Going vegan can represent a big step in life. Friends and family might question your dedication to the cult of cheese, and remind you of your lifelong devotion to having eggs for breakfast. While veganism can be a difficult diet for some to maintain, it doesn’t have to be.
There are many ways to keep the delicious foods you enjoyed before the diet change occurred, long after you have eschewed all forms of dairy and animal products. And truth be told, some vegan recipes even use substitutes that are actually much more yummy than their non-vegan counterparts.
And what’s even better, vegan dessert recipes also come with half the guilt, because you know you’re not depriving some poor cow of its milk. Try these 8 amazing vegan pie recipes; we bet you won’t be able to tell the difference.
Dark Chocolate Pie With Toasted Almond Crust and Strawberry Vanilla Compote
This light summer pie from the food blog oh she glows is a great addition to any summertime spread. The dark chocolate filling is made with a coconut milk substitute, adding a creamy flavor to the already decadent dark chocolate. The toasted raw almonds add a slightly nutty taste to balance out the sweet fruity flavor of the strawberry vanilla compote. This vegan pie would pair well with a dry Riesling or perhaps some champagne.
Vegan American Apple Pie
This classic pie doesn’t lose a thing with margarine and tapioca starch substituted for butter and eggs. This innovative recipe from veganbaking.net also uses sweet molasses and an optional bit of brandy to deepen the flavor of this all-American recipe. This pie would pair exceedingly well with some coconut-based ice cream or a glass of almond milk for a truly vegan-friendly option. And of course, nothing can go wrong if you pair it with (another) glass of champagne.
Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
If you prefer your pies to have a more savory taste, then try this winner of a vegan strawberry rhubarb pie, also from veganbaking.net. The sweet and tart flavors from the strawberry and rhubarb get an extra zing from the pinch of orange zest in this light and summery vegan pie recipe. We encourage you to experiment with this pie. A crisp White Zinfandel would go well, as well as a salad with balsamic dressing and mandarin oranges.
Vegan Pumpkin Pie
When the days get shorter and the autumn leaves begin to show their colors, it might be time to turn to the classic fall pie staple. This vegan pumpkin pie recipe has all of the right ingredients for the perfect fall dessert.
While “silken tofu” might sound scary to some, it actually pulls the entire pie together. Prep time for this pie is 5 hours, but it is definitely worth every minute. If you’re having an entirely vegan Thanksgiving celebration, definitely add this pie to the end of your menu; you and your guests will be glad you did. Vegan pumpkin pie pairs well with a deep Merlot or a crisp cider, and a dollop of vegan whipped cream.
Vegan Blueberry Pie
This sweet and easy-to-make vegan blueberry pie (from the blog 40 Aprons) will satisfy your craving for the tiny blue fruit. The crust is a dazzlingly simple mixture of arrowroot, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon zest, and ends up flaky and delicious without overpowering the main event, the blueberries themselves. Vegan butter becomes totally worth with this animal-cruelty-free pie, perfect for spring evenings spent with friends and sparkling rosé.
Butternut Squash Pie With Almond Crust
This delicious and savory butternut squash pie with almond crust will have you howling for more. This pie is technically dessert, but could be eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner too. The savory notes of the butternut squash, sweetened with coconut sugar, pair perfectly with the nutty flavor of the flaky almond crust. This vegan pie would be best friends with a buttery Chardonnay.
Dreamy Almond Chocolate Pie
If you want a vegan pie recipe that is a little more sweet than savory, look no further. This recipe for a dreamy almond chocolate pie from blogger Namely Marly will surely hit the spot. The creamy chocolate counterbalances the absolutely dreamy taste of almonds, with the added benefit of getting some protein in your diet, too. This pie would pair well with post-holiday blues and a family drama on Netflix. The link to the blog features the complete recipe if you want to try it out for yourself!
Chocolate Brownie Pie With Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Vegan pie recipes don’t get much better than this. If you thought cheesecake couldn’t be vegan, we dare you to test this one out next time you are bored in the kitchen. This is another gem from Namely Marly. The divine chocolate brownie flavor is offset by the creamy, nutty peanut butter cheesecake to give you a taste of heaven. Once again, complete recipe can be found on the blog, link above!
Vegan Pies at Bipartisan Café
And of course, the fine pie bakers on staff at Bipartisan are always here to do their best to support your vegan lifestyle. We offer many 100% vegan pies, and can also create vegan versions of many of our other non-vegan pies. Just ask!