Vegan mini berry pies are easy to make, only around 150 calories each and are so good that you’ll rename your cat after them.
Vegan Mini Berry Pies Recipe
By Mike Lee,
Feb 19, 2014
Learn how to make these delicious vegan mini berry pies.
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook time:5 minutes
Yield: 10 pies
144 calories, 5 grams fat
For the Crust:
– 10 Keebler Ready Crust Grahams
For the Filling:
– 1 cup raspberries
– 1 cup blueberries
– 1 cup blackberries
– 1 1/2 cups nondairy milk
– 2 tbs nondairy milk
– 2 tbs cornstarch
– 1 tsp agar powder
– 2 tbs Truvia Natural Sweetener
- Mix half the berries and all of the cornstarch, sweetener and 1 1/2 cups of milk in a saucepan.
- Put the other half of the berries in a blender, with 2 tbs nondairy milk and blend them.
- Blend them until they are a nice berry mush, almost like a jam; maybe 30 seconds.
- Then take the berry blend and add it into the same saucepan as the other half of the berries.
- Use a medium heat and heat the mix for 4 minutes, do not let them boil.
- Add the agar powder and aim for a thick, pie filling like consistency.
- Heat for another 2 minutes, again do not let them boil.
- Pour the goo, into the graham pie crusts.
- While it cools, chop up the kiwi and place them on top.
- Burn the roof of your mouth.
Okay, so here is the scoop. You can use any berries that you want, so don’t worry about the specific berries in the recipe. The recipe calls for 3 cups of berries, so do what you will. I picked the three berries listed because they are delicious and would have a great texture and flavor. If I lived in Portland I might use some marion berries and I would be making pancakes instead of mini pies. So make due with the berries that are available and always be sure to check to see if they are rotten. I’ve picked up a few batches of moldy and half melted berries and eaten a few before I realized what was up.
The Keebler crust is great because it has very few calories and, remarkably, is one of eight vegan things found in major grocery stores. In all seriousness it makes a great, low calorie mini pie bass. It isn’t organic or particularly healthy, but I imagine I won’t be eating this on a daily basis. Okay, I will. Please help me.
The reason the vegan mini berry pies recipe calls for the blending of half the berries is simple. You want a berry texture and a sort of berry glue. What I mean by berry texture, is a bunch of berries chilling in the pie crust. The berry glue binds it all together and turns ‘mini pie crusts filled indiscriminately with berries’ to bonafide vegan mini berry pies.
So party people, have fun with this recipe, make it your own, add some vegan whipped cream on top if you are ‘CRAZY!’ Make sure to share it at your office pot luck, but do not mention that it is vegan…