Dairy-Free Pies: Over 75 Recipes for the Holidays

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Updated for 2015! Who says that just because you follow a special diet, you can’t have your pie and eat it too? If you’re wondering what dairy-free dessert to serve for the holidays, you’ve come to the right place! 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 plus additional crust recipes and tips for toppings. Vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, refined 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 Melt Organic Original or 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

Over 75 Dairy-Free Pies for Thanksgiving & Christmas - Pumpkin, Apple, Pecan & More! (vegan, gluten-free, nut-free & soy-free options)

Pecan Pies

Over 75 Dairy-Free Pies for Thanksgiving & Christmas - Pumpkin, Apple, Pecan & More! (vegan, gluten-free, nut-free & soy-free options)

Apple Pies and Crisps

Over 75 Dairy-Free Pies for Thanksgiving & Christmas - Pumpkin, Apple, Pecan & More! (vegan, gluten-free, nut-free & soy-free options)

Sweet Potato Pies

Over 75 Dairy-Free Pies for Thanksgiving & Christmas - Pumpkin, Apple, Pecan & More! (vegan, gluten-free, nut-free & soy-free options)

Other Great Dairy-Free Pies for the Holidays

Over 75 Dairy-Free Pies for Thanksgiving & Christmas - Pumpkin, Apple, Pecan & More! (vegan, gluten-free, nut-free & soy-free options)

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

Over 75 Dairy-Free Pies for Thanksgiving & Christmas - Pumpkin, Apple, Pecan & More! (vegan, gluten-free, nut-free & soy-free options)

Dairy-Free Whipped Topping & Ice Cream

Over 75 Dairy-Free Pies for Thanksgiving & Christmas - Pumpkin, Apple, Pecan & More! (vegan, gluten-free, nut-free & soy-free options)

Oh yes, and do not forget the topping! Truly dairy-free whipped topping is still a bit elusive, but it’s getting easier to locate in stores (hello CocoWhip!). 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.

Over 75 Dairy-Free Pies for Thanksgiving & Christmas - Pumpkin, Apple, Pecan & More! (vegan, gluten-free, nut-free & soy-free options - toppings, too!)

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 So Delicious Cashew Milk Frozen Dessert (AMAZING!) or Coconut Milk Frozen Dessert (for nut-free & vanilla flavors), but I’ve also seriously enjoyed Dream Gelato, Amy’s Organic Non-Dairy Dessert, Nadamoo Coconut Milk Ice Cream, and DF Mavens Frozen Desserts. Again, these vegan ice cream options are available at most natural food stores and in the natural food section (a little freezer) of your local mega-grocer. For a more extensive list of creamy topping options, see our Frozen Dessert Reviews & Listings.

Pin this Dairy-Free Pies Round-Up!

Over 75 Dairy-Free Pies - Recipes for pecan, apple, pumpkin and more for the holidays with vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free options! (includes crusts & toppings, too!)

Now, did I miss any? Do you have holiday recipes for dairy-free pies to share? Comment below!

About Author

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.

15 Comments

  1. I am just noticing that some of the links say that the recipe is nut free, but the recipe includes nuts. I just wanted to let you know!

    • Hi Bethany, I just double checked a large selection of them labeled was nut-free and none contained nuts (aside from one where nuts were an optional garnish). If there are any specific errors that you noted, please do let me know! I assume that you aren’t labeling nutmeg and coconut as allergenic concerns for those with tree nut allergies specifically.

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  8. Alisa:

    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 🙂

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

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