Hello & welcome to my first Vegan MoFo Pie-Day Friday post!
Today I have this beauty for you, the Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding Pie from Vegan Pie In the Sky.
As usual I have one rule about the recipes I pick during MoFo, I can't have made them before! This makes it more exciting for me because I get to try new things, things I may not otherwise pick, and it's more exciting for you because, well, perhaps things will go wrong & that's usually pretty funny!
I've already made both the cherry and apple pies from VPITS so I decided to pick one with a different crust so that it would be all new, I also let Nick help pick which is how we ended up with a chocolate pie rather than something fruity!
I was happy to discover that I had almost everything the recipe called for already and I only needed to buy almond milk and biscuits for the base.
The recipe calls for a Graham Cracker Crust, as you can't get Graham crackers in the UK (except at expensive import stores) I picked up some Cooperative brand Wholemeal Digestives. I'd never realised these were vegan before so that was a fun new discovery. The crust was super easy to make, smoosh biscuits into a fine crumb, mix stuff in, press into pie pan, bake.
I have to say that I was a little worried at this stage that my 9 1/2 inch pie pan was a little too full of crust but I was feeling too lazy to scrape any out and start again and I like biscuits so I ploughed ahead.
Next I got out the ingredients for the pudding itself.
As I said I only had to buy the almond milk, which cost £3 (appx $4.80), but I decided that as it makes up the bulk of the recipe I'd go for it rather than just using soy which is what I often do when a recipe calls for almond milk.
The pudding was super easy to throw together, my arm hurt a little after 7 minutes of constant whisking but whatever, it'll be good for "the guns"! Next I had to execute patience and wait the three hours and 15 minutes needed for the pie to cool & then set. If you're interested I used that time to call my dad and to panic massively about the 2k (haha, yeah, I know that's not very far!) run I'm taking part in on Sunday to raise money for Rise.
I'd never had any kind of pudding pie before & I was worried that it may be like a cheesecake or an Alpro soya dessert both of which I dislike but nope, this is great pie.
The pie filling itself is both smooth and creamy, just like it's described in the book, and I loved the sweet and crumbly biscuit base. I won't show you what it looked like after slicing as I'm not the best at getting pie outa the pan in one piece!
This is definitely a winner in my book and I already cannot wait for next week's Pie-Day Friday.