Vegan Pear Custard Pie With Caramelized Almond Crust

Well butter my biscuits, it’s December already!

We’re just a short 22 days away from Christmas, which means we have full permission to delight in all things festive, filled with spice, and warm as a comforter on a cold winter night.

Considering that this month will be overflowing with the flavors of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, I reckon now would be a good time to start on something a mite more laid back… but still as comforting as momma’s quilt on the coldest of winter eves.

Pear custard pie wrapped in an almond crust caramelized just right!

The star of this here custard is none other than pears. Believe it or not, folks have given it high praise for being the creamiest and most lush custard they ever did try.

And you won’t believe it, but there ain’t no dairy nor eggs involved in the making of this dessert!

From my own experience, this pie tastes best when shared with someone you hold dear (including your best friends or kin), while snuggling up on your couch with hefty mugs of hot cocoa at arm’s reach.

So get those knuckles dusted and ready to dig into this creamy slice of heaven on one fine chilly December afternoon.

Vegan Pear Custard Pie With Caramelized Almond Crust Recipe

Vegan Pear Custard Pie With Caramelized Almond Crust

Preparation Time:

30 minutes

Cooking Time:

30 minutes

Total Time:

1 hour


1 pie


– 4 pears
– 1 Tbsp light brown soft sugar
– ½ cup soy cream
– 3 Tbsp corn flour
– 1 cup white all purpose flour
– ⅓ cup margarine
– 2 Tbsp light brown soft sugar
– 1½ Tbsp ice water
– 2 Tbsp margarine
– 4 Tbsp sugar
– 1 cup flaked almonds
– sprinkle of light brown soft sugar


1. Peel 3 of the pears, remove the pit and roughly cut them into pieces. Place them in a sauce pan, add the sugar and start cooking them on medium heat. Stir regularly to avoid burning.

2. When the pears start softening add the soy cream and cook until the cream starts bubbling, then turn down the heat.

3. Pour the mixture into a blender or food-processor and blitz until smooth and creamy.

4. Return the mixture back to the sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add the corn flour, turn down the heat and stir until the custard starts thickening.

5. For the pie crust place the flour, margarine and sugar in a mixing bowl and combine using a fork.

6. When the mixture starts forming dough crumbles add the ice water and mix and knead the dough with your fingers.

7. Pre-heat the oven to 180˚C.

8. Press the dough in a greased, if possible loose bottom, pie dish and work it up the sides. Press down the pie crust gently with a fork to even it out. Line the inside of the crust with baking paper and fill with ceramic baking beans or dried pulses. Blind bake the pie crust for 10-15 minutes until the pastry is firm. Set it aside and prepare the filling.

9. In another sauce pan melt the margarine on low heat and add the sugar. Stir until the margarine and sugar become a creamy mixture. Add the flaked almonds and combine well.

10. Pour in the custard into the pie crust and top it off with the remaining, sliced pear.

11. Top off the pie with the flaked almond mixture and sprinkle a little more sugar on top.

12. Pop in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the almond crust turns golden brown.

13. Let the pie cool before serving. Enjoy!

Vegan Pear Custard Pie With Caramelized Almond Crust

If you enjoy exploring unique and succulent vegan dishes, I have a few more of my recipes that you could delve into.

One such delicacy is my Vegan Pear Cranberry Crumble With Homemade Custard recipe. The tartness of the cranberries coupled with the sweetness of the pear makes for an exotic delight.

To add some zest and spice in your desserts, try my Vegan Pumpkin Zesty Orange And Crushed Black Pepper Cake With Cardamom Cheesecake Topping recipe. This dessert provides a burst of flavors that will leave you wanting for more!

For breakfast or as an anytime snack, my Vegan Toffee Apple Breakfast Muffins recipe is a sure treat.

Lastly, if you are in the mood for something warm and cozy with world-spanning flavors, try my Vegan Spiced Chai Cheesecake recipe, it’s nothing less than pure indulgence.

Indulge in these divine vegan preparations and make your meal times exciting!

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