Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

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Small plate with a slice of Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie topped with coconut whipped cream

10 ingredients
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Bowl and measuring cup of Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Baking Flour next to a rolling pin and measuring spoons

Let’s do this.

This is the second post brought to you in partnership with Bob’s Red Mill! I have been anxiously awaiting the opportunity share with you guys about their new gluten-free flour blend. While their first blend was made with bean flours, this new blend is bean-free, delicious, and extremely versatile!

Pastry cutter to in a bowl with gluten-free flour and slices of vegan butter
Bowl of gluten-free pie crust dough

As you can see, it makes an amazing, crisp, flavorful gluten-free pie crust totally possible! Major win in my book.

This pie requires just 10 ingredients, including the crust! And you guys may or not believe me, but you’d never ever, ever guess it was vegan or gluten-free. Seriously!

Trust me. Serve this at Thanksgiving and watch as your guests mutter nothing but “mmmm’s” and “ooooohhhh yeeaaahhhh’s” around the dinner table.

Gluten-free pie crust pressed into a pie pan
Pouring vegan pumpkin pie filling into a gluten-free pie crust

The filling is where it’s at. It’s:

Mega flavorful
Super pumpkin-y
Firm
Incredibly moist
Perfectly sweet
Subtly spiced
& Seriously PERFECT

Pie ready to go in the oven
Pie pan and plates with slices of pie

Contrast the filling against the perfectly crisp crust and you literally have the ultimate gluten-free pumpkin pie. And don’t forget the coconut whipped cream– swoon!

Plate of vegan gluten-free pumpkin pie with a dollop of coconut whipped cream

Serve this to all of your guests this Thanksgiving and become the hit of the party. I want to see a show of hands afterwards from everyone who tricked their skeptical aunt Sally into consuming upwards of 3 slices of this pie with nothing but praise.

Fork resting in a slice of pie
Grabbing a bite from the tip of a slice of vegan gluten-free pumpkin pie

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Cheers and happy baking this holiday season, friends!

Partially eaten slice of pumpkin pie topped with coconut whipped cream

Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

THE best Pumpkin Pie that requires just 10 ingredients and is both vegan and gluten-free! Crisp crust, flavorful pumpkin center — the perfect pumpkin pie for your holiday meals.
Author Minimalist Baker
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Slice of Vegan GF Pumpkin Pie topped with coconut whipped cream
4.64 from 224 votes
Prep Time 5 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 10 (slices)
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 3-4 Days

Ingredients

CRUST

FILLING

  • 2 ¾ cups pumpkin puree (1 ½ 15-ounce cans yield 2 ¾ cups)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil (or melted coconut oil)
  • 2 ½ Tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 1 ¾ tsp pumpkin pie spice (or sub mix of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg & cloves)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • To prepare crust, add gluten-free flour and salt to a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Slice or dollop the cold butter in and work gently with a fork or pastry cutter to cut it in. Don’t overwork, just get it incorporated.
  • Next add ice cold water a little at a time and use a wooden spoon to stir. Only add as much water as you need to help it come together.
  • Once a loose dough is formed, transfer to a piece of plastic wrap and work gently with your hands to form a 1/2 inch thick disc. Wrap firmly and refrigerate for a minimum 30 minutes, up to 2 days. Just let it warm back up a little before using. You don’t want it too warm or it can get too soft to handle.
  • Once your dough is chilled, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and prepare pie filling.
  • Add all pie filling ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Set aside.
  • To roll out the crust, unwrap the disc and place it between two sizable layers of wax paper (plastic wrap will work OK, but is a little more difficult to work with). Use a rolling pin to gently roll it into the shape of your pie pan (we recommend a standard 9-inch pan). If it cracks, don’t stress – you can reform it with your hands once you get it in the pan. But try and be gentle.
  • To transfer the crust, remove the top layer of wax paper and gently lay the pie dish face down on top of the crust and use the support of the wax paper to quickly but carefully invert it. Don’t overthink it – just do it.
  • Once you get the crust inverted, gently use your hands to form it into the pan, working the crust up along the sides. It can be a little tricky but it bakes beautifully, so it’s worth the effort! Just try not to overwork the dough in the process – it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to perfect the shape. Any holes or cracks can be mended with a little excess dough and the heat of your hand.
  • TIP: I would advise against trying to be fancy and do any elaborate design with the crust, so just get the crust in, get a flat edge and go.
  • Pour filling into pie crust and bake for 58-65 minutes. The crust should be light golden brown and the filling will still be just a bit jiggly and have some cracks on the top. Remove from oven and let cool completely before loosely covering and transferring to the refrigerator to fully set for 4-6 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Slice and serve with coconut whipped cream and an additional sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg, and/or pumpkin pie spice (optional). This would also be amazing with my Vegan Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream and Brown Sugar Pecans!

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Notes

*Prep time includes cooling.
*If not Gluten-Free, find my traditional crust here.
*Inspiration from the Post Punk Kitchen and Simply Gluten Free
*Find some great pie crust tips here!
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition (1 of 10 servings)

Serving: 1 slices Calories: 211 Carbohydrates: 31.4 g Protein: 1.6 g Fat: 8.5 g Saturated Fat: 2.3 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.94 g Monounsaturated Fat: 4.04 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 204 mg Potassium: 41 mg Fiber: 2.5 g Sugar: 11.1 g Vitamin A: 5517 IU Vitamin C: 1.33 mg Calcium: 42.87 mg Iron: 0.86 mg

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  1. Ada says

    Unfortunately, I did not favor this recipe. The pie crust was terribly hard and clumpy instead of flaky or crispy and the flavor was bland, just doughy. Disappointing, I have not had luck finding the right gluten free recipes. :(

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Ada! So sorry this one didn’t work out. Which GF blend did you use? Did you make any other adjustments?

  2. sophie carroll says

    Hi

    Could i use this recipe to make small pies with a different filling? I want to make Christmas (sweet) mince pies. I’m not sure if these are a thing in the states!?

    Thank you :)

  3. Carrie Sue says

    I made this 3 days ago for Thanksgiving and my husband and I both loved it! We couldn’t get enough!. I also made your Coconut Whipped Cream to go with it. Yum! I have so many food allergies and it was no nice not to have to use an egg or butter substitute. Because of nuts, I substituted rice milk for the almond milk and it worked fine. I already had a frozen gluten-free crust in the freezer, so didn’t try the crust yet. This recipe will be a holiday staple from now on. Thank you.

  4. patti paige / baked ideas says

    The pie was (and still is) totally delicious. Not too sweet, great texture, and the crust worked perfectly, even though I had to use a 9 inch cake pan. And, it was easy! Thanks so much! One question – refrigerate after the first day, or no?

  5. Lily says

    Hi thank you for this great recipe! I tried it yesterday and the filling was delicious but the crust was hard as a rock! Not flaky and soft like your photos look. I used coconut oil because I could not find the vegan butter at the store it was all sold out and I had to avoid my usual Miyoko’s that has cashew in it because my friend is allergic to nuts.

    So I thought thats fine Ill try the coconut oil but I have to say I would not recommend that! I chilled it and sliced it in got it worked in fine chilled it a bit and thenrolled out fine but it baked really hard. I used Organic Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil and the 1 to 1 Bob Mill’s flour so it must be the coconut oil would you think? Have you had successful crust with coconut oil?

    I also made the coconut whipped cream which was delicious! It does whip up super fast I could have left it at 30 seconds for a more whipped texture but added the vanilla and sugar and whipped another minute so it almost seemed like frosting which is good to know for later sugar cookies. Would coconut whip work as frosting for sugar cookies that sit out a few days or would they need to be in the fridge or get too hard? Otherwise maybe I need the vegan butter for that too.

    I usually get too nervous around holidays to try vegan baking but I’ve had mostly success with it this year I just never tried making vegan crust next time I will be sure to get the vegan butter!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      When using coconut oil in conjunction with GF flours I’ve found the results to be hit and miss. Vegan butter (or real butter) is what adds that flakiness. I have a coconut oil crust but it’s not GF for the reason I just described.

