Vegan Pumpkin Tart with Pecan Crust

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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 340.0
  • Total Fat: 15.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 184.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 47.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.3 g
  • Protein: 6.9 g

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Tradition with a vegan twist. Tradition with a vegan twist.


    3/4 cup pecan halves 3/4 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 pinch salt 1/4 cup canola oil (save calories and fat by using applesauce instead) 3 tablespoons real maple syrup 1 cup soy milk 1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree 1/2 cup real maple syrup 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a 9 inch pie plate. Spread nuts over a baking pan. Toast for 7-10 minutes on middle shelf, or until the smell of nuts fills the kitchen. Set aside 16 pecan halves for garnish.
2. Combine oats, flour, remaining pecans, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and a pinch of salt in a food processor. Pulse until mixture becomes a coarse meal. Whisk together oil and 3 tablespoons maple syrup, and mix into dry ingredients to form a soft dough. Press mixture into pie plate. Crimp edges. Bake for 10 minutes, and set aside to cool.
4. Blend soymilk and arrowroot in the food processor until the arrowroot is completely dissolved and the mixture is smooth, about 15 seconds. Add pumpkin, 1/2 cup maple syrup, ginger, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, nutmeg, and cloves; blend until smooth. Pour filling into crust, and smooth the top.
5. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until the crust is lightly browned and the outside inch of the filling is set. Don't worry if the center is still soft; it firms up as the pie cools. Transfer pie to a wire the rack. Gently press toasted pecan halves into hot filling in 2 circles. Cool to room temperature, and then chill until set, about 3 hours. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Makes 8 servings.

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    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is my go to pumpkin pie recipe! Everyone in my family (all non vegans!) loves it. Thank you for proving that vegan desserts can be delicious! - 11/23/09

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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It's really NOT that many calories when you consider the nutritional value - protein, fiber, antioxidants, and healthy fats. For a "dessert", this packs in a lot of goo-for-you stuff! - 6/12/10

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    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My daughter in law made this while I was visiting in Canada, and it was Wonderful! - 11/10/07

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My sister in law is vegan so I made this pie for her for Thanksgiving. I am not a fan of pumpkin pie but this was AWESOME! I think the ginger gives it a real "kick" (I used fresh, not dried) and I loved the pecan crust, it was a nice change from the typical pie crust. I will make this again. - 11/29/10

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    So tasty! - 11/8/19