When you think of the holidays, you may think about special dinners and festive get-togethers. That may lead you to think about holiday foods that will lead to thoughts of desserts which ultimately leads you to think about pies. It’s a sweet and delicious train of thought, right?
There are all kinds of holiday pies. There are traditional pies such as mince pie, pumpkin pie, and apple pie. Some family traditions include sweet potato pie or pecan pie. This year, why not set down a pie that’s a bit different next to your traditional pie? We’re thinking coconut, banana cream, chocolate peanut butter and lemon meringue.
If you’re thinking, “How will I make a pie with a light and flaky crust without dairy or eggs?” we’ve got you covered. We have recipes for gluten-free pies, no-bake pies, and raw pies plus lots of advice and tips. Check out The Ultimate Gluten-Free Vegan Baking Substitution Guide, How to Cook and Bake Without Eggs and learn All About Aquafaba so you can make fluffy egg-free meringues. Also, find out How to Avoid 6 Common Baking Mistakes for fool-proof tips.
Need inspiration? Take a look at these 35 Perfectly Sweet Vegan Christmas and Holiday Pies. Then get ideas on how to sweeten your holidays with these 25 amazing dairy- and egg-free pies.
1. The Best Banana Cream Pie Ever
Who doesn’t love a nice big slice of cream pie? This Banana Cream Pie really is the best, too, with a nutty crust, creamy coconut filling, and slices of sweet bananas. It’s just like the one you remember from your childhood, but you know, just better in every way.
2. Creamy Raw Chocolate Espresso Pie
Sure, you can have coffee with you pie but you can also have coffee in your pie like this Creamy Raw Chocolate Espresso Pie. 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!
3. Raw Apple Pie with Almonds, Coconut, and Ginger
Traditional baked apple pie can be quite an effort to make, but this Raw Apple Pie is very quick, easy, and absolutely delicious! It’s filled with all kinds of goodness like apples, dates, orange, cranberries, almonds, coconut and ginger; you can use whatever fruit is seasonal at the moment. Top it with fresh fruit or a dollop of coconut yogurt.
4. Lemon Meringue Pie
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.
5. Butternut Squash Apple Pie
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 pureed into soup, but it really shines in this creamy and sweet autumnal Butternut Squash Apple Pie. Adding tart, juicy apples really seal the deal on its deliciousness!
6. Cream Cheese Apple Galette
Galettes are just as delicious as pies, but way easier to make! And what better way to welcome fall than with an Apple Cream Cheese Galette? Instead of using store-bought vegan cream cheese, this version is homemade with coconut milk, cashew butter, and apple cider vinegar for tanginess.
7. No-Bake Snickers Pie
The Snickers Pie recipe of your dreams is here! It’s gluten-free, refined sugar-free, paleo, vegan, raw, ooey- gooey, chocolatey, caramel-y and peanut butter-y. This pie is such a star – it’s super easy to make, and it’s packed with fiber and good fats from the coconut and nuts. This will be the hit of any festive gathering.
8. Raw Vegan Chia Caramel Pecan Pie
Who says a decadent holiday pie can’t also be healthy? This Raw Vegan Chia Caramel Pecan Pie is made with all wholesome ingredients like nuts, dates, raisins, and chia seeds. It’s also topped with an indulgent chocolate cinnamon sauce. Guess you can have your healthy pie and eat it too!
9. Coconut Cream Pie with Blackberry Chia Jam
If you think you can’t make a light and flaky pie crust without dairy, this Coconut Cream Pie with Blackberry Chia Jam is here to show you how possible it is. The spelt crust is filled with silken tofu and coconut milk. Blackberry chia jam makes a colorful and fruity filling.
10. Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie
In this Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie, fresh sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb fill a buttery gluten-free crust, topped with an oat and brown sugar crumb topping … need we say more? Most of the ingredients are used in all three parts of the recipe, so it’s actually quite simple. You might even say it’s as easy as pie … crumb pie.
11. You Won’t Believe This Creamy Pumpkin Coconut Pie is Vegan, Sugar-Free, and Oil-Free!
What? Can you make a pie that’s vegan, sugar-free, oil-free and still have it be delicious? Yes! This Creamy Pumpkin Coconut Pie is made with cashews, coconut, pumpkin and warm spices. It even has some maca in it, so it’s extra-healthy while being extra-delicious.