  6. Diana says

    This was incredibly easy to make and tasted wonderful. We have egg and milk allergies in our family so I really wanted to find a safe pumpkin pie. We did our own go-to crust and I didn’t have real maple syrup on hand so I used the alternative. My kids all loved it and 3 out of 4 picked this pumpkin pie over my apple pie. Thank you for the recipe!

  7. Katherine says

    This pie was amazing!!!!! No one noticed it was vegan. Super easy. We sprinkled brown sugar on the top when it was about to be served and brûléed it. Crust was perfect too, used the Mykonos cultured cashew butter. Thank you ALWAYS, minimalist baker!!! I love you!!!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Katherine. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  8. Amanda says

    Hi Dana! This is my first Minimalist attempt that didn’t come out exactly right. I followed the instructions, but the crust was incredibly hard and dry, and the pie itself was really tough. Any ideas? I’d love to try again.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Amanda, so sorry to hear that was your experience! Is it possible it was over-baked? Otherwise, would you mind sharing what size pan you were using? And the brand of vegan butter?

      • Amanda says

        Sure! I baked for 65 min, just as the crust was starting to turn golden. I used Earth Balance and a 9 inch pan. I’m wondering if I didn’t chill the dough long enough? It was a tight 30 min.

        Or 65 min bake may have been too long for my oven. From the rest of the comments, I think this was just a fluke! Thanks for responding.

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

          Hi Amanda, it does sound like either it needed more chilling or less baking. Let us know if you give it another try!

          • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

            A couple other ideas- it could be the type of GF blend (if you used a different one than Bob’s Red Mill 1-1 Baking Flour) or the crust was too thin?

  9. Alina Abramovich says

    The filling ended up delicious but my crust was super hard – any suggestions for next time? I followed the recipe exactly but somehow still got super hard crust.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Alina, Sorry to hear that happened! It sounds like either the crust was too thin (perhaps from a pan that was too large?) or it was over-baked. Hope that helps for next time!

  10. DJ says

    I used a frozen pre-made pie dough that I rolled out, but I used the filling from your recipe, and it’s phenomenal. I blind-baked the traditional crust about 20 minutes and then followed your bake temp and time. Earlier in the day family had eaten full-fat non-vegan pumpkin pie, so I was worried that your pie may be lacking to them, since it’s apples/oranges to compare. Well how could I ever have doubted MB?! Family loved your pie and found it to be equally as good if not truly better than the traditional. Next Thanksgiving I’ll definitely make it again. Is there a healthier crust alternative that you’d recommend that has less fat (no-oil/ butter/ margarine)? Thank you!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yay! Thanks so much for sharing, DJ! We’d suggest this recipe for a crust with less oil. It’s difficult to get a flaky crust though with no oil/butter/margarine.

  11. Laur says

    My sister recently had to cut gluten and dairy for health reasons so I decided to find a recipe for her to enjoy this Thanksgiving. I am so glad I found this simple yet amazing recipe – thank you so much for creating it! It was my first time making a pie and I found it very easy thanks to your instructions and simple ingredients. It was THE PERFECT PUMPKIN PIE and my entire loved it!

  12. Lindsay says

    I made this today for Thanksgiving and it is sooooooo good!!! My daughter has celiac and I have EoE, and finding gf, egg free, dairy free desserts is a challenge! We both devoured our slices. I felt like I was eating “real” pumpkin pie for the first time in years! I definitely will make this every year! Thank you!

  13. Maureen says

    Best pumkin custard, lol. My filling did not set up but it was tasty if you want to eat it like a custard. I baked it the required amount of time and followed the recipe exactly. Not sure what happened.

  14. Kathy says

    This truly is a great pie!! I made it last year and this year as well. My husband tried some this year and said it was better than the store-bought pie (high praise coming from him!). I love that it doesn’t have any weird ingredients!!! The taste and texture is perfect!! Thank you so much for this recipe….10 stars!!!

  15. Elizabeth Castro says

    I just made this pie and 2 things happened that puzzled me. One is the crust turned out rock hard. I cooked it at 350 for the lowest amount of time. Second, the filling cracked a lot once it cooled off. How do I get the crust to not be rock hard and how do I get less cracking in my filling? Other than those two things the pie turned out great.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Elizabeth, sorry to hear that happened! It sounds like the crust was maybe too thin and/or it was over-baked? Were you using an extra large pie pan? Baking for less time should help with both issues.

  16. Stacy says

    Omg I made this for the first time yesterday, and holy $hi@!! It’s so good!!! You would never know it’s vegan! I’ve been vegan for 8yrs now and this just totally hits the spot!! Thank you! Definitely gonna make again!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Noelle, For a pre-made crust, make sure NOT to pre-bake it before the filling as that will cause the crust to be overcooked and the filling undercooked. Hope that helps!

  17. Sarah says

    I made this last year, it was a hit with my omnivore family. My father, who is completely vegan food averse, apparently talked about how he couldn’t believe it was vegan/gf all night, no one could tell the difference 😇 Im currently in the process of making it this year. Happy thanksgiving and thanks for the recipe Dana!!!

  18. Janet says

    Thanks for explaining blind baking more thoroughly. I don’t trust google for everything! My crust came out a little gooey and raw. I’m re-baking the pie now and covered the top. Worst case scenario—per imagination: I’ll have to scrap the “skin” layer. Cheers!

  19. Maura says

    This was a lovely pie. I used all-purpose flour and I prebake my crust for 15 minutes. It was easy to make and tasted great. For sure, this recipe will be a keeper in my family.

    • Janet says

      Thank you! Because my first pumpkin pie was last night via this recipe and my crust is way raw! I’m re-baking now. However; the wrap and fridge method has worked well for me to roll out the crust because I have the cookbook and made the quiche! It was my first quiche and I made it a few times! It’s a good prep for those inexperienced in baking pies. I felt less worried for sure! I have super high anxiety… it’s just who I am. I’m a yoga instructor, professional writer, and soon to be lawyer but it’s still who I am. As a dedicated vegan, I’ve truly learned that I’m skilled in many more ways, especially in the kitchen. We all get advice and recipe tips from here to there! Cheers

  20. Kaitlyn Ethridge says

    Hi! I made this and it is a little darker on the top than in the picture. Will it still be good? Also I put it in the fridge before it was completely cool. It’s 1am sooooo I’m done ha.

  21. Kacie says

    What temp for the oven? Can’t find it anywhere on this page, sorry… is it 425 for 15 mins, then 350 like on the Libby can? Thanks

  22. Cindy says

    Hi Dana! I’m planning on making this pie today for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. Is it ok to use Bob’s Red Mill all-purpose baking flour (which I have on hand already) instead of the new 1 to 1 baking flour? Also, it is ok to use a metal pie pan rather than a glass one? We don’t eat many sweets so I’m much more of a cook than a baker and I don’t think I’ve made pie for 30 years. Thank you!

  23. Sarah says

    Our family has an egg allergy but is not vegan. I love vegan recipes because I don’t have to think about altering the recipe/figuring out the right egg replacement on my own. I’ve been noticing lately that a lot of my favorite recipes come from you! Thanks!!

          • Tiffani Harrison says

            My daughter is allergic to corn so we can’t do corn stretch and the store didn’t have arrow root. Can I just use the flour that is used for the crust? If yes- how much?

          • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

            Yes that should work. Same amount! Tapioca starch, if you have it, would also likely work!

      • Janet says

        Hi I’m confused. Your other pumpkin pie recipe with the cashews in the crust uses coconut milk full fat rather than the almond milk. Please explain the differences each ingredient gives and or doesn’t.
        Also the other recipe bakes for 40 min while this one recommends 58-65 min, other than the crust difference and the almond milk versus coconut milk, why the extreme variation in baking times?

