I have a love-hate relationship with fall (you can read all about that here). But every year, as the leaves start to turn, I come to accept the change of the seasons. By the time the Autumn Equinox arrives, my thoughts change to "fall means the end of the summer, and that sucks" to "fall means pumpkin and Halloween and my birthday, and that's cool." That's about where I am now.
What moved me into this happy place with my fall feelings? Just a day after the equinox (that was Friday), I made Sarah Kramer's Pumpkin Pie from the 2011 Go Vegan Wall Calendar:
This creamy, spicy pie is naturally sweetened with maple syrup, and it's topped with a walnut crumble. I made the crust using my recipe for whole wheat pie crust (it'll be in my cookbook ... due out in April). And of course, no pumpkin pie is complete without a healthy squirt of Soyatoo Rice Whip. So, so good. Like autumn leaves in my mouth ... only not as crunchy and way tastier.
One note: A blog friend Babette pointed out a typo in the wall calendar recipe. The pie is also included in La Dolce Vegan, and there it only has 1/4 cup of cornstarch rather than the 3/4 cup called for on the calendar. So if you have Sarah's calendar and plan on making this pie, use 1/4 cup of cornstarch. Capiche?