These yummy pumpkin muffins are loaded with healthy ingredients like fresh pumpkin puree, oat flour, and flaked almonds. They’re naturally vegan and gluten-free. And this one bowl recipe only takes 30 minutes to make! I’m obsessed with putting pumpkin …
Here’s your perfect vegan pumpkin pie recipe! This plant based spin on the standard is (dare we say it) even more delicious than the original. What makes this pie incredible? Let us count the ways. Pumpkin pie has always been a favorite of mine: and of course, my grandma’s pie is the absolute best. So when we whipped up this Vegan Pumpkin Pie recipe, Alex and I weren’t expecting to love it more than the original. But this vegan pie is so full of pumpkin-spiced sweetness and the flavors are so delightfully elevated, no one will guess it’s plant-based! We’re solidly in camp vegan pumpkin pie, so much so that we’ll be making this recipe for years to come. Here are all our secrets! What makes this the best vegan pumpkin pie? Oddly enough, coconut milk does wonders in a vegan pumpkin pie. Something about the light fruitiness of the milk goes hand in hand with bright orange pumpkin! There’s no need for evaporated milk, which is what’s used in a standard pumpkin pie. We’re happy to kick it to the curb for a more whole food plant based option! Here’s what you need for the filling of a killer […]
Here’s your perfect vegan pumpkin pie recipe! This plant based spin on the standard is (dare we say it) even more delicious than the original.
What makes this pie incredible? Let us count the ways. Pumpkin pie has always been a favorite of mine: and of course, my grandma’s pie is the absolute best. So when we whipped up this Vegan Pumpkin Pie recipe, Alex and I weren’t expecting to love it more than the original. But this vegan pie is so full of pumpkin-spiced sweetness and the flavors are so delightfully elevated, no one will guess it’s plant-based! We’re solidly in camp vegan pumpkin pie, so much so that we’ll be making this recipe for years to come. Here are all our secrets!
What makes this the best vegan pumpkin pie?
Oddly enough, coconut milk does wonders in a vegan pumpkin pie. Something about the light fruitiness of the milk goes hand in hand with bright orange pumpkin! There’s no need for evaporated milk, which is what’s used in a standard pumpkin pie. We’re happy to kick it to the curb for a more whole food plant based option! Here’s what you need for the filling of a killer vegan pumpkin pie:
- Pumpkin puree: Don’t use pumpkin pie filling: it’s pre-flavored! You’ll want the blank slate of a plain puree
- Full fat coconut milk: The richness of a full-fat milk is absolutely necessary here; don’t substitute light coconut milk
- Vanilla extract
- Light brown sugar
- Granulated sugar
- Cornstarch or arrowroot powder
- Kosher salt
- Pumpkin pie spice blend
All you have to do is mix all of the ingredients above in a blender, then pour it into the crust and bake. The filling comes out creamy and beautifully flavorful: like a larger than life version of your grandma’s pie! Does it taste like coconut? Not really! It’s difficult to even detect a coconut flavor: you mainly just taste silky, pumpkin-spiced goodness.
Making the vegan pie crust: a few tips!
The part of a vegan pumpkin pie with the most technique is the pie crust! We have a whole separate article about Vegan Pie Crust with all of our tips and tricks. But here’s a brief overview of the process you’ll follow:
- You can us either coconut oil or vegan butter. Both of these plant-based butter substitutes yield excellent results. You might wonder whether the flavor is too heavy on the coconut when using coconut oil. But if you use refined coconut oil, you can barely detect that flavor.
- Chill for 30 minutes while making the filling. Chilling the pie crust dough makes it easier to work with, no matter which butter substitute you’re using.
- Roll it out in an even circle: a pastry cloth can be helpful. It’s not required, but a pastry cloth is helpful for rolling out the pie crust because it helps to reduce sticking.
- Use a standard 9-inch pie plate: not deep dish! This vegan pumpkin pie recipe is for a standard pie: not deep dish! You won’t have enough filling for a deep dish plate.
