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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Vegan Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Tart

chocolate chip pie

Happy Weekend Everyone!

I just wanted to quickly share this recipe with you all before my Cauldron Boy wakes up from his slumber and wants to watch a movie. This is a peanut butter and dark chocolate chip cookie pie. Yes, it's the same type you ordered at the restaurant when you were little that came out a tad warm with a big scoop of ice cream on top. This is my vegan version of the pie, but I will show non-vegan alternatives in case this suits your fancy...

I adapted this recipe from Almost Bourdain, but actually got the idea to veganize it from another site that had linked to Ellie. I can't remember which site this was, so, if it's you, let me know!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Tart/Pie
1 Cup Organic A.P. Flour
1 1/4 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/8 Tsp. Salt
3/4 Cup Organic White Sugar
4 Tbsp. Earth Balance Buttery Spread (or butter)
5 Tbsp. Creamy Peanut Butter
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/4 Cup Flax Egg** (or 1 organic egg)
3/4 Cup Vegan Dark Chocolate Chips

**Flax egg is the easiest thing to make. The night before you plan to make this pie, place 2 1/4 tbsp. of golden flax seeds in 1 cup of water. Cover and leave in the refrigerator over night. About 8-10 hours later your flax egg is ready. I allowed flax seeds to be in my 1/4 Cup of flax egg-they're healthy and I didn't notice even one in the pie despite them being there!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8 inch tart or cake pan.

In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt thoroughly. In another bowl, use a hand held mixer to cream the earth balance, peanut butter, sugar, and vanilla till smooth. Then add the egg and cream until combined-not too much! Slowly add the dry ingredients using a fork to mix, not the mixer. Last add your chocolate chips gently. Push the batter into the greased pan and distribute it evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes. I baked mine for about 23...

Allow to cool on a wire rack for about 3 hours before slicing.

p.s. Hey TigerFish, I have this nice Le Creuset tart pan b/c of you. Thanks!

47 comments:

  1. This sounds wonderful! I love that it is vegan as well! Great Recipe!

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  2. Hi Stella, nice rake with vegan version. Glad u tried this cake and enjoyed it.

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  3. Hey Stella!

    I love this! It's like a triple cross between a huge chocolate chip cookie, a pie, and a cake. I'm allergic to peanut butter (mild allergy) but I would risk it just for a couple bites of this beauty. I say a couple bites cause there ain't no stopping at one with this deliciousness. I can just imagine how perfectly moist and scrumptious this must be, and the perfect pairing with soy milk too. You know, this is looking and sounding so good as I type I might even try this tomorrow. I'll definitely let you know if I do. Thank you for sharing your magic again. I hope
    you and Cauldron Boy enjoyed the movie and are having a gorgeous weekend. Also, hope your mouth has healed by now. Take care!

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  4. I never had this when I was a kid, I somehow feel cheated by this! This looks awesommmmee. I love peanut butter, it sucks you're allergic to eat but hey if I could eat a couple of bites of dairy goodness, you can too!

    :)

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  5. Dear Stella - Gorgeous weekend treat! I want some now - all the goodness of a chocolate chip cookie in a pie with a dollop of whipped cream!!!

    What's not to love?

    Oh yea...I'm on a diet! Riiight :(

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  6. This tart looks perfect! I can imagine the vanilla ice-cream slowly melting on the top... or some whipped cream... yum!!
    and I've been very interested to read about flax egg. It is the first time I hear about it. Do you grind the flax seeds before soaking them?

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  7. Happy weekend to you too.
    Another great recipe, perfect and so delicious ♥

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  8. Flax egg sounds interesting... love the look of your tart, especially the yummy choc chips embedded in the top. PS: Cauldron Boy's name reminds me of the Simpsons episode with the gingerbread house witch (Susanne) and her boyfriend, George Cauldron :D

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  9. Stella...I can really appreciate your flax egg integration. The only thing that I could be wondering is if grounding the seeds would be an advantage or not? I can really see how I can adopt your idea really well in some baked goods.
    Thanks for both the recipe and the tip.
    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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  10. Thanks for the advices and info about flax seed. I will definitely try to use!

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  11. I love this tart look perfect! Stella did you read that I comment you in your post about the recette??? Have a nice weekend, huggs gloria

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  12. You amaze me every time I visit to find desserts that are so fabulous and healthier...I love it here, and the atmosphere is amazing too...thanks Stella you have a mystical way of making magical desserts~

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  13. Nice simple dessert, not so difficult to veganize this one, thanks for sharing Stella. I do remember making a pie like this and your version looks just as yummy!

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  14. Looks like a stellar tart, peanut butter and chocolate is such a great combo!

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  15. This looks delicious Stella. I have a bag of ground flax seed that I use to put in my yogurt, oatmeal etc. I did notice on the bag that it said flax seed can be used as an egg replacement... Thanks for the info on how to do that!

