Gluten-free pumpkin pie with “Fig Newton” crust

Gluten Free Gus

Pumpkin Pie with Fig Newton Crust

This pie evokes memories of summers long ago when a shelf in the Big House pantry was lined with a dozen half gallon Hellman’s Mayo jars filled with cookies and crackers: Ritz, Wheat Thins, Triscuits, Goldfish, Soda Crackers, Hydrox, Chocolate Chip, Garibaldi Biscuits or “Fly Cookies”, Vanilla Wafers, Gingersnaps, Snickerdoodles, and Fig Newtons. Gammy liked her mayonnaise.

Recognizing the delight my parents take in their grandchildren’s extended visits I realize that Gammy & Pompom must have relished the “big marketing” before our arrival. As they aged the number of jars dwindled; the summer I was 16 I shopped for the cookies and crackers.  Today there are two or three jars in the boat house or garage, lids rusty. My kids wouldn’t consider putting cookies in them. And although they also wouldn’t eat a Fig Newton, they like this pumpkin pie!

The more we learn about Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance…

View original post 417 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s