On the hunt for the perfect pie to bring to your holiday gathering? Everyone can and should be able to indulge in a delicious slice (or let’s be honest — multiple slices) on this incredible food holiday. Though making your own sweet pies may seem daunting, it’s a fairly simple process with out-of-this-world rewards. There’s a reason your grandma’s pumpkin pie was far tastier than any store-bought one you’ve tried, it was hand-baked with love. This holiday, show your family and friends the beauty, comfort, and deliciousness of homemade vegan pies!
Whether you’re a pumpkin fan, an apple lover, or a sweet potato supporter, you will find at least one sweet pie recipe in this list that you’ll feel compelled to bake. We sifted through our ever-growing Food Monster App recipe archives to make this best-of-the-best seasonal pie collection. If you are more of a traditional pie fan, you will find plenty recipes that suit your fancy. However, we implore you to try out some of the more innovative recipes as well!
1. Pumpkin Pie With Coconut Whip and Candied Pecans
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This Pumpkin Pie by Gabrielle St. Claire is super easy and only requires a handful of affordable, easy to find ingredients. It may take time to throw together, but it is beyond worth it and you can make more than one at a time. This recipe is perfect for fall and has multiple textures from the pumpkin pecans and cinnamon coconut whip. It will instantly become a family favorite! If you love all things pumpkin or need a classic vegan alternative this year, try this unique vegan pumpkin pie!
2. Kabocha Squash and Pumpkin Pie
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This Kabocha Squash and Pumpkin Pie by Claire Ragozzino is a rich, hearty, new take on the classic pumpkin pie. The kabocha is a Japanese winter squash that brings out rich notes in the pumpkin filling. The added chocolate makes for a beautifully crafted trio sure to knock your socks off! This recipe will surely spice up your Thanksgiving table this year.
3. Creamy Pumpkin-Coconut Pie
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This Creamy Pumpkin Coconut Pie by Annie Oliverio is the perfect pie for you if you are looking for the silkiest, smoothest pie filling possible. Coconut milk helps give this pie its luscious texture. The classic pumpkin flavor will win over everyone at the Thanksgiving table- vegans and omnivores alike. Top off each slice with a dollop of coconut whip for optimal enjoyment.
4. Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie
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This delicious Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie by Courtney West starts with a gingersnap cookie crust that’s then topped with a smooth, creamy pumpkin pie filling that’s spiced with pumpkin pie spice and cardamom for an extra layer of warmth. Top with coconut whipped cream for the ultimate dessert experience. How can you resist a dessert that combines two seasonal faves into one dish?
5. Date-Sweetened Pumpkin Pie
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This Date-Sweetened Pumpkin Pie by Helyn Dunn tastes traditional but the ingredients are anything but! Creamy cashews and soy milk replace the canned condensed milk and mineral-rich dates replace the sugar. This healthier alternative to the holiday classic is so creamy and luscious it won’t stay around for long… so be prepared. You may want to make two!
6. No-Bake Pumpkin Date Pie
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What better way to enjoy all of the health benefits that pumpkins have to offer than with a delicious pumpkin pie! This No-Bake Pumpkin Date Pie by Crystal Bonnet has a date-almond-oat crust which is then filled with a mixture of pumpkin, banana, almond milk, coconut butter, and plenty of warming spices. The result is a gorgeous dessert that you don’t even have to turn on the oven for – win!
1. Grilled Apple Pie With Vanilla-Coconut Whipped Cream
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These fun, handheld Grilled Apple Pies by Barbara Musick can be cooked on the grill or on the stove! Traditional apple pie filling is wrapped in spring rolls, grilled, then brushed with melted vegan butter and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. The only thing that could possibly make it better is the vanilla-infused whipped coconut cream perfect for dipping. Choose this recipe if you want a no-mess, more casual dessert this holiday.
2. Raw Apple Pie
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This Raw Apple Pie by Amanda Smith is so simple but oh-so good. The sweet, chewy, crust is made from dates and buckwheat groats and it tastes like caramel, which pairs perfectly with the fresh apple slices and chocolate sauce. Cinnamon enhances the flavors of this pie even more and a sprinkle of chopped almonds adds a delightful, crunchy texture. Who said a tasty pie had to be baked?
3. Open-Face Apple Pumpkin Pie
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This season, instead of covering up the beautiful glazed apples inside of your pies, you give them their time in the spotlight by making an Open-Face Apple Pumpkin Pie! This recipe by Hannah Teson is like a two for one – the rich and spicy filling of a pumpkin pie with the sugar, cinnamon-y goodness of an apple one on top! Simply purée, layer, bake, and devour.