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  16. I never got to order dessert in a restaurant as a child! I think it had something to do with there being five kids in the family! Oh well, I'm thrilled to try it now.

    I've never heard of "flax egg" before. Does is really act as a binder like eggs?

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  17. Ooh, lovely! This reminds me of those huge cookies that take the place of cake sometimes. :P

    And nice touch with the golden flax seeds! It's kind of baffling that the brown ones get all the attention when golden flax is so much lovelier! I mean, I've adapted my taste buds to be okay with brown flax but once I went golden, I never went back. ;)

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  18. A great vegan dessert, that is certainly a perfect weekend treat! Thanks for the reminder that vegan desserts can be as delightful as the non-veg ones!

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  19. Stella! I just tried this and it freakin' rocks! Thank you so much for sharing! I just emailed you my picture...teehee.

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  20. Oh my..Stella!! It looks so good with a big piece of it! Thanks so much for the info on flax seeds. It sounds interesting. This chocolate chip pie sounds very comforting and perfect for a weekend. Hope you had a wondeful weekend.

    PS: Regarding to the soup, I never tried to add grilled cheese. You could try and please let me know! :)

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  21. Beautiful tart pan, well the worth for a great cook and baker :)

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  22. This looks so good! I usually don't think that about vegan recipes, but am bookmarking it to make it for my sister in law, who eats vegan. (I never know what to make for her!) Thanks for sharing :)

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  23. Hi Stella :)

    I've been meaning to try baking with flax egg and this recipe is certainly inspiring enough to finally jump in and give it a go!

    I bet this is so fudgy and chewy inside, like a giant soft peanut butter and chocolate chip cookie! Hubby would probably give me his soul, if I made this for him LOL

    Thanks for another wonderful recipe!

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  24. this looks delicious!!! it seems like one of those dishes that you could use to show skeptics that eating and baking in a vegan life style does not mean you can't still enjoy some of your favorites.

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  25. Hi Stella,

    Whilst I'm gone, seems like your food just getting yummier and yummier. From the corn muffin to the quesadillas... and now the irresistable choc chip peanut butter tart. Maybe that's why I got back early from Korea, you were trying to lure me back. ;)

    Honestly, looking at the ingredients, the whole thing does not seem taboo-vegan at all. If anything, I'd wipe off the vegan part if I wanted to sell it in a restaurant.

    "Warm and with a scoop of ice cream!"... you don't know how much I want that right now... I just finished my 12noon til 12 nite shift. It's cold and rainy here with me being hungry... Oh Dear. (Rumble rumble<---message from my tummy)

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  26. How decadent! I wonder if it would be good with half whole wheat flour, or white whole wheat...

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  27. Stella, the chocolate chip tart looks so pretty, and notice that you have peanut butter in it...yummie!

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  28. Bella Stella! How's that nick name? I cheered out loud when I saw this. It has everything an inner child would want. Send me a slice!

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  29. I hope you had a good weekend!

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  30. I can't imagine the original version looking any better than this! Wow. There isn't anything in here that I don't find delicious.

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  31. There is nothing like PB and chocolate! Looks great, Stella!

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  32. That looks like one giant chocolate chip cookie! I'd take 2 slices and sandwich a scoop of vanilla ice cream between them. Preferably from Ben & Jerry's.

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  33. Stella
    what a beautiful pie! The peanut butter and the chocolate chips definitely a match made in heaven! I am intrigued how flax seed can replace an egg? I want you to know because of you I stood in the Organic / Vegan section of Wegman's yesterday, trying to make sense of everything there.....baby steps...lol
    all the best!
    Dennis

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  34. wow this looks great and cool idea to use spy milk

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  35. It has been a long while since I last made and drank soya milk. I love your chocolate chip tart..looks terrific!

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  36. great tart pan, oh my girls would love this, but then again what don't they love...ha ha hope you enjoyed your movie, we watched casino, wow long movie but we love robert de niro..

    sweetlife

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  37. Hi, Stella!
    I am really not a peanut butter chocolate person. I know. One in a million. But, that tart is a beauty, for sure. I have never heard of a flax egg before. Always learning new info here!
    :)
    Valerie

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  38. Holy cow Stella, this looks soooo soooo good. I bet it would still be amazing with some whole wheat pastry flour substituted for some of the white. Either way, it's got my mouth watering!

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  39. Ah nevermind...I see you tried the flax egg. Doesn't that just beat all how that works??

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  40. 42 people beat me to saying how incredible this recipe looks. You are amazing!

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  41. oh my goodness! my boyfriend would die if i made this for him..looks sooooooooo good!!!

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  42. Mmmmmm.... peanutbutter + chocolate. So good! And I can't believe this is vegan! Those flax eggs sound neat and brilliant :)

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  43. This is a very sweet idea! Thank you for providing the non-vegan options! I definitely have to make this dessert!

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