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Vegan gluten free pumpkin pie is perfect for Thanksgiving

Written By | Nov 20, 2018

SAN DIEGO: Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie is the perfect pumpkin pie recipe for Thanksgiving dessert this season? Here it is! With only 10 ingredients and easy to make, it is the perfect Thanksgiving dessert and will delight holiday guests while ensuring appeal for those with special dietary needs.


Pumpkin is a holiday favorite and is used not only in pumpkin pie but also in casseroles, soups, bread, muffins and more. Pumpkin is an extremely healthy member of the squash family and is packed with vitamin A, vitamin B complex. While being low in calories, fats, and sugars.

Vegan and Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie is appealing to the eye while also being healthy for all Thanksgiving dinner guests.

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Published in, the Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie recipe, and a few simple steps, is a great way to add rich, flavorful pumpkin taste.  This lovely traditional dessert recipe is certain to become a Thanksgiving favorite year after year!


-6 tablespoons cold vegan butter

-1 1/4 cup gluten free flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

4-6 tablespoons ice cold water


-2 3/4 cups pumpkin puree ( 1 1/2 15-ounce cans)

-1/4 cup brown sugar

-1/3 cup unsweetened plain almond milk

-1 tablespoon olive oil, or melted coconut oil

– 2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot powder

-1 3/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

-1/4 teaspoon sea salt


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.

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Once a loose dough is formed, transfer to a piece of plastic wrap and gently work 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 and prepare pie filling.

Filling your Thanksgiving Gluten-Free Pumpkin PIe

Add all pie 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. 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 effect! 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.

Tips For Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Pie:

Avoid trying to be fancy creating elaborate designs with the crust. Just get the crust in, get a flat edge and go.

If this is your first pie, or if you are making the crust from scratch, purchase a backup crust.  It can be frozen if not used.

Once the pie is thoroughly chilled and it is time for Thanksgiving dessert adorn with a dollop of whipped cream.

Add a sprinkle of nutmeg and cinnamon and a scoop of vegan pumpkin pie or vanilla bean ice cream.

Until next time, enjoy the ride in good health!

Laurie Edwards-Tate

Since 1984, Laurie Edwards-Tate has served as President and Founder of At Your Home Familycare, a non-medical Home Care Aide Organization, serving seniors, disabled, infirm and children. Laurie is Board of Director 2018 (elected), Palomar Health; Executive Board Member; Chair Board Human Resources Committee; Member of Audits & Compliance Committee; Community Relations Committee.