Baby don't you cry, gunna make a pie...
Gunna make a pie with a heart in the middle,
Baby, don't be blue, gunna make for you,
Gunna make a pie with a heart in the middle.
Gunna make a pie from heaven above,
Gunna make a pie with strawberry love,
Baby don't you cry, gunna make a pie,
Gunna make a pie from the bottom of my heart.
~song from The Waitress
That song is a sweet little lullaby from the movie, The Waitress starring Keri Russell and I just thought it was totally fitting for the pie I made for my birthday. I don't have a lot of experience making pies but thought I would try out the "Smlove Pie" from my Veganomicon book to celebrate my birthday last week. It was crazy delicious and sooooo decadent. It was a pretty big hit! So here are the photos to explain the long, laboring, lovely process:
The graham cracker crust
The filling mixture before I added the chocolate
Melted vegan carob chips. I had never melted chocolate with a double-boiler so that was fun!
The filling all mixed together (P.S.: I LOVE my food processor-thanks again to my wonderful parents!!!)
The mixture poured over the graham cracker crust
The toasting of the pecans and walnuts
The pecans all toasted in maple syrup
The pie baked
Before I added the pecans and walnuts I added a layer of peanut butter and maple syrup that was cooked down to a thick caramel
And finally I drizzled melted chocolate over the top, finishing this masterpiece!
P.S. Did I mention how delicious? I high recommend!!! Veganomicon
Needless to say I had a great 28th birthday!