        Also the other recipe doesn’t have an oven temperature. This one does 350° but the other pie recipe as previously mentioned has no oven temp. Would you please let me know?
        Thanks so much! I’m so proud of myself though for baking. In all of your pumpkin infused and other such recipes I feel you are extremely scant on the pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon …. so I added a bejaogo (a word I made up, I’m a published author too) ton more.
        I also added more maple syrup 🍁 to give it that deeper brownish orange that we all know and love. To “sweeten” the crust—try this: cinnamon spice and pumpkin pie spice. Don’t add sugar as it can make the crust fall apart!

        PS You should update your pumpkin spiced apple pie with the crust method of this one! Wrap, disc 1/2 inch and refrigerate for 30min!!!!!! Love ya
        Happy Thanksgiving 🍁
        Let the animals thank us this year, you know. Covid was a man made disease. Should be a lesson learned but I’ve still seen turkey after turkey being slaughtered. What’s up with that,?

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

          Yes, totally different recipes – one requires less bake time because of the crust and a different size pie pan. Let us know which one you try!

  24. Evelyn says

    I accidentally forgot to add the almond milk to the pie filling! Is this going to completely alter the taste and texture?

  25. Greta says

    Hi,

    Thank you for your response.

    I have no idea why the filling would not set – it was still not cooked in the center of the pie after 2 hours. But the oven was working and the internal temp of the pie said 180 degrees.

    So I am going to try this today: 2 Steps to Fix Undercooked Pumpkin Pie
    Cover the pie with aluminum foil, place it back in the oven and bake it at 350 F for about 20 minutes, or until done. Then wait for the pie to cool and top with whipped cream. Easy as pie!

    The filling ( both uncooked and cooked) was delicious.

    Today I am going to make the pumpkin soup.

    Thank you for the recipes.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yeah, pumpkin pie will still be a little jiggly in the center (a toothpick won’t come out clean). It’s more of a custard pie and it sets up more as it chills and is refrigerated.

  26. maria says

    LOVE this recipe – would like to try with all coconut flour as it is so healthy – highest in fiber and protein – what do you think?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      I don’t know that it would hold together? If you try let us know how it goes! I’d suggest adding in some almond flour and perhaps tapioca starch for binding.

      • maria says

        Thanks!! I read that coconut flour should be used at 1/4 the amount of most flours as it is so fibrous which is what is so great about it – think I’ll try this experiment on a non-holiday LOL LOL.

          • Sarah says

            Should I blind bake the pie crust if I’m going to use a pre-made frozen pie crust 🤔? Thank you in advance for your help

          • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

            With this recipe I generally don’t. But it wouldn’t hurt to ensure the bottom is cooked through. I’d say 10-12 minutes at 375F should do well.

          • Annalisa says

            Hi! I’m about to make this but JUST ran out of maple syrup (and would prefer not to go to the store again), would honey work okay?

          • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

            Bummer, perhaps! We haven’t tested it that way. Let us know how it goes! Should be OK! Or sub brown sugar or agave?

  27. Greta says

    How do I know when the pie is done? It has been in the oven almost 2 hours and the center still looks uncooked. Inserting knife the pie sticks to the knife,
    Thank you,

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Greta, inserting a knife to see if it sticks is more so a test for muffins, cakes, and quick breads. With pumpkin pie, the knife is not going to come out clean. It definitely shouldn’t take 2 hours, unless perhaps your oven is off? The crust should be light golden brown and the filling will still be just a bit jiggly and have some cracks on the top (see step 10).

  28. Elaine says

    Could you use oat flour instead of the gluten free flour blend? I don’t have any on hand – the only other is AP flour or WW flour. Thoughts?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Elaine, all purpose would be your best bet! But we’d suggest pre-baking the crust if using all purpose flour (375 F for 10-15 minutes). Let us know how it goes!

  29. Greta says

    I am about to make this recipe but nowhere does it say what temperature to have the oven. This is so frustrating especially for a newbie like me.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Greta, sorry for any confusion here! The bake temperature is listed in step 4 (“preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and prepare pie filling”).

  30. Julia says

    I have made this same pumpkin pie for years now. It is a winner. I follow the recipe exactly and it works every time. Closest thing to traditional pumpkin pie I have found2

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We haven’t tried that, but we think it would work. You could grease the pan or maybe use parchment paper for easier removal. Let us know how it goes!

  31. Nicole says

    Hi! is it ok to cook the pie a little longer so it won’t be to jiggly when serving? Also should this be served cold right out of the fridge or room temp? Do you recommend putting chopped pecans onto? thank you!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      It can be served chilled or room temp! And yes, you can bake a little longer. It won’t get dry! Just more firm. Just be careful not to burn. Let us know how it goes, Nicole!

  32. Sarah says

    Could I make the pie without a crust? If so, how? Any and all advice would be greatly appriciated!! I was planning on making it the way it was written but I ran out of my GF flour blend and there isn’t a way to get it in time (plus, the filling has always been my favorite part ;) Thank you so so much!! I can’t imagine a thanksgiving without this pie <3

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoy it =) That should work! We don’t think it would need modification. Let us know how it goes!

  33. Elaine Shipman says

    I am new to the gluten free, vegan lifestyle due to health issues. Glad to discover and use Bob’s Redmill products and your recipe help. Please don’t sell my email address to other vendors. Happy Holidays.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      We won’t Elaine. We only use your email address for sending you recipes (and only when you subscribe).

  34. Sandee Coules says

    Hi!! I’m allergic to egg whites and have a gluten sensitivity. I would love to use your filling with the Chebe Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll mix as the crust. Do you think it will work? The ingredients are tapioca flour, cane sugar, modified manioc starch, iodine free sea salt and cinnamon. Do you suggest I make the cinnamon rolls and flatten them out in a pan or just use the mix and make it into a pie crust? Thank you for any help!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Sandee, we aren’t familiar with that product and haven’t tried it. But we think you’d need to mix it with (vegan, if needed) butter and/or other ingredients recommended on the box and then roll out into a pie crust. Let us know how it goes!

  35. Amanda says

    Hi! I really want to try this! But I want to attempt a substitute and I’m nervous about ruining it so I’d like to ask your advice.

    I’m used to using sweetened condensed milk in my pumpkin pies. My son is allergic to dairy now, so I absolutely have to find a new dairy free pumpkin pie recipe and yours looks great.

    But I’d like to used a can of sweetened condensed coconut milk. Can I replace the almond milk with sweetened condensed coconut milk 1:1? How would the condensed milk change the texture or viscosity of the filling?

    Thanks for any insight you might have! I thrive on your almond milk, btw.

  36. Catherine says

    I’m not sure I want to use maple syrup, so is there something else I can use? It doesn’t need to be vegan, just dairy free.

  37. Brooke says

    Do you have to see the cracks to know if it’s done or not? I’m hoping to have a smooth pie, no cracks for decorative purposes.

  38. Paula says

    Hi,

    I have baked this every year ever since you posted it and it is TO DIE FOR. This is the first time however I only make it for my husband and I due to the pandemic and being away from family.

    I baked it 2 days ago and cut into that same day after letting it set in the fridge. How long does it last in the fridge once cut and wrapped in plastic? Not sure if this is freezable or not.

    The only other option we would have is to have a pumpkin pie dinner, which I’m highly contemplating.

    Your feedback is appreciated!

  39. Leslie says

    I am about To make this pie for the first time this Thanksgiving. The photograph shows the pie filling a little low on the pie. I was wondering if I could increase the pie filling by half again as much, and how much longer would I need to cook it for?

  40. Erin roesch says

    How would this be if I substituted coconut cream for the almond milk? I’m use to my mom making a pumpkin filling with condensed milk h in thinking how to make it vegan and still nice and thick I thought of coconut cream.. what are your thought on that substitute?

