This is the only Vegan Pumpkin Pie recipe you’ll ever need! It’s decadent, smooth, warmly spiced, and incredibly easy to make with only 9 ingredients.
This is the best Vegan Pumpkin Pie ever! It’s always a hit for the holidays, with its decadent pumpkin-spiced filling and luxurious texture. No one will notice that it’s vegan, let alone that it didn’t take you all day to make. It’s extremely easy and made with only 9 ingredients!
Why I love this recipe
- A silky smooth filling: The pumpkin pie filling is like a sweet and warmly spiced pumpkin custard. It’s creamy, rich, and velvety smooth.
- It’s ridiculously easy to make: All you have to do is blend the ingredients, pour, bake, and enjoy!
- Only 9 ingredients: The creamy and indulgent pumpkin pie filling is made with 9 simple and budget-friendly ingredients.
- You’ll never guess it’s vegan: Go ahead and serve this at Thanksgiving dinner. Your guests will be too busy “mmm-ing” and “aww-ing” to realize the pumpkin pie is vegan!
Don’t just take my word for it. These commenters had great things to say about the pie as well:
⭐Becky says, “I tried a few vegan pumpkin pie recipes before finding this one. I will never go back- this is the perfect classic pie recipe that everyone needs in their life.”
⭐Karen says, “So delicious…tastes just like the pie my Mom used to make many years ago!”
⭐Mai-Li says, “The best vegan pumpkin pie I have tried, and so simple. Texture and flavor are spot on without needing any tweaking.”
How to make vegan pumpkin pie
Dump the canned pumpkin, coconut cream, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, salt, and cornstarch into a blender.
A note on coconut cream: The secret to a silky smooth pumpkin pie filling is canned coconut cream. This thick cream gives the filling its rich flavor and a smooth consistency without adding any coconut flavor. If you can’t find coconut cream, use a can of full-fat coconut milk instead. Try to use as much of the creamy white part as possible (some clear liquid is fine though).
And trust me, no one can detect a hint of coconut flavor in this pumpkin pie!
No blender at home? Whisk the filling ingredients by hand instead.
Blend the filling ingredients until the mixture is very smooth. You don’t want any lumps left behind!
Next, pour the smooth filling into a pie pan lined with my Easy Vegan Pie Crust. Smooth out the top with a spatula, then bake.
Are the edges of the crust starting to burn? Cover the edges with a pie shield or a layer of aluminum foil.
You’ll know the pie is done baking when the edges are set and the middle is still slightly jiggly. Take it out of the oven and set it on the kitchen counter to rest for 30 minutes.
Cover the top with plastic and place the pie in the fridge to chill for 4 hours or overnight.
Frequently asked questions
No, you don’t need to pre-bake or blind-bake the pie crust in advance. It cooks in the same amount of time as the filling.
Coconut cream results in by far the best pumpkin pie because it makes the filling creamy and rich, all while avoiding cracks on top. However, the next best option is full-fat coconut milk from a can (not a carton). Use as much of the creamy white part as possible as a substitute (some clear liquid is fine though).
I also tested this recipe with oat milk, soy milk, and unsweetened vegan creamer. They all worked fine and produced yummy pies but the tops did crack a bit and the fillings weren’t as creamy as the coconut version.
Yes! My Gluten Free Pie Crust is a fantastic choice when you need a vegan and gluten free pumpkin pie.
The leftover pie and slices will stay fresh for 3 to 4 days when they’re covered and stored in the fridge.
Yes, it freezes very well! Once the pie is cool, wrap it tightly in several layers of plastic wrap, then a layer of aluminum foil to protect it from freezer burn. Freeze for up to 1 month. Let the pie thaw in the fridge before slicing and serving.
If the pumpkin filling is soft like pudding when you slice the pie, this is likely a sign that the pie wasn’t baked long enough or it didn’t have enough time to chill and set in the fridge. This can also happen when you use watery coconut milk or non-dairy milk (instead of coconut cream) in the filling.
To tell if the pie is baked perfectly, wiggle the dish. The middle should jiggle slightly. If the liquid sloshes or is very loose, it’s not done yet.
After resting at room temperature for 30 minutes, let the pie chill in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight for the best results. That’s all the time it needs to firm up!
This can happen if the pie is baked at too high of a temperature. To avoid cracks, you can bake the pie at a lower temperature (300ºF to 325ºF) for longer, around 1 ½ hours.
Cracks can also happen when you substitute coconut cream for non-dairy milk, like oat milk and soy milk. It’s always best to use full-fat coconut cream or coconut milk to keep the filling as thick and creamy as possible.
Your pumpkin pie will take on a dark orange color when you make the filling with only brown sugar. The opposite happens with all white sugar.
I like using a 1:1 mix of brown sugar and white granulated sugar because it makes the pie a little lighter in color. Regardless of which sugar you use and the color of your pie, it will still taste great!
Vegan Pumpkin Pie
- 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
- 1 cup coconut cream
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 recipe Easy Vegan Pie Crust see Notes for other options
- Vegan Whipped Cream optional, for serving
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a pie crust in a pie plate.
- Add the canned pumpkin, coconut cream, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, salt and cornstarch to a blender and blend until very smooth. You may also simply whisk it together in a bowl until smooth.
- Bake for 1 hour. If the crust starts to burn, cover the edges of the crust with aluminum foil or a pie shield after about 30 minutes of baking. The middle will still look jiggly; that's normal. Let cool at room temperature for 30 minutes, then cover and transfer to the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Slice and serve with homemade Vegan Whipped Cream or store-bought non-dairy whipped topping, if desired. Enjoy!
- Optional Pie Crust Leaves: A fun idea for decorating your pie! Make or buy an extra pie crust, and roll out the dough about 1/8th inch thick. Using leaf cookie cutters, cut into shapes. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees F. Once the pie has chilled, place on the pie for decoration.
- I recommend my Easy Vegan Pie Crust recipe for best results, but you can use a store bought vegan pie crust (Whole Foods carries one I know of) OR Gluten Free Pie Crust for a lighter option.
- Don’t substitute another milk for the full fat coconut cream or your pie filling won’t thicken up the same way. If you can’t find coconut cream, you can use cans of coconut milk but only use the rich, creamy, thick white part and just a little clear liquid for best results. I tried it with several other milks (soy, oat, even dairy free creamer) and it worked, but the pie cracked and did not taste custard-like at all.
- May substitute coconut sugar if desired. You can also cut the sugar in half for a less-sweet pie. Pure maple syrup works, but only use 1/2 cup. The pie will be less thick.
- You can use arrowroot or tapioca starch for the cornstarch if needed.
- Store leftover pumpkin pie loosely covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. To freeze, let the whole pie completely cool. Then wrap it tightly in several layers of plastic wrap, then even a layer of foil to protect it from freezer burn.