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After the heat of the past few weeks, a nice breeze is suddenly blowing again. And then you automatically think of autumn. That is also a nice idea; nice inside, make your house cozy and prepare for the holidays, right?! That's why this is a delicious vegan recipe for the coming fall. Enjoy!

Vegan pumpkin pecan pie with chocolate

When you think of pumpkin, do you think of savory? That's fine, but you can also turn it into a delicious sweet cake this fall and it's TASTY that it is!


Number of dots: 8-10

  • 1 pumpkin (about 800 grams)
  • 6 slices of vegan puff pastry
  • 11 (medjool) dates, pitted
  • 100 ml coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp gingerbread spices
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 handfuls of pecan nuts
  • 2 tbsp sugar of choice (maple syrup, agave syrup, or regular sugar)
  • pinch of salt
  • optional: chocolate flakes

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Meanwhile, line a baking tin (approximately 20 cm in diameter) with baking paper and place the puff pastry slices in the baking tin, so that it thaws a bit.
  3. Cut (and peel) the pumpkin into small cubes. Boil the pumpkin cubes for about 15 minutes until the cubes are completely soft. Drain the water and let the pumpkin cool slightly.
  4. Pit the dates. If the dates are very hard, you can soak them in hot water. Place the pumpkin cubes with the dates, coconut milk, gingerbread spices and a pinch of salt in the food processor or powerful blender until a smooth mixture is formed.
  5. Then mix the cornstarch with the pumpkin mixture. Taste and add more gingerbread spices if necessary.
  6. Divide the puff pastry well over the baking tin, both the bottom and the sides. Use your hands to press the dough together.
  7. Then pour the pumpkin mixture on the puff pastry base and put the pie in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, make the candied pecans by frying the pecans in the pan with the syrup and salt. Stir well and make sure the pecans do not burn. Let the pecans cool.
  9. The cake is done when the puff pastry is nicely browned. When the cake comes out of the oven, sprinkle the top with the caramelized pecans and optionally the chocolate flakes.

Optional : serve the piece of cake with a scoop of vegan ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy!

Fancy another festive dessert? Make this one easy vegan brownies or these Christmas Banoffee Pie .

Vegan Comfort Food

Fancy more? To make it even easier for you to eat plant-based, Lisa has a super nice cookbook Vegan Comfortfood . Full of delicious recipes without animal products. Recommended!

Author - Lisa from Lisa goes Vegan
Lisa is 28 years old and founder of Lisa goes Vegan. More than 6 years ago she started sharing her journey to a vegan lifestyle on social media. In the meantime it has all grown considerably and she is doing great projects. Curious about really tasty recipes? Check out her book ' Vegan Comfort Food '.
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