Pie is a quintessential part of Thanksgiving. Even if there's loved ones, football, and turkey, the holiday just really isn't complete without a pie (or many). But a
traditional pie crust recipe is made from lots of butter, and many fillings have milk, eggs, butter, or other animal byproducts, which can make it a bit tricky for vegans to adequately indulge for the holidays. For vegans or people who plan to host vegan loved ones for Thanksgiving, it can also be difficult to find vegan pie recipes that are easy and still tasty.
Fear not though, because thanks to some creative vegan food bloggers, there are now so many ways to make a tasty treat while still keeping to your or your guests' plants-only diet. These genius foodies have devised crust recipes from coconut oil, sunflower seed butter, or even dared to go crustless. The fillings range from the traditional pumpkin or apple blends you'd expect from a Turkey Day tart, but a few also venture into more original and daring concoctions, like the
chocolate pecan pie made with tofu.
Whatever you're feeling — classic or creative— one of these 26 vegan Thanksgiving pie recipes is bound to hit the spot.
Not Your Grandma's Apple Crumb Pie
Unless your grandma happens to be
Making Thyme For Health, the creator of the recipe. Then this is your grandma's apple pie?? IDK guys. IDK.
Blueberry & Blackberry Crumble
Green Kitchen Stories' berry crumble recipe is so easy and tasty. It doesn't even require you to make a crust!
These mini pumpkin pies from
Love And Lemons are adorable and a perfect single portion for a vegan at a Thanksgiving full of non-vegans. Making Thyme For Health's gingerbread pumpkin pie is the most festive thing food I have ever even heard of. Pumpkin and gingerbread? This is like the holiday season in dessert form.
Oatmeal Cherry Crumble Pie
Oh She Glows has perfected three whole ways: classic, rustic, and gluten free. Check 'em out.
Ugh just look at how pretty this apple tart from
Cookie And Kate is. And it can be made gluten free. Wowza.
Sweet potatoes are actually the best thing in the world. Why not put 'em in a pie with this recipe from
Chocolate Covered Katie?
I had no idea you could eat crabapples, but apparently you can and apparently they make delicious cobbler, like this one from
Green Kitchen Stories.
OK sorry this isn't a pie, it is technically a cobbler from
Oh She Glows, but like honestly what is the difference?
Everyone knows the best part of pumpkin pie is the filling, so you might as well just skip to the good stuff right away with
Chocolate Covered Katie's version of crustless pumpkin pie.
Direct quote from
Love & Lemons' description of this recipe: "You really can't mess this one up." That's what I like to hear. Yummy and easy.
Pumpkin and pecan pies are both delicious separately, and they're even better together with
Oh She Glows' pumpkin/pecan combo pie!
Double Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Tart
Oh She Glows's double dark chocolate coconut macaroon tart may not be the traditional fruit pie on many Thanksgiving tables, but again, it's a double dark chocolate pie. It baffles me that you would even consider not making this for an event.
Look at how cute
Brown Eyed Baker's apple hand pies are! These are perfect for the crust-lovers out there. Green Kitchen Stories' wild berry tart is so pretty and autumn-y. The recipe also is very flexible, so you can use whatever berries you'd like!
Pumpkin Pie Tarts With Sunflower Cookie Crust
Oh She Glows' pumpkin pie tarts are so freaking cute and they don't have any gluten, nuts, refined sugar, or soy. Joy The Baker says that this cobbler recipe is flexible enough that you really don't even need to measure the ingredients — just estimate. You know what that means: You can't really mess it up! Making Thyme For Health's chocolate silk pie only has six ingredients and it still manages to be free of dairy, gluten, nuts, soy, and sugar. What is this witchcraft??
First mission of making this recipe: find out where
Love And Lemons bought those adorable tiny pots the apple crisps are cooked in.
Gluten-Free Berry Crisp
Simple Vegan Blog says that this recipe is a "delicious and low-fat dessert or breakfast" so is that our go-ahead to just eat pie for breakfast?? I'm game.
Apple Crumble Pie With Pear & Raisins
Apple pie is delicious of course, but
The Misfit Baker kicks it up a notch by adding pear and raisins to a traditional version. Mmmm.
Fruit Crumble With Oats & Dates
The Kitchn's version of a fruit crumble is super allergy friendly; it's gluten- and nut-free as well as vegan! Score.
Apple & Blackberry Crumble
Simple Vegan Blog's apple and blackberry crumble only calls for a handful of ingredients that you probably already have around the house, so it'd be great to whip up in a pinch.