Simplest Pumpkin Pie


This simplest pumpkin pie recipe originated with the Weimar Institute of Health & Education.

Special Diet Notes: Simplest Pumpkin Pie

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free,  vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

For gluten-free: use a gluten-free pie crust such as Wholly Wholesome Crusts.

Simplest Pumpkin Pie
  • 14 oz. firm tofu (for a creamier texture use Silken)
  • ¾ cup real maple syrup
  • Pumpkin pie spice (desired amount)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch turmeric (optional)
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 unbaked non-dairy 9" pie crust
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place tofu and maple syrup in blender or food processor with vanilla, salt and spices and blend well until smooth and creamy.
  3. Put pumpkin in a medium mixing bowl and add blender contents, whisking until well-mixed.
  4. Pour into unbaked pie shell and place on bottom rack of oven.
  5. Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees, then lower heat to 350 degrees and bake another 50 minutes. Filling will be soft but will become firm as it chills.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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