12. Autumnal Apple Pie-lettes
It’s that time of year again. One whiff of cinnamon and all you can think of is the feel-good dishes that come with the holidays. These Autumnal Apple Pie-lettes are filled with nuts, dates, apples and spices that will make your body and your taste buds feel good. The small serving size makes them adorable too!
13. A Pumpkin Pie Recipe Everyone Will Love
Getting ready to feed picky eaters and people who think vegan pies just can’t be as good? Make this Pumpkin Pie Recipe Everyone Will Love. It’s sweet, fluffy and so good; no one can resist it. Challenge accepted!
14. Chocolate Pecan Pie
If you have chocolate lovers at one end of the table and nut lovers at the other end, bring them together with this Chocolate Pecan Pie. A pecan pie is in and of itself a beautifully decadent dessert, but pecan plus chocolate equals heaven. This would make a terrific addition to any holiday celebration because good food brings people together.
15. Vegan Cherry Pie with Hemp Seeds and Walnut
Make delicious holiday memories this raw vegan Cherry Pie with Hemp Seeds and Walnut. The filling is simply cherries, and the crust is made from hemp seeds, walnuts, coconut oil, and whatever sweetener you like. This is super healthy for your heart and brain and yummy for your tummy.
16. Apple Pumpkin Pie Tart
This Apple Pumpkin “Pie” Tart looks more like a cross between a pumpkin pie and an apple tart. With a hazelnut and pecan crust and pumpkin-apple filling, you might want to call it a pie or you might want to call it a tart. Whatever you call it, serve it at your holiday dinner because a pie by any other name tastes just as sweet.
17. Sweet Potato Maple Mousse Pie
Sweet potato pie is a traditional holiday pie. Give it a twist with this Sweet Potato Maple Mousse Pie. It’s creamy, cool and so easy to prepare. With a vanilla crème mousse and a sweet potato maple mousse, we say this pie is worth breaking tradition for. It may even start a whole new one.
18. Raw Fig Pie
Try this raw and vegan take on pie. This Raw Fig Pie is as delicious as it is stunning. The base is made from macadamia nuts, and the filling has dates, figs, and cacao powder. This pie will show everyone that figs are not just good for cookies.
19. Simple and Healthy Pecan Pumpkin Pie
This Simple and Healthy Pecan Pumpkin Pie features a wholesome pecan crust. It’s vegan, gluten-free, no sugar added, healthy and is made in a snap. Clean eating at its best, without comprising that great texture of the perfect pumpkin pie. Yum!
20. Naturally Delicious Key Lime Pie
Finally, you can eat your cake pie and have it too. This raw 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.
21. Perfect Peach Galette
Peaches smell intoxicating, and they are always juicy, sweet and delicious. This Perfect Peach Galette is easy to make if pie crust is just too time-consuming. The filling is simply peaches, vanilla, and sugar. Topping it with pistachios adds a nice salty kick to this already perfect dessert.
22. No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Pie
This No-Bake, Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Pie is going to be a hit with your guests, both kids, and adults. The crust is topped with a creamy peanut butter filling, chocolate swirl, and homemade peanut butter cups. This pie is beautiful, slices so cleanly, and beyond delicious!
23. No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie
Strawberries and coconut cream are a match made in heaven. This beautiful No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie is the proof. 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.
24. Vanilla Creme Cappuccino Pie
If you have guests that are nut-free and/or chocolate-free, this Vanilla Crème Cappuccino Pie is perfect for them. The crust is made with coconut and topped with a vanilla pudding infused with coffee flavor. We suggest making two of these pies because everyone will want seconds.
25. Chocolate and Strawberry Mousse Pie With Graham Cracker Crust
Get ready to set this Chocolate and Strawberry Mousse Pie on the table, and see the amazed reaction from all your guests. The gluten-free chocolate graham cracker crust is amazing – it’s chewy and has just the right amount of sweetness and salt. The flavor of this mousse really depends on what type of chocolate you use. Plus, a little Grand Marnier to make the night a little more festive.
With all these beautiful, delicious and healthy holiday pies, everyone just might want to skip dinner and get straight to dessert. We understand completely.
Lead image source: Butternut Squash Apple Pie