Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie (3)

Thanksgiving is two days away, and today was baking day. This pumpkin pie is a crowd-pleaser, whether your guests are vegan or not. Kinnikinnick graham crackers are vegan and gluten-free, which helps if you’re juggling a variety of dietary needs over the holidays. If you use another brand, you may need a different number of crackers.

Ingredients:

  • 10 graham crackers
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons melted Earth Balance butter
  • 8 ounces silken tofu
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  1. To prepare the crust, combine the graham crackers and brown sugar in a blender; process until you have fine crumbs. Add the melted butter and pulse to combine.
  2. Use your fingers to press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 minutes. Let cool at least 10 minutes.Pumpkin Pie (1)
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the filling: In a blender, combine the silken tofu, pumpkin, maple syrup, cornstarch, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla. Process until smooth. Spoon into the prepared crust and bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes, until set.
  4. Let cool on a wire rack for 2 hours, then transfer to the fridge and chill at least 4 hours.
  5. Serve plain, or topped with your favorite non-dairy whipped cream!

Pumpkin Pie (2)

Travis loved the idea that this pie was made from pumpkins, even though we used canned puree and not a cute little sugar pie pumpkin.  But it led us on a fun harvest vegetable hunt at the grocery store, including all kinds of knobby squashes and root veggies like potatoes and parsnips.

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What’s on your harvest table for Thanksgiving this year? Please share in the comments!

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