An Easy Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie

 

Pumpkin pie is one of those dishes I absolutely have to have on Thanksgiving. There are several different ways to make a classic pumpkin pie dairy-free. You can use canned coconut milk, silken tofu, or any dairy-free milk substitute like soy milk. I used lactose-free milk simply because that was what I had on hand; so this recipe is great if you have lactaid, soy milk, almond milk, or coconut milk in a carton. I used the Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix because, well, this recipe is supposed to be easy. Yeah, I see all of you last-minute ladies googling "easy last-minute pumpkin dessert". I feel ya! Truth be told, I used store-bought pie crust for these pies. Though if you have time to make the crust from scratch, here's a basic pie crust recipe with tips.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 can Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix
  • 2/3 cup lactose-free milk (or dairy-free option like soy milk)
  • 4 large egg yokes
  • 1 tsp liquid maple flavoring (optional)
*makes two 8" pies or one large deep-dish pie

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Prepare your pie crusts and heat oven to 425 F. I'm glad I used two small 8" pans instead of a deep dish. The filling cooked through nicely, and the bottom crust was nice and crispy!
  2. Blend the ingredients in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Pour into the pie pans and bake at 425 for 15 minutes then bake at 350 F for about 60 minutes. Enjoy!


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5 Dressy Casual Looks for the Holidays


Thankfully not each holiday event calls for a cocktail dress and heels. Most call for dressy-casual attire. As a rule of thumb, dressy casual should never include denim or sneakers. You can go with a dress or nice blouse and trousers, but you can also dress up a typically casual outfit, for example pair an embellished top or sweater with black skinnies and nice jewelry. Here are five fool-proof combos for a casual dressy holiday outfit. All Looks and photos via Anthropologie.

1. SWEATER DRESS + ANKLE BOOTS - A comfy sweater dress is perfect for a holiday dinner. It looks nice but gives you plenty of room, you won't miss your stretchy pants one bit. Pair it with leggings and sleek ankle boots. Pictured: Anthopologie Grenalda Cowlneck Knit Dress


2. EMBELLISHED TANK + TROUSERS - An embellished tank is a must for the holidays. You can dress it up with a skirt and pumps, or dress it down with trousers and flats. Layer it with a black blazer to go from the office to an event. Pictured: Anthropologie Golden Flowervine Tank


3. SHIRTDRESS + KNEE-HIGH BOOTS - If you live in a place that has fairly mild weather even into the holidays, a printed shirt dress is perfect for a dressy casual look. Pair it with brown knee-high boots, and if you need to dress it up more, go for high-heel boots and a chunky cuff bracelet. Pictured: Anthropologie Perenne Shirtdress


4. CHUNKY SWEATER + BLACK SKINNIES - Black skinnies are my favorite way to dress up when I'm not quite sure how everyone else will be dressed. It's casual enough to fit in if some guests show up in jeans, yet if everyone sticks to the casual dressy code, it's nice enough to blend in as if I were wearing trousers. Pictured: Anthropologie Hadley Pointelle Tunic


5. COCKTAIL DRESS + COZY CARDIGAN - Some women actually have the problem of having a ton of casual wear, a few special occasion dresses, and little in between. If this is you, dress down one of your cocktail dresses with a long, cozy cardigan and keep the jewelry to a minimum. Pictured: Anthropologie Anais Cardigan

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