If you’re new to a vegan diet, you may have questions about some of your favorite foods. For example, is pie vegan? We’ll answer that question and more!
Are the two subjects — Vegans and Pie — at opposite ends of the buffet table?
There are those who believe when you take up the Vegan Mantra, sign the vegan charter (by the way, there is no vegan charter), that you have to be 100% pure and virtuous in every bite, 100% of the time.
And you know what? They’re right.
If that’s what works for them, I say go for it.
But for the rest of us? The ones who want a little spice to life? The ones who want mashed potatoes, stuffing and Seven Layer Salad on Thanksgiving? I like to refer to us as the GET REAL VEGANS…and you know what? We want a little pie on our dessert table!
Your Pie Questions Answered
These are some common vegan pie questions:
Is apple pie vegan?
Depending on the crust, many apple pies are vegan. For example, the Costco Apple Pie is made without animal products, such as lard in the crust. Always review the ingredients and look for things like lard, butter, eggs, etc.
Is pumpkin pie vegan?
There are two things to consider when looking at the ingredients in a pumpkin pie: the custard and the crust. Most pumpkin pie custards are made with eggs and dairy. In addition, the crust may be made with lard and therefore not vegan or vegetarian. However, you can easily make your own Vegan Pumpkin Pie.
Is pie crust vegan?
Many store-bought pie crusts are not vegan because they contain either butter or lard (animal fat). However, there are more and more brands offering vegan pie crusts. Read the ingredients and search for ones without animal products. You can more easily find these at health food stores.
Tasty Vegan Pie Recipes
Is pie vegan? The proof is in these amazing vegan pie recipes. These pies are one of the many reasons to absolutely love a vegan diet!
Delicious Vegan Pie Crusts
The crust is the foundation of every delicious pie. Here are some favorite vegan pie crust recipes:
So, should vegans eat pie? Yes…there is room for both in my life.
I don’t look at veganism as a cross I have to bear: Oh, woe is me and the sad, sad limited vegan life I live.
I celebrate food, and veganism is a part of that. I revel in the opportunities to create delicious vegan dishes! So, party on vegans…and have a slice of pie while you’re at it!