Pumpkin pies require only one crust. You can make your own gluten-free pie crust from scratch (here are several gluten-free pie crust recipes) or from a mix. (My favorite is the Gluten Free Pantry's Perfect Pie Crust Mix). If you live near a Whole Foods store, you might be able to find a ready-made frozen gluten-free pie crust (or ask your local store manager to special-order one for you).
I've always had great results with the pumpkin pie recipe published by Nestle for Libby's Famous Pumpkin Pie. This year, I'm also going to try some of the following delicious-looking recipes for gluten-free pumpkin pie fillings from About.com's guides.
- Pumpkin Pie Recipe Carroll Pellegrinelli, About.com's Guide to Desserts/Baking, writes, "Thanksgiving dinner just isn't complete without this recipe for Pumpkin Pie."
- Pumpkin Custard Pie From Teri Gruss, About.com's Guide to Gluten-Free Cooking: "A crisp, buttery gluten free pie crust and traditional spicy pumpkin custard filling make this recipe the only pie you need to bake this Thanksgiving - everyone will enjoy this recipe." (That's Teri's pie near the top of this page.)
- Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe Jolinda Hackett, About.com's Guide to Vegetarian Food, got permission from Ener-G Foods to reprint their easy pumpkin pie recipe. Jolinda says, "This gluten-free pumpkin pie can be made dairy-free and vegan by using soy milk instead of dairy milk."
- Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Here's another one from Jolinda (our Guide to Vegetarian Food). "Chocolate AND pumpkin?" she asks. "It sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Pumpkin and chocolate actually make a great flavor combination, and this vegan chocolate pumpkin pie is a delectable treat." Luckily, it's also gluten-free.
- Low-Carb Pumpkin Pie All of the recipes posted by Laura Dolson, About.com's Guide to Low-Carb Diets, are gluten-free. About this recipe, she says, "People love this pie. People have told me it was the best they've even had, and they didn't know it was low-carb or sugar-free (or gluten-free). You must make it with the pecan crust for full impact. That said, it's great on its own as a baked pudding, even for breakfast."
- Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie Ashley Skabar, About.com's Guide to Dairy Free Cooking, says "Spiced with cinnamon and ginger and scented with maple syrup, this dairy-free pumpkin pie never ceases to impress, regardless of diet. This recipe is simple to make in advance for holidays and special dinners." She adds that if you prepare the pie crust dough the day before, "the filling can be whipped up in under ten minutes."
- Perfect Pumpkin Pie From Diana Rattray, About.com's Guide to Southern Food: pumpkin pie made with with pumpkin puree and spices, along with eggs, sugar, and half-and-half.
- Spiced Pumpkin Pie Diana (the Guide to Southern Food) also has this gluten-free recipe for a spiced pumpkin pie with cinnamon and molasses.
- Low Fat Crustless Pumpkin Pie Fiona Haynes, About.com's Guide to Low Fat Cooking, points out, "Most of the fat in pumpkin pie is in the crust. Here's a great no-crust, no-bake pumpkin pie without all the fat. This makes a great low fat option for Thanksgiving."
- Allergy-Safe Pumpkin Pie From Terri Mauro, About.com's Guide to Parenting Special Needs Children, comes this list of links to recipes she describes as "Dairy-free, wheat-free, but not treat-free."