The BEST Streusel Pumpkin Pie {Dairy Free Filling} ~ Cooks with Cocktails

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This streusel pumpkin pie has a creamy dairy free filling, is completely spiced, and the pecan cinnamon streusel topping makes this a pumpkin pie like you will have by no means had earlier than!

There nothing extra thanksgiving than pumpkin pie, besides possibly the turkey itself.   Its really turn into an emblem of fall and no thanksgiving dinner is full with out one.

For those who love pumpkin pie, you might be in for an actual deal with!  

a slice of streusel pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top

To be sincere, I’m not a giant pumpkin something particular person, however I LOVE this pie!  And Debbie, who’s a pumpkin something connoisseur, is IN love with this pie! 

The largest distinction between our pie and any common home made pumpkin pie is the streusel!  It’s often the toppings that make all of the distinction, proper?  This case is not any exception.

Effectively the streusel topping AND that our filling is dairy free.

The streusel could be very possible Debbie’s favourite half. Mine too really. Though its ALL. SO. GOOD!

You may discover that our filling is dairy free, however the pastry crust and the streusel topping has butter which is, in fact, dairy. For those who can’t have dairy in any respect, we are going to give some choices beneath for making this a totally dairy free pumpkin pie. In any other case, keep on with butter on these elements. It tastes higher.

Lets get on with it…

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Make Pumpkin Pie!

You could find all of the steps to make this pumpkin pie within the recipe card beneath, nonetheless Im going to go over every part right here to present you further data, ideas and methods in order that your pie seems excellent!

photos showing how to make pie crust pastry

Make the Crust

You may be tempted to purchase the pastry on your pie, however truthfully, making your personal pie crust is tremendous straightforward and it tastes method higher! Right here is how its accomplished:

  • combine your dry elements
  • reduce within the chilly butter with a pastry cutter until it resembles small peas (see the third photograph above)
  • add the moist elements whereas stirring with a fork
  • combine till simply mixed
  • wrap in plastic wrap and set it within the fridge to relax for not less than an hour

Suggestions for Making the Pie Crust

  • all the time use very chilly elements
  • I put an ice dice in with the egg yolk, water, and vinegar to maintain it further chilly
  • you should use vodka as a substitute of vinegar in case you like, it really works the identical. I identical to the flavour of vinegar 🙂
  • if you find yourself mixing the moist elements in, its okay if the dough is kind of floury. It doesn’t need to be utterly combined in. The moisture within the dough will soak up all of the flour because the dough chills. The extra you’re employed the dough, the much less flaky it will likely be and also you need flaky!

Make Dairy Free Pie Crust

All you need to do to make your pie crust dairy free as effectively is alternate the butter for vegetable shortening. Or you should use lard. Lard makes for an additional flaky crust!

Do you have to Blind Bake Crust for Pumpkin Pie?

I’ve accomplished it each methods. Bind baked crust and never. In my expertise, the blind baked crust is WAY WAY higher. It doesn’t get soggy and it’s flaky on the underside nonetheless. It’s another step, sure, however its price it.

See how flaky and crispy it appears to be like? Even on the underside!

a blind baked pie crust just out of the oven

Tricks to Blind Bake the Pie Crust

You probably have ever blind baked a pie crust and the sides have fallen down the edges and created points for you, then you might want to learn this part! That used to occur to me on a regular basis till I lastly found out the important thing. Comply with these steps and your pie will blind bake completely!

  • after you have the pie crust rolled and within the pie plate, chill the pie crust for not less than 30 minutes earlier than baking.
  • cowl the pie crust in parchment paper and fill the pie crust with pie weights when your blind baking for the primary 15 minutes.
  • if you line the pie crust with the parchment paper, scrunch the paper up right into a ball first. It’ll make it simpler to mould to the pie.
  • add some weight to the sides of the pie crust. Make a braid across the edge like we did, or simply add further crust to the highest in order that there’s much less probability of it falling down the edges.
  • after 15 minutes, take away the pie weights from the pie and proceed to cook dinner for one more 7 – 9 minutes. It will let the underside of the pie get good and flaky crispy too.
  • cowl the sides of your crust. You should use tin foil or you may get these cool covers that match across the edges. Overlaying the sides will stop them from burning or getting too crispy. (See the image beneath)

You’ll be able to see beneath how we used dried beans as pie weights. They work nice and after we use them, we simply hold them in a bag and reuse them every time we make a pie.

Some Concepts for Making your Pies Lovely

Take a look at these fast movies that present you methods to adorn your pie crust.

Making the Filling

Making the filling for pumpkin pie is tremendous straightforward. Particularly in case you use canned pumpkin. You’ll be able to go all out and roast a pumpkin, puree and use it on your pie, however its fairly a bit extra handy to used canned.

We like plenty of spices in our pumpkin pie! It provides the pie a ton of taste. We like cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and vanilla!

For those who can, use contemporary nutmeg and grate it in your self. You probably have all the time used the bottom nutmeg and you discover the entire nutmeg and grate it your self, you will notice immediately why we advocate this! It smells AMAZING and you may style the distinction. You’ll by no means return!

