Vegan pecan pie – easy, gluten free

This vegan pecan pie tastes like your old time favorite pecan pie without the egg or butter! A sweet pie with crunchy bites or pecan nuts, the best vegan Thanksgiving dessert to share with family.

Vegan pecan pie no corn syrup

How to make vegan pecan pie?

A classic old-fashioned pecan pie contains eggs and butter, so no, pecan pie recipes are not vegan. But I am here to share with you how you can make a delicious pecan pie without eggs or dairy.

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First, you need to

  1. Prepare a vegan pie crust. You can use a store-bought vegan pie crust or make your own following my vegan gluten free pie crust recipe.
  2. Roll out the pie crust to cover an 8-inch or 9-inch pie dish and prick the crust with a fork. Pre-baking the crust is recommended especially if you are using a nut-based pie crust like my vegan almond flour pie crust or my food processor grain-free pie crust. Simply prebake the crust for 8 minutes.
  3.  Spread the chopped pecan pie all over the crust.
  4. Whisk all the pecan pie filling ingredients together and bring to a boil in a saucepan to activate the flax eggs. Simmer 2-3 minutes then pour over the chopped pecan.
  5. Bake. Place the pie crust in the middle rack of the oven and cover the pie with foil if you want to prevent the edges from browning too fast – especially if you are using grain-free crust. This pie bakes in 30 to 40 minutes. You know it is ready when the filling is set on the borders and slightly jiggly in the center.
  6. Cool completely at room temperature to set the filling, 3 hours, or overnight is the best.
  7. Slice and serve raw or with a scoop of vegan ice cream.

A vegan gluten-free pecan pie filling

All you need to make this easy vegan pecan pie filling are:

  • Pecans – I used 1 1/2 cups of pecans chopped finely to cover an 8-inch pie dish. If you are using a 9-inch pie dish you may need 2 cups of pecans.
  • Maple syrup – the classic recipe uses corn syrup, here I am using refined sugar-free liquid sweeteners. Maple syrup provides the best flavor or you can use agave syrup too.
  • Coconut sugar or brown sugar 
  • Flaxseed meal – this acts as an egg replacer in your pie filling.
  • Almond butter, vegan butter, or coconut oil – a pecan pie filling has a buttery flavor. This flavor will be enhanced by vegan butter but I usually prefer to use almond butter or coconut oil for a healthier dairy-free twist. Choose what you prefer.
  • Unsweetened almond milk – or any dairy-free milk you love.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon

easy vegan pecan pie filling

How does it taste?

Vegan pecan pie filling is sweet, buttery, and slightly chewy with crunchy bites of pecan nuts. It tastes a bit different than an egg-based pecan pie, the filling is a bit more like a sticky caramel.

Vegan gluten free pecan pie

How to serve vegan pecan pie?

This vegan pecan pie achieves its best texture and taste when completely cool down. Don’t release from the pan or slice too early or the filling can be runny. You can serve this vegan pecan pie with the vegan toppings below:

  • Vegan ice cream
  • Coconut whipped cream

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More vegan pie recipes

If you love baking pies, I have a few more vegan pie recipes for you to try:

Vegan peanut butter pie
4.9 from 28 votes
Vegan peanut butter pie is a healthy gluten-free peanut butter pie with creamy peanut butter chia pudding filling.
Serves: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Check out this recipe
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Chocolate avocado pie
4.67 from 27 votes
Chocolate avocado pie vegan, keto friendly a delicious creamy no bake chocolate mousse pie
Serves: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Check out this recipe
NO BAKE CHOCOLATE AVOCADO PIE Vegan, gluten free #easy #healty #nobake #pie #chocolate #vegan #avocado #paleo #grainfree #tart #mousse #cream #vegandesserts

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Your friend, Carine

Vegan pecan pie

A sweet vegan pecan pie recipe with a refined sugar-free filling and gluten-free crust made of almond flour.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Keyword: egg free pecan pie, pecan pie, vegan baking recipes, vegan dessert recipe, vegan pecan pie, vegan pecan pie recipe
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 273kcal
Author: Carine
4.72 from 21 votes



  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Line an 8-inch or 9-inch pie pan with a vegan pie crust of your choice. Prick the crust with a fork and prebake for 8 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the pecan pie filling.
  • In a medium saucepan, over medium/high heat, combine unsweetened almond milk, maple syrup, coconut sugar, flaxseed meal, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and coconut oil.
  • Stir constantly until the mixture boils, then reduce to low-medium heat and simmer for 2 minutes, stirring often to avoid the liquid to stick to the pan. The mixture will thicken look a bit slimy like a caramel sauce as the flaxseed meal absorbs liquid.
  • Remove the prebaked pie crust from the oven and spread the chopped pecan nuts evenly all other the prebaked crust.
  • Pour the hot pecan pie filling all over the pecan nuts to fill the pan up to 3/4 height. If you are using an 8-inch pan you may have too much filling (I had 1/4 cups extra) but for a 9-inch pan, you should use all the filling.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the filling is well set on the borders and still slightly jiggly in the middle. You can cover the pan with foil to avoid the side of the crust to brown too fast.
  • Cool completely in the pie pan for 3 hours then release on a plate. The texture will be even better the next day so I highly recommend making the pie ahead.
  • Store in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 4 days.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg

Vegan Pecan Pie

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  1. Jake “Jewmanji Bakes”

    5 stars
    This pie was unbelievable! Sticky pecan filling that rivals any egg-based/refined sugar filled pie. I threw pecans in with the filling by accident and it still came out great! For the pie crust, definitely use sugar instead of salt for enhanced sweetness!

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