For all of you who don’t want to wrestle with a gluten-free pie crust or heating up your kitchen by having the oven on for hours, I’ve got a sure-fire winner for you. And, it’s perfect for Father’s Day.
There’s something alluring about a simple, almost no-bake pie. It takes all the fear out of spending hours making dessert and ending up with a soggy, flat crust. I promise can confidently make and serve this pie. And, you throw it together a day in advance.
I don’t use a traditional roll-out crust for this pie. You can. In fact, I have. It’s delicious with this crust using psyllium husks. But, a press-and-bake nut crust is so simple and pairs perfectly with the filling that there’s no reason to mix, roll, and bake.
I’m sharing this pie now because Joe really likes it even though he’s not crazy about chocolate. It’s creamy and rich – the perfect manly kind of dessert. Of course, my version has a healthy twist so Mom can eat a slice without worrying about it going directly to her hips. But you don’t need to tell Dad that.
Yes, this pie is loaded with dairy. I’m sure it could be transformed with cashews, coconut milk, and agar.
A note about the crust – the link in the recipe takes you to my pecan pie crust. I prefer a walnut crust with this pie. Just substitute an equal amount of walnuts for the pecans.
Enjoy this pie – and if you don’t make the pie at least try the crust. I use it exactly as I would a traditional crust.
And, check out this dairy-free parfait from my friend Alisa. I love how she used cocoa butter.