This easy vegan pumpkin pie recipe is simple, delicious, and will save you lots of time so you can move on to other things when cooking multiple dishes during the holidays!
Anyone who has prepared a big holiday meal knows that to stay on track, A LOT has to be going on at the same time and all of them need your attention.
2 things boiling, 1 thing in the oven, 4 things waiting to be chopped…a hungry child…or two.
You know how it goes…preparing a holiday meal is no joke!
So any time I can take a shortcut, I take it. This easy vegan pumpkin pie can be made ahead of time so you can focus on other things in the kitchen that are begging for your attention while you are preparing your big holiday meal.
Pumpkin pie is a staple at Thanksgiving for us. My kids love it, so it’s always requested. I even make one at Christmas.
Is pumpkin pie at Christmas a thing? Or is that just us? Either way, it’s always a part of our dessert menu during the holidays.
I usually make the crust myself (my vegan gluten-free pie crust is the recipe I use and you can also try the crust I use for my vegan chocolate pumpkin pie recipe), but sometimes, a shortcut is needed, so feel free to use a store-bought crust.
You may be wondering why I don’t use a canned pumpkin pie mix in this recipe, because THAT would be the ultimate time-saving way to make pumpkin pie. The reason why is if you use pumpkin pie mix, you have no control over the sweetness and the spices (and some of the strange extra ingredients).
So this is why I prefer to use plain, pure pumpkin puree (click here to learn how to make homemade pumpkin puree) and build the flavour myself. In total, it takes 5 minutes to prepare the filling, that’s it!
Where to Buy Vegan Pie Crust
Pre-made vegan and vegan gluten-free pie crusts may not be so easy to find, depending on where you live. Check your grocery store, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, or your local health food stores.
If you still can’t find a vegan pie crust, you can pre-make your own. This is a good vegan pie crust recipe to try and the crust I use in my vegan chocolate pumpkin pie recipe is both vegan and gluten free and can be used with this recipe if you’d like.
If you do opt to make your own crust, to save time, make the crust before the big day and have it ready and waiting for when it’s quick and pumpkin pie making time!
And…to make things even easier for you on the big day in the kitchen, make your pie the day before so you don’t have to worry about it the day of.
Pumpkin Pie Topping Ideas
Adding a topping to your pumpkin pie when you serve it is totally optional but highly recommended!
I personally love to have a big drop of coconut whip on top (learn how to make coconut whip here) but it’s up to you. If you do go with coconut whip, you can also prepare it the day before so it’s ready and waiting for serving time.
If you like this easy vegan pumpkin pie recipe, you may also like these:
- Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Pie
- Pumpkin Pudding
- How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree
- Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes
- Pumpkin Pasties (A Harry Potter Recipe!)
- Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Waffles
- Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Pumpkin Bread
Quick and Easy Vegan Pumpkin Pie
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine pumpkin puree, unsweetened non-dairy milk, coconut sugar, arrowroot starch, pumpkin spice, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk all ingredients together until well combined.
- Pour pumpkin mixture into the unbaked pie crust and smooth the top with a rubber spatula.
- Bake for 60 minutes.
- Remove the pie from the oven and place on a cooling rack.
- Set aside to cool until it’s time to serve.
- The pie may still be a little wobbly in the middle when you take it out of the oven, not to worry, it will firm up as it cools.
- Homemade pumpkin puree tends to be a little more runny than canned. If you are using homemade puree and it’s a little runny, bump the arrowroot starch up to 2 1/2 tablespoons.
- If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, use the following spices in its place: 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, and 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg.
- Calorie count is for 1 slice of 8 and does not include any garnishes. Nutrition data is only to be used as a rough guide, click here to learn how nutrition data is determined on this website.