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Dairy-Free Pies: Over 75 Recipes for the Holidays

Posted on by Alisa Fleming in Nutrition Headlines with 11 Comments

Alisa Fleming ~ Who says that just because you follow a special diet, you can’t have your pie and eat it too? Every year, I update this listing of dairy-free pies with even more incredible recipes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and beyond. It includes delicious holiday pie recipes to suit a variety of free-from needs. Vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free, raw, or just dairy-free pies, we have a recipe or three for you to bake, and for your entire family to enjoy.

Quick Notes: Of course, all of the following pie recipes are dairy-free (lactose-free, casein-free, whey-free, milk-free, etc.). Plus, the recipes are gluten-free as noted, as long as you use a gluten-free pie crust. See the crust recipes near the end of this article for some great options. Also, for the dairy-free pies labeled as soy-free or optionally soy-free, where margarine is called for, use Earth Balance Soy-Free Natural Buttery Spread for a good dairy-free and soy-free margarine option that bakes up beautifully.

Now, on to those holiday recipes for dairy-free pies …

Pumpkin Pies

Thanksgiving & Holiday Dairy-Free Pies - Pumpkin Pie

Pecan Pies

Thanksgiving & Holiday Dairy-Free Pies - Pecan

Apple Pies and Crisps

Thanksgiving & Holiday Dairy-Free Pies - Apple Pies

Sweet Potato Pies

Thanksgiving & Holiday Dairy-Free Pies - Sweet Potato Pie

Other Great Dairy-Free Pies for the Holidays

Recipes: Thanksgiving & Holiday Dairy-Free Pies - Chocolate Pie

See Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for more of my favorite holiday dairy-free pies, including a delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Dairy-Free Pie Crusts

Thanksgiving & Holiday Dairy-Free Pies - Pie Crusts

Dairy-Free Whipped Topping & Ice Cream

Thanksgiving & Holiday Dairy-Free Pies - Pumpkin Pie

Oh yes, and do not forget the topping! Dairy-free whipped topping is a difficult one to find in stores, but it does exist! Plus, it is surprisingly easy to make your own vegan whipped “cream” (or should I say crème?) at home. For full details on both store-bought and homemade options, see my detailed post on How to Find or Make Dairy-Free and Vegan Whipped Cream.

Thanksgiving & Holiday Dairy-Free Pies - Ice Cream and Whipped Topping

As for dairy-free ice cream, you can get a wonderful array of dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free frozen desserts at most major grocers these days. I highly recommend any Turtle Mountain brand (So Delicious, Purely Decadent, etc.; they have options that are both soy-based and coconut-based), but you might also enjoy some of the other vegan and soy-free ice cream options on the market, including Organic Rice DivineRice Dream, or Coconut Bliss. Again, these are available at most natural food stores and in the natural food section (a little freezer) of your local mega-grocer. For a more exhaustive list of creamy topping options, get a No Dairy Product List.

Now, did I miss anything? Do you have holiday recipes for dairy-free pies to share? Contact us.

About Alisa Fleming

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living


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  2. RickiNovember 11, 2012 at 3:00 pmReply

    Monumental list, Alisa!! So many great choices, I may never need to create another pie recipe for the rest of my life! :D Thanks so much for including my Chocolate Pecan Pie and Black Bottom Almond Mousse Pies here. :)

  3. Shirley @ gfeNovember 11, 2012 at 7:22 pmReply

    What an incredible roundup, Alisa! This is such a great “go to” list for everyone! I’m honored to have my Chocolate Silk Pie Recipe indcluded. :-)


  4. MelanieNovember 11, 2013 at 4:06 pmReply


    Love love love … and only because you asked “did I miss anything”

    1) Any ideas for a dairy-free fudge recipe …

    2) Any ideas for a dairy-free melted white chocolate like to cover pretzel rods or use in candy molds

    Keep on rocking you are the queen of the dairy free universe :-)

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