This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.
It’s the holidays, which means tons of food and my personal favorite – PUMPKIN everything! Fun fact – although pumpkin desserts aren’t exactly health food, pumpkin itself is actually full of nutrients and fiber. So we are actually eating healthier than we thought. Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself!
Holidays conjure up so many memories for all of us. It might be the delicious sweet potatoes your mom made with just the right amount of marshmallows, or waking up early to help your dad with the turkey (my brother and I always stuck a piece of dried pasta inside the turkey. Honestly I have no idea why, but I remember loving to do it!).
One of my favorite holiday desserts was always pumpkin pie. When I got married and went to my in-laws for Thanksgiving, they served a variation of pumpkin pie that was so delicious I couldn’t believe it. The secret ingredient was coconut milk! What?! Well let’s say it was THAT good that now we don’t have a Christmas dinner without this twist on pumpkin pie!
Try it – you won’t be sorry, I swear! While you can make your own pie crust like my mother-in-law always does, it’s still really good with a pre-made pie crust and so much easier.
Pumpkin Coconut Pie Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
- 1 frozen unbaked deep dish pie crust (9-inch)
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 T pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
- 1 can (13.66 ounces) Coconut Milk (feel free to use the Lite version if you want to save some calories)
PLACE frozen pie crust on foil-lined baking sheet.
PREHEAT oven to 425°F.
MIX eggs, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and salt until smooth. Stir in pumpkin. Gradually add coconut milk, mixing well. Pour into pie crust.
BAKE for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Bake 55 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
SERVE warm or refrigerate until ready to serve.
I have to admit that over-indulging in holiday goodness definitely can exacerbate my dreaded heartburn. I’m a pretty frequent heart burn sufferer and rich holiday foods increase my discomfort. I hated taking heart burn medication until I discovered Omeprazole Orally Disintegrating Tablets. This little tablet has MELTechTM, which helps it dissolve on your tongue. You don’t need to take it with water so you can take it anytime, anywhere. It’s strawberry-flavored and just as effective as the pill form of Omeprazole (but with added convenience of no water necessary) and can provide 24-hour protection. Be sure to read the instructions, as it is not to be taken for more than 14 days, unless directed by your doctor.* Also, don’t chew it or dissolve it in water, you just have to let it dissolve on your tongue! Buy it here.
I can’t wait to enjoy this pumpkin pie and all the rest of the decadent desserts and foods without fear of heartburn!
*Omeprazole Delayed Release Orally Disintegrating Tablet 20 mg (Omeprazole ODT) treats frequent heartburn; occurring 2 or more days a week. It is not intended for immediate relief and may take 1-4 days for full effect, although some people get complete relief of symptoms within 24 hours. Individual results may vary.
Tell us in the comment section below:
What’s your favorite pie?