Vegan Pumpkin Pie

by Jill Dalton

Vegan Pumpkin PIe

Jill Dalton
This is THE pumpkin pie you have been looking for! You won’t believe this rich and creamy pie is whole food plant based and gluten-free, refined sugar-free and oil-free. Even your non-plant-based family members will enjoy it. Make a healthy choice this holiday season for the whole family!
4.25 from 28 votes
Servings 8 people
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 45 minutes
Total 1 hour

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  • Before you start, soak the cashews and dates for the cashew cream in a bowl of water for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • For the crust, mix the almond flour and flax together and add the vinegar and water slowly until it forms a ball.
  • Press this mixture into the bottom and sides of an 8 1/2 inch pie plate to form the crust.
  • Poke a few holes in the bottom with a fork.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Add the filling ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into the baked crust.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Pour the water off of the cashews and dates for the cashew cream.
  • Add all of the cashew cream ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Let the pie cool.
  • Serve each slice of pie with a spoonful of the cashew cream on top.
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Nutrition info

Calories: 385kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 11gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 20mgPotassium: 454mgFiber: 8gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 8432IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 134mgIron: 4mg

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Lela November 9, 2020 - 7:21 am

Hello Jill! Thank you for your amazing recipe! Can you tell please why do you use vinegar for the crust? What function it does in this recipe? Thank you!

Lori Williams November 15, 2020 - 4:51 pm

I have made this with cornstarch and with arrowroot. The consistency with the cornstarch is my preference. Thank you Jill. The crust is perfect for pumpkin pie. So simple, too.

Heidi C Minett November 4, 2022 - 9:59 pm

Can you share what is different?

Reply November 23, 2020 - 12:52 am

Hi Jill,
Thank you for posting this recipe. Could I use purple sweet potato instead? Do I need to change anything else if I use the purple sweet potatoes ?

Jill Dalton November 23, 2020 - 10:12 am

It should work just the same. =)

Carla Sokol November 23, 2020 - 6:59 pm

I am unable to eat nuts. Do you have a suggestion for another kind of flour in the pie crust?

Jill Dalton November 24, 2020 - 9:19 am

I have only tried oats but the result was pretty dry and barky. Pinterest has many different nut free crust recipes that you could try.

Carla A Sokol November 24, 2020 - 10:48 am

I know the nuts provide the right amount of moisture to hold the crust together. Thank you for the pinterest suggestion.

alisonweeksyahoocom November 24, 2020 - 11:10 am

Hi Jill,

Does the Cashew Cream store in the fridge for a few days, or this better to make the day-of? Hoping to bang it out today. 😉
Thank you!!!

Jill Dalton November 25, 2020 - 10:00 am

It is better to make it the day of, because it starts to turn kind of a grey color after a day or so in the fridge. It will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days in an airtight container if you do want to do that though.

Karen October 17, 2021 - 7:50 am

We use cashew cream every weekend on our pancakes. I use a 1:1.5 ratio of cashews to soya milk, blended well. It makes a thin cream. Overnight in the fridge, it thickens greatly – not to the texture of clotted cream, but it’s thicker than pouring cream. It doesn’t go greyish at all. Having only used soya milk, I can’t vouch for other non-dairy milks.

Sally November 26, 2020 - 6:46 pm

I made this last night for our Thanksgiving dessert. It was delicious! especially loved the cashew cream!

leah November 26, 2020 - 11:02 pm

My store both almond flour from both hulled almonds and unhulled almonds. I chose the unhulled thinking it would be more nutritious. Unfortunately the crust turned out extremely hard (so hard it required a paring knife to cut.) Could it have been due to the unhulled almonds or perhaps something else? I believe I followed the recipe as instructed. The only difference might be that I used parchment paper underneath. Has anyone else had a very hard almond crust?

Jill Dalton November 27, 2020 - 9:41 am

Not really sure Leah. It is a pretty firm crust, especially the top edge that is not covered with filling.

Leah November 27, 2020 - 10:57 am

Thanks for the reply, Jill. Let me know if you made it with the ‘whiter’ almond meal, which is is likely from hulled almonds. I also wonder if the pan I used, which was an old black aluminum round cake pan, could have been part of the problem. Old, dark metal pans sometimes cook darker, and also, I am in a vacation rental right now using an oven I am not familiar with. I guess there could be many variables. Thanks again.

Jill Dalton November 29, 2020 - 11:09 am

Yes, I used the whiter hulled almond meal.

leah November 29, 2020 - 2:18 pm

Thanks, Jill. I will try the lighter almond fliur next time.

Cedars February 3, 2021 - 10:16 pm

Candy Roaster squash is my fav pumpkin puree. Candy Roaster is a squash I do not have to drain after I have roasted. I needed more cinnamon and vanilla. Blame my Grandmom. Love the recipe with the two tweaks. I like a thicker pie, I just doubled the recipe. Did I mention-I love pumpkin pie and Love your recipe. Thank you for helping me keep a few traditions as I have transitioned from SAD to Whole Food Plant Based.

Jennifer May 19, 2021 - 4:29 pm

I made this pie and the filling was delicious as well as the cashew creme. I found the parts of the crust not covered by the filling ended up welded to the pie plate. No amount of sawing could lift the crust off the pie plate. For taste and texture of the pie and creme 5/5. Crust 3/5.

Julann December 1, 2021 - 8:35 pm

I made this pie for Thanksgiving. It was so good!

Rachel November 7, 2023 - 2:42 pm

I thought this pie was quite good! In case anyone can’t have almonds, I used sunflower seed meal instead and it worked great! I rolled the crust out between two sheets of parchment paper and left the bottom one in the pie pan to avoid sticking. The pie makes perfect slices that can be held in hand. Thank you Jill! I have made many of your recipes and absolutely love and look forward to them! Have a great day!

Amy J November 18, 2023 - 12:03 pm

I am so happy with how great this pie turned out! I love how easy the crust is! Awesome recipe!

justin November 19, 2023 - 9:15 pm

Just made it subbed the water with soy milk though because it seemed to be a better option but thanks for the recipes!


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