How to make a pie crust shield
For this vegan pumpkin pie recipe, you’ll need to use a pie crust shield. What is it? A pie crust shield is a shield that prevents pie crust from burning in the oven. It covers just the crust, so it allows the filling to bake as normal. Here’s what to know about using a pie crust shield:
- It’s easy to make a pie crust shield with aluminum foil! All you have to do is cut a hole in the center of a large sheet of foil that’s the diameter of your pie plate. The foil will rest on the crust but let the pie filling be uncovered. Here’s a video with instructions for more details. (We just used a knife to cut the right sized hole in our foil.)
- You can also buy a metal pie crust shield. If you bake a lot, you might already have one! Here’s a link to buy a pie crust shield online.
Pumpkin pie spices: use storebought or homemade
The easiest way to season the filling for this vegan pumpkin pie is using store-bought pumpkin pie spices! But did you know you can also make them at home? If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice but have a stocked spice collection, it’s easy to make. Here are the spices you’ll need:
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Add these together and it makes 1/4 cup pumpkin pie spice! Store it in a sealed jar and it lasts for up to 1 year, though of course it’s best at its freshest.
Topping for vegan pumpkin pie
What’s the best topping for vegan pumpkin pie? Most people are used to a dollop of whipped cream: which certainly makes the entire experience complete. This pie is actually very delicious without whipped cream. But if you’d like the full experience, here’s what to do:
- Make a batch of vegan whipped cream. This Vegan Whipped Cream recipe is light and fluffy, made with…you guessed it, coconut milk!
- Consider using vegan butter for the crust. If you’re planning to top with vegan whipped cream and you’re worried about too much coconut flavor, consider using vegan butter in the crust. Personally we don’t mind the extra fruity finish of the coconut flavor in this dessert, but it’s an option for mixing up the flavor.
More vegan Thanksgiving recipes
This vegan pumpkin pie is the crown jewel in our list of vegan Thanksgiving recipes! Here are some more favorites for the holiday:
- Make up a delicious batch of Vegan Stuffing
- Try a cozy savory Vegan Pot Pie or Vegan Shepherd’s Pie as a main dish
- Mash up fluffy, dreamy Vegan Mashed Potatoes
- Top it all off with a savory Easy Vegan Gravy
- Need side dishes? Try Roasted Green Beans, Roasted Apples & Cauliflower, Roasted Butternut Squash or Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad
This vegan pumpkin pie recipe is…
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Here’s your perfect vegan pumpkin pie recipe! This plant based spin on the standard is (dare we say it) even more delicious than the original.
- 1 Vegan Pie Crust
- 2 1/4 cups pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling; you’ll need 2 15-ounce cans)
- 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice blend (store-bought or homemade)
- For serving: vegan whipped cream
- Make the Vegan Pie Crust Step 1 and 2, then refrigerate it while you make the filling.
- Preheat an oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place the pumpkin puree, coconut milk, vanilla, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, cornstarch, and kosher salt in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Make a pie crust shield using aluminum foil: cut a hole in the center of a large square of aluminum foil that’s the diameter of your pie plate. The foil will rest on the crust but let the pie filling be uncovered. (It will look like this.)
- Roll out the pie crust and add it to a standard pie plate (not deep dish), following the instructions in Vegan Pie Crust.
- Pour the filling into the pie crust. Fill it all the way to the rim, but don’t overfill the pie plate: you’ll have about 1/4 cup leftover that you can discard (or taste!).
- Bake the pie for 55 minutes total until set, adding the foil shield for the curst at the 30 minute mark. Cool 1 hour on counter, then refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Pie
Keywords: Vegan pumpkin pie, vegan pumpkin pie recipe
Have you ever had a recipe call for just a partial can of pumpkin purée? And then you’re like, “well, what am I going to do with the rest of this??” Instead of searching for a recipe that calls for the exact amount of pumpkin purée that you have leftover, I like to add a […]
Have you ever had a recipe call for just a partial can of pumpkin purée? And then you’re like, “well, what am I going to do with the rest of this??” Instead of searching for a recipe that calls for the exact amount of pumpkin purée that you have leftover, I like to add a little to my morning oats. You can add a spoonful or two to a bowl of hot oats (with cinnamon and brown sugar) or you can make up some of these Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats. These overnight oats are also a great way to get that fall flavor if you live in a region where it’s still quite warm this time of year. ?
