In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease, and since then it has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore! which was also another Internet first—it was the first gluten-free food site to offer a shopping cart-style interface, and the ability for people to order gluten-free products manufactured by many different companies at a single Web site.
I am also co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
This recipe comes to us from Naomi Durrance.
1 stick butter (½ cup)
1 cup gluten-free flour mix
1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
Dash of salt
1 teaspoon xanthan gum (or a little less)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup whole or low-fat milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs, beaten
1 small can (5 oz.) evaporated milk
1 can (30 oz.) pumpkin pie filling (be sure to use one that calls for adding
Preheat oven to 350F. Cut the butter into 4 pieces and put them into a 9 x 12glass baking dish. Put the dish in the preheating oven to melt butter. In a medium bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, xanthan gum, milk (not evaporated milk), and vanilla. Remove baking pan from the oven and pour flour mixture on top of the melted butter (DO NOT STIR), and set the mixture aside. Break the eggs into a 2-quart bowl and whisk them together. Add the evaporated milk and pumpkin filling and mix well. Slowly pour or spoon the pumpkin mixture on top of the crust batter in the baking pan (DO NOT STIR).
The crust batter should rise to cover the pumpkin as it bakes. Bake until the crust is dark golden brown on top, about 50-60 minutes. Let the cobbler rest for at least 20 minutes. before serving. Best served warm or room temperature. Optional: vanilla ice cream or other topping (serves 8-10).