  41. Wendi says

    My husband is vegan and oil free. Do you think if I left the oil out of the filling, it would still be okay? I will make his pie crustless, as I cannot figure out how to make a vegan, no oil (all plant butters are made with oil) crust.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Maria! We’ve tested it with our blend and it is quite similar. Still fragile though so handle gently! Let us know if you try!

  42. Patrick says

    I’m planning to use the all purpose flour crust recipe, but I’m concerned that the crust will be under baked if I don’t blind bake it first. What are your thoughts on doing this step, considering that you’ve omitted it from the original recipe?
    Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yeah, I’d personally blind bake if using all purpose flour (375 F for 10-15 minutes)! Let us know how it goes!

  43. Adeen says

    This was a fabulous recipe! I’m both vegan and gluten-free so this was perfect. I tried it a second time substituting oat milk for the almond milk and found the filling was even creamier in texture. I also substituted brown rice flour for he gluten-free flour and this worked well. The coconut cream on top was perfect!
    Many thanks,

    • Liz says

      We stumbled on your recipe last year around this time, and our family is so grateful! We love it so much, we need two for all five of us. Do you think I could just double the filling recipe and throw two pies in the oven at once?

      Thank you again so much!!!

  44. Zuzana says

    The pie very good, tasty and the crust was very good as well and easy to make. I especially liked the advice that you can patch pieces together, worked perfect. Thank you for the recipe.

  45. Isabella says

    This pie is delicious! It has been a staple recipe of mine for the last couple of years when pumpkins go into season. Everyone I make it for loves it (even the non-vegans)! It isn’t too sweet and is perfect when paired with cocowhip!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Isabella. We are so glad you enjoy it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      If you do that, we’d suggest reducing all the filling ingredients by half. But the filling/crust ratio is best if you use two cans of pumpkin and the full batch of filling.

  46. Sabrina Duncan says

    The pie never did set. I chose cornstarch over arrowroot. I was short of time & used a frozen pie shell instead. I followed the shell directions & cooked it straight from frozen. Could this have been why? If I want to do it again with a store bought pie shell, should I thaw or cook it a bit first? Thanks.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Sabrina, sorry to hear that! That’s a possibility. We’d suggest thawing in the fridge. Hope that helps!

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

          Hi Diana, We think it should work to bake and freeze for later, but we haven’t tried it so can’t say for sure. Let us know if you give it a try!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Jamie, this recipe doesn’t have almond flour. Perhaps you were asking if you could use it? We wouldn’t suggest cocoa powder. We don’t think almond flour would produce quite the same texture as GF blend, but another reader mentioned subbing it with success. No need to blind bake the crust on this one.

  47. Lucien says

    Hi! I’m hoping to make this but I don’t have cornstarch or arrowroot powder and don’t know that I will use it enough to buy it? Can you replace this with flour or something more common?

  48. Diana says

    This recipe is so good. Although I did use all-purpose flour since I don’t have the gluten-free one (followed your other recipe). I lowered the amount of sugar because of sweetness preference. I used the earth balance plant-based butter and all perfect. Also used soy milk instead. Really yummy recipe!

  49. Ellie says

    I recently became vegan and gluten free and I loved this recipe! My family had it too and had no idea it was vegan and gluten free.

  50. Linda says

    Oh my this is absoluteLy better than regular pumpkin pie. The only thing different I did was to roast pumpkins for use rather than canned pumpkin. Totally delicious.

  51. Jacqueline says

    Hi!

    I am planning to make this for my family for Thanksgiving. Do you think Brown Rice flour would work ok as a sub for Bob’s Red Mill?

    Thank you!
    Jacqueline

    • Louise says

      ⁸hi we cant get canned pumpkin over here or any kind of pumpkin unless its halloween. So the time has come and the pumkin is in the shops now!

      But can I use a real pumpkin to make this and if so, how? And would one pumpkin be sufficient amount etc how big of one would I need?

      Thanks

      • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

        Hi Louise, we haven’t made this one with fresh pumpkin, but some other readers have. To see what they’ve tried, we’d suggest searching for “fresh pumpkin” in the comments. If you press “ctrl+f” on a PC or “command+f” on a mac, a find bar should pop up that allows you to search for specific words in the post and comments.

  52. Sonya Eagles-Dill says

    I just mixed the crust and I am not feeling confident how it is going to turn out. What kind of vegan butter did you use? I think that is my problem. Nothing stuck together while I was putting it in the plastic wrap.

  53. Kimberly lum says

    Hi there, I just made this and the filling came out really dark on top.
    Are you using light brown sugar? Could that be the culprit?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Kimberly, Light brown sugar is best here, but we also wonder if maybe it was cooked too long/too high temp. Or also make sure to place on the center rack next time. Hope that helps!

  54. Cheryl Renock says

    I make this for Granddaughter as she has an egg allergy. I make it every year and question myself each time I begin to review the recipe. To be clear we use a whole can of pumpkin and half of another can? What does 1/2 of a can measure in cups? Also I have always used almond milk in the past but wondering if I could use 2% regular milk? I cheat and buy a pre made crust as I am not so great with making my own. I also add additional cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. It is super yummy. Serve with whipping cream or ice cream. Thanks I have used many of your recipes.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Cheryl, We’re so glad it turns out well =) Thanks so much for sharing! Yes, 1 1/2 cans is correct. 1/2 can should equal slightly less than 1 cup. We think 2% milk would work, but we haven’t tried it. Let us know how it goes!

    • Karina says

      I made this pie for Thanksgiving last year and it was a hit! In the past, I used almond milk. But was wondering if I could substitute it with soy milk or oat milk?

        • Candice says

          Hello! Thank you so much for your recipes! I’m doing Thanksgiving solo this year and my whole menu is all Minimalist Baker inspired. I was wondering, would this same process work for a vegan gluten free sweet potato pie? Thanks again!

          • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

            Aw, we’re honored! We haven’t experimented with a sweet potato pie, but we think it would work. Maybe adjust sweetener to taste though? Happy Thanksgiving, Candice! xo

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Kate, we used a 9-inch pan, so maybe a 10-inch? Or you could also make the recipe as is and cut into 12 slices =)

  55. Sarah Nguyen says

    I substituted carrot for pumpkin, since most squash is out of season here in the southern hemisphere. It worked so well, you’d hardly notice! The carrots were extra sweet due to the winter frost, and it was easy to peel, cube, boil, then mash them into a purée for a 1:1 trade.

    The pie crust did require a few minutes of baking on its own (before baking it with the filling) to ensure that it’s cooked all the way.

    Delicious and easy recipe! So good you also wouldn’t think it’s vegan.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hmm, we aren’t sure how that would turn out. We think butternut squash or sweet potato might work better. Let us know if you do some experimenting!

  56. Diana says

    This recipe turned out great last Thanksgiving, it was a big hit with my family. I only have a premade 8-inch pie crust that I purchased at the grocery store as I do not have enough time to make it from scratch for Thanksgiving this year.
    As per the recipe it says a “standard 9-inch pie pan” should yield 10 slices. However, can I scale the filling down using the servings scaler that you have at the top of the recipe page, so that I can have even number of slices to shell size? I would like to do 8 slices for an 8-inch pie shell. I am concerned that a filling amount equivalent to 10 slices would be too much for an 8-inch pie shell.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad everyone enjoyed it, Diana! We think it would be fine to scale it down a bit, but we haven’t tried it. Let us know how it goes!

  57. Nadia says

    I followed the recipe carefully, the crust cake out nice but the filling was very…. healthy tasting. I’ve been vegan for a few years and It didn’t taste like a dessert pie. More like something I’d eat with breakfast. I’m not going to be making this one again.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Nadia, sorry to hear this one wasn’t for you! Did you use both the maple syrup and brown sugar? They should add a nice sweetness, but if you prefer things sweeter or the pumpkin you are using is more bitter, you could certainly add more sweetener.

  58. Emily Leishman says

    This pumpkin pie was delicious! I used my own crust recipe and the filling was perfectly creamy and pumpkiny! No one could tell that it was vegan! Yay!

