This vegan pumpkin pie sweet treat that’s healthy enough to eat for breakfast, but delicious enough to serve on Thanksgiving! I feel it’s worth the extra effort to use fresh pie pumpkins because of the bright flavor they give. And, yes, you’ll want to use a “pie” pumpkin if possible, as it will impart the perfect flavor for your fresh pumpkin pie.
- One small pie pumpkin (or 2 cups cooked, mashed pumpkin)
- One 9-inch vegan pie crust
- 12.3 oz. aseptic pack of silken tofu (extra firm)
- 5 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- ¾ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup organic sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 400° F. Cut the pumpkin in half. Scoop out the seeds and remove the stringy pulp from the inside of the pumpkin, using a metal spoon. Place the pumpkin (cut sides down) in a large baking pan.
- Pour enough water over the pumpkin so that there’s about ½-inch of water in the pan.
- Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until the pumpkin flesh is soft and tender when pricked with a fork. Remove and allow to cool slightly.
- Place the pie crust in the oven and bake for about five minutes. Remove.
- When the pumpkin has cooled slightly, scoop out two cups of the flesh and place in a blender. I use a NutriBullet Pro 900 and I love it!
- Add the tofu, spice, maple syrup, sugar, and salt and blend until very smooth.
- Pour the filling into the prebaked pie shell. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until nicely browned.
- Allow to cool in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
- Serve plain or with nondairy vanilla ice cream (or nondairy whipped topping).
Makes one 9-inch pie (serves 8)
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