Easy Vegan Pecan Pie

In today’s post, I’m sharing a recipe for an easy vegan pecan pie. This dish will be perfect for serving in the upcoming festive season. It looks impressive and slices beautifully.

Pecan pie hails from the southern US states. After a google search, I discovered that it’s traditionally made with eggs, butter, refined sugar and corn syrup. I decided to ditch all of these and use some of my favourite plant-based ingredients instead.

Easy Vegan Pecan Pie

For the crust, I use my ‘go to’ sweet pastry recipe (which I first shared in my Mince Pie post). I’ve never had a fail with this pastry and I love how crisp it turns out. Unlike many pastry recipes, it’s also palm-oil free as it uses coconut butter (the aroma-free/culinary kind) instead of dairy-free spread/vegan butter.

Vegan Pecan Pie

For the binder I replaced the chicken eggs with a couple of ‘flax eggs’ (a mix of ground linseed and warm water) and a couple of tablespoons of corn flour.

The butter was replaced with coconut cooking butter in the pastry and extra virgin coconut oil in the filling.

Vegan Pecan Pie

For the sweetener, I used a mix of maple syrup and coconut sugar. This gave the pie a delicious, caramel-like sweetness rather than the ‘sugary’ sweetness which you get from cane sugar. It also gave the pie a gloriously rich, dark brown hue.

Most of the traditional pecan pie recipes I’ve come across contain two cups of sugar in the filling. I used half this amount and still found it to be plenty sweet enough.

Vegan Pecan Pie

The pie is incredibly easy to make! In fact, I think it’s one of the simplest baked desserts that I’ve ever made… yet it looks like it took a lot of work. (It’ll be a great one for impressing your guests!) If you wanted to make it even easier, you could buy ready-made short-crust pastry (Jus-Rol does a vegan one) but, I promise you, it’s really easy to make pastry from scratch.

Vegan Pecan Pie

I’m sharing this recipe with the Suma Bloggers Network. Big shout out to my favourite wholefood wholesalers Suma, for supplying me with top quality ingredients. Suma products are stocked in independent healthfood shops and online.

Vegan Pecan Pie

 

 

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8 Responses to Easy Vegan Pecan Pie

  1. Oh my, I love pecan pie sooo much! This looks like Heaven, it really does. I’m pinning this, and as soon as I can find some pecans, shall be making it!

    Thank you!

    • Thanks Nico ❤️ Pecan pie was one of those recipes that I thought might be hard to ‘veganize’ but it wasn’t at all! Wish I’d tried it earlier now!

  2. This looks amazing! Pecan Pie used to be one of my favourites (especially this time of year) …but I’m yet to make a plantbased version. Definitely going to make this soon! thanks for sharing 🙂 , Gabriella x

  3. Wow, that looks devilishly delicious! I LOVE the orange juice in the pastry! I can’t wait to try that!

  4. Yay for Suma. This looks like the perfect pecan pie. I tried it once and found it way too sweet, so infinitely prefer your version. Coconut oil is such a game changer when it comes to vegan baking. I disliked doing much in the way of vegan baking because I couldn’t stand using margarine. I have to confess I’ve not even thought about using it in pastry. I’ll have to give it a whirl one day.

    • Culinary (aroma-free) coconut butter has been the game changer for me when it comes to vegan pastry. It makes the pastry lovely & crisp with no oiliness at all. I also love the fact that you can pretty much class it as a whole food as it’s simply squished up coconuts, rather than just the oil. If you haven’t tried it before, you must give it a try! xx

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