Holiday Recipes – Vegan Pumpkin Pie | World Vegan Month 2016

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Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Most know that Thanksgiving is only a few days away.  The month of November is also celebrated as World Vegan Month.  For those who may be entertaining a vegan this holiday season, this recipe is for you!  Today, we’re sharing a holiday recipe for Vegan Pumpkin Pie.  The term vegan is used to describe food that is made without any animal products.  This includes food that is free of milk and dairy.  Veganism has grown over the years, and World Vegan Month 2016 marks the 22nd year of this celebration.  Vegan recipes have also grown in popularity among those who have food allergies to dairy and/or eggs.  If you’re looking for a great vegan recipe or a great pumpkin pie recipe, check this one out from Chef Piazza.  He also shares some culinary tips below.  Enjoy!

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Holiday Recipes - Vegan Pumpkin Pie | World Vegan Month 2016

Holiday Recipe:  Vegan Pumpkin Pie (milk and dairy free)

9 inch unbaked pie crust – see recipe below

Pumpkin Pie Filling

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon powder ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon powder cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon Xanthan gum

Mix above dry ingredients together

  • 15 ounces pumpkin mashed
  • 2 tablespoons egg replacer
  • 12 ounces rice milk

Mix wet ingredients together with egg replacer

Mix wet and dry ingredients together and pour mixture into unbaked pie crust. Bake in a 350 degree F pre-heated oven on the middle rack for 75 minutes.  Let cool completely before slicing.

Dairy Free Crust

  • 2 ¼ cups All Purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup rice milk

Mix together with fork.  Roll out between two sheets of plastic wrap.  As you roll, straighten out the wrinkles in the plastic wrap.  Once it is the correct size, peel off the top wrap and place the crust and bottom wrap crust side down into the pie dish.  Remove the second piece of plastic wrap and form pie crust edge to your liking.

Culinary School Tips

There are many tips and tricks to creating the perfect pie!  In addition, making vegan dishes can seem intimidating with many ingredients being substituted.  We sat down with Chef Piazza and he had the following culinary school tip to share with us in regards to this recipe.  Chef Piazza shared the following ingredients with us that can be used in making this pie:

  • Use an egg replacer (Ener-F Foods Inc) – it is made of potato starch, tapioca flour, non-dairy calcium lactate, cellulose gum and modified cellulose.
  • Use of Xanthum gum – bacteria derived thickening agent.
  • Use rice milk (a good substitute for dairy here!)
  • Use vegetable oil in the crust instead of animal fat.

Chef Piazza also recommends using plastic wrap to support the oil crust during the role-out step and the transfer to the pie dish.

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