      • Katalyn Stark says

        I have made this multiple times and it is fantastic! My favorite method when I have the time is to use fresh roasted pumpkin. I spray it with coconut oil before roasting and mash that up and measure out the proper amount. Otherwise, canned will do. Could I use double the maple syrup instead of half maple half brown sugar? Is that too much liquid? Would I have to add more arrowroot? I prefer to avoid sugar when possible.

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

          Hi Katelyn, we haven’t tried it that way, but you may need more arrowroot. Let us know if you try it!

        • Karina says

          I made this for Thanksgiving last year and it was delicious! I am curious to know if I could swap out the almond milk for soy or oat?

          • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

            We’re so glad you enjoyed it! We think either of those would work, but haven’t tried it. Let us know if you do!

  59. Elizabeth says

    So so delicious! My boyfriend is not gluten free or vegan and he said this was the most delicious pie EVER!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Ha, good question! I’ll try to clarify more in the future, but if I don’t it’s because it’s standard size. I’d suggest a standard 9-inch pie pan here.

      • Ceicbot says

        My boyfriend is vegan and I will be making this for him for his birthday! I’m excited! I’m using a premade crust though and also is it okay to use original almond milk? Or should it be unsweetened?
        Wanna make sure I have everything I need, i’m making this June 4th because his bday is June 5th

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

          Hi, we’d recommend unsweetened almond milk because sweetened may cause it to be too sweet. If using a pre-made crust, make sure NOT to pre-bake it before the filling as that will cause the crust to be overcooked and the filling undercooked. Hope that helps!

          • Ceicbot says

            I made this! and the filling came out so good!! it was very tasty, the only thing is I used a ready made crust and I wasn’t sure if I needed to bake it at all I kept coming up with no bake pies so I think I just decided to make it a no bake pie? but I let it chill for a few hours and overnight and it didn’t wiggle as much but as soon as the birthday boy went to slice through the third piece of pie it kinda fell apart BUT it was delicious and my (future) Vegan in-laws were all very impressed with my vegan cooking! thank you sooo much!!!

  60. Shannon says

    Best pumpkin pie hands down if you are vegan or not! I do cheat a bit and buy a vegan frozen pie crust when I’m short on time, but everyone loves it!

  61. SK says

    Amazing! I made the crust out of almond flour and it came out perfect. It was like pumpkin pie on an almond cookie. Next time I wonder if adding a little sugar to the cookie might be ok?

  62. Nicole George says

    I used this recipe for a tart crust. I baked it without filling for about 30 minutes expecting it may become brown. It did not brown, but did cook well. My guests loved the tart and the crust, but for the tart I am making tomorrow night I plan to try cooking for 20 minutes instead so it might be a smidge softer.

  63. Stephanie says

    I made this recipe for Thanksgiving (with a pre-made pie crust) and though it seemed simple, the pie filling was the best I’d ever had. It was a hit with my family! The bake time was just right and it wasn’t too sweet for my family who usually thinks most desserts are too sweet.

  64. LynneyC says

    I made the filling from this recipe and the crust from your 1-Bowl Pumpkin Pie (Vegan+GF) using a 9″ springform pan and it was a huge hit on Thanksgiving! Soooooo good! The V+GF peeps were in heaven! Your recipes never fail!

  65. Caroline says

    This was to die for! Thank you for the amazing recipe- we did a taste test between store bought pumpkin pie and this one, and this vegan gluten free version won by far :)

  66. Molly Kuhl says

    Absolutely delicious pie. I made it for thanksgiving and my not-vegan family decided not to buy the traditional one from our local bakery any more, but to just go with mine because it’s so perfect!!

  67. CJVDT says

    Pie was a hit. I did not make it as written.
    I used the other crust mentioned in the notes.
    I omitted the olive oil.
    I used two full cans of pumpkin and there was plenty of room in my Pyrex fluted 10″ pie plate.
    I baked it longer on convection mode – probably about 75 minutes – crust didn’t burn.
    Made it 2 days on advance.
    Vegans and non vegans thought it was yummy. Would’ve taken a photo but too late! I ate the leftover slice for breakfast for breakfast!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks for sharing! So glad you liked it! Next time would you mind adding a rating to your review? It’s super helpful to us and other readers! xo

  68. Kelly says

    This is an amazing recipe! I made it using Swerve brand brown sugar and didn’t tell my guests how healthy it was until after they all loved it. I just said that I tried a new recipe. Also, the coconut whipped cream was a huge hit!!!

      • Kelly says

        I forgot to mention I used the Whole Foods coconut milk suggested and it was perfect. I was worried because it was rated 9 out of 10 and of course I wanted a 10 out of 10 but the other brands suggested I could only find online in my area and they were about $20 for 6 cans. The Whole Foods brand was only $2 a can. Yay!

  69. Kathy says

    I hate to be the only negative around here but my pie looks like a pancake! The filling is so thin. I made a gluten free graham cracker crust as I have no luck with pie crusts (they always seem to be rock hard). I haven’t tasted yet so I’m hoping there is some redeeming qualities. I followed recipe to a letter. What did I do wrong?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hmm, meaning your filling is too little? Depending on the size of pie crust, perhaps the filling should’ve been doubled? Let us know – happy to help troubleshoot!

      • Erica says

        The pan definitely didn’t need greasing! I didn’t end up greasing it and the crust turned out great! Stayed together well, buttery and flaky. I was happy too that it didn’t burn at all- which is what I usually do with pie crusts….haha. Thanks for the recipe! I will be making it again!

        The filling had good flavor, but I think next time I’ll go for a recipe with eggs since I’m not vegan. The texture wasn’t as fluffy as I’d like.

  70. Catherine says

    I made this for my gluten free/vegan kids at school. After trying it myself and having other non vegan teachers try this we all agreed this recipe makes a much better pie then a non vegan pie. It was incredible and has become the new pumpkin pie for several families. Thank you so much for the recipe.

  71. Dee Rick says

    I am trying this for the first time tomorrow! I’m excited! Having both vegan and non vegan guests.
    Is there substitute for plastic wrap when making the crust? I don’t use/have plastic wrap.
    I have never made a crust from scratch! Fingers crossed

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      You could try wax paper or parchment paper and then store it in a sealed container once transferring to the fridge.

  72. Selena says

    I made this last night and it turned out much darker than the pie in the photo but was not burnt and I cooked it for the minimum time. How do I fix this?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Selena, perhaps it was due to color variation in the pumpkin or maple syrup? Or did you happen to use coconut sugar instead of brown sugar? That could also result in a darker color.

      • Selena says

        I used brown sugar and the pumpkin was very orange but my maple syrup is darn maple syrup. I will try swapping it out for a lighter one!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We didn’t find it necessary. If you do, it may be tough to get the filling cooked without burning the crust.

  73. Nicole George says

    I was hoping to use this as a tart crust for a cold filling. How long would you recommend baking without filling?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We would estimate 10-20 minutes at 350 F or until the crust is golden brown on the edges. Let us know how it goes!

  74. Mary Brady says

    Would it be okay to substitute real butter for the vegan butter? We aren’t vegan but we are gluten free. :) Thanks.

  75. Renée says

    I’m allergic to coconut oil (the sugar is ok), so I’m wondering what I can sub for the full-fat coconut milk. I’ve reduced my own soy milk before to make a faux “condensed” milk, but I’m wondering if I could do that here.
    Also, is there a non-coconut whip cream option (dairy free)?

    Thanks, looking forward to trying this recipe!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Renee, this recipe uses almond milk instead of coconut, so hopefully it will work for you! Unfortunately, we don’t have a non-coconut option for the whip topping.

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

          Cashew milk or almond milk might work, though we haven’t tried it and can’t say for sure. Let us know if you try it!

          • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

            Hi Gem, we haven’t tried it with fresh, but other readers have. We’d suggest searching the comments to see what they’ve tried. If you press “ctrl+f” on a PC or “command+f” on a mac, a find bar should pop up that allows you to search for specific words (such as fresh) in the post and comments. Hope that helps!

