Mini Pumpkin Pie Shooters

Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pies with Coconut Whipped Cream

Who’s ready for more pumpkin pie? Whoop whoop!

Vegan Pumpkin Pudding

Since discovering the magic of vegan pudding I haven’t been able to stop. First there was a vegan (GF) creamy pumpkin pie. Next? I knew minis were in order. I mean, who doesn’t love minis?


These shooters were inspired by my favorite creamy pumpkin pie that happens to be NOT vegan. But these little guys are! And they can also be made gluten free by subbing GF graham cracker crumbs or cookies, or a sprinkle of this crust. Voila.

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Shooters

The make up is simple:

Crushed graham crackers
Vegan pumpkin pudding
& coconut whipped cream

That’s it! Just stack it all up and eat it immediately or refrigerate for later indulgence.

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Shooters!

I made a batch of these for a fall party recently and they were a huge hit. I find them a great alternative to traditional pie because the assembly is far easier and everyone gets their own little dessert. For those of us who suck at sharing, this is a great solution. (Get your spoon away from my pie). Cheers!

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Shooters with Coconut Whipped Cream |

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Mini Pumpkin Pie Shooters
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Vegan pumpkin pie shooters that are perfect for entertaining or making ahead for easy weeknight desserts. Gluten free optional.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free Optional
Serves: 8
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3.5 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup sugar (raw or granulated)
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 2/3 cup unsweetened milk (any kind, though I'd recommend cow's or almond)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.25 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • Coconut whipped cream
  1. To make the filling, place all dry ingredients in a saucepan and whisk to combine. Then add pumpkin puree and whisk again. Slowly pour in milk and stir again until well combined.
  2. Place over medium heat and bring to a low bubble – not boil – whisking often. Once it starts bubbling and getting thick, reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking until a visible ribbon forms when spooning it across the top. It should be thick and kind of jiggly. During this process switch to a rubber spatula for stirring to ensure the pudding isn’t sticking to the bottom or sides of the pan.
  3. Remove from heat and add vanilla and whisk. Let set for 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a glass bowl and cover with plastic wrap, making sure the wrap touches the pudding – otherwise a film will form.
  4. Refrigerate for several hours or until completely chilled and set.
  5. While the pudding is setting, crush your graham cracker crumbs or prepare your crust. Set aside.
  6. Prepare your coconut whipped cream- chill in the fridge until serving.
  7. To assemble, gather 6-8 small glasses and fill with a healthy spoonful of graham cracker crumbs or crust (about 3/4 inch high - see photos). Next divide pudding evenly among cups and top with coconut whipped cream. Sprinkle with a little pumpkin pie spice and serve immediately. Cover with plastic wrap to store for later. Will keep for a couple days.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 shooter Calories: 192 Fat: 9 g Saturated fat: 6 g Carbohydrates: 26 g Sugar: 15 g Sodium: 130 mg Fiber: 2.2 g Protein: 2.2 g


danaHi, I'm Dana! I am a food stylist, photographer, and author of the Food Photography School and the 31 Meals Cookbook.

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  1. says

    This is one of those recipes that makes me want to drop everything I’m doing and run to the grocery to get all of the ingredients. Can’t wait to try it!!

  2. says

    These. Are. Awesome. Such a great idea for Thanksgiving, where there are usually a ton of desserts to choose from. These are a perfect way for everyone to have just a taste or two! Great photos. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. says

    I made this for Thanksgiving dessert and WOW that pumpkin pie pudding was DELISH! I made two layers in taller glasses, alternating the crackers and cream, so that each bite was a little crunchy. BIG HIT!

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