Vegan Pecan Pie

Total Time

Prep: 50 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling


8 servings

Updated: Nov. 21, 2023


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter-flavored coconut oil
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons refrigerated unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1-1/4 cups maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup water, divided
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons butter-flavored coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • Vegan vanilla ice cream, optional


  1. In a large bowl, mix flour and salt; cut in coconut oil until crumbly. Gradually stir in enough coconut milk until mixture holds together when pressed. Shape into a disk. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to 9-in. pie plate. Trim crust to ½ in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 425°.
  3. Line crust with a double thickness of foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice. Bake on a lower oven rack until crust is set, about 5 minutes. Remove foil and weights; bake until crust just starts to brown, about 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine maple syrup and 1/3 cup water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch and remaining 1/3 cup water until smooth. Gradually stir into pan. Return to a boil. Cook and stir until slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in coconut oil, vanilla and salt. Stir in chopped pecans.
  5. Pour into crust. Arrange pecan halves over top. Bake until puffed and golden (center will not be set), 30-35 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate overnight or until set. If desired, serve with vegan vanilla ice cream.
Vegan Pecan Pie Tips

Is this vegan pecan pie also gluten-free?

Although this particular vegan pecan pie recipe isn't gluten-free, it can easily be made so with the substitution of a gluten-free pie crust. Just double check the following in the gluten-free pie crust recipe: If it uses shortening, make sure it's vegetable shortening; if it uses butter, make sure it's vegan butter; and double check that the recipe doesn't have any eggs.

Should you serve vegan pecan pie warm or cold?

There's no wrong way to enjoy pie! Serve vegan pecan pie warm and fresh from the oven, or eat it cold right out of the fridge. Or, you can even eat it at room temperature—it's all up to your personal preferences.

What can you serve with vegan pecan pie?

You can serve vegan pecan pie with a hearty topping of dairy-free coconut whipped cream, or with your choice of vegan ice cream.

How should you store vegan pecan pie?

Vegan pecan pie should be stored in the refrigerator, wrapped in plastic. It can also be frozen and enjoyed at a later date. Just make sure you let your pie cool completely before you wrap it in plastic and stash it in the freezer. If you liked this recipe, check out more of our vegan Thanksgiving recipes as well as our vegan Thanksgiving side dishes.

—Sammi DiVito, Taste of Home Assistant Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 563 calories, 37g fat (18g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.