I Like Pie!

So when I was I college I took this music appreciation class and sat next to an international student from China. She was very timid and sweet and we just kind of smiled at each other at the beginning of class. Little by little we started talking to each other but it was difficult at times because of the language barrier. One thing I do remember about our talks was that she really liked pie – her face would light up when she would tell me about the pies she had tried! Well, this week I have had that same excitement over pies and so the title of the post is my friend’s famous line “I Like Pie!”

Cranberry Cherry Pie

Cranberry Cherry Pie

First up, a cranberry cherry lattice pie! This pie is sweet and tart and oh so wonderful for breakfast! The recipe is from here. Here’s a close-up:
Pie Close-Up

Pie Close-Up

When making a lattice top, I always end up with extra crust so I made these two mini-pies:
Mini Apple Pie

Mini Apple Pie

This one is filled with 2 fuji apples and a little bit of brown sugar and cinnamon.
Mini Strawberry!

Mini Strawberry!

Fresh strawberries from the farmer’s market sprinkled with a little bit of sugar.
For the grand finale I made a peach pie with a crumble topping:
Peach Pie!

Peach Pie!

This is about 3 lbs. of fresh peaches tossed with a cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, and some cinnamon. The topping is 1/2 cup of oats, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 4 tbs. of EB vegan butter, and cinnamon.
Peach Pie Slice!

Peach Pie Slice!

This one turned out absolutely delicious! Nothing beats making your own pies with fresh, ripe fruit – totally worth the time and energy!
The crust on all of these pies is one that I found on Vegetarian Times several years ago and it never fails me!
Pie Crust:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tbs. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup Earth Balance vegan margarine, cut up
1/4 cup cold water
In  food processor combine first 3 ingredients. Add margarine and process for a few seconds. Add water and process until dough starts to form. Make a ball and wrap it in plastic wrap and put in fridge until ready to use.
At this point you can either roll it out on a lightly floured surface or just press it into a pie plate. It really does work both ways!
I hope you like pie as much as I do and that this post has inspired you to make your own!
Til next time…
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4 Responses to “I Like Pie!”


  1. 1 Nora July 15, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Ohhh, pie! I actually love cold pie. for breakfast at that. 🙂

    My fav has always been cherry pie, but cherry cranberry might be a nice spin on that classic! thanks!

    And the peach pie looks luscioussssssss.

  2. 2 dreamin'itvegan July 15, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    I had to giggle…My son always says he likes pie. He even made a song on his grandparents MAC about pies. Okay, movin’ on… now your pies look soooo gooood, I can’t wait to make a peach pie, it’s just been so bloody hot I don’t want to turn on the oven. Your cranberry cherry pie, oh I love tart and sweet.

  3. 3 mihl July 20, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    That’s a wonderful lattice crust! But all the other pies look fantastic too.

  4. 4 kitchenspoon July 22, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    yummaroozie–and the lattice pie crust is beautiful!


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