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Vegan Maple Pecan Pie

Cashew cream combined with a hint of apple and cinnamon creates a luscious filling perfect for the holidays. A maple-pecan topping adds a sweet crunch.

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Cashew cream combined with a hint of apple and cinnamon creates a luscious filling perfect for the holidays. A maple-pecan topping adds a sweet crunch.

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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp refined coconut oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 8 oz graham crackers
  • 1 cup maple syrup, divided
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 1⁄2 cups raw cashews, soaked
  • overnight and drained cup unsweetened vanilla
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 3/4 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1⁄2 cups pecan halves

Preparation

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease a 10-inch springform pan with oil. In a food processor, grind crackers to fine crumbs. Drizzle in 1/4 cup syrup and oil; add cinnamon, and process to mix. Sprinkle crumb mixture into pan. With damp fingers, press it firmly into pan, leaving slightly thicker edges. Bake, 10 minutes. Let cool.

In a food processor, grind cashews until they form a thick paste. Gradually add almond milk, processing until smooth and creamy. Add sugar, applesauce, lemon juice, arrowroot, vanilla, and a pinch of salt, and process to mix. Spoon cashew mixture into crust, spreading it smoothly. Bake, 30 minutes.

In a saucepan, bring remaining 3 /4 cup syrup to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, stirring frequently, 5 minutes. Arrange pecans on top of pie in concentric circles to cover the surface. Drizzle syrup neatly over nuts.

Bake until pie is slightly puffed and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 minutes. Let cool on a rack, then refrigerate to chill. Serve cold.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 12
  • Calories 465
  • Carbohydrate Content 56 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 25 g
  • Fiber Content 0 g
  • Protein Content 0 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 6 g
  • Sodium Content 0 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g