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Black-Bottomed Vegan Peanut Butter Pie

Posted on by Alisa Fleming in Dairy Free Desserts, Dairy-Free Recipes with 10 Comments

Alisa Fleming ~ You all know how much I love nut butter by now, right? No, I don’t shovel spoonfuls of it straight into my mouth (I see you guys out there with your fingers in the peanut butter jar!), but I do use a tablespoon or two almost every day to enjoy some rich, creamy indulgence. From peanut butter to homemade cashew or pecan buttter, I love them all, and have quite the arsenal or recipes using them. But in terms of creating a cookbook on the topic, my friend Robin Robertson beat me to the punch!

Nut Butter Universe - Chocolate Vegan Peanut Butter Pie

And from this enticing new cookbook, she has a recipe to share – a vegan peanut butter pie! But not just any old vegan peanut butter pie … this is a no bake, freezer pie with a rich chocolate cookie crust and garnished with chocolate curls and an extra dose of peanut-goodness.

Nut Butter Universe - Chocolate Vegan Peanut Butter Pie

According to Robin, “This richly decadent vegan peanut butter pie is quick and easy to make, but looks and tastes like it took all day to prepare.” I agree, doesn’t it look incredible?!

In addition to being naturally egg-free and dairy-free, you can make this vegan peanut butter pie gluten-free, with gluten-free chocolate cookie crumbs, and soy-free with Earth Balance Soy Free or Coconut and your favorite soy-free ice cream (coconut- or almond- based ones are yummy!). Lest my nut-free crowd be left out, you can use a rice-based ice cream, sunflower seed butter in place of the peanut butter, and omit the peanuts, if needed.

Black-Bottom Peanut Butter Freezer Pie
 
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From Nut Butter Universe by Robin Robertson. ©2013 Robin Robertson. Used by permission from Vegan Heritage Press. Photo by Lori Maffei. Note that the prep time does not include the freezing time. Plan ahead!
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Serves: 8 rich slices (one 9-inch pie)

Ingredients
Crust
  • 1-1/2 cups vegan chocolate cookie crumbs (such as Midel Chocolate Snaps)
  • ¼ cup dairy-free margarine, melted
Filling
  • 1 quart vegan vanilla ice cream, softened
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts
  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate curls

Instructions
To Make the Crust:
  1. Lightly coat a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cookie crumbs and the butter until well blended. Transfer to the prepared pan and press the crumb mixture onto the bottom and sides. Set aside.
To Make the Filling:
  1. In a large bowl, combine the ice cream with the peanut butter, mixing until well blended.
  2. Spoon into the prepared crust.
  3. Freeze for 4 to 6 hours or overnight.
To Serve:
  1. Let the pie sit at room temperature for 5 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle the chopped peanuts in the center of the pie and the chocolate curls along the outer edge.

Notes
To make this pie gluten-free, use gluten-free cookie crumbs; for soy-free, use soy-free dairy-free margarine and ice cream.

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About Alisa Fleming

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry. Follow me on Google+.

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10 Comments

  1. Nut Butter Universe Blog Tour — Robin RobertsonFebruary 22, 2013 at 10:17 amReply

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  2. Milk Allergy MomFebruary 22, 2013 at 4:19 pmReply

    Looks a-mazing! Yum!

    Did I see somewhere where we could get 1 free issue of Allergic Living? I would love to check it out and to tell my readers about it! But now I can’t find the info. Maybe I missed it. :(

  3. Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free DessertsFebruary 22, 2013 at 8:00 pmReply

    Oh my goodness, that is one stunning dessert! I’m imagining the taste and texture … major YUM!

    Shirley

  4. Milk Allergy MomFebruary 23, 2013 at 7:32 pmReply

    Yay! I’m glad I wasn’t just dreaming. I am sharing that info on our blog and FB page. Thank you!

  5. The Peace PatchFebruary 25, 2013 at 5:27 amReply

    Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! So easy and customizable (I want to try it with flavored or swirled or spiced nut butter!) and universally yumful! :)

  6. RhonaFebruary 26, 2013 at 6:48 pmReply

    Peanut butter anything? Yes please. Um, looks amazing.

  7. JoanneFebruary 28, 2013 at 4:10 amReply

    Oh my. I am a nut butter FREAK so I need that cookbook! And this pie. Yum.

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