Mini Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie – Date Sweetened


Surprise your Thanksgiving dinner guests with a mini gluten free vegan pumpkin pie for each! An individual dessert that is naturally sweetened with dates, easy to make and perfect for fall-themed dinner parties or the holidays. GF refined sugar free Oilfree.

a small gluten free vegan pumpkin pie served with some vegan ice cream

Serve your Thanksgiving crowd individual-sized vegan pumpkin pies for dessert

Individual Glutenfree Vegan Pumpkin Pies – how cute would these be on your Thanksgiving table this year?

The pumpkin pie filling is silky–smooth thanks to soaked blended cashews and packed with flavor thanks to the winning combination of pumpkin and warming pumpkin spices. I am sure these individual vegan gluten-free pumpkin pies will become a new, welcome addition to your holiday table.

three individual gluten free vegan pumpkin pies with three scoops of ice cream

The pumpkin pie filling is naturally sweetened with dates! This is a less sweet pumpkin dessert so make sure to use pure unsweetened pumpkin puree, not sugar-laden pumpkin pie mix.

While traditional pumpkin pie recipes rely on cream, sweetened condensed or evaporated milk, our vegan pumpkin filling gets its thick creamy texture from raw soaked cashews blended with some plant-based milk.

a vegan glutenfree mini pumpkin pie topped with ice cream

These mini pies are SO GOOD. Honestly, it’s probably for the best to make these individual tarts or you would probably eat the whole pie all by yourself!

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Mini Vegan and Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pies – Date Sweetened

Surprise your Thanksgiving dinner guests with a mini gluten free vegan pumpkin pie for each! An individual dessert that is naturally sweetened with dates, easy to make and perfect for fall-themed dinner parties or the holidays. Oil-free refined sugar free. Makes 4 mini 4.5 inch tart/pie pans

Prep Time20 mins

Cook Time35 mins

Chill time1 hr

Total Time1 hr 55 mins

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: date sweetened pumpkin pie, glutenfree pumpkin pie, mini pumpkin pies

Servings: 8

Calories: 148kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1/2 cup (60 g) oat flour certified gluten-free if needed
  • 1/2 cup (56 g) almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1.5 teaspoons flaxseed meal mixed with 1.5 tablespoons of water
  • 7-8 soft dates pitted

For the pumpkin filling:

  • 1 cup (245 g) pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie mix
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews soaked in hot water for 15 mins, then drained
  • 9-10 dates soaked in hot water for 15 mins
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup Non dairy milk such as almond, oat or light coconut plus 2 tablespoons

Instructions

  • For the crust : Add the dates to a food processor and process until the dates break down into a soft doughy mixture. Then add in the oat flour, almond flour, salt, and cinnamon, and the flax egg and process until the mixture becomes a crumbly mix.

  • Check by pressing the mixture to see if it sticks to each other or not. If not, then add in a few drops of water or if you are okay with using oil, then add in a few drops of oil and process again until the mixture makes fat crumbs and easily sticks together when pressed.

  • Transfer this mixture to your greased mini tart or pie pans and press well evenly. Then put the pie crust to bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit(180c)  for 12 minutes.

  • Make the pumpkin pie filling : Soak the cashews and dates in hot water if you haven’t soaked them already for at least 15 minutes. Then drain and add to a blender. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until the cashews and dates are evenly blended up and mixed into the pumpkin puree mixture.

  • You can add in a few teaspoons more non-dairy milk if the mixture is not blending well. Taste and adjust sweetness if desired with some cane sugar or 1-2 more dates. The mix will get sweeter on baking, so let it be less sweet.

  • Remove the crust from the oven then add pumpkin pie filling in all of the pies and even it out. Then put them back in the oven to bake.

  • Check at 25 minutes if the center is set non-jiggly otherwise you can bake for another 5 minutes. Then remove the pans from the oven.

  • Let cool completely, chill for atleast an hour and then top with your favorite whipped coconut cream or a vegan vanilla ice cream topping and serve. Store refrigerated for upto 3 days. Or freeze.

