The holiday season is synonymous with pumpkin pie. Pumpkin is an excellent treat for our dogs but pumpkin pie for humans contains too much sugar and spice to be nice to dogs–so we’ve got a recipe here for pumpkin pie just for dogs!
This special dog-friendly recipe was created by Loews Hotels, was provided as part of their “Houndly Holidays” package. The recipe is courtesy Loews Hotels Executive Chef Mark Ehrler.
Please Note: This recipe is for treats and not intended for daily consumption. Additionally, this should not be fed to pets with special dietary restrictions.
- 1 medium sugar pumpkin
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 9- inch single crust pastry shell
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup honey, warmed slightly
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- Cut pumpkins in half, and remove seeds. Lightly oil the cut surface. Place cut side down on a jelly roll pan lined with foil and lightly oiled. Baked at 325 degrees F until the flesh is tender when poked with a fork. Cool until just warm. Scrape the pumpkin flesh from the peel. Either mash, or puree in small batches in a blender.
- In large bowl, blend together 2 cups pumpkin puree, spices. Beat in eggs, honey, milk, and cream. Pour filling into pie shell.
- Bake at 400 degrees F for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a knife inserted 1 inch from edge of pie comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
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Photo courtesy Loews Hotels
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