View Full Version : A firm pie????
02-05-2007, 01:38 PM
I would love to make a nice firm pie without the freezer. What's the trick? Are there certain ingredients that help, then I can make up my own recipes....a nice, fudgy chocolate pie, or maybe a nice thick cheesecake (I had to keep mine in the freezer)
It would be nice to take a pie to a potluck, and not have to have it frozen until serving time! Thanks for your help.
02-05-2007, 01:41 PM
Psyllium husk powder. Can be gotten at local HFS.
02-05-2007, 05:47 PM
I don't even have a freezer and I make the blueberry pie, the cheesecake and the chocolate pie and apple pie and they ALL stay together and are sliceable.
I don't freeze any of them.
No ... no flax... although that would work.
02-05-2007, 06:56 PM
Rowan, which recipes are you using? It seems like (if I remember correctly) the cheesecake had to be frozen (recipe from the board) or it "melted", so I've been reluctant to try others. I'll try Alissa's blueberry pie....and other's if they are hers, or you can tell me who's recipe they are. Thanks.
02-05-2007, 06:58 PM
it is quite decadent and a bit pricey to make but VERY worth it.
It is sooooooooo amazing!
02-05-2007, 07:15 PM
I've made Alissa's Blueberry Pie, and I've made Alissa's Blueberry cheesecake both straight out of the book and with a few additions, and both work great! I've done the cheesecake with the blueberries IN it and I've done it where I just pour the mashed blueberries or other berries over the top. I've also made her carrot cake and none of these need the freezer.
Anything you do with bananas is going to thicken up in the fridge.
The Easy Apple Pie is great, as is the Pumpkin pie, neither of which need the freezer.
The Raspberry Banana Cream pudding pie RAWKS and doesn't need the freezer to set up. The banana cream pie doesn't need the freezer and is yummy. The Key Lime pie is yummy but I don't like the darkness of it and can't figure out how to remedy that. But ... it doesn't need the freezer. These are all recipes from Alissa's book and as you can see, I have a SWEET TOOTH! :D :D :D :p
02-05-2007, 07:22 PM
Thank you Rowan, I have a sweet tooth also! It seems like the sweets are always the first thing people RAVE about, and if I can serve a great PIE, then others will see that RAW is Rawsome!
Thanks again....I'm off to get Alissa's book and make a grocery list for the week. ;)
02-05-2007, 07:26 PM
Coconut oil/butter is helpful for thickening things up.
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