Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and I wanted my dogs to be able to celebrate along with me, safely, with a mini pumpkin pie just for them. Weruva kindly provided me with some of their Pumpkin Patch Up! pouches to create my pies. The pouches are handy single servings of their pure pumpkin puree and is wonderful to have on hand for dogs that occasionally get diarrhea or constipation.
I’ll begin with a photo led step-by-step and have the written instructions afterward if you want to print.
Preheat oven to 375. Place 1/2 cup of flour and 2 Tablespoons of cold coconut oil into your food processor (if you don’t have one, you can do this by hand with forks or a pastry cutter). This will be enough dough for two pies, so multiply the recipe as necessary.
You can certainly roll it out and cut it, but I just divided it into two balls and then pressed it out by hand. Your flattened dough circles will be about 3 1/2 inches across for a standard muffin tin.
Place your dough into the muffin cups and squish them around as needed. If you want, you can use the tines of a fork to give them a prettier edge. Pop them into the oven for 15-20 minutes, until they’re nice and golden.
You can play around with the seasonings, just don’t be tempted to use pumpkin pie seasoning as it contains nutmeg which is not safe for dogs! I added 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and just a tiny pinch of cloves. I would have added a tiny pinch of ground ginger had I had it on hand.
At this point the filling is ready to eat and would be a great treat on its own, as you can tell by Pug’s face. If you don’t want to mess with making the pie shells (or your dog has grain intolerance) you can simply serve the pumpkin filling out of a small dish for a great holiday treat.
For Pie Crust:
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 2-3 Tablespoons cold water
For Pumpkin Pie Filling:
- 2 Pouches Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up (or 3oz. pumpkin puree)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch ground cloves
- pinch ground ginger
- Greek yogurt (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Place flour and coconut oil in food processor and pulse until incorporated. Drizzle in water slowly until dough holds together.
- Divide dough into 2 balls and press or roll into 3 1/2″ rounds.
- Place each dough round into a muffin cup lined with parchment strips. Press edges with tines of fork if desired.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool in pan.
- Empty pumpkin pouches into small bowl.
- Add cinnamon, cloves and ginger and mix together.
- When pie shells are cool, remove from muffin pan and transfer to plate.
- Divide pumpkin pie filling between the two shells.
- If desired, place a small dollop of Greek yogurt in the center of each pie.
And a huge hit with the dogs. I’m looking forward to making a big batch for Thanksgiving and all my mom’s dogs. Not only will it be fun to include them in the celebration, pumpkin for dogs is super beneficial.
Weruva was also nice enough to share the love with one of you! One winner will receive a box of the Pumpkin Patch Up! I used, as well as a box of Dogs in the Kitchen “Funk in the Trunk” (chicken & pumpkin) dog food pouches. Lots of Weruva’s foods include pumpkin in the recipe and they come in some unique and delicious flavors. So if you have a picky eater or a pet with a sensitive tummy, definitely check them out. You can find a Weruva retailer near you here.
This giveaway will run for 1 week (so you can receive your pumpkin in time for Thanksgiving!) and is open to US residents 18 and over. Winner will have 24 hours to respond with their address or a new winner will be chosen. Check the Rafflecopter Widget for complete terms and conditions. Good luck!
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