One of the tasters of this dairy-free pumpkin pie called it a "vegan's dream come true." The filling has just the right amount of spice, while the crust--made with part whole-wheat flour--has a wonderful nutty flavor and crispy texture. The pie is great as is, but to really please the plant-based eaters at your Thanksgiving table, top it with Coconut Whipped Cream (see Associated Recipes). Source:, February 2020

Pam Lolley


Ingredient Checklist

Associated Recipes


Instructions Checklist
  • Pulse whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor until fully combined, 3 to 4 times. Add shortening; pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal, 8 to 10 times. Drizzle 4 tablespoons ice water over the mixture; pulse just until moist clumps form, 5 to 6 times, adding up to 1 tablespoon water if needed. Gather the dough into a ball, and flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray. Roll the dough into a 12-inch circle (about 1/8 inch thick) on a lightly floured surface. Fit into the prepared pan; fold edges under and crimp. Prick bottom and sides of the crust with a fork. Line the dough with parchment paper, and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake for 15 minutes; remove the weights and parchment paper. Continue baking until the edges of the crust are very lightly browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, about 1 hour.

  • Meanwhile, reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Whisk pumpkin, coconut milk, brown sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in a large bowl until completely smooth. Pour the mixture into the cooled crust.

  • Bake until the center is almost set, 45 to 50 minutes, shielding the edges with foil after 20 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely, about 2 hours. Refrigerate the pie, covered, for at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours. Serve with whipped topping, if desired.


Tip: Be sure to shake and stir the coconut milk to combine well before measuring.

To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

Equipment: 9-inch pie pan; parchment paper; pie weights (or dried beans)

Nutrition Facts

279 calories; 14.4 g total fat; 5.9 g saturated fat; 202 mg sodium. 199 mg potassium; 36.7 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 18 g sugar; 3.1 g protein; 6620 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 31 mcg folate; 35 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 37 mg magnesium; 16 g added sugar;