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:
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.)
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
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!!!!
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Have a wonderful evening friends!!! Healthy Wishes!