Tofu-Free Vegan No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

This is for you all you soy-haters!  I know there are some of you who are looking for a non-tofu vegan pumpkin pie.  What to use in place of tofu for creaminess you may wonder?  Cashews!

This pie is very similar to my tofu pumpkin pie— basically  the block of silken tofu is just replaced with one cup of soaked cashews.  As usual, no messing around with the oven.     With all the other baking and food preparation going on Thanksgiving day, this is one pie you can whip up the night before and let sit in the fridge until dessert time.                          Stress free.  That is the name of my game.

Tofu-Free Vegan No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

Crust:

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut butter
  • sea salt to taste

Blend all ingredients in food processor.  My tofu pumpkin pie crust uses all nuts and no oats in the crust.  However, because there are nuts in this filling I decided to go half and half.  Feel free to go nuts and use all almonds though.  Once the crust begins to stick together, press it into a 9 inch pie plate.  If your dates are on the dry side and the crumbs are having trouble sticking, simple add a dash of maple syrup or agave to the food processor and everything should begin to stick.

Filling:

  • 1 15oz can pumpkin
  • 1 cup cashews (soaked overnight or at least for a few hours– helps soften for blending)
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • sea salt to taste

Blend all ingredients in your food processor and then transfer to a high-speed blender to get everything super smooth and creamy.  Taste, and if you prefer some added sweetness you can always toss in a couple more dates or some maple syrup or agave.

Once blended, pour filling into your crust and put in the fridge to chill and set.  Enjoy!!

 

This pie is so healthy you can eat it for breakfast.  Try a piece on top of your bowl of morning oatmeal….mmmm.

To make this pie extra-special, make a batch of cashew cream and dollop on top.

Click to this post for recipe:  Cashew Cream Recipe

Awww, the lonely last piece.  So sad.

 

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