Vegan Butterscotch Pie Recipe

    vegan butterscotch pie in a dish

    A slice of this vegan butterscotch pie will have you delighting in each and every bite of this silky smooth pie. Best of all, this pie is vegan and made with healthy ingredients for clean eating.

    While butterscotch is not as common of a flavor for baked goods as vanilla or chocolate, we think it’s just as classic and irresistible. In fact, Grandma’s butterscotch pie is just as famous as Grandma’s chocolate cake.

    If you’ve never had butterscotch and you’re wondering what it tastes like, just imagine what caramel or dulce de leche tastes like. If you enjoy the flavor of caramelized sugar, then you will love this butterscotch pie.

    This vegan version utilizes clean ingredients like cashew butter, brown rice syrup, and rice milk, to name a few. To achieve that creamy, mousse-like consistency, you’ll also use silken tofu, lending a smooth, airy texture to this butterscotch pie.

    The butterscotch flavor comes from a couple of teaspoons of butterscotch extract rather than a ton of sugar. To keep the entire dessert clean and vegan, be sure to also use a vegan crust. For this recipe, we use a vegan chocolate crust (it can be store-bought or homemade).

    For the best results, we recommend completely cooling the butterscotch pie then chilling the pie in the fridge before serving. Enjoy a slice with a scoop of vegan whipped topping and a cup of coffee for the ultimate, blissful experience.


    Cook time: 45 minutes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Idle time: 2 hours
    Servings: pie


    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. To the bowl of a food processor, add the tofu, cashew butter, rice syrup, butterscotch extract, and vanilla. Process the mixture until combined and smooth. Pour the batter into the crust.
    2. To a small saucepan, add the chocolate chips and rice milk. Cook over medium heat, whisking the two together until smooth and melted. Drizzle this mixture over the top of the pie in whatever pattern that you want (criss-cross, swirls, etc.)
    3. Bake the pie for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the pie is set in the center. Cool completely, then chill in the fridge before serving.

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    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.