4. Mini Buckwheat Apple Pies
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These Mini Buckwheat Apple Pies by Patricia Idus are adorable versions of the iconic Thanksgiving dessert. Buckwheat crust makes the pie a bit healthier than the traditional version. The sweet but tart apple filling could win anyone over. These adorable mini pies make eating the dessert even more enjoyable because who doesn’t adore tiny versions of food?
1. Easy Date Caramel Pecan Pie
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This Easy Date Caramel Pecan Pie by Easy Date Caramel Pecan Pie starts with an easy oat and pecan crust and it’s filled with creamy date caramel. Add a sprinkle of sea salt, a dollop of coconut whipped cream, and some artfully placed pecans to finish off this healthy, refined sugar-free treat! Even longtime pecan pie haters will have a hard time resisting a slice.
12. No-Bake Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse Pecan Pie
This Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse Pecan Pie by Jasmine Briones is a holiday dessert masterpiece that will be the first to disappear from the table. A chocolatey crust made from pecans and gooey dates is filled with a rich, decadent chocolate mousse filling made from sweet potato and sweetened naturally with dates. Not only does this pie taste delicious, it is made from nourishing ingredients, so that’s cause for even more celebration!
Source: No-Bake Black Cherry Pie
What’s not to love about this No-Bake Black Cherry Pie by Gabrielle St. Claire? It’s effortless, affordable, involves a handful of ingredients, requires no baking, and is perfect for entertaining! While pumpkin and apple pies tend to steal the spotlight during the holidays, gorgeous tart cherry pies should not be looked over. If you love a classic effortless vegan dessert that will make you look like a true iron chef, you have to try this recipe.
2. Black Bottom Cherry Pie
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This Black Bottom Cherry Pie by Black Bottom Cherry Pie is the perfect decadent dessert for following a hearty holiday meal. The base is coated in a rich dark chocolate ganache that adds a creamy richness that pairs perfectly with the tangy, but sweet dark cherry filling. This pie has two crust options, classic, which is buttery and flaky, or gluten-free, which is nutty and slightly sweet. You are also left with extra chocolate ganache, which is perfect for adding to other sweets!
Sweet Potato Pies
1. Sweet Potato Pecan Pie
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This seasonal dessert is much more than sweet potato pie with pecans on it. It’s two pies combined into one! There’s one layer of pecan filling over a layer of sweet potato filling, so you can have the best of both worlds. If you are looking for a pie comparable to the ones your grandma served up every year during the holidays, here is the Sweet Potato Pecan Pie by Gina Hoskins.
2. Sweet Potato Popcorn Pie
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A silky, creamy and glorious pie that’s part baked cheesecake, part custard flan. But oh-so-much more exciting with a filling made from sweet potatoes and apples that’s creamy and flavorful. This Sweet Potato Popcorn Pie by Laura Hemmington is delicately sweet, with flavors of apple, pecan, pretzel, and a crunch of popcorn. This fun and creative spin on the beloved, traditional pie is not one to be missed.
Other Seasonal Sweet Pies
1. Raw Caramel Peanut Pie
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Looking for a healthier version of the often rich, indulgent pecan pie? This Raw Caramel Peanut Pie by Harriet Emily is a no-bake, sweet treat and a peanut butter lover’s dream. The nutty crust is topped with a layer of peanut butter and then finished off with a peanut and caramel topping and garnished with walnuts. You don’t have to worry about anxiously watching the oven for this recipe!
2. Ruffled Cinnamon Pistachio Pie
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This Ruffled Cinnamon Pistachio Pie by Maya Sozer is a delightful twist on your traditional filo dough pastry. The recipe combines the delicious spices and nuts in baklava and the baking methods of pie. The resulting dessert is light, flakey, and delicious. Though you may associate pecans with Thanksgiving, pistachios have the same warming, nutty flavors and will add some variety to the dessert table.
3. Cinnamon Maple Crunch Pie
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Get cozy this Thanksgiving and bake a comforting, delicious Cinnamon Maple Crunch Pie by Emily Spain. You are going to fall in love with this irresistible combo of sweet maple cinnamon cream and crispy skillet granola! Coconut milk, almond butter, maple syrup, and plenty of cinnamon is blended together, poured onto a simple almond crust, and then frozen until firm and dense. The crunch from the granola on top is the perfect compliment to this otherwise silky dessert.
4. Butternut Squash Apple Pie
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Beat it, pumpkin! There’s a new gourd in town, and its name is butternut squash. Sure, you’ve probably had butternut squash roasted or puréed into soup, but it really shines in this creamy, sweet, and autumnal Butternut Squash Apple Pie by Amy Lyons. Adding tart, juicy apples brings out the sweet flavors of the squash and really seal the deal on its deliciousness. Plus, the vegetable is just as creamy as its more popular counterpart pumpkin.
We hope these recipes have left you ins-PIE-red. If you’re still planning your Thanksgiving meals, check out our Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide. If you’re still hungry for more… we highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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