liquid.
What size can of pumpkin puree. It comes in two sizes where I live.
Rima, it is the 15 ounce can and I thought I had listed that but it was not there. I must have not even noticed. Sorry about that.
I don't have any tart pans, but I wondered if I could just make this in a regular pie plate, and cut it in 8 servings? Sounds so good!
Shannon, Yes you can use a pie pan as well.