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20 Vegan Pie Recipes That Taste Like the Real Deal

Most pies and pie crusts call for eggs, butter and milk, which means finding vegan-friendly ones that actually taste good can be a challenge. Never fear, plant-based bakers: We’ve rounded up 20 vegan pie recipes that taste just like their predecessors, so your guests will be none the wiser (and every bit as delighted). This collection has something for everyone, whether you prefer fruit pies, citrus tarts or anything loaded with chocolate.

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1. Vegan Apple Pie

  • Time Commitment: 4 hours (including chilling time)
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, vegan, kid-friendly

Thanks to plant-based butter, this quintessential dessert is still on the menu. Use your favorite type of sweet-tart apple, like Honeycrisp or Golden Delicious.

2. Banana Cream Pie

  • Time Commitment: 8 hours (includes chilling time)
  • Why We Love It: gluten free, crowd-pleaser, dairy free

It’s vegan, gluten-free and filled to the brim with almond milk cream. The crust is a simple mix of oats, almonds and pantry staples.

3. Vegan Cherry Pie

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, gluten free, beginner-friendly

Summer picnics just aren’t the same without this juicy beauty on the table. Feel free to substitute frozen or canned cherries for fresh in the off season.

4. Vegan Pecan Pie

  • Time Commitment: 55 minutes
  • Why We Love It: beginner-friendly, <10 ingredients, crowd-pleaser

For that one relative of yours who always seems to start a new diet right before Thanksgiving. Chalk its sweet, sticky texture up to maple syrup and Medjool dates.

5. Chai Spice Vegan Pear Pie

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour and 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, beginner-friendly, special occasion-worthy

This fruity gem tastes like sweater season. Might we suggest washing down those spice-kissed pears with a piping hot chai tea latte?

6. Vegan Chocolate Pie

  • Time Commitment: 10 minutes (plus chilling time)
  • Why We Love It: no bake, <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly

You can find dairy-free chocolate chips and chocolate-flavored almond milk at specialty stores like Whole Foods Market. But the real key to the luscious filling is silken firm tofu.

7. Vegan and Gluten-Free Apple Blackberry Crumble Tart

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, gluten free, beginner-friendly

Complete with pine nut-brown sugar topping. The simple press-in dough comes together in one bowl, so you won’t have to fuss with kneading, rolling or dirty dishes.

8. Raw Lime Coconut Pie

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: no bake, beginner-friendly, vegan

Here’s that tropical vacation you ordered. Think a thick layer of coconut-cashew cream atop raw almond crust, finished with toasted coconut shreds.

9. Easy Peach Crisp

  • Time Commitment: 55 minutes
  • Why We Love It: gluten free, dairy free, crowd-pleaser, <10 ingredients

Ah, the crisp, pie’s low-maintenance cousin. This nine-ingredient version is teeming with fresh summer peaches and pecan-brown sugar crumble.

10. Vegan Lemon Tart

  • Time Commitment: 3 hours and 20 minutes (includes chilling time)
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, gluten free, <10 ingredients

The crust has a secret ingredient that both helps with binding and offers a ton of nutty flavor: tahini.

11. Vegan Peanut Butter Pie

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly, kid-friendly

No-bake desserts are hands-down our favorite. Not only does this one not require a moment of oven time, but it’s also gluten-free, courtesy of the almond flour-cocoa crust.

12. Vegan Paleo Strawberry Cream Pies

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes (plus chilling time)
  • Why We Love It: no bake, beginner-friendly, make ahead

Our favorite thing about these minis made with fresh fruit and full-fat coconut milk? You won’t have to share. Pass the coconut whipped cream, please.

13. No-Bake Blueberries and Cream Pie

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, no bake, beginner-friendly

Avocado and cashew butter make for an uber-creamy vanilla filling, while the crust is as simple as blitzing pecans and dates in the food processor and pressing the mixture into place.

14. Vegan Sweet Potato Pie

  • Time Commitment: 2 hours and 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, special occasion-worthy, dairy free

Don’t overlook this fall staple, starring sweet spuds and warm spices. Be sure to let the crust chill for about an hour before filling, so it doesn’t shrink in the oven.

15. No-Bake Matcha Mint Grasshopper Pies in Jars

  • Time Commitment: 3 hours and 30 minutes (includes chilling time)
  • Why We Love It: gluten free, vegan, make ahead

This treat is equal parts refreshing and decadent. Be sure to strain the filling to remove the mint bits and make it as smooth as possible.

16. Vegan and Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Ginger Tart

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour and 25 minutes (plus chilling time)
  • Why We Love It: gluten free, crowd-pleaser, special occasion-worthy

If you’re looking for an easy way to wow your dinner party guests, the pistachio-crystallized ginger topping, dappled with edible flowers, should do it.

17. 7-Ingredient Vegan Key Lime Pies

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes (plus chilling time)
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, gluten free, make ahead

Sweetened with agave nectar and full-fat coconut milk, the cashew-based filling is easier to pull off than you think.

18. Vegan Banoffee Pie

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly, crowd-pleaser

You won’t believe how tasty this plant-based riff on the British dessert is. Come for the dark chocolate and bananas, stay for the date caramel sauce and coconut whipped cream.

19. Vegan Deconstructed Boozy Mocha-Drenched, Grilled Banana-Coconut Cream Pies

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: special occasion-worthy, beginner-friendly

Aren’t you glad Kahlúa is vegan? (We’re just as grateful for the crunchy oatmeal cookie crumble, made with coconut sugar and vegan butter.)

20. Easy Vegan Pie Crust

  • Time Commitment: 20 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, beginner-friendly

With this pie crust recipe (made with vegetable shortening) in your back pocket, you can bake just about any vegan pie your heart desires. Just use plant-based ingredients to fill it and you’re in business.

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Taryn Pire is PureWow’s associate food editor. A former bartender and barista, she’s been writing about all things delicious since 2016, developing recipes, reviewing restaurants and investigating food trends at Food52, New Jersey Family Magazine and Taste Talks. When she isn’t testing TikTok’s latest viral recipe, she’s having popcorn for dinner and posting about it on Instagram @cookingwithpire.