Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Vegan Pie


Vegan-izing the family pie recipe was an 80% success. Why only 80? The crust, I didn't make enough of it.
I was going to buy premade crust but when I looked at the ingredients list they all had LARD in them and the ONE that didn't was 6 bucks. I figured that I might as well make it myself. Here's what happened : my pie pan is 9 3/4 inches and the pie crust was clearly for a 9 inch pan. Needless to say, there wasn't enough crust to go around.

But here's the good news

1) richard loved my "thank you" pie for him. So much so that he asked "teddy, how much of this am I allowed to scarf down before you start thinking I'm a pig?" haha


2) I brought a piece in to a coworker, she tried it and said that it was VERY good. Then I told her it was Vegan and she was shocked. I LOVE doing that.


Apart from the crust mishap, I'm pretty happy with my creation. Now to try it on the family and restart a NEW secret family recipe :)

Teddy

19 comments:

Urban Vegan said...

It looks gorgeous--like clafouti. I would not have known it was only 80% successful if you didn;t tell. ;)

Are those cherries?

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

yum

Jody from VegChic said...

Awwww, secret.

Are you sure I can't bribe you for the recipe?

It looks great!

Melody said...

That pie looks really really good... I think most people would like vegan food as long as they aren't aware they are eating it!!!


Yay for your mom..

kaivegan said...

I like 80%, Teddy. That leaves for just a little room to improve.

The pie looks really good and hope it doesn't stay a "family secret." Sharing is good! Ehem, ehem...

EatPeacePlease said...

This looks great! Even better than the non-vegan one. Too bad about the crust, but now you know for next time.

pinknest said...

well it looks like the crust made it all the way around the pan, still!

Broke Vegan said...

It looks great!!!

Shananigans said...

Haha, yeah I love it when people have to qualify it, like this is good even though it’s vegan. Like the only think that could make it better is adding some animal, lol! Secret? Shuks, it looks so yummy I wanna make my own.

Raw Vegan Momma said...

Congrats! It's always fun to shock people in a good way. :-)

caroline said...

wow, does it look good, Teddy. Sorry I haven't been by your blog in a while-- I spent a while tonight reading old posts. Good to catch up with you!

Joe said...

Well done!

Ed Tep said...

Teddy - I don't care whether it's vegan or non-vegan. Your pie looks de-friggin-licious!

KleoPatra said...

Nice goin', Teddy! Richard is a lucky guy! I also enjoy making food for folks who otherwise might shun veg food and then they really love it. Cool, girlie!

It's hard to believe things are still made with lard! I remember as a kid loving, and i do mean LOVING, Hostess Twinkies... a co-worker of mine had some Hostess mini donuts and i thought, "hmmmm... i'll check the ingredients, maybe Hostess finally GOT WITH IT." Disappointed, i was, seeing "beef tallow" or some such ingredient used as shortening.

Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.

Cara said...

i hope when you say "next to try it out on the family" you really mean "next to try it out on Cara".

Ps: my phone is still dead and I cant get a new one until tomorrow at lunch. I might go crazy.

Carrie™ said...

Along with quite a few other people here, I'm wondering...is there a recipe share coming? Ehem, Ehem. (to quote kai!)

Harmonia said...

Thanks for commenting on my soup! I am on my way over to V.O. but then I have to get busy with (sigh) work but will be back later today

funwithyourfood said...

OK OK Guys
I'm sorry for keeping it secret :(
but it's the fam recipe and I can't wait till i can teach my kids it and start the tradition!
Here's what I'll give away
There's Raspberries in it and "cream". Thanks for all the great comments

Teddy

Anonymous said...

that was some yum-a-damn-good pie!