Did you know that there is an American Pie Council? It’s an organization committed to “preserving America’s pie heritage and promoting America’s love affair with pies.” They also sponsor National Pie Day which is celebrated annually on January 23rd. Well, we are all for a holiday that celebrates pies – berry pies, cherry pies, chocolate pies, peanut butter pies, pumpkin pies – you name it.
We also understand that baking pies without eggs or dairy may seem like a challenge and we are ready to help. Baking pies without dairy is easy since there are dairy-free versions of milk, butter, and cream. When it comes to milk, read Which Milk for What Recipe: A Non-Dairy Milk Guide for All Your Cooking and Baking Needs to see which is best for your recipe. Than learn How to Make Perfect Homemade Dairy-Free Pie Crust for Your Holiday Pies.
Eggs are used for several purposes in baking including flavor, texture and leavening. Read How to Cook and Bake Without Eggs and then How to Bake the Perfect Pumpkin Pie Without Eggs. The tips in that article can apply to all kinds of pie besides pumpkin.
If you’re gluten-free, pie crust can be extra challenging. Check out The Ultimate Gluten-Free Vegan Baking Substitution Guide to see what adaptations are necessary. Of course, you don’t have to bake to enjoy a delicious pie and these 10 Fresh and Delicious No-Bake Vegan Pies are the yummy proof of that. Are you ready to celebrate National Pie Day? Here are 15 recipes, each a different type, that show you making delicious dairy-free and egg-free pies is as easy as…well, pie.
1. Belly-Busting and Totally Delicious Banoffee Pie
This Banoffee Pie is rich, indulgent, belly-busting, and totally delicious! It has a gluten-free biscuit base and the filling is a decadent mix of almond butter, bananas, and coconut cream. You might want to eat dessert before dinner just to be sure you have room for this amazing pie.
2. Peanut Butter Cream Pie
The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is a time-proven classic. This Peanut Butter Cream Pie is further proof of that with its creamy peanut butter filling on a chocolate cinnamon crust. Topped with peanuts, bananas, and more chocolate, it’s sure to have everyone begging for a second slice.
3. Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet potato steals the spotlight from pumpkin in this wonderful Sweet Potato Pie. Top it with pecans and coconut whipped cream to really wow your guests. This is the perfect ending to any meal.
4. Banana Cream Pie
Get ready to be transported to heaven with this Banana Cream Pie. It has a graham cracker and pecan crust and it’s filled with rich and decadent banana cream custard. Then it’s topped with coconut whipped cream and homemade caramel sauce. Cool and creamy, this banana cream pie is the ultimate indulgence.
5. Apple Raspberry Ginger Pie
Everyone loves apple pie but this Apple Raspberry Ginger Pie takes it to a whole other level. The combination of apples and raspberries is genius. The taste and aroma of the warm spices like ginger and cinnamon makes this gluten-free pie a treat for all your senses.
6. Perfect Mini Pecan Pies
Why are these Mini Pecan Pies perfect? Well, they’re mini so you can eat the whole pie and not feel guilty. Instead of the traditional corn syrup and brown sugar that goes into the sugary-sweet filling, a mixture of coconut oil and pecan butter is used instead, for a healthier alternative. They’re also dairy-free and egg-free. We think those are all good reasons to call them perfect.
7. Butternut Squash Apple Pie
Pumpkin pie is all well and good but how about trying a different gourd like butternut squash? Sure, you’ve probably had butternut squash roasted or pureed into soup, but it really shines in this creamy and sweet Butternut Squash and Apple Pie. Adding tart, juicy apples really seals the deal on its deliciousness and the warm, fragrant spices will have your mouth watering long before it’s out of the oven.
8. Creamy Raw Chocolate Espresso Pie
Your guests will never believe this Creamy Raw Vegan Espresso Pie is healthy! The crust is made from almonds and dates and the filling is made from soaked cashews, brewed coffee, and espresso beans — it’s a coffee lover’s dream!
9. Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon meringue pie, made vegan! What was once the equivalent of the Holy Grail to most plant-based pie bakers is now easily within reach, thanks to the winning combination of tofu and aquafaba! This Lemon Meringue Pie is the perfect combination of sweet and tart, and it’s sure to be a hit at family gatherings or with just you and a special someone on a Sunday afternoon.
10. Naturally Delicious Key Lime Pie
This raw Naturally Delicious Key Lime Pie is just as decadently rich as its original version. It has the right amount of sweetness and tanginess. It even has the irresistible melt-in-your-mouth texture. And the coconut-date pie crust! Forget graham crackers, butter, and sugar: this healthy version is the ultimate winner.
11.Chambord Cherry Pie
You don’t have to wait for summer to make this Chambord Cherry Pie. After all, Washington’s birthday falls in February and that’s a great reason to make this pie now. This pie has fruity Chambord liqueur to make some incredible boozy berries. We cannot tell a lie: we love this cherry pie!
12. No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie
Strawberries and coconut cream are a match made in heaven and this No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie is just heavenly. It’s super easy, super healthy, and super delicious. This is the beauty of raw desserts, they do not take long to make and they are pretty darn good for you. Sounds like a win-win to us.
13. Coconut Cream Pie with Blackberry Chia Jam
If you like cream pie but want something a little lighter, this Coconut Cream Pie with Blackberry Chia Jam is just the thing. It uses silken tofu for the filling so it’s decadent but not as rich and filling as other pies. It’s filled with a delicoius blackberry chia jam and coconut oil makes the crust light, tender and flaky.
14. Summer Berry Cashew Cream Pie
When you taste this Summer Berry Cashew Cream Pie, you might be surprised to learn that the only ingredients are fruit and nuts. It’s also fast and easy to make – just blend everything and let it set in the fridge. This pie is refreshing and not too sweet. Serve it with lots of extra berries.
15. No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Tart with Candied Nut Topping
This Pumpkin Tart with Candied Nut Topping has all the makings of a rustic no-bake treat. Its creamy pumpkin filling is flavored with maple syrup and then topped with candied pecans and cashews, all on a nutty, flourless crust. Since it’s no-bake, it couldn’t be simpler. You could have this ready in time for dinner tonight.
All of these pies look and sound incredible. Which pie will you make to celebrate National Pie Day? Tell us in the comments. We may need to try one of each…you know, for research and all that.
Lead image source: Banana Cream Pie