The perfect vegan pumpkin pie? Here we go!:
Helloooo Pumpkin Friends, friends of autumn and the SUUUUUNN :). Do you love pumpkin like me and most others? Great, then this post is just right for you, so don’t stop reading.
Because you’re about to get a mega recipe and before that still KNOWLEDGE about the pumpkin learn. I had no idea it could do so much. I just learned a lot in my pumpkin book that I’m dying to share. So here we go.
Things to know about pumpkin:
Pumpkin used to be valued far more than it is today. Most people are now no longer interested in its benefits. At the same time, they are really praiseworthy. The pumpkin has a resistance to pests and so insecticides can be dispensed with. In addition, it does not have a concentration of nitrates, as is the case with many other vegetables.
Pumpkins are rich in vitamins, beta-carotene and other antioxidants and anticarcinogenic substances.
The pumpkin also makes itself quite scarce and is one of the few vegetables that are available only at a certain time of the year. It is quite filling and low in calories, so very suitable when just a little diet is desired. Also so cool, it can taste sweet, salty, sour and neutral really well. I’ve made like 300 different pumpkin recipes. Ok, a little exaggerated – but feel free to check out my pumpkin buns, muffins and Co.
Nutritional values of our autumn hero: Pumpkin
The pumpkin has a fairly low calorie content. The Hokkaido is the most popular and has 63 kcal per 100 g. Combined with its high fiber content, it has a high degree of satiety. 300 g of pumpkin a day and we have already covered our daily requirement of provitamin A. Yesaaaa, the vitamin A contributes among other things for our young appearance, since it promotes the structure of the skin, mucous membranes as well as cell renewal. So it is a highly effective antioxidant, inhibits the formation of free radicals and counteracts cellular stress aka premature aging. Jackpot.
Healing properties of pumpkin:
Pumpkin has refreshing, laxative, draining and equally soothing, immune-boosting and restorative effects. How good, right? It used to be a remedy for constipation, kidney heart, and intestinal disease.
Pumpkin Pudding Cake Halloween Edition
Ok now but to the preserves, the CAKE. It tastes really great. I baked it together with Stina. She is THE baking master in terms of pastry and vegan cuisine.
For this cake we used butternut squash. It is very suitable because it has a sweet and nutty taste.
The best vegan pumpkin pudding cake | Halloween Edition
- Serves: 10
- Serving size: 10
- Calories: 277,23
- Fat: 9,93
- Carbohydrates: 27,49
- Sugar: 5,21
- Fiber: 6,05
- Protein: 20,97
- For the base:
- 150 g wholewheat flour
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 60 g xylitol
- 100 g margarine
- 2-3 tablespoons vegetable drink
- 1 pinch of salt
- For the filling:
- 250 g oat cream (or sub with another vegan cream)
- 2 tablespoons starch (e.g. potato or corn)
- ½ tsp. agar agar
- 60 g xylitol
- 150 g pumpkin (butternut)
- 60 ml vegetable drink
- pinch of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg
- Chocolate ganache for decoration
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius.
- Mix the ingredients for the base into a shortcrust pastry.
- Spread vegan butter on a cake tin (approx. 23cm diameter) and spread the base evenly in it. Raise the edge to the end of the mold (about 1cm).
- Bake the dough at 180° for about 10 - 15 minutes.
- For the filling, peel the pumpkin (for butternut), cut into small cubes and cook until soft.
- First, heat the 200 g of oat casein in a saucepan. Mix the remaining 50 ml agar agar and starch in a bowl. When the oat casein starts to simmer, stir in the starch milk, then add the xylitol, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg and continue to simmer for 2-3 minutes until the mixture thickens. In the meantime, puree the pumpkin with the vegetable milk. Then stir into the cream and simmer for 2 more minutes. Pour the filling into the tart and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
- Option decorate with a chocolate ganache Halloween-like :).
Sooo this is the perfect vegan pumpkin pie. So have fun making it – even if the Halloween time is over 😉