Making Dairy Free Filling

We use coconut cream to make this pumpkin pie dairy free. Its so easy and creamy and doesn’t style like coconut in any respect.  All of the spices and the pumpkin deal with any coconut taste it may need.   

You should buy coconut cream by itself typically, however in case you cant purchase it, you may depart a can of full fats coconut milk within the fridge in a single day after which open it with out shaking.  The cream will all be on the high and you may scoop it out simply.

Suggestions for Excellent Filling

  • ensure all of your elements are at room temperature earlier than beginning. It will make them combine collectively simpler.
  • in case you don’t care about your pie being dairy free, use half and half cream or heavy whipping cream rather than the coconut cream. You positively need it to be very creamy.
  • in case you do use coconut cream, don’t be alarmed if it appears to be like type of curdled earlier than you bake it. See the image above with the foil across the fringe of the crust. You’ll be able to see the way it appears to be like a bit of curdled. Whereas the pie bakes, the coconut cream will soften and turn into all creamy.

Look how creamy that filling appears to be like! And whereas your at it, take a look at how the underside of the pie crust nonetheless appears to be like good and flaky. Not soggy in any respect!

a close up look at the smooth pumpkin pie filling and the crumbly delicious streusel topping

Making the Streusel Topping

This half could be very straightforward! You simply chop your pecans, combine all of the elements and your accomplished.

You probably have not had a pumpkin pie with streusel topping you then HAVE to attempt it! Everybody says its one of the best half.

If you wish to make your streusel topping dairy free as effectively, then use lard or vegetable shortening if you make it, as a substitute of the butter.

Ceaselessly Requested Questions

How do you retain a pumpkin pie from getting soggy?

That is precisely why you blind bake a pumpkin pie. I’ve tried each and I by no means get a soggy crust after I blind bake the pie crust earlier than baking the filling.

How do you retain the sides of the pie crust from burning?

Cowl the sides of the pie crust with tin foil or reusable pie crust covers. This works very well. There’s nothing worse than having a ravishing pie and all the sides are burnt to a crisp!

How do you thicken a pumpkin pie?

The pumpkin pie is thickened by the eggs. In case you are nervous about your pumpkin pie not setting, you may add a tablespoon of cornstartch to your filling combination and that offers you some further safety 🙂 Ive by no means added cornstarch, however you may!

Are you able to over cook dinner a pumpkin pie?

Sure! For those who cook dinner it at too excessive of a temperature or too lengthy, the filling will crack or separate. You need your pumpkin pie to be simply barely jiggly within the middle when your accomplished baking.

When you will have a streusel topping on the pie, its exhausting to inform, however in case you comply with our cooking instances and oven temperature tips, try to be simply nice.

How do you retain a pumpkin pie from cracking?

Don’t overcook it or cook dinner it at too excessive a temperature. Bake the pie at 375 and for so long as your recipe says. It’ll crack if it will get over cooked.

Ought to I refrigerate pumpkin pie?

In case you are not going to eat your pumpkin pie the identical day you bake it, you might want to refrigerate it till you might be able to eat it. As much as Three days, however Three days is pushing it.

Let it cool utterly earlier than placing it within the fridge. If it will likely be within the fridge for some time, its finest to cowl it with tin foil or one thing.

When you’re able to eat it, take it out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature earlier than digging in!

Can I freeze pumpkin pie?

Yup, you positive can. You’ll be able to freeze it for as much as Three months or so. It would be best to wrap it in plastic wrap and possibly even a layer of foil to guard it from freezer smells and freezer burn.

Let it cool utterly earlier than freezing the pie. When you’re able to eat it, thaw it utterly within the fridge, not on the counter. It will take not less than 12 hours, however it offers you a greater outcome.

looking down on a pumpkin pie with two slices taken out of it and a fork in the pie plate

Different Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner Recipes

Apart from serving your pumpkin pie with a beneficiant dollop of whipped cream, listed here are another thanksgiving favorites of ours:

These recipes are all staples of our Thanksgiving and/or Christmas dinner desk.  They’re our favorites for a cause!! 😉

Different Pumpkin Recipes you Would possibly Like

For those who’ve tried this streusel pumpkin pie recipe then don’t neglect to price the recipe and tell us the way it turned out within the feedback beneath.  We love listening to from you! 

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The BEST Streusel Pumpkin Pie {Dairy Free Filling}

This streusel pumpkin pie has a creamy dairy free filling, is completely spiced, and the pecan cinnamon streusel topping makes this a pumpkin pie like you will have by no means had earlier than!

