This Quick and Easy Vegan Pumpkin Pie recipe with shortcuts will save you lots of time so you can move on to other things when cooking multiple dishes during the holidays!
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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 quick and easy vegan pumpkin pie has a couple of small shortcuts that will have you moving on to other things in the kitchen that are begging for your attention.
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 go all out and I make the crust myself, but sometimes, a shortcut is needed. (If time is not an issue, you may want to check out my vegan chocolate pumpkin pie recipe).
What makes this quick and easy vegan pumpkin pie quick and easy? And why will it save time?
The most time-consuming part of making any pie is usually the crust. The pie crust used in this recipe is pre-made and store-bought. I also forego all of the separate spices and opt for pre-mixed pumpkin spice mix.
And those two things are what makes this easy vegan pumpkin pie a time saver.
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 pie crust 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. Keep in mind that making your own crust will add time to this recipe and it won’t be as quick).
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 easy vegan 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
How to Make a Quick and Easy Vegan Pumpkin Pie