Food and Cuisine

Published on December 23rd, 2011 | by Lynn Fang

5 Vegan Holiday Pies

The typical holiday fare is buttery and meaty. Unfortunately, too much fat is unhealthy for your body and producing meat releases greenhouse gases (GHG’s) like methane and nitrous oxide. Animal products such as dairy still releases these greenhouse gases. Cut down on the fat and GHG’s this year by incorporating some vegan food into your holiday menu. Some vegan foods use a long list of obscure ingredients, and sure, they taste a little different. But most of the time, with tried and true recipes, you can do without the exotic ingredients, and they end up just as deliciously creamy as their non-vegan counterparts.

This year, try these delectable and simple vegan holiday pies to tantalize your tongue.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

Gingerbread Cake

vegan gingerbread cake

Sweet Potato Pie

vegan sweet potato pie

Maple Pecan Pie

maple pecan pie

Maple Apple Cranberry Crisp

 

maple apple cranberry crisp

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  • Perfect timing!!! I have about 10 sweet potatoes in the pantry that we got from the farm a couple of weeks ago and I was heading to the computer to look for recipes…checked my email and this was waiting for me! The sweet potatoe pie is just what I am looking for:) Thank you!

    • Awesome!! I am so glad this post worked out so well for you 🙂 Have fun with the sweet potato pie! It looks super delicious

  • Holy Moley….never imagined vegan pies can be so tantalizing! Can’t wait to try one….or all of them!

  • JC

    There are many reasons to choose a vegan lifestyle. Here are two uplifting videos to help everyone understand why so many people are making this life-altering choice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKr4HZ7ukSE and http://www.veganvideo.org

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