World’s Ugliest Pie

Tonight we shall talk sweets!

Yesterday I was CRAVING pie…..which is strange because I’m a cake kinda gal. Now I grew up in Texas with a Nana who can make a scratch pie crust that will make you slap yo momma LOL. When I think pie crust I think flaky, buttery, golden melt in your mouth dense goodness. My next thought was…..HELLO 30 Day Vegan Challenge. So how can I make a delish pie that will satisfy both my sweet craving and keep me in the parameters of my challenge? I donned my Queen of Everything apron, yep you read right Queen of Everything, and got to work. I pulled out my old family recipes and studied them to figure out what I liked about each one, feverishly making notes. After about a half hour of muttering under my breath and receiving strange looks from both my son and husband The Vegan Pie Crust was born!

Vegan Pie Crust:

  • 2 cups flour can be white or whole wheat or combo of both)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 
  • 2 tablespoons Vegan Pure Cane Sugar 
  • 1/2 cup Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil 
  • 2 tablespoons So Delicious Coconut Milk (any flavor, I used Vanilla)
  • In a large bowl place all of the dry ingredients. Add milk and oil, mix with a fork until well combined and crumbly. Pat into 9-inch pan with fingertips and set aside. (If pre-baked crust is desired bake at 425 for 10 -12 minutes.)

    Filling:

    4 to 4 1/2 Cups of Cherries (or fruit of your choice)
    1 hearty Cup of  Vegan Pure Cane Sugar
    1/4 cup of Corn Starch
    Pinch Salt
    1/2 Tablespoon Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil

    1.) Preheat oven to 425? F. In large bowl, stir together sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Add cherries and mix with spatula or spoon. Add oil and continue to mix well.

    2.) Fill pie crust with cherry mixture.

    3.) Place pie on cookie sheet to catch any overflow during baking. Bake 30 minutes. Turn oven down to 375 F, bake 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 minutes, until filling bubbles in center. If necessary, cover edges loosely with foil to prevent over-browning during baking. Cool on wire rack at least 1 hour to serve warm, but the longer you cool it the less it will run.

    Ok so here’s the UGLY part….

    But Lord was it GOOOOOOODDD!

    So all of this pie experimenting got me wondering about other Healthy eaters, Vegans, Vegetarians, Organic eaters. What do they do for sweet tooth cravings? How have they come up with creative ways to make a favorite dessert healthy or fit their lifestyle? And how can I help YOU make life sweeter, but healthy?!

    If you notice I have been using Tropical Traditions on everything lately! Being the awesome company they are, they want one lucky GGH Reader to have the luxury of using Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil on everything too!

    So if you’re reading between the lines….GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!

    One lucky GGH reader will win a delicious 32 oz jar of Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil, just like this one!

    It’s so easy to win! Check it out!

    1) Sign up for the Tropical Traditions E-Newsletter http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/subscribe_for_special_sales.cfm

    2) Become a Fan of Tropical Tradition’s Facebook Page and follow them on Twitter http://twitter.com/Troptraditions

    3) Visit http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.htm and choose the recipe you would cook up using your new coconut oil.

    Here’s the kicker though……to enter you MUST be a Fan of Girl Gone Healthy on Facebook and Following Girl Gone Healthy on Twitter! Each option above gives you 1 entry, for bonus entries Tweet about my giveaway:

    I just entered to win FREE Coconut Oil from @girlgonehealthy and @troptraditions OR Make the contest your Facebook status!

    Please comment on this post and tell me about ALL the ways you entered! Enter as many times as possible, open to Canada too!

    Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

    Have a wonderful evening friends!!! Healthy Wishes!

    33 comments
    1. I was surprised how good this crust tasted. A wonderful match for any berry pie. I bet it would make for a nice peach pie, as well.

    2. ?????????, ?? ? ????????? ????? ?????? ?????….

      Tonight we shall talk sweets! Yesterday I was CRAVING pie…..which is strange because I’m a cake kinda gal…..

    3. Fan of Girl Gone Healthy on Facebook (matthew w) and Following Girl Gone Healthy on Twitter @matt4melis

    4. I would probably make the Frosted Coconut-Banana Bread recipe

    5. Fan of Tropical Tradition’s Facebook Page (matthew w.) and follow them on Twitter @matt4melis

    6. I’m signed up for the Tropical Traditions E-Newsletter

    7. I would love to try the Seasoned Coconut Baked Salmon

    8. already follow on twitter
      @copperllama

    9. already a facebook fan of Tropical Traditions

    10. already a subscriber to Tropical Traditions Newsletter

    11. My first trip to your blog….love it! I started my weight loss journey 2 years ago – lost 50 lbs. Gained 30 back, just lost that 30 and am continuing onward. Have come to the conclusion that clean and healthy eating is the way for me and my family to go so am excited to find blogs like yours that inspire and give me ideas. I did all the things you posted:

      1) Signed up for the Tropical Traditions E-Newsletter
      2) Became a Fan of Tropical Tradition’s Facebook Page and following them on Twitter
      3) Visit http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/index.htm and chose the coconut energy bars
      4 and 5)I am now a Fan of Girl Gone Healthy on Facebook and Following Girl Gone Healthy on Twitter!

      Thanks so much! – Teddi

    12. That pie looks great!!! I just found your site by a link from Turtle Mountain on FB. Congrats on your weight loss…you look great 🙂 My husband and I both also lost a ton of weight….on our own! And I’m very close to my final goal…..here’s to all of us!

    13. All that coconut and beautiful cherries! I’ll bet it was delicious! I’d probably use a bit less coconut oil and a bit more So Delicious coconut milk, just to bring the fat content down a bit.

    14. follow you on twitter and facebook. Big fan of tropical traditions. palm oil is great with cabbage, onion, garlic and mushrooms. Have change to their whole wheat pastry flour instead of white all purpoise flour and have not found a recipe it has not worked as a replacement. Their coconut oil is great. Made some No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Energy Bars and they are great.

      tweeted on twitter about this and follow tropical tradiitons on facebook and their newsletter.

      your pie just looks yummy and love cherries.

    15. Haha I love how you didn’t censor the ugly pic. Raw, and unretouched. love it!

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