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2 cups raw cashes
1/4 cup agave nectar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup refined coconut oil
2 cups crushed graham crackers
6 tablespoon vegan butter
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
12 ounces vegan cream cheese
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon almond milk
1 cup mini chocolate chips

 

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Peanut Butter Pie

I went on a quest to make my mom's frozen peanut butter pie vegan. I was successful- this pie tastes amazing!

 

Note: Advanced Preparation Required

 

Whipped Cashew Cream
To make the whipped Cashew Cream, put cashews in a bowl and add enough cold water to cover them. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight (around 12 hours of soaking). Drain the cashews and rinse under cold water. Place them in a blender with enough fresh cold water to barely cover the cashews. Blend on high for several minutes. I use a food processor and leave it on for about 5 minutes. Your want it to be ground as much as possible. If you don't have a food processor or a good blender, use a fine mesh sieve to give you a nice and smooth cream. Now you have thick cashew cream.

Place 1 cup of the cashew cream in a blender (there will be extra cream left over, you can make another batch of the whip cream for some pumpkin pie, which is what I tend to do). Add the agave nectar, vanilla, and a 1/4 cup of water to the cashew cream in the blender/processor. Blend until thoroughly combined.

At this point you need to have your coconut oil ready. You do this by warming it up on the stove until it becomes an liquid.
With the blender running, slowly drizzle the coconut oil in through the hole of the blender. Blend it until it is emulsified.
Pour into a bowl and chill in the refrigerator, covered, for 2 hours. Stir before serving.

Peanutbutter Pie
Prepare the pie crusts. Using a food processor, crush graham crackers and cocoa powder. Then slowly add the melted vegan butter until it is combined. Press onto a pie pan. DO NOT COOK. The crush is suppose to be a bit crumbly. Set aside while you prepare the filling.

Mix the vegan cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar and almond milk with an electric mixer until it is smooth. Fold in the whipped cashew cream and mix until smooth. Add the chocolate chips and then pour the mixture into two prepared pie crusts. Freeze for at least 5 to 6 hours, preferably overnight. Thaw for 10 minutes before serving.

Makes: 2 Pies

Preparation time: 1 hour prep and 5hr freezing

Cooking time: None