Best Pumpkin Pie

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5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Serves 8
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The BEST pumpkin pie recipe! You'll love the smooth, spiced filling inside the homemade pecan crust. From Fraiche Food, Full Hearts. Reprinted with permission.

Ingredients

Cashew Cream (makes extra, you will use 1 1/2 cups below)

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked 4 hours or overnight*
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Pecan Crust

  • 1 cup pecan halves, toasted
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or vegan butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt

Filling

  • 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 cups Cashew Cream, recipe above
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Toppings (optional)

Instructions

  • Make the cashew cream. Drain and rinse the soaked cashews. In a high-speed blender, blend the drained cashews and the water on high speed until very smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Make the crust. In a food processor, combine the pecans, oat flour, brown sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, and salt. Pulse until the mixture is finely ground and sticks together well when pressed between your fingers.
  • Tip the pecan mixture into a 10-inch pie pan and, using the flat bottom of a glass, press it evenly and firmly onto the bottom and up the sides to form the crust.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, or until the crust looks slightly cooked but not brown. Set aside.
  • Make the filing. In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, Cashew Cream, eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and salt. Whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the filling into the crust and bake until the center of the pie is set (a butter knife should come out clean), 30 to 40 minutes. Transfer to a rack and let cool completely. Store, covered, in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Notes

*You can skip soaking the cashews if using a Vitamix Blender.