This 21 Day Fix pumpkin custard tart is my easy, delicious and healthier take on classic pumpkin pie. With it’s pecan crust and bourbon-nutmeg coconut whip, it’s the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving or any holiday!
Ohmagoodness, you guys. I know it’s only the end of September but is anyone else craving turkey with all the trimmings right now? So weird. It couldn’t be this picture, could it?
I say it’s never a bad idea to get your ish together early when it comes to holiday meals anyhow. There’s nothing worse than trying to figure everything out a few days before when you have a zillion other things to do. Especially if you want to make your holiday meal 21 Day Fix approved – because if you fail to plan, you plan to fail, people.
But I have some good news! My friends and I have your back.
So aside from getting to do my very favorite thing for a living (you were probably thinking “cook”, but I was totally thinking “eating”), the best part of being a blogger is all of the awesome people you meet along the way. For me, that’s included three other 21 Day Fix bloggers who I’ve been so lucky to get to know, Nancylynn from Confessions of a Fit Foodie, Carrie from Carrie Elle and Becca from My Crazy Good Life.
The four of us recently got together and decided that it would be really fun to throw a virtual Thanksgiving dinner to give you guys some healthy holiday inspiration. This is why you’re getting a pumpkin custard tart in September.
Basically we were excited.
And hungry 🙂
Our 21 Day Fix approved virtual Thanksgiving Dinner
If you haven’t already, you can start over at Confessions of a Fit Foodie, where Nancylynn is making Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with Cranberry Horseradish Chutney for our appetizer and that sauce sounds freaking amazing.
We decided not to do a main course since we figured most of you will be having turkey, but I do have this great 21 Day Fix Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy you can check out if you need a turkey recipe 😉
Next we can head over to My Crazy Good Life for Becca’s simple Mashed Cauliflower recipe. Mashed cauliflower tastes absolutely delicious with gravy and is a great way to save your carbs (yellows) for other carb-y favorites (like sweet potatoes ⇓ and stuffing!).
After that we go to Carrie Elle for Carrie’s 21 Day Fix Roasted Sweet Potatoes. You guys. I’m kind of addicted to sweet potatoes, have I ever told you that? And these ones are fantastically easy and delicious – I love the coconut oil on them!
Well, you’re already here, but last but not least is my Pumpkin Custard Tart with Bourbon-Nutmeg Coconut Whip for dessert. What’s not in this title (because it’s already so damn long) is the super easy pecan crust. It gets toasty in the oven and is just so incredible with the pumpkin filling. Not to mention the fact that YOU DON’T HAVE TO ROLL IT*, just blend it up in the food processor and press it into the tart pan. It doesn’t get any better. Oh! And because this is made in a large, 11 inch tart pan, it serves 12 people!
A little run through on making this pumpkin custard tart in pictures:
I hope these recipes are a great start to your healthier turkey day dinner, scroll down for more great holiday recipe ideas!
*That’s right, pumpkin pie, you’re dead to me. (Unless someone else makes the pumpkin pie, in which case I will delightedly eat it [possibly while dancing] and ask for seconds.)
If you make this recipe be sure to snap a pic and tag me @thefoodieandthefix or use #thefoodieandthefix on Instagram so I can check it out! It makes me ridiculously happy to see what you guys are making 🙂
Here’s a big ol’ 21 Day Fix Thanksgiving Round-up that also has some great tips on how to conquer going to someone else’s house on the big day!