When it comes to desserts, vegan pie is tough to beat. Luckily for vegans (and cows and hens), a few simple substitutions can veganize most pie recipes. When a vegan recipe calls for butter, you can swap in vegan butter. And a variety of vegan egg substitutes exist for recipes that include eggs.
If you’re interested in baking, pie is a fantastic place to start. Any sort of fruit pie is easy to make, even for first-time bakers.
If you’d like to delve further into vegan baking and dessert preparation, check out our vegan baking guide.
Any good vegan dessert cookbook will feature recipes for a variety of pies. You’ll find no shortage of such recipes featured on YouTube. Here are some fantastic looking vegan ones for the post popular varieties of pie.
If you just want a basic pie crust for adding your own sweet or savory fillings, here’s a YouTube video showing how to make a vegan crust.
Recommended Vegan Pie Cookbooks
Here are three cookbooks with all sorts of delicious recipes.
- Easy As Vegan Pie, by Hannah Kaminsky
- Gluten Free and Vegan Pie, by Jennifer Katzinger
- Pies and Tarts with Heart, by Dynise Balcavage
Fruit pies are often vegan by default. Pies sold in a natural food store are much more likely to be vegan than those sold at a supermarket. And many bakeries offer delicious pie.
When purchasing pie, always check the ingredients for animal ingredients. Specifically, look out for butter in the crust. Sometimes egg whites are added to make the crust shiny.