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#1 Old 01-02-2011, 05:40 PM
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I loooove pumpkin pie, but I'm curious if I can do it without using eggs?

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#2 Old 01-02-2011, 06:03 PM
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Yes. I use silken tofu, processed in a food processor or blender (processing it this way gets rid of the "beaniness" of the tofu) in place of eggs.
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#3 Old 01-02-2011, 06:20 PM
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So that will act as a binding agent like the egg?

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#4 Old 01-02-2011, 06:25 PM
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I use this recipe:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Blend in blender:

2 cups pumpkin puree (1 can)
1 cup soymilk
3/4 cup brown sugar
3-4 tbsp cornstartch
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp (of each) ginger, nutmeg, salt
1/4 tsp all spice

Pour into crust (I either use a premade graham crust or make my own with EB and vegan graham crackers)
Bake 60 mins
Refridgerate overnight

This one is awesome as well (it's a pumpkin cheesecake):

http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2007/11...heesecake.html
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So that will act as a binding agent like the egg?

Yes. In Fadeaway's recipe, the cornstarch does the same trick.
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Yes, it's the only way I've ever made pumpkin pie. It's gooooooood!

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#7 Old 01-03-2011, 10:47 AM
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you can easily substitute eggs in most recipes, pumpkin pie being one of them
i use this site as a guide (you'll have to scroll down a bit):
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Instead of 1 egg in baking, you can use...
  • 1 T Flax seeds ground with 3 T water
  • 1 Tablespoon (chick pea) or soya flour and 1 T water
  • 1 T arrowroot, 1 T soy flour and 2 T water
  • 2 T Cornstarch
  • 2 T Potato starch (Instant mash potatoes)
  • 2 Tbsp flour, 1/2 Tbsp shortening, 1/2 tsp baking powder and
    2 tsp water
  • 1/4 cup soft tofu blended with the liquid portion of the recipe
  • 1/2 large banana, mashed
  • 2 Heaping t Soy powder + 2 T water
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce (in sweet recipes)

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I use this recipe:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Blend in blender:

2 cups pumpkin puree (1 can)
1 cup soymilk
3/4 cup brown sugar
3-4 tbsp cornstartch
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp (of each) ginger, nutmeg, salt
1/4 tsp all spice

Pour into crust (I either use a premade graham crust or make my own with EB and vegan graham crackers)
Bake 60 mins
Refridgerate overnight

This one is awesome as well (it's a pumpkin cheesecake):

http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2007/11...heesecake.html

that's the recipe that came to mind when i read the thread title. so yummy
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you can easily substitute eggs in most recipes, pumpkin pie being one of them
i use this site as a guide (you'll have to scroll down a bit):



that's the recipe that came to mind when i read the thread title. so yummy

Great thanks for the link!

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#9 Old 01-03-2011, 04:16 PM
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I never thought of corn starch as a binding agent. That's very interesting. My only thing is, that I am trying to eliminate processed starches/sugars. Of course, if I want to eliminate animal products, I may have to make some concessions too. Thanks all for your replies.

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#10 Old 01-03-2011, 11:50 PM
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I made a pumpkin pie from the book the joy of vegan baking and it was perfect was tofu, pumpkin, brown sugar and syrup w/ spices and I made a pecan crust too cuz I looked at the ingredients for pre-made crusts in stores and it was all just so gross w/ hydrogenated oils and processed ingredients
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