Oh My It’s Pie!

I’ve never been much of a pie eater because I’m not much of a crust eater.  I much prefer the insides to the outsides.

But pie has been playing a major role in my dessert life recently. There’s been a pie cooling on the side table every week for the past two months. Pies are a great way to get your mind off your broken heart because you can make a boat load of crust and freeze or refrigerate the dough when you need it. It’s easy to defrost, roll out and put some tasty sweet goop in the middle. And the insides you choose are endless. It’s a nice thing to think about – all these different kinds of middles available to you.

I haven’t gone for anything too interesting or bizarre… but my pie making time is not over yet!

So far I’ve made:

Sweet Potato  (from Lickin’ the Beaters: Low Fat Vegan Desserts cookbook)

Apple

Apple Crumble

Pumpkin

and the surprisingly not overly sweet Chocolate Marshmallow

The pie crust recipe is from the old book you can see in the back of a couple of the pictures. Every time I purge my cookbook collection I set it aside to give away, but the cover is just such a lovely thing I can’t do it! The Chocolate Marshmallow recipe comes from this book.

Chocolate Marshmallow Pie

2 squares unsweetened chocolate

1/2 c soy/rice/almond milk

8 Sweet & Sara Marshmallows

1 1/2 c Mimiccreme whipped creme or any other vegan whipped topping

1 prebaked 8″ pie shell (I used a graham cracker crust)

1/2 c toasted chopped almonds

1. Put chocolate, soy milk and marshmallows in a double boiler (or one pot on top another with simmer water on the bottom). Melt it all. It’ll take a while. Those Sweet & Sara’s are dense little mofos! Cool, stirring frequently.

2. Fold in whipped creme and pour into pie shell. Sprinkle with almonds. Chill.


Broken Heart Vegan Tip #21: I really think that helping others  can make your own troubles melt like soy butter. Maybe it’s volunteering at a soup kitchen or going over to a new vegan’s house to help them cook. Hell, maybe it’s doing some Animal Liberation Front work or helping a fellow cyclist who’s been doored. It’s really endless the way you can give a little bit of yourself just to make the world a better, friendlier and compassionate place. And the funny thing is, it ALWAYS comes back to you in some way.

Broken Heart Song #21

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November 28, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . dessert. 2 comments.