Festivals bring joy and positivity to our lives. No matter where we stay or what is our cultural background, celebrating festivities is enjoyed by all. Especially for an Indian, there are multiple special occasions in a year, which demand joyous celebrations. This article would discuss a few mind-boggling vegan pumpkin pie recipe, which is well-known worldwide. Hence, readers should go through this attentively.
The vegan pumpkin pie recipe in detail
Now that you already know the quick recipe for making the vegan pumpkin pie, this detailed vegan pumpkin pie recipe is for people who love to make pies or just love to bake. So, if you are one of them, then it will be worth reading the whole article thoroughly to understand the ingredients and the steps properly. As you already know that the pies are the soul of parties like Christmas one especially, so why not give one a try for you and your family and prove to them that you too can be an amazing baker. The recipe given here is way too simple to be executed and requires a few ingredients, only excluding the eggs or milk or any other non-vegan product because today we will be making a vegan pie.
The recipe we will be discussing today will be very soft and gooey. The pie crust will make you fall in love with this pie as the crust is the most important and difficult part of the pie, but with this recipe, you will be making it like the best you would have ever had. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s jump on to the recipe quickly.
The ingredients that go into this recipe are very easily available in any household. All you need is a three-forth cup of almond milk, which is a vegan substitute for cow’s milk, half a teaspoon of salt, one teaspoon vanilla extract, three teaspoons of cornstarch for thickening the filling, one and a half teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice, one-third cup of brown sugar, one-fourth cup of maple syrup and the most important and the key ingredient of the recipe, two and a half cups of pumpkin puree.
You can take the canned puree or make it fresh from the pumpkin, but the only difference that will be there will be in color. The canned puree is darker and more orange in color, while the fresh puree will be lighter in color. Although, there will not be any significant change in the taste of the whole filling by the end.
⦁ Steps of making the vegan pumpkin pie
⦁ The first step would be very obvious, to pre-heat the oven at about 350 degrees F. In case you do not have an oven, then do not worry, for you can bake it in a pressure cooker as well. All you have to do is remove the whistle of the cooker and pre-heat it a little bit, and the rest of the procedure will remain the same.
⦁ Till when your oven or pressure cooker is getting pre-heated, you have to make the filling for the pie. For this, once you have taken all the above-mentioned ingredients, you can either whisk it or blend it. The only difference in whisking and blending would be that the blended one will be a lot smoother than the whisked one. Also, the blending process saves you time, but if you want to do it all by yourself, then you can use a whisker and take your time to make the batter all smooth.
⦁ Once you have obtained a smooth paste, you can pour our filling into the crust. Baking the crust a little bit before this step is your choice, but for now, we are no baking the crust before filling it with the filling. After pouring the whole filling, you should spread it to make it even using a spoon, knife, or spatula.
⦁ After completing the previous step, your pie is ready to be baked. You have to put it inside the oven or the pressure cooker for about fifty-five to sixty minutes until the pie filling is firm and the crust becomes light brown. If the crust starts to turn dark brown, what you can do is cover the visible edges or the crust with a foil, or you can also use a pie protector for this purpose.
⦁ Once the pie is baked properly, take it out carefully. Make sure to wear gloves so you do not get yourself burned while taking it out and let it cool to room temperature. If you do not have much time, then you can let it sit on the kitchen counter for a while and then keep it in the refrigerator for cooling it faster. As it gets properly cooled, it is ready to be served.
⦁ You can serve the pie as it is, or you can top it with some whipped coconut cream, which tastes delicious and complements the flavors of the pumpkin pie very well.
After you are done with all the steps properly, there is nothing more to do. All you should be caring about is enjoying the pumpkin pie with your friends and family and let them praise you for the delicious pie that you have just served them. The reason we did not pre-bake the crust in this recipe is that the time it takes for the pie to bake is enough for the crust to get hard and crunchy enough and be the best crust ever!
So, do not wait anymore for any other thing. You have the vegan pumpkin pie recipe, and you know the benefits. Above all, it is vegan, which makes it perfect for all those who love vegan food and have to compromise when it comes to having yummy and healthy food all at once. Here it is, both at the same time. All you need to do is grab the ingredients and make one for you and friends and family and enjoy it happily.