Despite the fact that it was 90-something degrees yesterday, and will be again today, I am in the mood for fall and pumpkin pie : ) I already have an egg-free pumpkin pie made with gelatin, but I wanted a vegan version too, like my vegan pumpkin chai bars. So after reading this comment on my vegan pumpkin chai bars I decided to try turning it into a pie myself:
“Thanks SO much for this yumminess!! I made this last night for my family and followed your recipe exactly… except I put it in a pie pan and made it a pumpkin pie. I had to double the filling, and I also baked the crust for about 10 minutes to give it a drier, toastier flavor. But it was a hit (even with my son who claims to not like pumpkin pie!) I loved the cardamom-chai-spiciness of it.”
I left out the cardamom in this pumpkin pie, but I’m sure it would be really good with it too. Whether you make yours pumpkin chai or just pumpkin, I hope you love this recipe, and thank you Dottie for inspiring it! xoxo
Vegan Pumpkin Pie, no-bake
gluten-free, grain-free, egg-free, dairy-free
Add to food processor:
2 cups almond meal flour (I use Bob’s) or ground walnuts*
8 soft pitted dates (soak first if they are dry)
1 tsp cinnamon
Puree until it begins sticking together. Press into a deep ceramic pie dish. Note: You don’t need to grease or line the dish first. The raw crust won’t stick.
Add to a small pot:
1.5 cups coconut milk
1.5 cups pumpkin puree
1/2 cup coconut sugar (which is low glycemic index)
20 drops vanilla liquid stevia
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 to 3 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 1/8 tsp ground cloves
Optional (for chai flavor): 1/2 tsp cardamom
Simmer till coconut sugar is just dissolved.
4 tsp agar powder (Not flakes! You would need far more if you use flakes!)
Whisk agar powder vigorously while simmering for about one minute. Pour over crust. Refrigerate to set. I prefer to eat it room temperature.
*Ground walnuts are my favorite. I think they create a crust that tastes similar to a graham cracker crust. But I used almond flour in the photo above.
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