Notes

  • No dates: If you don’t like the dates, then you can replace the dates with maple syrup in the crust. Add 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup and omit the flax egg. Add enough maple syrup to help bind the crust.
    For no dates in the pumpkin pie filling, add about a 1/4  cup of maple syrup and only 2 tablespoons of milk and blend. If the mixture needs more moisture for blending, add in more non-dairy milk, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • For regular flour Pumpkin pie see myVegan Pumpkin Pie with Rustic Crust or pumpkin pie bars 
  • Nut-free : omit the cashews from the filling and use 1/3 cup coconut cream and 2 tbsp non dairy milk instead of 1/4 cup. For the crust: use all oat flour or a gf blend, add 2 tbsp vegan butter.
  • 9 inch pie pan: Double the crust and the filling. Bake the crust for 15 mins and with filling for 45 mins or until center is set. chill for 3 hours

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Mini Vegan and Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pies – Date Sweetened

Amount Per Serving

Calories 148
Calories from Fat 54

% Daily Value*

Fat 6g9%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 113mg5%

Potassium 215mg6%

Carbohydrates 21g7%

Fiber 4g17%

Sugar 10g11%

Protein 4g8%

Vitamin A 4769IU95%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Calcium 38mg4%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients:

  •  the crust is made with a mix of oat flour and almond flour
  • cinnamon is added for flavor and salt to intensify the taste
  • dates are added for sweetness and to help bind the crust ingredients together
  • as an egg substitute for the crust, we use a flax egg made from flaxseed meal mixed with water
  • for the pumpkin pie filling, you need pure unsweetened pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie mix
  •  the filling gets its thick creamy texture from raw soaked cashews blended with some plant-based milk
  • instead of sugar, we add some dates to the filling. To soften them, soak them in hot water for 15 mins
  •  cornstarch helps firm up the filling while baking
  • it would not be pumpkin pie without a hefty dose of pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract in the filling

Tips:

  • serve these vegan gluten-free pumpkin pies as they are or top them with coconut cream!
  • you want to blend the pumpkin filling until the cashews are completely smooth for the best texture. I soak the cashews in warm water but you can soak them in cold water in the fridge overnight.
  • if you do not have pumpkin pie spice you can make your own by blending 1/2 tsp cinnamon with 1/8 tsp each of ground ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamom.
  • these taste best chilled so make sure to make this recipe ahead of time to allow for some time for chilling

ingredients needed for making mini vegan gluten free pumpkin pies

How to make Gluten free Vegan Pumpkin Pie

For the crust: Add the dates to a food processor and process until the dates break down into a soft doughy mixture.

crust ingredients for vegan pie being blended in a food processor

Then add in the oat flour, almond flour, salt, and cinnamon, and the flax egg and process until the mixture becomes a crumbly mix.

dry ingredients for glutenfree pie crust in a food processor

Check by pressing the mixture to see if it sticks to each other or not. If not, then add in a few drops of water or if you are okay with using oil, then add in a few drops of oil and process again until the mixture makes fat crumbs and easily sticks together when pressed.

ingredients for vegan glutenfree pie crust in a food processor

Transfer this mixture to your mini tart or pie pans and press well evenly. Then put the pie crust to bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180c)  for 10 minutes.

three little tart shells with vegan glutenfree pie crust

 

Meanwhile, make your pumpkin pie filling: Soak your cashews and dates in hot water if you haven’t soaked them already for at least 15 minutes. Then drain and add to a blender. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until the cashews and dates are evenly blended up and mixed into the pumpkin puree mixture.

Vegan gluten-free pumpkin pie filling ingredients in a blender

vegan pumpkin pie filling

You can add in a few teaspoons more non-dairy milk if the mixture is not blending well. Taste and adjust sweetness if desired with some cane sugar or 1-2 more dates. The mix will get sweeter on baking, so let it be less sweet.

individual pumpkin pies on a baking sheet

Remove the crust from the oven then add your pumpkin pie filling in all of the pies and even it out. Then put them back in the oven to bake.

four gluten free vegan pumpkin pies on a baking sheet

Check at 25 minutes if the center is set non-jiggly otherwise you can bake for another 5 minutes. Then remove the pans from the oven.

two gluten free vegan pumpkin pies topped with vanilla ice cream

Let cool completely then top with your favorite whipped coconut cream or a vegan vanilla ice cream topping and serve. These pies are best when chilled for a few hours and then serve.

individual gluten free vegan pumpkin pie on a plate with two mini slices cut

Can I make this pumpkin pie recipe without dates?

No dates, no problem: If you don’t like the dates, then you can replace the dates with maple syrup in the crust. Add 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup and omit the flax egg. Add enough maple syrup to help bind the crust.

For no dates in the pumpkin pie filling, add about 1/4  cup of maple syrup and only 2 tablespoons of milk and blend. If the mixture needs more moisture for blending, add in more non-dairy milk, 1 tablespoon at a time.

 



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