Secret Ingredient Revealed: This Dog Safe Pumpkin Pie Will Have Your Pup Begging for More
Pumpkin Pie For Dogs
It all started with a simple, heartwarming idea: to create a pumpkin pie for dogs. As an animal advocate, I’ve always been passionate about making a difference in the lives of pets, and this time, it was through their stomachs. Inspired by the festive spirit of Thanksgiving, I set out to create a “Barksgiving Pumpkin Pie” specifically for dogs. This was no ordinary recipe; it was a culinary adventure, a labor of love for our four-legged friends. (Watch The Full Video Above + Recipe Is Below)
From Pumpkin Puree to Dog-Safe Delights
My journey began with the essential ingredient: pumpkin puree. Not just a seasonal favorite, pumpkin is also a fantastic aid for dogs’ digestion. Alongside Tye Friis, founder of Revered Rescue, we embarked on this baking quest. As we cracked eggs and measured spices like ginger and cinnamon, I couldn’t help but think about the benefits these ingredients had, especially for senior dogs like Goliath. The cinnamon, in particular, is a great appetite stimulant.
My Secret Ingredient – A Twist on the Classic Pie
The most exciting part of this baking experience was reimagining the traditional pumpkin pie in a dog-friendly way. Instead of condensed milk, we used goat milk, a healthier alternative for dogs.
Goat’s milk has been hailed as one of the most complete, natural food sources known to man. It’s full of vital nutrients, enzymes, vitamins, electrolytes and more – all while being more digestible than cow’s milk and lacking the complex proteins that are often associated with allergies.
“We’re do a teaspoon of cinnamon now. Dogs love cinnamon. And for senior dogs like Goliath here, it’s really great cuz it awakens that appetite. It’s a really great item to add to your dog treats.” Rocky said.
My Other Secret Ingredient
The pie crust was another area where we got creative. Avoiding the sugar and salt typical in human pie crusts, we used dog biscuits from The Dog Bakery. This wasn’t just a crust; it was a puzzle of mini bone biscuits, thoughtfully arranged to add that extra touch of love.
I have been known to eat a pie crust too! So I’ve got a solution. This is how we make it at my house. We’ve got dog biscuits. These are dog biscuits I make. So we’re gonna line the bottom. Can you help me with lining tray? “I like that,” Tye says… Now we want to put them all facing up…
A Pie That’s Judged by the Tail Wag
The real judges of this culinary creation would be the dogs themselves. As we carefully layered the pie with a ring of bone biscuits, I couldn’t help but laugh, thinking about the dogs’ potential reactions. Baking at precise temperatures and allowing the pie to cool, we ensured it was just perfect for canine consumption. It was a moment of anticipation, wondering how our four-legged critics would respond.
More Than Just a Pie
This Barksgiving Pumpkin Pie was more than just a treat; it was a statement of love and care for our pets. As an advocate for animals, this experience was a reminder of the simple joys that come from caring for our furry companions. It was a day of laughter, learning, and, most importantly, sharing the love with our pets.
So, here’s to a Barksgiving filled with joy, wagging tails, and a slice of pumpkin pie for our beloved dogs. They may not say it in words, but their happy barks and excited tail wags speak volumes. Happy Barksgiving!
Barksgiving Pumpkin Pie for Dogs Recipe
- Pumpkin puree (1 can)
- Eggs (2)
- Ginger (1 teaspoon)
- Cinnamon (1 teaspoon)
- Goat milk
- Dog biscuits (for the crust)
- Prep the Pumpkin: Begin by opening a can of pumpkin puree. This will be the main ingredient of your pie.
- Create the Pie Filling: In a mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin puree. Crack two eggs and add them to the puree. The eggs will help bind the pie filling.
- Add Spices for Flavor: Incorporate a teaspoon each of ginger and cinnamon into the mixture. These spices are not only tasty but also beneficial for dogs, especially seniors, as they can stimulate appetite.
- Use a Dog-Safe Liquid Ingredient: Instead of the condensed milk used in traditional pumpkin pie recipes, pour in some goat milk. This is a healthier alternative for dogs.
- Prepare the Oven: Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit in preparation for baking.
- Make a Dog-Friendly Crust: Instead of a regular pie crust, use dog biscuits to line the bottom of a standard pie pan. Arrange the biscuits neatly to create a solid base. This replaces the high sugar and salt content of normal pie crusts.
- Assemble the Pie: Pour the pumpkin mixture over the biscuit-lined pie pan. You can also add a layer of bone-shaped dog biscuits around the edge of the pie for an extra treat.
- Bake the Pie: Place the pie in the preheated oven and bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. Then, reduce the temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking for an additional 30 minutes. This ensures the pie cooks through without burning.
- Cooling is Crucial: After baking, it’s important to let the pie cool down completely. This step is essential for safety, as serving hot pie could harm your dog.
- Serve with Love: Once the pie is cooled, it’s ready to be served to your eager canine friends. Watch them enjoy every bite of this special Barksgiving treat!
Remember, this pie is a special treat and should be given in moderation to your dogs as part of a balanced diet. Enjoy the baking and the happy tails!
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