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Chocolate Honey Pie with Cinnamon Graham Crust

Deep rich chocolate, creamy with cashews and hinting of cinnamon, vanilla, and espresso, this dairy free chocolate honey pie with cinnamon graham crust is a new, better than ever, enhanced update of one of my long-time favorites.

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This pie is so easy to make. You simply blend soaked raw cashews and water into a “cashew cream”, and then right into the blender add Dutch process cocoa, honey, coconut oil, arrowroot flour, vanilla, cinnamon, and espresso powder.

When the mixture is smooth, pour into a saucepan to cook a few minutes, whisking until the mixture thickens.  Pour the hot filling into an pre-baked press-in crust, like this one with cinnamon graham crackers, maple syrup, and healthy avocado oil. Pretty straightforward.

What is cashew cream?

  • When you blend hot water-soaked cashews with water, you get cashew cream. Blend with a little more water, you get cashew milk. Cashew cream is what makes this chocolate honey pie so creamy!

Cashew cream and cashew milk are riding the wave of awareness about the health benefits of plant-based diets. They’re perfect dairy stand-ins for milk or cream in vegan and dairy-free sauces and soups. Cashew cream is the creamy base for this vegan kiwi lime avocado pie, cashew milk enriches this flavorful spring greens soup.

In keeping with the dairy-free cashew cream filling—this pie is finished with coconut whipped cream made with canned coconut cream. Substitute dairy whipped cream if you like.

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It’s not like cashew cream and milk are something new–they’ve been around in the health food world for quite some time. Way back in college, when I was a learning to cook with vegetarian whole foods, I used to make a basic arrowroot-thickened cashew pie from one of my natural foods cookbooks. In those days this chocolate honey pie was a carob honey pie.

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We now know that dark chocolate is actually quite nutritious. A bag of carob powder still lives in our pantry, though it hasn’t seen much use. Chocolate is much more satisfying! You will love this chocolate version of the original carob honey pie.

A comforting creamy slice of this chocolate honey pie with cinnamon graham crust eminently satisfying. In fact, I ate a slice for breakfast today!!

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Chocolate Honey Pie with Cinnamon Graham Crust notes:

What is carob powder?

  • Carob powder is ground from a tropical tree pod. It vaguely resembles chocolate, and easily substitutes for cocoa powder. My best girlfriend made a honey-frosted carob cake for our wedding!

What is arrowroot?

  • Arrowroot is a tropical root plant. Arrowroot flour aka arrowroot starch is a completely tasteless, gluten-free, easy to digest white powder. As a thickener, arrowroot becomes clear when cooked. It’s a nutritious alternative to cornstarch and can be used in place of cornstarch in recipes. Arrowroot can make baked goods lighter, like in these honey lemon cupcakes.

Make it vegan: Replace maple syrup or organic cane sugar for the honey.

Make it gluten free: Substitute gluten free graham crackers, or make a gluten free crust, like this pecan crust.

Wishing you a fabulous week–get in the kitchen and cook something chocolate!

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Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Honey Pie with Cinnamon Graham Crust
Amount Per Serving
Calories 523 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Sodium 298mg13%
Potassium 357mg10%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4 comments

  • Kent

    Looks really yummy and fairly easy to make. Going to try this out this weekend thank you for your great blog Reply · 15 October, 2018

  • Can I use sunflower seeds instead of cashews? Reply · 14 March, 2019

    • I bet you can, thought I’ve not tried it. Be sure to soak the sunflower seeds at least an hour in the hot water. Reply · 14 March, 2019

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