Plant-based desserts are simply as vital in our repertoire as their buttery, eggy counterparts. Take these Genius chocolate chip cookies, this fudgy banana brownie cake, this richer-than-rich mousse, these scotcheroos which might be apt to stay to the roof of your mouth…in a great way! They rank amongst our favourite desserts of all time.
Vegan pies should be in that pantheon, too—in any case, how might we resist a flaky-crispy tart crammed to the brim with fruit, custard, chocolate, or the entire above? So, for our personal edification and yours, we have rounded up our 18 finest plant-based pies. All they will want is a scoop of (non-dairy) ice cream.
Earlier than we dive into fruit fillings and creamy puddings, we have to discuss in regards to the excellent vegan pie crust. Ours is made with coconut oil (somewhat than butter or lard or shortening), which makes the crust tremendous flaky and only a wee bit candy.
This basic apple quantity is (maybe shockingly?) minimalist—the filling’s simply apples, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, cornstarch, and a bit of pinch of salt. Meaning it is large on apple taste, and you will need to use probably the most sweet-tart fruit from the season.
When you love the thought of apple pie however have been searching excessive and low for a grain-free rendition, your search can cease now. A young, sorghum-based crust and an oaty, brown sugar-laden crumble home a spicy ginger-apple filling in between.
A grain-free, no-bake tackle Key lime pie that is excellent for the summer time months. The key to the creamy, dreamy filling? A ripe avocado.
Fluffy coconut whipped cream, juicy clementines, and bittersweet orange jam come collectively for a complicated dessert that is really a cinch to place collectively. When you’d desire one bigger tart somewhat than a number of small ones (although who can resist these little cuties?!), you will want to regulate the bake time accordingly. Summer time fruit, like peaches or plums, would additionally work effectively right here instead of clementines.
Cashews work double-time on this recipe, making a nutty crust and creamy filling, able to be topped along with your very favourite summer time fruit.
Velvety coconut milk ice cream, macerated strawberries, and a touch of contemporary lime sit atop a thick, candy graham cracker crust. As a shortcut (or if you do not have an ice cream machine—but!), you would use your favourite non-dairy ice cream as a substitute of churning your personal.
Coconut, chocolate, almond, and…tofu? Yep, you will discover all 4 elements in these frozen pie bars, piled excessive on a sweet-salty graham cracker crust. This dessert tastes like your favourite blue-wrapped, mounded sweet bar…catch my drift?
Pecan pie such as you’ve by no means had it earlier than—you will not even have to activate the oven (which is an actual blessing round Thanksgiving time!). Medjool dates and coconut oil create a gooey, caramel-like filling that will get studded with entire pecans.
Graham crackers and silken tofu come to the rescue once more, this time to type a gloriously wealthy, pudding-like chocolate pie.
When you had been as large a fan of (sadly non-vegan) Reese’s peanut butter cups rising up as I used to be, this recipe is for you. It is received a creamy, mousse-like filling and a shiny chocolate ganache on high, bolstered by a crumbly, cocoa-rich crust.
One other Thanksgiving-ready recipe that will not take up treasured oven area. Dates and nuts are, as soon as once more, our absolute best pals.
Here is a vegan pumpkin pie you in all probability will not even understand is vegan. A young-flaky crust will get topped with a thick cashew-based filling that blends splendidly with pumpkin purée and warming spices.
Be whisked away to Margaritaville with this luscious coconut pie that simply so occurs to be vegan. The Biscoff cookie crust is the work of baking royalty and some beneficiant tablespoons of darkish rum in each the filling and whipped cream topping will immediately transport you to the Caribbean island of your selecting.
You thought we had been simply speaking about dessert pies, didn’t you? No, no, we’ve received savory vegan pies for dinner, too, like this herby pot pie crammed with a combination of frozen blended veggies (don’t decide! You’ll thank us later when you’ll be able to simply make this recipe within the useless of winter).
As a substitute of utilizing gelatin, recipe developer Amy Chaplin had the tremendous sensible concept to make the most of agar agar flakes for the fruity filling on this vegan tart recipe. The flakes give the berry and chocolate combination loads of physique, whereas nonetheless making it an accessible dessert for all.
Okay it’s not a pie, but it surely’s not not a pie. It’s like each sq. is a rectangle, however not each rectangle is a sq….proper? Ignore math classes and deal with this vegan pie recipe. Or galette. No matter you need to name it, there’s definitely no ignoring the beautiful unfold of sliced apricot wedges and pitted cherries organized atop a gluten-free crust.
This text was up to date in November 2023 to incorporate extra of our favourite merchandise.
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