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Rustic Veggie Pie | Gluten free (homemade flour blend) * Vegan

Gluten free veggie pie with homemade millet crust and vegan cream cheese

After being a bit MIA lately, here I am again with a savory recipe and since a rustic pie with homemade gluten free crust had been on my to-do list for a loooooong time, I thought that autumn was just the right time to experiment with it, as the weather gets colder and it calls for comforting, hearty food.

For the pie crust, I opted for wholemeal brown millet flour, which I’ve already experimented with and I especially love in savory baked recipes, as it has a nice rustic taste. Also, millet flour is rich in minerals and antioxidants, so it’s a more healthy and nutritious gluten free alternative to the usual rice flour, for instance.

Vegan rustic vegetable pie with homemade gluten free millet crust and cashew sauce

I love the veggies in season now. I’ve never been much of a pumpkin fan until a couple years ago, now I basically NEED to have at least one slice of pumpkin in my fridge all the time, to cook with pasta, soups and now pies too, that is.
And so I decided to go with it, add some sliced portobello mushrooms and red onion, sautee them a few minutes and add the mix on top of the creamy filling, which I’ve made using my easy go-to cashew sauce, but you can substitute it with a plant-based “cream cheese” as well.

Gluten free vegan rustic vegetable pie

I came up with this recipe also thinking about the upcoming holidays and hoping to help all the food-sensitive people out there, like my sweetheart and I, to have a tasty, comforting dish during the holidays gatherings 🙂

So let me know if you give this veggie pie a try and what you think of it!


Vegan pie with homemade gluten free crust


Rustic Veggie Pie | Gluten free * Vegan

Servings: 6


For the crust

  • 200 gr gluten free wholemeal brown millet flour
  • 100 gr gluten free potato starch (or other gf starch)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2.5 tbsp ground flaxseed + 9 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 120 gr margarine / vegan butter

For the filling

  • 200 gr plant-based gluten free "cream cheese" or creamy cashew sauce (you can find the link to my recipe up in the post)
  • sliced pumpkin
  • sliced portobello mushrooms
  • red onion
  • salt, pepper, olive oil, ground rosemary


  • Mix the flaxseed and water and let rest a few minutes
  • For the crust: in a bowl mix all the dry ingredients first, then add the flaxseed gel and the margarine / vegan butter, start mixing with a spoon and as soon as big crumbles start to form, start kneading with your hand until you get a compact, firm dough. Shape it into a ball, cover it in plastic wrap and let it rest for at least 30 minutes in the fridge
  • In the meantime, slice the pumpkin, the portobello mushrooms and the red onion into thin pieces and sautee them a few minutes in a cooking pan with olive oil, salt & pepper to taste and a sprinkle of ground rosemary
  • Pre-heat the oven at 350 F / 180° C
  • Take the crust dough out of the fridge, keep 1/4 of the dough for the decoration, put the rest in a non sticking / greased baking pan and spread it by pushing it with your hands and with the help of the bottom of a mug/glass, until it is all even at the bottom and has half an inch border.
  • Fill the crust with the plant-based creamy "cheese" or with my cashew creamy sauce (you can find the link to the recipe up in the post) and cover it with the sauteed veggies.
  • Use the remaining pie dough to decorate as you like 🙂 and then bake for 25-30 minutes
  • Let it cool down a bit before slicing it 🙂

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