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Course: Dessert

Delicacies: Canadian

Key phrase: pumpkin pie, streussel topping, thanksgiving dessert

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Prepare dinner Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

chilling time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Whole Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Servings: 12 slices

Energy: 537kcal

Writer: Julie & Debbie

Substances

FOR THE PASTRY

  • 2 half of cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter , chilly and diced (or vegetable shortening)
  • 1 egg yolk , crushed
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 6-8 tbsp chilly water plus a tablespoon or two extra if wanted
  • 1 egg for an egg wash

FOR THE PIE FILLING

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • half of tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • half of tsp nutmeg use contemporary if you could find it
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 796 ml pumpkin
  • 1 cup coconut cream (dont shake the can and simply use the cream on the high of the can. Not the water)

FOR THE STEUSEL TOPPING

  • 1 cup flour
  • half of cup brown sugar
  • half of cup chilly butter
  • half of cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • half of tsp nutmeg use contemporary if you could find it

Directions

MAKE THE PASTRY

  • In a small bowl, add the egg and break it up with a fork. Add the vinegar and the chilly water. Set it within the fridge until you might be prepared for it to maintain it chilly. You’ll be able to add an ice dice to maintain it further chilly too.

  • In a bowl or your mixer, add the dry elements.  Then add the chilly butter. Pulse in your mixer until it resembles small peas, or break up with a pastry cutter by hand.

  • Add the liquid slowly and blend until simply mixed.  Pour out on to a floor and mould right into a ball. Wrap it in plastic wrap and place within the fridge for not less than half of an hour. 1 hour is healthier.

  • After an hour, reduce 1/Three of the pastry from the pasty ball. Put the 1/Three again within the fridge. Roll out the pie crust in order that it matches a 9 inch pie plate. Go away a bit of hanging over the sides for now.

  • Get the remainder of the pie crust and use it to make the pie crust look fairly. See the notes beneath for some concepts. Put the pie crust within the fridge for not less than 30 minutes earlier than blind baking.

BLIND BAKE THE PIE CRUST

  • Preheat your oven to 400 levels. Take the pie crust out of the fridge. Prick the underside of your pie crust with a fork. Only a couple instances. Crumple up a bit of parchment paper and match it inside your crust. Add your pie weights (or use dried beans like me) to the within of your pie crust.

  • Bake the pie crust for 15 minutes, the take away from the oven and take away the pie weights from the pie, cowl the sides of your pie with foil or a pie crust cowl and add it again to the oven. Proceed to cook dinner for one more 7 – 9 minutes. It will let the underside of the pie get good and flaky crispy too. Take away from the oven and set it apart until your prepared for the filling.

MAKE THE FILLING

  • Whereas your pie crust is baking, make the filling. When the pie crust comes out, cut back the oven temperature to 375.

  • Combine collectively the dry elements (sugar and spices) in a bowl.  Add the eggs, pumpkin, and coconut cream to a stand mixer bowl or any bowl in case your utilizing a hand mixer or elbow grease. Combine effectively then add the sugar and spices. Pour into the pie crust.  Bake pie for 15 minutes to start out, then cowl with tinfoil to cease the sides from turning too brown. Bake for one more 25 minutes.

  • Pour the filling into the pie crust.  Cowl the sides of the pie crust once more. Bake the pie for 30 minutes to start out, Your going so as to add the streusel after 30 minutes and bake for one more 20 minutes.

MAKE THE TOPPING

  • Whereas the pie is doing the primary 30 min bake, make the streusel.

  • Chop the pecans. You need them to be small, however not nice. Combine all of the elements in a bowl and reduce the butter in with a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse peas. After 30 minutes, take the pie out of the oven, add the streusel everywhere in the high of the pie. It’d look thick, however thats okay. Bake for one more 20 minutes, however ensure to maintain the tin foil on to guard the sides.
  • Take away from the oven and permit it to chill utterly earlier than serving. (not less than Three or Four hours) Serve with whipped cream or whipped coconut cream. Or ice cream even!

Notes

Suggestions for Making the Pie Crust

  • all the time use very chilly elements
  • you should use vodka as a substitute of vinegar in case you like, it really works the identical. I identical to the flavour of vinegar 🙂
  • if you find yourself mixing the moist elements in, its okay if the dough is kind of floury. It doesn’t need to be utterly combined in. The moisture within the dough will soak up all of the flour because the dough chills. The extra you’re employed the dough, the much less flaky it will likely be and also you need flaky!

Two Choices for Making the Crust Fairly

  1. Utilizing the 1/Three further crust dough, roll it out into lengthy strips.  Minimize three small strips out of it and make a braid with them to go across the fringe of the pie.  Add new strips to your unique strips in case your first ones didn’t make a braid lengthy sufficient to go across the pie.  Brush the sides of your pie with an egg wash (simply an egg that has been crushed) and add the braid all the best way across the edge.  Minimize off any crust hanging over the sting and brush the braid with the egg wash too. 
  2. Utilizing the 1/Three further crust dough, roll it out into lengthy strips. Minimize a large strip (the width of the highest of you pie plate) and put it across the edges of the pie plate on high of your unique crust. Minimize the surplus off that’s hanging off the sides of the pie plate and work the brand new pastry into the unique. It will make the highest edges of the pie crust far more heavy.  Then utilizing your fingers, crimp the sides so they give the impression of being fairly.  

Listed here are some visuals:  

Diet

Serving: 1Slice | Energy: 537kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 7g | Fats: 32g | Saturated Fats: 19g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g

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