  76. Ashley says

    I am using this recipe for from scratch pumpkin pie, which usually calls for evaporated milk. Is there a substitute you’d recommend?

  77. Elaine says

    Is it absolutely necessary to blend in blender? Will mixing well with a whisk work? Thanks!!
    I have made this before with a blender and it’s delicious!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      That might work! But we would recommend adding the cornstarch or arrowroot to a small amount of almond milk before adding to the rest of the mixture. Otherwise it might clump. Let us know if you give it a try!

  78. allie says

    I can’t find a good vegan sweet potato pie recipe. I was thinking about just swapping out the pumkin for sweet potato here – your recipes never fail :) do you think this is okay???

  79. Angela Samot says

    How long would I bake it if I have a frozen gluten-free piecrust that I purchased at Whole Foods? I’m A new mother with a newborn and I believe I will only have time to make the filling, So I purchased a frozen gluten-free piecrust to make my life a little easier. So I guess my question is how long does the filling need to bake for?

      • Brittany says

        If we have a frozen pie crust that says 400 for 10-15 minutes how would be bake that with the pie filling since the filling needs to cook way longer?

          • Brittany says

            It doesn’t look like it…it won’t let me add a photo but it just says:

            For no bake pie recipes:
            1)Preheat over to 400
            2)remove from freezer and let thaw 10-20 minutes
            3)bake 10-14 minutes until golden brown around the edges

            It does say below that ‘flip lid for additional baking instructions’ so maybe there’s a different set of instructions for baked pie fillings? I haven’t opened it yet so not sure

          • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

            We would think so since most pies are baked. We would say check those instructions for additional details.

          • Caroline says

            I make this pie every year without fail with the vegan gf pie crusts from the grocery store. Let the crust thaw for 20 minutes and pour the filling in and bake at the temp and for the time listed in the recipe. Comes out great!!!!

  80. Jaclynn says

    How well does the pie dough hold up being frozen before rolling it out? I’d like to make it a few days before thanksgiving. Thank you in advance and happy thanksgiving!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Jaclynn, We think it should work to bake and freeze for later, but we haven’t tried it so can’t say for sure. Let us know if you give it a try!

  81. Crystal Kong says

    Loved every recipe of urs I’ve tried so far..made this last year n plan to make again this year. I’m not a true Vegan but 90% or so, so vegetarian technically I guess?‍♀️ I did wonder tho, the whipped cream calls for powdered sugar but I thought that wasn’t vegan? Also I’m too lazy to weed thru the internet debates so wondering what u think/if u know for sure ??? oh and I’m glad people r too scared to try my vegan pumpkin pie cuz MORE FOR M E lol

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Crystal, We’re so glad you enjoy our recipes! Thanks so much! And organic powdered sugar is vegan.

  82. Kayla says

    I have made this a few times now and I can’t get enough of it! This is my go-to recipe! I started to use a different GF flour and it’s still great!

      • Kimmi says

        I made this last year and was blown away by how delicious it is! I’m making it again this year except got the Wholly Wholesome allergen friendly crust. I pre-baked it for 10 minutes before reading through this recipe. Will it burn if I then fill it and bake for 60 minutes more? Or should I shorten the bake time?

  83. eathealthyandbehealthier says

    I’ve made it before and I’m making it again! It is delicious! I didn’t add brown sugar the filling and it was sweet enough with the maple syrup and pumpkin. I also used organic all
    purpose flour and potato starch in place of gluten-free flour and corn starch.

      • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

        Hmm, we haven’t tried that, but maybe 30 minutes? We aren’t sure if the filling will be able to cook through without the crust browning. Let us know if you try it!

  84. Elisa M Gomez says

    I’ve tried baking this twice and the crust comes out so hard. Not sure what I’m doing wrong. Any suggestions? Overall the pie is delicious. I’d just like a softer crust. Its almost too hard to even cut through.

  85. Michelle Guzman says

    This is the second year making this recipe and it is delicious. Super simple, not too sweet, easy, and pleases even the non vegans in the family. So good!

  86. Stefanie Villanueva says

    Thank you for sharing. My daughter is allergic to eggs, dairy, peanuts, pecans, and walnuts. She is having a class party and I’m making everything allergy friendly for her.

  87. Brittany says

    Has anyone tried using the namaste gf flour blend instead of Bob’s red mill? I have an IGG reaction to potato/potato starch which Bob’s has and namaste does not so just curious if this recipe would work with either?

  88. Milena Smith says

    Hello! Is there a way to replace the brown sugar with dates, coconut sugar or more maple syrup and in what proportions? Thank you!

  89. Erin says

    Hi! Could I use Bob’s Red Mill Paleo flour? If so, would it still 1 1/4 C, or should I adjust it? Thanks for your help!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Erin, coconut flour tends to soak up more moisture than other flours so we aren’t sure whether the paleo flour will work as a 1 to 1 sub in this recipe. If you give it a try, we might suggest starting with less flour. Let us know if you give it a try!

  90. Devon Mercado says

    Hi

    Is it possible to freeze this pie? I am 38 weeks pregnant and am trying to prepare this ahead just in case and want to have it ready for thangsgiving. What would you suggest filling it and freezing so it is ready to pop into the oven or baking it and then freezing it and just reheating it? thank you for the help!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Devon, We think it should work to bake and freeze for later, but we haven’t tried it so can’t say for sure. Let us know if you give it a try!

  91. Laurel Garcia says

    Just made this, and it’s baking in the oven now! The filling is absolutely delicious! Although I didn’t have enough pumpkin can, so I substituted some softened sweet potatoes instead. And used honey instead of maple syrup, and also coconut sugar instead of brown sugar. So far so great!! I also bought gluten free pie crusts from sprouts to bake this in, since I’m not patient enough to make the dough? thank you for this recipe! Can’t wait to try it after it sets in the fridge! I did have a question though, is it possible to freeze it to save one for later on?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Laurel, creative modifications! We’re so glad you enjoy it so far! We think it should work to bake and freeze for later, but we haven’t tried it so can’t say for sure. Let us know if you give it a try!

  92. Julia says

    This looks absolutely delicious and perfect for a get together with my friends! Do you think I could sub the maple Sirup with puréed dates since I have fresh ones at hand?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Julia, we aren’t sure that would work as it may impact the texture and make it not as creamy. But if you give it a try, we would love to hear how it goes!

  93. Mireille Messier says

    This was my first time making a pumkpin pie and this was easy and delicious! Everyone loved it! I made the crust with regular wheat baking flour and it worked splendidly. I’ve made the pie twice already and have added it to my fall/winter dessert rotation. Thanks!

  94. Brooke says

    Hello I made this today and the filling was delicious. My problem was I used fresh pumpkin and it never firmed up even after a additional hour in the oven! That didn’t stop me from eating half of it anyway but does anybody know what the trick is to using fresh pumpkin (ie pumpkin not from a can)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Interesting! I admittedly usually make this with canned pumpkin. Did you make any other modifications?

    • Michelle says

      Hi! I use fresh pumpkin from our garden often so I can help you with your question. I always take my fresh pumpkin and pour it onto several layers of paper towel, then cover with several more layers. The paper towel wicks up the extra moisture. Depending on the amount of moisture in your pumpkin, you may need to do this twice. I always do this when baking with fresh pumpkin and it works every time.

    • Arlien says

      Did you reduce your fresh pumpkin purée before mixing? I’ve found that a lot of recipes using fresh pumpkin require cooking extra moisture out of the purée before mixing and baking. Hope this helps!

    • Heather says

      I have found that sometimes fresh pumpkin can have a higher water content than canned, especially depending on your cooking method (steaming, roasting, etc). That may be why your pie didn’t set up as well.

