In this vegan lemon pie, fresh light filling contrasts with a rich poppy seed crust and creates an amazing explosion of flavors.
The combination of lemon with poppy seeds always befuddled me. How can such contradictory flavors work so incredibly well together? It makes no sense whatsoever.
On my mission of uncovering the sweet mystery, this vegan lemon pie was born.
A layer of poppy seed heartiness topped with feather light lemon cream.
You won’t believe how crazy good this pie tastes! I don’t myself and I ate a half of it already.
I still haven’t wrapped my head around the awkward flavor chemistry. But who cares, I have a heavenly vegan lemon pie to eat :)
Make yourself one too, it’s simpler than you might think. Not to mention completely delicious and surprisingly good for you. One slice of this lemon pie has only 180 calories and is high in protein and calcium.
The ingredients make one 7-inch pie, feel free to double the recipe for a bigger pie pan.
- ¾ cup (100g) ground poppy seeds
- 1 and ¼ cup (150g) dates, soaked (weight before soaking)
- 1 package firm silken tofu (359g)
- ¼ (50g) cup soy yogurt (or other yogurt of choice)
- juice and zest of one organic lemon (if not organic, do not use the zest)
- ¼ cup (50g) cane sugar*
- ¼ cup (50g) erythritol (or more cane sugar)*
- 2 tablespoons (15g) egg replacement powder (or cornstarch)
- Combine the poppy seeds and drained dates in a food processor and pulse until a compact mixture forms.
- Pour into a pan lined with parchment (I used a 7-inch/18 cm spring-form pan) and spread with the back side of a spoon.
- Preheat the oven to 350 (180 Celsius).
- Clean the food processor and put in the remaining ingredients.
- Process until smooth and pour over crust.
- Spread evenly and bake for 20-30 minutes, until the pie firms up at the edges (it might still be a bit wobbly in the middle but that’s ok).
- Take the pie out and run a knife around the edges, so that the filling no longer sticks to the side of the pan (this helps prevent cracking as the pie cools).
- Let cool completely, serve chilled.
Not sure which sweetener to pick? Check out my free guide to healthy sweeteners and find the best one for you! I cover all of their pros and cons there and help you choose the right fit.
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