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SmartBran™ Pumpkin Pie

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SmartBran™ Pumpkin Pie

Preparing a vegan Thanksgiving? This dairy- and egg-free pumpkin pie is the ideal way to end the meal.


* For the Crust:
* 1 cup SmartBran™ cereal
* 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
* 1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds, raw, unsalted , plus 1 tbsp. for garnish
* 3 tbsp. Light Brown Sugar, packed
* 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
* 1/8 tsp. Salt
* 1/4 c. Vegetable Oil, plus 1/2 tsp for greasing the pie pan
* 1 tsp. Ground Flax Seeds
* For the Filling:
* 3 tbsp. Corn Starch
* 1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk
* 1 can Solid-Pack Pumpkin (15 oz.)
* 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
* 1-1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
* 3/4 tsp. Ground Ginger
* 1/4 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
* 1/2 tsp. Salt


1. Set a rack in the middle of oven and preheat oven to 375F. Generously oil bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Set aside.
2. To prepare crust, place cereal, flour, 1/2 c. pumpkin seeds, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in bowl of a food processor. Pulse to create a coarse meal. Add oil and pulse until blended. Dribble on 2 tablespoons of hot water. Pulse a few times, or until mixture clings when pressed to sides of bowl.
3. Press dough onto the bottom and sides of prepared pie plate. Bake for 10 minutes. Set on a rack to cool.
4. In a small bowl, stir flax meal into 1-1/2 tablespoons warm water until blended.
5. Brush flax mixture onto the bottom of pie crust.
6. To prepare filling: In a small bowl, blend cornstarch into 3 tablespoons soy milk. In bowl of a food processor, combine remaining soy milk, cornstarch mixture, pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Process until very smooth.
7. Pour mixture into prepared crust and smooth off top. Bake until outside inch of filling is set, 35 to 45 additional minutes. (It is fine if center still jiggles; it will firm up when chilled.)
8. Set pie on a cooking rack. Distribute remaining tablespoon of pumpkin seeds on top. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 3 hours.