  95. Parvathy Kumar says

    Hi this recipe is looks so great. My son does have a almond (all nuts)allergy can I substitute the almond milk with soy milk?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hmm, we haven’t tried that and aren’t sure whether it would work. The texture should be fine, but the taste might be off. If you give it a try, we would love to hear how it goes!

  96. Christine Williams says

    Thank you so much, I use a 9″ I know this is going to be lush as I just made the filling, did a taste test and it took all my willpower not to drink the rest ? thank you so much, I think this is a tradition, this Brit will be adopting x

  97. Christine Williams says

    Hi a brit here just about to embark on this USA tradition. May I please ask what size pie dish did you use? Here in UK 7″ is standard thanks Christine

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Christine! I believe standard in the U.S. is closer to 9″ so just bake slightly longer to ensure the filling is baked through!

  98. Marcia says

    My kid is allergic to all tree nuts and soy. Could I substitute coconut milk for the almond milk? or rice milk? or maybe half of each for the creaminess of the coconut milk without the overpowering flavor of coconut?

  99. Mo says

    Hi Dana!

    I am planning on making this year for Thanksgiving. I have a few questions though:

    1) Is there any sugar I could sub for brown sugar? I believe I have some coconut sugar as an alternative. Or perhaps I could just do a little more maple syrup.

    2) I am trying to avoid white rice that’s in the Bob’s GF flour blend. Could I use either quinoa, coconut, and/or almond flour for the crust?

    3) I am thinking of halving the butter. Could I do 3 TBSP of vegan butter and 3 TBSP of coconut oil and still get a good result?

    Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      I would sub coconut sugar and add a bit more maple syrup b/c coconut sugar isn’t as sweet.

      Almond flour in place of white rice IN A BLEND would be great. Just don’t use ONLY almond flour – it won’t be firm enough to hold up.

      Halving the butter should be fine! Just know the coconut oil can be difficult to work with, stronger in flavor (unless you use refined), and it needs to be scoopable vs. liquidy / pourable for best results.

      Good luck, Mo!

      • Mo says

        Hi Dana,

        Back again – thanks for your initial comment!

        One last thing please – I could blend the almond, quinoa, and coconut flour I have. What ratio do you suggest to do? I think I could add flax egg if needed to help hold it together.

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

          Hi Mo, we haven’t tried it so can’t say for sure, but perhaps mostly quinoa and almond and just a little coconut flour. Let us know how it goes!

  100. Helen says

    OMG it’s so tasty that I even had a few tears of pleasure after my first bite :-) Thank you sooooo much for this wonderful recipe!

  101. Leslyann Jiménez-Beltrán says

    I just wanted to thank you for being a true blessing! I loved this pie! I used oat milk instead of almond milk, and it came out delicious! Thanks again!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Wonderful! Thanks for sharing, Leslyann! Next time would you mind adding a rating to your review? It’s super helpful to us and other readers! xo

  102. John says

    Let’s say I decide to make a no bake crust, can I put the pie filling in this crust and still bake it? Will the no bake crust still be ok? Or will the pie filling be fine just being chilled? Or is there a way you would suggest just baking the pie filling to put in my no bake crust?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi there, did you use the gluten-free flour blend we recommended? Perhaps it was formed a bit too thin?

  103. Andrea says

    Made this vegan gluten free stunner of a pie for our Thanksgiving meal. It was quick and super easy to make and a definite hit at the dinner table since we have vegans as well as a family member who has Celiac. We offered it up with coconut whip as well as vegan vanilla ice cream and even the non-vegans wanted a second helping! Love your recipes, Dana, thank you so much!

  104. Jillian Newcombe says

    Awesome recipe, thank you! We just substituted coconut milk in the can for the nut issues, and played around with the sweetness as we made our pumpkin puree out of sugar pumpkins, which were pretty sweet already. Perfect for all our allergies!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Jillian. We are so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  105. Alison says

    Hi,
    I’m not in then USA so I can’t get the Bobs Red Mill flour you recommend. Would any other gluten-free flour work? Should I look for certain ingredients to be in it or missing from the choicest have available? Thanks.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Alison!

      We recommend looking for blends with similar ingredients to our blend (or trying making it yourself!).

      Try to avoid chickpea flour at all costs – it tastes like beans.

      Good luck!

  106. güneş says

    Hello,
    I have tried your recipe using brown sugar instead of maple syrup and coconut milk instead of almond milk, it worked great! thanks a lot!

  107. Morgan says

    What baking adjustments do I need to make if I were to skip the crust? I like my pumpkin desserts in the forms of pudding, custard, or flan.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Right, I’d say the bake time should actually be similar! Just check around the 30 minute mark to make sure it isn’t getting too browned.

  108. Sam Barber says

    Absolutely love this recipe!! I’ve been making it since any time there’s pumpkin around since I found it. Only tried it with wheat flour though. One time I had no cornstarch so I used a mix to make Mexican atole (hot cornstarch based beverage) that had cocoa in it so I sometimes add a tbsp of cocoa powder and it’s bomb as well!
    Thanks for sharing this recipe ?

  109. Shira Klasmer says

    Any recipe on how to make pumpkin purée? We grew our first pumpkin here in London, UK and my daughter wants to make a pumpkin pie…

  110. daily4ever says

    Ok, I want to make all of these – like NOW! They all sound so good I can’t decide where to start! Only problem is my hubby is not a huge pumpkin fan so I end up eating them all myself unless I find people to share with or I freeze part. I’m hanging on to summer as long as I can but pumpkin is calling my name! Thanks for a great list to kick off the season! Love your recipes, BTW! I’ve made many!

  111. Stephanie says

    Thank you so much for egg free pumpkin pie! This dessert is a staple in my household for my daughter with allergies. For a quick pie crust I get trader joe’s Pre-made frozen crust. Works well in pinch!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      So glad you enjoy it, Stephanie! Thanks so much for the lovely review and for sharing about the TJs crust!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Rachel, are you referring to subbing out the brown sugar for an unrefined sweetener? Or a way to avoid both brown sugar and maple syrup? The latter would be more tricky!

  112. Rotem says

    Hi Dana, this looks great. I was wondering what the pan size should be, perhaps i have missed it. Thanks!

  113. Kevis says

    This recipe was so good– I have now had 4 or 5 Thanksgivings trying to make something for my son with celiac disease. His favorite part of Thanksgiving has always been the pumpkin pie, but I just couldn’t get one that worked with the crust. This flour mix is amazing and I made your recipe just the way you wrote it. He was so happy and took some home to his roommates who are vegan! Thank you for developing this recipe.

  114. Andrea Vivian says

    Thank you for this amazing recipe, so simple & easy to prepare. My Fiancé is celiac & loves pumpkin pie. I did replace the arrowroot with tapioca flour & brushed the edges with coconut oil. I’m lucky if this pie lasts for more than three days.

  115. Jenn says

    Love pumpkin pie! This looks delicious! Can you use Bob Mills gluten free flour the RED bag to make the crust? Will it come out just as tasty?

  116. Chris says

    Sorry. Chris again. The pie crusts are already in the pie plates. Just wondering if I can freeze or refrigerate until I pour in the batter and bake?

  117. Bailey says

    If you were to bake this for a chilled filling (like a pudding), what temperature would you use? I’m excited to make my first gluten free crust, thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Bailey, we would recommend searching the comments to see what others have tried. If you press “ctrl+f” on a PC or “command+f” on a mac, a find bar should pop up that allows you to search for specific words (such as no-bake) in the post and comments.

  118. Nicole H. says

    I used a family GF recipe for the crust, but I wanted to find a filling that settled on my stomach better and this is it! Turns out awesome every time! I can hardly tell the difference between this and traditional pumpkin pie.

  119. Sonya says

    I made this only because I have vegan friends. I’m so glad I did, it is hands down the best pumpkin pie I’ve ever made. Thank you!

  120. Kate R. says

    This was the hit at my Thanksgiving. The flavor was some of the tastiest pumpkin pie ever! Everything was perfect! The only thing we’ll change is making sure we get the crust thin enough when we roll it next time!
    Thank you!

