Friday, June 21, 2013

No Bake Almond Joy Pie

What inspired me to make this recipe vegan, I seen a post on my Facebook page. Why can't I veganize this? So here it goes!

No Bake Almond Joy Pie

Note: You should have enough coconut cream for the entire recipe.

Make the filling first, then the crust, then the topping.

1  14-oz can, cream of coconut ..reserve 4 TBSP. for the crust
2 TBSP. extra virgin coconut oil
1/4 c. turbinado sugar
1 TBSP. non-dairy milk
1 1/2 TBSP. cornstarch
2 c. shredded sweetened coconut (can use unsweetened or half of each)
1/4 c. ground or finely chopped almonds
pinch of salt

-In a large saucepan, add the cream of coconut, coconut oil and sugar. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Turn down heat and simmer for 5-8 minutes...keep stirring.
-In a small bowl, mix together the non-dairy milk and cornstarch. Add to the saucepan mixture.
-When the mixture thickens, turn off heat and add the coconut, almonds and salt. Combine well. Set aside to cool.

1/2 c. almonds
6 whole rectangle chocolate graham crackers
1/2 c. shredded sweetened coconut (can use unsweetened)
3-4 TBSP. reserve cream of coconut
1 TBSP. pure maple syrup
pinch of salt

-Lightly spray a pie dish with a non-stick cooking spray.
-In a food processor, add the almonds and run until they are a little smaller than a pea.
-Add the graham crackers and coconut. Run processor until finely ground.
-Dump in a large bowl and add the cream of coconut, maple syrup and salt.. Mix very well. Should be sticking together.
-Press into the bottom of the prepared pie dish.
-Spread the filling evenly on the crust. Put in refrigerator.

Make the topping.

1 c. non-dairy chocolate chips
2 TBSP. extra virgin coconut oil
1/8 tsp. pure almond extract
1/4 c. chopped almonds
1/4 c. shredded coconut

-Mix the chocolate chips, coconut oil and almond extract in a microwave safe bowl Set microwave for 15 seconds. Take out and stir. Set microwave for another 10-15 seconds seconds. Watch carefully. Stir until all  chocolate has melted.
-Take the pie plate out of the refrigerator. Pour all the chocolate on the coconut filling, tilting the pile plate to cover side to side.
-Sprinkle with coconut and almonds. Let the pie set up in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
-Keep refrigerated.

Take out, cut and enjoy!

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