Make One or More!
The recipe listed below is for a single serving of overnight oats, but you can make up to four at a time. The overnight oats will stay good in your fridge for 4-5 days, so make as many or as few as you want or need. To adjust the ingredients below to make more servings at once, simply change the number in the “servings” box and the rest of the ingredients will auto adjust.
Do You Eat Overnight Oats Hot or Cold?
You can eat these pumpkin pie overnight oats either hot or cold. As the oats soak they absorb liquid and soften just like they do when cooked. So the overnight oats are ready to eat after soaking for about eight hours, or you can pop them in the microwave for about a minute or so to warm through. They’re great both ways!
Adjust the Sweetness
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that I don’t like things that are too sweet, so the amount of brown sugar listed in the recipe below sweetens the oats just slightly. If you want a more dessert-like sweetness, I suggest adding more brown sugar to your liking. The sugar does not need to be added in the beginning, so you can start with the ½ Tbsp listed below and add more just before eating to make it the sweetness that you desire.
You can have some fun with these overnight oats and add in some more fun ingredients if you have them on hand. I think a few raisins would be pretty awesome, as would some pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds). A splash of vanilla extract can also make these overnight oats taste a little more creamy.
Make Them Vegan or Dairy Free
The best thing about overnight oats is that they work just as well with non-dairy milk as they do with dairy milk, so use your favorite almond, soy, coconut, cashew, or other non-dairy milk in place of the milk listed in the recipe below.
Can I Use Quick Oats or Steel Cut Oats?
You can make this with quick oats, but I find old-fashioned rolled oats to give the best results because they have a thicker, chewier texture. Quick oats will have a softer, mushier texture after soaking. Steel cut oats require a lot more liquid and a much longer soaking time to soften, so I don’t recommend them for this recipe.
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats $0.44
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice $0.05
- 1 Tbsp chopped pecans $0.13
- 1/8 tsp salt $0.01
- 1/4 cup pumpkin purée $0.12
- 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar $0.02
- 1/2 cup milk* $0.18
- Add the rolled oats (uncooked), pumpkin pie spice, salt, and chopped pecans to a jar or other resealable container. Top with the pumpkin purée, brown sugar, and milk. Close the container and refrigerate overnight or up to five days.
- Before eating, stir the contents of the jar until evenly combined. Enjoy cold or microwave until warmed through.
See how to make your own Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice here!
How to Make Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats – Step by Step Photos
Add 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats to a jar or another resealable container, along with 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 1/8 tsp salt, and 1 Tbsp chopped pecans.
Add 1/4 cup pumpkin purée and 1/2 Tbsp of brown sugar to the jar.
Add 1/2 cup of milk of your choice to the jar (I used whole milk).
Close the container and refrigerate at least 8 hours, or up to five days. When you’re ready to eat, stir up the contents of the container until everything is well mixed.
Enjoy the pumpkin pie overnight oats cold straight out of the jar, or microwave until warmed through!
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These vegan pumpkin cookies are the perfect Fall treat! They’re packed with flavor from pumpkin and brown sugar, easy to whip up in 30 minutes, and they’re completely vegan. Ah – it’s that time of year again. You know the season. Pumpkin spice season, that is. Yep, Fall is the time to indulge in all...
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There are a million pumpkin pie recipes on the web. There’s even a perfectly good recipe on the back of every single can of pumpkin purée on the store shelves. So I didn’t want to make just another basic pumpkin pie. No one needs that. Instead, I made a couple simple swaps to fancy it […]
There are a million pumpkin pie recipes on the web. There’s even a perfectly good recipe on the back of every single can of pumpkin purée on the store shelves. So I didn’t want to make just another basic pumpkin pie. No one needs that. Instead, I made a couple simple swaps to fancy it up just enough to make you go “Oooh…” with that first bite, but not enough that it made what is normally a very easy pie into something complicated. Enter my Maple Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie.
