Apple, Persimmon, Cranberry Crisp

 

When two friends show up with gifts – one with persimmons and one with apples, it must be time to make a pie!

Ingredients

Filling

  • 5 persimmons, peeled and sliced
  • 4 apples, peels and sliced
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

Crumble

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 8 tablespoons vegan butter
  • ½ cup turbinado sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Process

Mix all filling ingredients and place in a deep pie pan or baking dish.

Mix all crumble ingredients and cut butter in (or mix and pinch with hands) until evenly distributed and sprinkle over the filling mix (note: I pressed it down a little too much on this one).

Bake at 400* for 35 minutes. Add time until the crumble is browned.

Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

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Strawberry rhubarb in back and strawberry apple in front!

The crust recipe for this pie came from VeganBaking. The pie filling recipe came from Post Punk Kitchen.

Ingredients

Crust:
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup or 1 ½ sticks cold vegan stick butter/margarine, cut into ¼ inch cubes
6 Tablespoons (81 grams) or ¾ stick cold vegan shorting , cut into ¼ inch cubes
½ cup cold water
3 Tablespoons cold vodka

Filling:
3 cups rhubarb, sliced 1/2 inch thick
4 cups strawberries, fresh or frozen (see tips page XX), sliced 1/4 inch thick
2/3 cups sugar
2 tablespoons tapioca flour
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt

Topping:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup vegan margarine, melted (or canola oil)

Alternate Topping (which I think might be better as it won’t get as soggy):
½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
½ cup rolled oats
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
⅓ cup vegan margarine, melted

 

Process

Crust:
Mix dry ingredients.
Cut in butter and margarine, until the mixture is like coarse sand.
Add ½ of the liquids and toss with hands.
Add ½ of the liquids and toss with hands.
Press into bottom of bowl. Break up. Press again.
Divide in ½ with your spatula.
Wrap each half in plastic wrap as a disc.
Place in refrigerator for 1 hour to 3 days.
Lay out a large piece of parchment paper (12×12).
Place disc in center.
Cover with a second 12×12 piece of parchment.
Roll dough out from the center until it reaches the edges of the parchment.
Remove top sheet, flip dough into pie pan, remove bottom sheet, and press into pan.
Trim, tuck, and press edges as needed.

Filling:
Combine all of the filling ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
Fill crust.

Topping:
Combine all dry ingredients for the topping.
Drizzle in the margarine and use your fingers to swish around the mixture until crumbs form.
Sprinkle over filling.

Cover pie loosely with foil. Bake at 425* for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake at 350* for 35-40 minutes. Crumbs should be browning, along with edges, and pie “sauce” bubbling. Allow to cool at least 30 minutes before serving.

Vegan Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cream Pie

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Fair disclosure, I started with online recipes that I scribbled down (a bunch from different places) to come up with one set of ingredients. I’m not sure what they were any more or I would link here.

Ingredients

Crust
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3/4 cup pecans, walnuts, or almonds (unsalted)
1/4 cup coconut oil
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup rolled oats

Filling
10 oz. semisweet chocolate chips melted or ½ cup chocolate syrup
1 package soft tofu
1 cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup soymilk
1 T. agave nectar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Process

Combine crust ingredients and pulse in blender or food processor briefly. Press into a pie pan. Bake at 350* for 10-12 minutes or until it starts to brown on the edges. Remove and cool.

Combine chocolate, tofu, peanut butter, soymilk, agave nectar, and vanilla in blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Pour mixture into crust.

Refrigerate 3-4 hours before serving.