Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy Pi Day Fruit Pie

Happy Pi Day! (It's 3.14 - get it?) In honor of this lovely geeky holiday, my boyfriend, Mark and I had pizza for lunch, and I made a lovely fruit pie with crumb topping for desert. Since we're on a very tight budget (stupid gas prices), we couldn't make the trip to Wheatsville (my favorite co-op) and chose to go to Target just down the street from our apartment. I picked up a crumb pie crust (Keebler, I think), which is vegan but unfortunately has partially hydrogenated oil in it. Oh, well; one time thing. We also picked up another big bag of frozen strawberries, mangoes, and pineapple that we also use pretty much daily for fruit smoothies. I added some raisins to bulk it out a bit (and because Mark *loves* raisins). With 1/3 cup of sucanat, several good shakes of cinnamon, several good squirts of agave nectar, and 2 tablespoons of corn starch, I had a tasty filling. I used the crumb topping from Lois Dieterly's Fall Harvest Pie from "Sinfully Vegan" - 1/4 cup canola oil, 1/3 cup sucanat, and 1/3 cup whole wheat flour.

Happy Pi Day Vegan Fruit Pie

It didn't stay in pi(e) form quite as well as I would have liked when sliced, but it still tasted great!

Happy Pi Day Vegan Fruit Pie Slice

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