Maple Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie
What Makes this Pie Special?
Brown butter and maple syrup. A magical combination. If you don’t know, browned butter is a magical elixir that makes any baked good even better. It gives food a wonderfully rich and nutty flavor that is unparalleled. I also switched out some of the usual sugar in this pumpkin pie for maple syrup. The results are subtle, but just enough to set this pie apart.
What Kind of Pie Crust Should I Use?
I’m not going to lie, I used a store bought pie crust. Why? Because while pie crust may seem simple on the surface (flour, fat, water), it is a bit nuanced and it’s not something I’m not super confident with yet. Plus, you have to add steps to chill the dough etc., and when it comes to pumpkin pie, I just don’t have time for that. I NEED MY PUMPKIN PIE. Not having that extra work was worth the $0.85 cents I paid for the pre-made crust.
So, you can make your own pie crust or buy a frozen or refrigerated pie crust. Whatever works for you will work for this Maple Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie. Just make sure it’s unbaked and deep dish. If using a frozen pie crust, you can pour the filling into the crust frozen, without thawing first.
If you want to make a homemade crust, a site I really trust for baked goods is Sally’s Baking Addiction. She has a Buttery Flakey Pie Crust recipe or All Butter Pie Crust recipe, both of which look great.
Can I Make This Maple Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie Ahead?
Yes, in fact, I suggest you make this pie ahead of time. Pumpkin pie takes a while to cook (almost an hour) and then takes another hour to hour and a half to cool. You’ll want it to be mostly cool before cutting into it, so the custard is well set. If you refrigerate it overnight, it sets even more, and is, IMHO, even better. Just make sure it’s completely cool before refrigerating to prevent condensation.
How Long Does Pumpkin Pie Last?
Because pumpkin pie is a custard (milk and eggs) you will need to refrigerate this pie. Make sure it’s completely cool before refrigerating, then it will last about 4 days in the refrigerator, if it’s not eaten by then!
Can I Make This Pumpkin Pie Dairy-Free or Vegan?
Unfortunately there aren’t any easy swaps for this one to make it dairy-free or vegan. Custards can be quite finicky and swapping out the evaporated milk or eggs (or brown butter for that matter), will have a massive effect on the texture. There are vegan pumpkin pie recipes out there on the web, though. So if that’s what you’re looking for I suggest following a recipe from someone who has already tested and perfected that technique (I have not).
Maple Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie
This Maple Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie is the perfect special touch for your Thanksgiving dinner, without adding a lot of extra work or unusual ingredients.
- 4 Tbsp butter ($0.39)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup ($1.20)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar ($0.16)
- 1 tsp cinnamon ($0.10)
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger ($0.05)
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves ($0.02)
- 1/4 tsp salt ($0.02)
- 2 large eggs ($0.47)
- 1 15oz. can pumpkin purée ($0.79)
- 1 cup evaporated milk ($0.65)
- 1 unbaked 9-inch deep dish pie crust ($0.85)
Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Cut the butter into four tablespoon-sized chunks, then add them to a small skillet. Heat the butter over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the butter solids turn deep brown and develop a nutty aroma (it will first become foamy, then the solids will sink to the bottom and turn brown). Remove the butter from the heat immediately to prevent burning, and carefully pour it into a mixing bowl.
Add the maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt to the bowl with the brown butter. Stir to combine.
Add the eggs and pumpkin purée to the bowl with the butter and spices. Whisk until smooth. Lastly, add the evaporated milk, and whisk until smooth again.
Place the pie dish with pie crust on a baking sheet for easy transport in and out of the oven. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the crust. Transfer the filled crust to the oven.
Bake the pie for 15 minutes at 425ºF, then turn the heat down to 350ºF and continue to bake for 35-40 minutes more, or until the pie is slightly domed on top, lightly browned around the edges, and the center is no longer liquid, but jiggles just slightly when you shake the baking sheet. If the crust begins to brown too much as it bakes, you can cover the crust with foil to stop the browning.
