Muskmelon Pie (Gluten Free)

For all the good reasons I’m so addicted to muskmelon these days and they have been my go to fruit to beat the exhaustion of summer! As I had a completely ripened muskmelon sitting in my kitchen the other day, I decided I’ll make some dessert out of it and wondered how about a baked pie? and decided to make this pie. To be honest, that was the best decision ever for they turned extremely delicious and satiating. Musk melons are amazing summer fruits that are good for digestion and great for the skin.

Muskmelon Pie

Servings

6 slices

Prep time

20 mins

Baking time

50 mins

Difficulty

Easy

Ingredients

  • Pie Crust
  • Oats flour – 1 cup

  • Plant based milk / Water – 1/2 cup

  • Coconut oil – 3 Tbsp

  • Jaggery/ Any sweetener – 1 Tbsp

  • Pinch of salt

  • Muskmelon filling
  • Musk melon pieces – 1 1/2 cup

  • Coconut sugar/ Jaggery – 4 Tbsp (adjust as desired)

  • Cinnamon – 1 Tsp

  • Arrowroot starch/ Tapioca starch – 1 1/2 Tbsp

  • Nutmeg powder to taste ( optional )

  • Pinch of salt

Directions

  • To prepare the crust, add oats flour, salt and jaggery in a mixing bowl and mix well. Now add coconut oil and Plant based milk/ water in increments and combine well until it forms a firm dough. Knead the dough well.
  • Now place the pie crust dough into a greased pie dish and use your fingers to press it across the bottom and the sides of the dish.¬†You can make pretty pattern at the edges pressing with fingers if you like.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  • For the filling, blend all the ingredients under Muskmelon filling in a blender. Now transfer this mixture to a pan and cook it in low flame, while stirring it constantly. When the mixture thickens up, turn off the heat and allow it to cool down. Taste and adjust the flavour if needed.
  • Pour the filling into the crust and spread it with a spatula.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes and allow it to cool for 3 hours or can also be kept in fridge to set for 30 mins.
  • Slice and serve and enjoy!

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