Dairy-free Pumpkin Pie

I have something extra special for you today!  Not only do I have a recipe for a delicious Dairy-free Pumpkin Pie, but I am also part of a Thanksgiving Menu Blog Hop with 25+ Amazing Holiday Recipes from your Favorite Bloggers!  So if you still aren’t sure what you make for Thanksgiving Dinner, we have got you covered!

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Do you see that gorgeous Pumpkin Pie with all of the leaf cutouts in the bottom left corner?  That’s my Dairy-free Pumpkin Pie that I’m sure would even impress Princess Cassi…..

A Dairy-free Pumpkin Pie with a twist for your Thanksgiving table | cookingwithcurls.com

Don’t worry, you can also use this recipe with evaporated milk…..because I adapted the Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie recipe. 😉

I tried {twice} to make a dairy-free pie crust, but that was a complete disaster!!  I finally went back to my favorite Pie Crust recipe and used 1/2 butter and 1/2 Crisco, but that’s as close as I could get.

Dairy-free Pumpkin Pie | cookingwithcurls.com FB

Start by making a double pie crust recipe.  Divide the dough in half, wrap with plastic wrap, and chill for at least one hour…..

Pie Crust wrap cookingwithcurls.com

Roll out one half of dough and place inside pie pan…..

Pie Crust pan cookingwithcurls.com

Smooth out in the pan and trim the excess on the edges.  Roll out the second half of dough and cut out small shapes {leaves, turkeys, etc}…..

Pumpkin Pie cut outs cookingwithcurls.com

I used a 2-inch spring loaded maple leaf cutter…..

Pumpkin Pie leaf cutter cookingwithcurls.com

Arrange the cut out leaves around the edge of the pie pan, and prick holes in the bottom with a fork…..

Pumpkin Pie edge cookingwithcurls.com

Brush the edges with egg wash, and bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes.  Beat filling ingredients together in a large bowl and set aside…..

Pumpkin Pie mix cookingwithcurls.com

Remove pie shell from oven and carefully spread the apricot preserves {if using} on the bottom…..

Pumpkin Pie preserves cookingwithcurls.com

Pour the filling into the shell,  place on a baking sheet and bake for 60 to 70 minutes {mine took 70}…..

Pumpkin Pie bake cookingwithcurls.com

The pie will appear “set” in the center and a skinny knife will come out clean when stuck into the center of the pie…..

Pumpkin Pie knife cookingwithcurls.com

Place the pie on a wire cooking rack to cool.  While the pie is cooling, place the remaining cutouts on a parchment paper or silpat lined baking sheet.  Brush with egg wash, and bake for 10 minutes, until golden brown…..

Pumpkin Pie cutouts cookingwithcurls.com

Let pie cool completely before serving or putting in the refrigerator.  Serve chilled with Coconut Whipped Cream…..

A slice of delicious Dairy-free Pumpkin Pie topped with coconut whipped cream | cookingwithcurls.com

I am a food blogger, I do not have time to wait for things to chill, lol  This pie will firm up in the refrigerator, just like last year’s did…..

Dairy-free Pumpkin Pie | cookingwithcurls.com | #thanksgivingrecipes

I also sprinkled sugar crystals on the leaf cutouts before baking them last year, and I went with a simple crust edge…..

Dairy-free Pumpkin Pie | cookingwithcurls.com

Same recipe, just different styles….and different colors!  The first pie I baked this year had much darker pumpkin puree, and was also drier than the puree in the second pie.  Yes, I made two pie last weekend. I forgot the cornstarch in the first pie. It will not work if you forget the cornstarch, it will not set!!!

Don't forget your dairy-free friends this holiday season, bake them a Dairy-free Pumpkin Pie | cookingwithcurls.com

I know you must be wondering why there is apricot preserves in a pumpkin pie?

  • I followed a recipe 20+ years ago that used apricot preserves and I think finely chopped pecans.  It was really good, so I thought I would try it again…but without the pecans…because Alex doesn’t like nuts. 😉
  • It is a great way to camouflage the coconut taste.  There is coconut milk in the pie, and then Coconut Whipped Cream on top. The apricot preserves gives it a fun flavor that is stronger than the coconut.
  • It’s unexpected!

Don’t forget to check out the other links after the recipe…


Dairy-free Pumpkin Pie

Serves 8
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 1 hour, 20 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 35 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Don't get left out this Thanksgiving. This rich and creamy Dairy-free Pumpkin Pie is perfect for those of us that can't eat dairy!


  • 15 Ounce can organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 and 1/2 Cups coconut milk (can) (shake well before opening)
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Pie Crust recipe (divided in half and chilled)
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves (optional)
  • 1 Large egg + 1 Tablespoon water (for egg wash)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Roll out one half of pie crust dough and place in pie pan. Roll out second half of dough and cut with leaf cutters if desired. Place along edge of pie crust and brush with egg wash. Prebake pie crust for ten minutes.
Whisk together pumpkin, sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, eggs, cornstarch, and coconut milk in a large bowl.
Remove pie crust from oven and spread apricot preserves on bottom crust {if using}.
Pour pumpkin mixture into pie crust and bake for 60 to 70 minutes, until pie is set.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before placing in the refrigerator to chill.
Serve with Coconut Whipped Cream and extra leaf "cookies".


The size of your pie pan will affect your total baking time.

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!


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If you don't tell your guest that you are serving a Dairy-free Pumpkin Pie, they will never notice | cookingwithcurls.com


  1. Karen says

    Okay, I have gotta try this one! I don’t have any dairy allergies, but I love coconut, and it just sounds like it would be great in a pumpkin pie. For a dairy free crust, have you tried using lard?

  2. says

    Thanksgiving would not be Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie — to me, it’s the quintessential Turkey Day dessert — and I love the yummy twists you’ve given this one, Lisa! Plus, how adorable are those little pie crust leaves?! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at the Thanksgiving Menu Blog Hop!
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  3. says

    This is such a beautiful pie! The prettiest pumpkin pie I have ever seen!!! I love the leaf border. I will definitely be making this for Thanksgiving! Where can I find that cute maple leaf cutter?? Link please?? Also, thank you for your dairy free recipe. I am gluten free and dairy free so I really appreciate all the work you put into this!! Also, I use whipped coconut cream to top all my pies. I prefer it sweetened with grade B maple syrup and a splash of vanilla. I have a recipe on my blog. If you love it, please feel free to share. Thanks a million!!!

  4. Lisa says

    Oh My Lisa! This pie is absolutely gorgeous!! I just found your blog and I am so inspired just looking around! Your dishes are amazing! I adore these little maple leaf cutouts on the pie! I would love to know where you picked that little gem up at. Please share! I will definitely be a regular visitor! I will be looking around at your blog, I already found several recipes I can’t wait to try. What a great time of year to have found you!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


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