Pie Bites

Desserts, Food

If you suffer from the pie-addiction epidemic, I’ve concocted a solution. For those frequent and powerful cravings, pop a few pie bites. Ready in minutes!

Blueberry Pie Bite

Pie is one of the first foods I remember helping with in the kitchen. I began with the pie crust mixing, then rolling, and eventually given the latticework honor. Somewhere along the line, I fell in love. I remember quadrupling the pie crust recipe to ensure left overs, and then I would literally bake bars of pie crust to eat. I love making pies from scratch, but they do takeĀ time and lots of care. And sometimes, just ain’t nobody got time for that.

So I went into the kitchen came up with these 5-minute blueberry pie bites. Do they look like pie? Not at all. But they still deliver that warm, melt in your mouth sweetness I was craving.

For the crust I mixed 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1/3 cup solid coconut oil, 1/4 cup water, a pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon brown sugar by hand. Then I took a small ball of dough, put it in my cupped hand, and hollowed with my thumb to make little cups. And then dollop of blueberry jam fit nicely in the middle. I baked for 10mins at 400, and these were ready to go. The best part: eating pie with no utensils!

 

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Vegan Pecan Pie

Desserts, Food
Vegan Pecan Pie

Vegan Pecan Pie

My Dad’s Thanksgiving, and all year around, favorite. He grew up eating this rich, decadent staple, and now it was my turn to replicate without the 4 eggs and cup of butter. It turned out surprisingly successful, and wooed the long time pecan pie experts. Mission accomplished =)

Recipe adopted from the wizards atĀ Hell Yeah it’s Vegan! I choose this one because the egg substitute was something readily available in my parent’s kitchen: crackers! This calls for soaked, ground up saltines, but I used another whole-wheat cracker we had laying around. The inside was perfectly gooey, luscious and held together well for presentation. Definitely will be making this again, and probably way before Thanksgiving.