  121. Stacey says

    Thank you so much for all of your awesome recipes! Truly a huge help with a daughter with food sensitivities. As a college student it has been so difficult and overwhelming to adapt food she loved with food that is good for her body. The holiday’s make it particularly difficult. We LOVED this recipe! We made this as instructed using the vegan butter, arrowroot and almond milk. We actually had a bit of the pie crust left over and she used this to make an apple dumpling as we were getting together the night we made this with family and they were having apple pie (which she cannot have). She was so happy!! I think the next time we make it we may add a bit of salt to the pie crust and may try using coconut cream for the almond milk to sweeten it a little. We may also increase the spice just for her taste. She was so pleased with the texture of this pie particularly, that it sets up very similar to real pumpkin pie. We also made your apple crisp recipe to replace the one we typically do. She was so happy to be able to have some of her favorites at Thanksgiving. Thank you again for your recipes. Truly a enormous help and we are so grateful! We particularly love that we are able to adjust servings if she is cooking herself at college.

  122. Hope says

    Thank you for this recipe! This is the first pie and crust that I’ve made that is not only delicious, but none of my family could tell that it’s vegan and gluten free. It went over so well that I didn’t have any leftovers, but still made another pie two days later.

  123. Kristin says

    Dear Dana, This Thanksgiving I made your pumpkin pie, peanut butter cup pie, mashed potatoes and stuffing. They were all absolutely delicious. This was my 3rd vegan Thanksgiving, but the best tasting one since I found your site just recently. Your vegan dishes are simple and scrumptious, and I am so grateful! Sincerely, Kristin

  124. Bernadette says

    I used this pie crust but a different filling recipe. I made it with Bob’s Red Mill 1:1, and Earth Balance. It came together nicely and I chilled it for hours. Rolling it out between wax paper was key! Unfortunately after I baked the pie the crust that wasn’t covered in filling was more like a hard cracker and the part covered with filling was pretty raw even though I baked it on the bottom rack for an hour. I think next time I’ll do a cookie crust but thanks for the recipe.

  125. Angie says

    I was excited about this recipe but it was a little daunting after reading some reviews… I made the filling in a blender according to the recipe and with arrowroot – it tasted perfect and I chilled it overnight before baking it into a premade gf pie crust. It set completely in the oven, and I’m trying it the day after and it’s perfect! Great creamy texture and not too sweet. Thank you so much for this treat!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      So kind! Thanks, Heather. Next time would you mind leaving a rating with your review?! It’s super helpful for us and other readers. xo!

      • Heather says

        Oh sure! Sorry! I was distracted when I left that comment. Had I been paying proper attention, I would’ve noticed I failed to rate it. Five stars definitely!

  126. Cory says

    What suggestions do you have for cooking with convection ovens? I tried this with a convection oven at same temp and time. TOP seems cooked a little more than the middle? Stuck a knife in the middle just after removing from the oven and still came out with some filling stuck to it

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      With convection ovens you need to reduce the cooking time OR, probably better in this instance, the temperature.

  127. Jordan Hall says

    Hi Dana, we are making this right now for Thanksgiving and want to know what size pie pan to use?? I hope you answer soon! Thanks!

  128. Tiffany says

    I made this as instructed with no subs and it didn’t thicken up quite like the pumpkin pie everyone is used to. The flavor was fine and the crust was good, but the middle was so mushy.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hmm, sounds like it was either the result of pumpkin puree that was a bit on the runny side, not enough starch, or too little baking time. Does any of that sound like it may have been the issue?

      • Tiffany says

        Like I said, I followed the instructions and recipe as written, so hard to say. Baking any longer would have burned the crust.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Melissa! Why we haven’t tried that gluten-free flour blend, We’d love to hear how it turns out if you give it a try.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yes! I believe most all purpose GF blends would work here with varied results (as long as they don’t have bean flours and contain a healthy mix of rice flours and starches for texture).

  129. Kimberly says

    Yeah, sorry but this one did not work for me. It tasted ok, but the texture was more like pudding. It felt like I was eating pudding with a crust. It also wasn’t sweet enough. Glad I tested it a few days before Thanksgiving.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Sorry to hear that this recipe didn’t do it for you, Kimberly.. Better luck on the next one. Happy Thanksgiving!

  130. Tiffany says

    So just to clarify before I dive into this bad boy: You didn’t blind bake the crust? Was that because the pie doesn’t have as much moisture as a traditional pumpkin pie?

  131. Melanie says

    This pie is wonderful! I have never made a pie before, but volunteered to bring pie to Thanksgiving this year so I could sneak in a vegan dessert. I am NOT a baker, so I was worried. I made a test pie two days ago and this recipe was so easy to follow, so delicious, and no one could tell it was GF or vegan!

    Before I make my actual pie tomorrow, I do have one question. My mom thought it wasn’t quite as sweet as her usual pie. What would you suggest adding to the filling to make it a little sweeter? More maple syrup? Some coconut sugar? What about sweetened almond milk instead of unsweetened? I would like to make it a bit sweeter, but I’m scared I’ll mess it up!

    Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Melanie, we think additional coconut sugar or brown sugar would work! Or maybe the sweetened almond milk idea- though that could be a little too much.

  132. Ariella Welton says

    Hi Dana,

    Would I bake it the same amount of time if I use a prepared crust? I am making the filling the same way but using a prepared crust instead (not frozen).

    Thank you!

  133. Sasha says

    Okay so this is my first time ever making a vegan pumpkin pie but it was honestly pretty good not as sweet but still good! There were a few things I changed for example, I didn’t have corn starch so I used flour. Another thing I did differently was the GF crust, I used the same brand but the unbleached white fine pastry flour which is my personal favorite whenever I make a pie. Last thing, it really takes 6-8 tbsp of ice water to form.

  134. Crystal says

    So happy to have found a dairy-free AND coconut-free pumpkin pie recipe for our family in a year when my 5-year-old and I have MAJOR food sensitivities…pages of them! Going to try this on a buckwheat/millet crust (she can’t do rice so standard GF blends are a no-no), and even if the crust is a fail, I’m confident that the filling per your recipe will be fantastic! Thanks Dana.

  135. Kirstyn Caldwell says

    Thank you for a vegan pumpkin pie recipe without agar powder! I have to order that stuff and Thanksgiving is in 3 days?

  136. Bruce says

    Wanted to test this out before Thanksgiving because my non-vegan guests have complained in the past of my vegan pumpkin pies. First off, I found that the filling should not be mixed in the blender. I have a Vitamix and it could not mix this properly. It is just too thick. I added about another 1/4 cup of almond milk to help, but I still needed to use the plunger to get anything going. I let the pie cool overnight. In tasting it, I find it very bland and boring. The pie has hardly any spice to it. I used pumpkin spice as called out, and still blah. I used my own homemade crust, so that was okay. Needless to say, I will not be using this for Thanksgiving. Not enough time to figure out what this needs.

  137. Kim says

    I so wanted this to work so my daughter could have pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving but it didn’t. I followed recipe exactly but crust came out way too tough and filling pulled away from sides. The flavors of the filling were great however!

  138. Mollie says

    Great recipe….made one crust with this recipe and Namaste Perfect Flour Blend.
    Other two crusts with Bobs red Mill GF PIE CRUST MIX & followed the directions on the bag. Mix crusts were SO much better…..but the Bob’s GF flour blend is different than Namaste.
    I think the shortening /Vegan butter mix (as recipe on bag) may be an easy way to lighten up a flour crust, even if not using the CRUST MIX. I also liked the bit of salty push back….would definitely add a bit of salt to a flour crust if I make it again.
    Filling is very good! Not as “custardy” as most pumpkin pies I have had in the past, but delicious and ALMOST healthy!! I am thrilled to have a great recipe that is healthy, a great texture, sets and tastes GREAT! Thank you!