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Gluten-free and Vegan Pumpkin Pie


For the past several birthdays, it has become a tradition that I always ask for a pumpkin pie to celebrate instead of the traditional birthday cake just because it’s that time of year to get them…and I love me some pumpkin pie.

So today is no different.

I bring to you a Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie that is gluten, egg and dairy-free…but for me, this is my birthday cake. Happy 34th to me 🙂

Mini Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Gluten, egg, soy, and dairy-free

Makes 4 individual pies


  • 1 can pumpkin
  • ½ c. cashews (soaked 1 hour)
  • ½ c. rice milk (plus more for blending)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 3 Tb brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • My gf crust (use ½ batch)


  1. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare gluten-free crust as recipe suggests.
  3. Line 4 individual mini pie pans with crust. If the crust begins to tear, no worries, it is easy to press back together with your hands.
  4. In a blender, mix cashews and milk until smooth.
  5. Add pumpkin, sugar, cornstarch, and spices and blend. If you are having troubles getting it to blend, use more non-dairy milk by the tablespoon-full just until it begins to nicely blend.
  6. Pour filling into each pie pan.
  7. Bake for 25-30 min.

34 Comments Post a comment
  1. I can’t believe I missed your birthday! I’m such a ratbag! If it makes you feel any better, your still one year younger than I am! Happy Birthday girlfriend! I think I love pumpkin pie as much as you do! Oh, and I finally made “Cara’s gluten free flour mix” It’s the BOMB! I made a gluten free chocolate cake for a friend with celiac, no one could tell it was GF!! Woot!

    November 20, 2012
    • Better late than never, is my motto. And I am usually late myself so it’s all good 🙂 Thank you!
      And I am sooooo thrilled to hear that the GF mix worked wonderfully. Makes me all giddy!

      November 21, 2012
  2. Happy belated birthday! If my birthday was in the Fall, I would totally ask for pumpkin pie instead of cake too! Both the crust and filling of this one look so good – that leaf looks like a shortbread cookie..mmm

    November 19, 2012
  3. This looks so cute and little! I have a great non-vegan pie recipe that I always use. 😀
    Happy (late) birthday, missy! I hope you had a very fun day

    November 17, 2012
  4. midwestvaygun #

    i’m so happy you posted this! i’ve been wracking the internet for days trying to find a solution for thanksgiving!

    November 16, 2012
    • YAY for serendipity! xo

      November 21, 2012
  5. Looks gorgeous, Gorgeous! Almost too much really…I hope you all have a wonderful Thxgiving weekend! XO

    November 15, 2012
  6. happy birthday!! those are such cute pies.. hope you are feeling better and better every minute!

    November 15, 2012
  7. I used to ask for a pumpkin birthday pie too 🙂 My mom made the best pie.

    Happy birthday, Cara!

    November 15, 2012
  8. Happy Birthday, Sweetie! Pumpkin pie is gross.

    November 15, 2012
    • HAHAHA!! Ohmygoodness, you are my favorite.

      November 21, 2012
  9. Happy birthday, Cara!

    November 15, 2012
  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I love that you have pie for your birthday! I will have to try your pie pastry because I have been having a hard time finding a GF one that is not tough as nails! If you want, check out the pie crust I made for my vegan, GF pumpkin pie…it was dangerously good. I hope you have an awesome birthday and are feeling better! Have a great party!

    November 15, 2012
    • Checking it out, Suzanne–thanks for the recipe suggestion 🙂 And thank you for the birthday and health wishes!! xo

      November 21, 2012
  11. How sweet! They’re darling 🙂 Happy birthday to you!!

    November 15, 2012
  12. Hello Pumpkin…eating vegetables is a good thing.

    November 15, 2012
  13. i love the minimal sugar in this pie! they look lovely and i love the little leaf crust cut outs. happy birthday, sweet lady.

    November 15, 2012
  14. Aimee B. #

    Hope you have a glorious birthday and enjoy that amazingly delicious looking pumpkin pie! 🙂

    November 15, 2012
    • You are sending me all of the cakes that you have been forwarding to me this week, right? RIGHT?!!!!

      November 15, 2012
      • Laurel #

        Absolutely, but the week isn’t over yet

        November 15, 2012
  15. looks delicious!! happy birthday!!

    November 15, 2012
    • Thank you, my love! xo

      November 15, 2012
  16. Happy birthday!!! This looks amazing! Best wishes and happy eating to you 🙂 xxx

    November 15, 2012
    • You are always so sweet to me! Thank you 🙂

      November 15, 2012
      • And you are so lovely to everyone! You deserve sweetness! 😉

        November 15, 2012

    November 15, 2012
    • Thank you for the birthday wishes!! xo

      November 15, 2012
  18. Happy birthday! Enjoy this delicious looking vegan pumpkin pie! This beats traditional birthday cake.

    November 15, 2012
    • It really does, doesn’t it?? Don’t tell anyone that I ate 2 🙂

      November 15, 2012
      • Shhhh…Don’t worry. It will be our secret.

        November 15, 2012

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