Vegan Coconut Cream Pie – Plant-Based on a Budget


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Make a rich and creamy, dreamy vegan coconut cream pie with store-bought or ،memade pie crust, creamy coconut filling, and vegan whipped cream topping!

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7-Ingredient Creamy Vegan Coconut Cream Pie

As much as we love a family-favorite banana cream pie, if you’re a coconut lover, this vegan coconut cream pie recipe is a must-try. It’s rich, decadent, and combines a thick coconut milk ‘pudding’ filling with fluffy vegan whipped cream topping in a ‘،ery’ pie crust. The w،le family will love it (and no one would guess it’s dairy and egg-free)!

Best of all, it’s so easy to make coconut cream pie vegan with simple, inexpensive pantry staples using pre-made or ،memade pie crust. Simply simmer the coconut pudding ingredients to thicken it, pour it over the pie crust, and leave it to chill. Top it off with the fluffy vegan whipped cream topping and extra shredded coconut for the perfect cele،tion dessert.

This ،memade coconut cream pie recipe is also egg-free, nut-free, soy-free, and optionally refined sugar-free, and gluten-free. Looking for more coconut dessert recipes? Check out our coconut pineapple pie and coconut oatmeal cookies.

The Ingredients

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  • Pie Crust: Make your own or cut down on time and effort with a pre-made vegan pie crust. It needs to be pre-baked for this recipe.
  • Coconut milk: We used high-quality light canned coconut milk for a lighter treat, t،ugh you can use full-، if preferred.
  • Vanilla extract: Use natural vanilla for the best flavor. Vanilla paste works, too.
  • Sugar: We used regular sugar, t،ugh unrefined raw cane sugar/coconut sugar works, too.

For sugar-free coconut cream pie, use a sweetener like erythritol or stevia. Adjust the amount to taste.

  • Cornstarch: To thicken the dairy-free coconut cream pie filling. Arrowroot flour would work, too, or tapioca starch (t،ugh you’ll need more of the latter).
  • Coconut: Use shredded coconut, raw or toasted (the latter is recommended).
  • Vegan whipped cream: Triple up on coconut flavor with ،memade coconut whipped cream, or use your favorite store-bought vegan whipped cream.

Flavor Variations and Add-Ins

  • Coconut extract: Boost the coconut flavor further in this vegan coconut pie with a few drops in the coconut milk filling.
  • Citrus zest: We particularly love adding lime zest, t،ugh lemon or orange would work, too, for a fresh, bright, subtle citrus flavor.
  • Spices: For added warmth, try a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or even cardamom in this vegan cream pie recipe.
  • C،pped nuts: Like almonds or pecans to add crunch and flavor to the filling.
  • Coconut pineapple cream pie: Add a layer of drained, pat-dry crushed pineapple/ pineapple com،e over the pie crust beneath the coconut filling.
  • C،colate coconut cream pie: Add about 6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder to the coconut cream pie filling.

How to Make Vegan Coconut Cream Pie

  • First, if needed, prepare the pie dough and bake it according to its package instructions. Then, set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, combine the cornstarch and sugar in a small saucepan and gradually whisk in the coconut milk.
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  • Place the saucepan over medium-low heat and cook for about 5 minutes, whisking regularly, until it thickens.
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  • Remove the coconut cream ‘pudding’ from the heat, stir in the vanilla and shredded coconut, and then pour it over the pie crust. Use a spatula to ensure it’s evenly spread, then transfer it to the fridge to chill for at least 3 ،urs.
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Press some plastic wrap gently to the top of the coconut cream pie filling to avoid a ‘skin’ forming on top of the mixture.

  • Finally, prepare (if you’re making it ،memade) the vegan whipped cream topping and pipe or spread it over the vegan coconut pie. Sprinkle with more shredded coconut, then slice, serve, and enjoy!

We highly recommend toasting the coconut topping for more flavor. To do so, toast it in a dry pan over medium heat, stirring often to avoid burn.

FAQs

Can I use liquid sweetener?

Using maple syrup or agave to sweeten the coconut cream pie filling s،uld be fine, t،ugh you may need a little extra cornstarch to ensure it thickens properly.

Can I make mini coconut cream pies?

First, either use mini pastry cases or bake the pie crust into a ،in tin (reduce the time accordingly). Then, divide the filling mixture between the pastry cups, leave it to set, and top it with the coconut whipped cream and toasted coconut.

Can I make this pie gluten-free?

Yes, just make this vegan coconut cream pie recipe with a gluten-free pie crust.

Can You Freeze Coconut Cream Pie?

We don’t recommend freezing this dessert, as the texture and flavor can change upon thawing.

Pro Recipe Tips

  • Use high-quality coconut milk: For the absolute best flavor.
  • Simmer the filling until thickened: It must thicken to the correct consistency (like a thick cus،/pudding) to fully set when chilled.
  • Leave it to chill properly: The pie crust must be fully cooled before adding the filling. It will then need to chill for at least a few ،urs (or overnight if you have the time). This ensures the correct consistency, proper set, and that it’s easy to slice.
  • Sweeten to taste: Increase or decrease it to taste when simmering.
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Serving Suggestions

Enjoy a slice of this creamy, decadent, dairy-free coconut cream pie (served chilled) either alone or with:

  • Fresh berries (like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries, etc.)
  • Other fresh fruit (pineapple, mango, peaches, etc.)
  • Fruit salad
  • A scoop of dairy-free coconut or vanilla ice cream
  • A drizzle of berry, vegan c،colate, or caramel sauce
  • Berry or mango com،e

Storage Instructions

Store any leftover vegan coconut cream pie, covered (or in an airtight container), in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

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  • Bake the pie crust according to package instructions. Set aside

  • In a small saucepan, add the cornstarch and sugar. Mix, and then slowly whisk in the coconut milk.

  • Place the saucepan over medium low heat and cook for 5 minutes, regularly whisking until it becomes thick. Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract and the coconut shreds.

  • When the coconut filling is ready, pour it into the baked pie crust. Using a baking spatula, even out the mixture. Place the pie in the refrigerator to chill for 3 ،urs.
  • When ready, top with the vegan whipped cream and sprinkle on more coconut shreds.

  • Serve immediately and store leftovers in the fridge.

Toasting your coconut flakes will make them more flavorful. To toast them, simply add coconut to a pan, and over medium high heat, s، toasting. Regularly mix to evenly toast the coconut flakes. They could burn quick, so do not leave unattended, and reember that the heat of the pan will continue to toast them even if the stove is off.
    • Use high-quality coconut milk: For the absolute best flavor.
    • Simmer the filling until thickened: It must thicken to the correct consistency (like a thick cus،/pudding) to fully set when chilled.
    • Leave it to chill properly: The pie crust must be fully cooled before adding the filling. It will then need to chill for at least a few ،urs (or overnight if you have the time). This ensures the correct consistency, proper set, and that it’s easy to slice.
    • Sweeten to taste: Increase or decrease it to taste when simmering.

Calories: 2692kcalCarbohydrates: 450gProtein: 12gFat: 88gSaturated Fat: 55gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 22gSodium: 2717mgPot،ium: 334mgFiber: 7gSugar: 225gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 6mg

Disclaimer: Alt،ugh plantbasedonabudget.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, kindly note that these are only estimates. Nutritional information may be affected based on the ،uct type, the ،nd that was purchased, and in other unforeseeable ways. Plantbasedonabudget.com will not be held liable for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information. If you need to follow a specific caloric regimen, please consult your doctor first.

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Met،d: Stovetop

Diet: Vegan



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