People always seem to bring fruit pies to summer celebrations. They’re fresh, easy, delicious –what’s not to love? If you want to shake things up a bit this year, why not try bringing a non-fruit pie. While fruit pies scream summer, there are so many other kinds of pie out there. Your pie will stand out (and put a smile on some picky-eaters’ faces.) While chocolate is definitely the most obvious and abundant of non-fruit pie recipes, there are still so man other options like peanut butter and coconut cream! Check out these 15 non-fruit pies to make for your next celebration! They taste amazing and will pair perfectly with a slice of someone else’s strawberry rhubarb pie.
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1. Chocolate Pie
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This easy-to-make Chocolate Pie by Julie Zimmer is decadent in a light kind of way. It’s chocolaty and creamy like pudding but not too sweet. It also holds perfectly, even without the coconut oil or cacao butter or Agar-Agar powder. Instead, it just needs 2 tablespoons of finely ground chia seeds. Mostly made with raw ingredients, this dessert hits all the high notes for nutrition. It’s perfect for any occasion!
2. Oatmeal Cream Pies
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Ever wanted to make you’re own healthier version of this classic treat? Now you can! Hey, these Oatmeal Cream Pies by Tori Cooper are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, oil-free, and pretty close to being refined sugar-free. You could probably get away with simply using cashews and maple syrup if you want though.
3. No-Bake Chocolate Fudge Pie
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With a simple crust and a rich, creamy filling, this gluten-free & paleo No-Bake Chocolate Fudge Pie by Kat Condon is sure to be everyone’s new favorite pie! The crust is super simple – just almonds and dates pulsed together, which means there are no grains, no dairy, and no refined sugars involved As amazing as this pie is plain, it’s even better with the raspberry compote smothered on top. The slight tartness of the raspberries really helps to break up the rich, fudgey texture of the filling and creates a really amazing balance. You can also keep it on the side if you serve it at a party! This No Bake Vegan Fudge Pie is rich, creamy, decadent, and deceivingly simple! It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
4. Chocolate Pecan Pie
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A pecan pie is in and of itself a beautifully decadent dessert, but why not kick it up a notch every so often? Chocolate + nuts + pie = heaven. This Chocolate Pecan Pie by Clémence Moulaert would make a terrific addition to any celebration, or simply be a wonderful treat on a cozy autumn day indoors with a good cup of tea or coffee.
5. Chocolate and Butterscotch Pudding Pie
This Chocolate and Butterscotch Pudding Pie by Melanie Sorrentino is a perfect accompaniment to afternoon coffee or tea. Two thick and dense layers of pudding – chocolate and butterscotch – are set atop a simple, vegan crust. The top is dotted with chocolate chips for yummy bursts of chocolatey goodness throughout. Serve with some coconut whipped cream on the side for added decadence!
6. Boston Cream Pie
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7. Chocolate Creme Pie
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This Chocolate Creme Pie by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD not only offers that sweet chocolate flavor, but it also gives you a serving of veggies. The acorn squash based filling sets up perfectly and results in a creamy texture. Not to mention, it’s filled with fiber and nutrients. If you’re in charge of making the pies, opt for this 100% whole-food plant-based treat alongside a plant-based apple and pecan pie.
8. Coconut Custard Pie
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Coconut custard pies are not just for the holidays! Desserts are not limited to a certain time of the year. Creamy, decadent, rich, but made into smaller pies, this Coconut Custard Pie by Gretchen Price definitely has to be the next dessert you serve to your friends and family.
9. Chocolate Mud Pies
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These Chocolate Mud Pies by Bake Vegan Stuff, Easy Recipes For Kids (And Adults, Too!), Sara Kidd sound messy, but they are simply delicious! Putting them in the pie pans makes them fun to decorate and serve!
10. Classic Pecan Pie
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You can’t have a holiday season without pecan pie. However, it’s not the healthiest option. This sticky and delicious Paleo and Vegan Classic Pecan Pie by Sabrina Estafo will send you into happiness, while staying true to your healthy lifestyle needs!
11. Sweet Potato Maple Mousse Pie
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12. Chocolate Cream Pie
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This Chocolate Cream Pie by Pavani Nandula is a deconstructed and plant-based version of the classic diner dessert. It tastes just as delicious, if not more, than the traditional version. But make it extra special with the no-bake, buttery graham cracker crust and a smooth layer of whipped cream. You can make this dessert as a pie in a pie pan or as mini desserts. Either way is great! Creamy, dreamy, and luscious vegan chocolate cream pies––this recipe is definitely a crowd-pleaser!
13. Peanut Butter Cream Pie
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How can you go wrong with the classic combo of peanut butter and chocolate? This recipe is for creamy, peanut butter pie on a chocolate cinnamon crust. This Peanut Butter Cream Pie by Jessica Meyers Altman is sure to have everyone begging for more than one slice.
14. Funfetti Whoopie Pies
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15. Chocolate Silk Pie
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This Chocolate Silk Pie by Azucena Noriega is absolutely divine. Silken tofu gives this dessert a light airy texture and a lovely, velvety smoothness. The creamy chocolate has a bit of cayenne pepper and almond milk is topped with a semisweet chocolate ganache and sits atop a crunchy graham cracker crust. Yum!
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