Pumpkin Pie for the Planet
This delicious pie developed by Josh Meckel, Creator of Loving Cooperative and Creative Director of Meals for the Planet, with inspiration from the Gentle Chef. The carbon footprint of this pie is less than a third of that of its traditional counterpart.
Servings Prep Time
2pies 15min
Cook Time Passive Time
75min 75min
Servings Prep Time
2pies 15min
Cook Time Passive Time
75min 75min
Ingredients
Optional
  • 2cups Sodelicious Holiday NogYou may replace holiday nog 1:1 for the plant-based milk and have an even more tasty treat 🙂
Instructions
  1. Soak the cashews in water for several hours or in hot water for an hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  3. Drain the cashews and blend with non-dairy milk until smooth.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and process until completely smooth. The mixture will be quite thick, so occasionally stop to scrape down the sides of the blender with a spatula and stir the contents back down into the blades as necessary.
  5. Pour or spoon into the pie shell.
  6. Crimp the crust if not already crimped, Mark with a heart if you’d like, and bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Reduce the heat to 350°F and continue to bake for an additional 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the pie comes out clean (do not exceed 60 minutes).
  8. Remove the pie and cool completely on a wire rack (until the underside of the pie plate no longer feels warm). Loosely cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until completely chilled and firm before slicing and serving. Try to avoid laying the plastic wrap in direct contact with the surface of the pie as moisture condensation will result. The pie can also be chilled in a large, sealable storage container.
  9. You can enjoy this alone, or with a coconut cream. You’ll need to have stored a can of coconut milk in the fridge to separate the solid and liquid. I always keep a few cans in the fridge for just this purpose. Open it carefully, and scoop the solids into a bowl (you can use the water in a smoothie). Add a bit of maple syrup or sugar and vanilla, and mix with an immersion blender or mixer.