Remove the pie from the oven and let cool at room temperature for about one hour. Once cool, cut and serve, or cover with foil or plastic and transfer to the refrigerator for storage.
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How to Make Maple Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie – Step by Step Photos
Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Cut the butter into four one-tablespoon chunks and add them to a small skillet. Heat the butter over medium heat, stirring continuously, until the butter solids sink to the bottom, turn deep brown, and take on a nutty aroma. The butter will become quite foamy before this happens, but eventually you’ll be able to see, as you stir, the browned solids on the bottom. Remove the butter from the heat immediately to prevent burning and pour the hot butter into a mixing bowl. For more detailed directions on how to brown butter, see my tutorial: How to Make Brown Butter.
Add 1/4 cup maple syrup, 1/4 brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1/8 tsp ground cloves, and 1/4 tsp salt to the browned butter, then whisk until combined.
Add two large eggs and one 15 oz. can of pumpkin purée to the butter and sugar mixture, then whisk until smooth.
Lastly, add 1 cup evaporated milk, and whisk until smooth again.
Place your 9-inch deep dish pie plate with pie crust on a baking sheet for easy transport in and out of the oven. Pour the pumpkin pie filling into the crust, then transfer to the preheated oven.
Bake the pumpkin pie for 15 minutes at 425ºF, then turn the heat down to 350ºF and bake for an additional 35-40 minutes, or until it’s domed in the center, slightly browned on the edges, and the center is no longer liquid, but still jiggles just slightly when you shake the pan. If the crust begins to brown too much as it bakes, you can cover the crust with foil to stop the browning.
Although it may be hard, let the pie cool for at least one hour before slicing and serving so the custard can set. Once cooled, you can serve your Maple Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie or cover and refrigerate to serve the next day!
My favorite recipe for classic pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting. Coming up on our second anniversary of living abroad next month, I’ve decided it’s simply a fact — moving away from home is pretty much guaranteed to make you ridiculously nostalgic for all of your favorite comfort foods. Especially when it comes to fall […]
My favorite recipe for classic pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting.
Coming up on our second anniversary of living abroad next month, I’ve decided it’s simply a fact — moving away from home is pretty much guaranteed to make you ridiculously nostalgic for all of your favorite comfort foods. Especially when it comes to fall baking, if you’re an American. ♡
Hence, the nonstop pumpkin-spice-a-thon taking place in our little Barcelona kitchen this fall. So far this month, we’ve already made pumpkin muffins, pumpkin spice granola, pumpkin bread (recipe coming soon), and lots and lots of pumpkin cream cold brew coffees (inspired by the one and only Starbucks) — all of which have been delicious. But I think it’s safe to say that our favorite dessert so far has been this classic that I dig up from the blog archives every autumn. It’s a recipe from my friend, Emily, that I first shared on the blog eight years ago. And it’s one that always, always, always hits the spot.
Meet my favorite pumpkin bars recipe! ♡
I’m just going to say it — these pumpkin bars are quite simply the best. The pumpkin bar batter itself is easy to whip up in just a few minutes (no mixer required), and then the bars bake up to be soft and moist and perfectly pumpkin-y, with just the right amount of pumpkin spice. Then once the bars are topped with a generous spread of cream cheese frosting, look out, because that magical combination makes them downright irresistible. They are pretty much guaranteed to be a hit for dessert. And then, let’s be real, you should definitely serve them for breakfast the next day too. (Yum.)
We made one batch of these pumpkin bars last week to share with a bunch of our friends and neighbors here, who always get very excited whenever they hear that we’ve been doing some American-style baking. But afterwards, Barclay and I missed the sweet leftovers that we have usually with this recipe so much that we actually ended up baking a second batch the next day just to keep the pumpkin bar goodness going. As always, they were just as nostalgic and delicious as ever, and I’m certain you will love them too.
Let’s make some pumpkin bars!