UPDATE: This pie recipe was created when we were new vegans. We checked the Chambord website and it said that the product was made with berries, natural sugars, and herbs. As newbies we didn’t realize that “natural sugars” meant honey. We apologize to our readers for not doing further research. If you don’t eat honey you can skip the Chambord (the cherry pie is still delicious) or you could replace it with Bramley & Gage Blackberry Liqueur, which is classified as vegan friendly on Barnivore.
This is an exciting day for Alex and me! We’ve been working looooong hours in the kitchen, and at our computers so that we could bring you a fun and festive 4th of July eBook!!!!! At the moment you can purchase it at blurb click here.We’re having some difficulty with our site, but as soon as we figure it out it can be purchased right here.
After numerous successes, and yes, some failures, we have come up with recipes that will make your Independence Day celebration easy, delicious, and good for you. That’s right, delicious and good for you is possible.
There are 18 red, white, and blue worthy recipes that will help you start and end your day. Everything is fresh. Everything is healthy. Everyone will love eating your food. TRUE! You’ll convert, or at least convince, your non-vegan friends that forgoing animal products can taste amazing.
Launching this book has been a test of our mother-daughter/professional relationship. Thankfully, we can say that we passed with flag flying colors. Which means…….we’ve already begun thinking about our next cookbook. Yay!
To celebrate our first book we’ve decided to share one of our recipes with you. OK – we admit it – we are hoping to entice you into buying it, but we also love our subscribers and thought you’d love this pie.
It’s made of fresh cherries, decadent Chambord, and the pie crust recipe was passed down to us from the grandmother of her dear friend. It’s truly one of those things that when you take a bite the rest of the world disappears for a moment. Just thinking about it makes me want to ask Alex to make another.
She started with fresh cherries. Whole Foods had an entire display in the front of the produce section and as soon as she saw them she knew that they would be part of our book. Uh-huh, it was the last recipe made before publishing.
We couldn’t find our cherry pitter so my hubby (ingenious man that he is) suggested using a plastic straw to help along the process. It worked like a charm. Just push it in one end and the pit slides out the other. Hmmm…..sounds bad out of context.
Once the cherries were pitted the fun really began. Making the filling was easy, and so was the crust. Making pie crust from scratch scares the bejeezus out of some people, but this one is soooo easy! As you can see, Alex decided to stick with the July 4th theme and cut out some patriotic stars to embellish the pie with. I love it! The filling is sophisticated, yet the pie looks homey and All-American.
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