Earl Grey-Taro Pie.

Highland Park is the neighborhood I call home. It’s an eclectic little mix of things and who doesn’t love a little mix of things? I live around the corner from this delicious little Vietnamese-American diner type place called Good Girl Dinette. Go to there. Eat the vegetarian/vegan porridge. And with your porridge also eat everything else. So good. Last Christmas they sold Earl Grey-Taro pies which, sadly, were not vegan. Too good of an idea to pass up, I made this vegan version inspired by those geniuses at Good Girl.

Bonus: Taro/Kalo Hawaii Love! 🙂

Note: I’ll be making this again with better photos and topped with a whipped coconut cream. This pie was meant to be topped with such things and why it escaped me the first go around….Who’s to say?

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Earl Grey Taro Pie

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Ingredients:

1 recipe for single pie crust. Use your fav dudes. Blind bake that bad boy with pie weights and move on to the filling.

Filling:

2 c steamed taro

1 c unbleached cane sugar

1 tsp loose earl grey tea, smashed up with mortal/pestle or spice grinder

1 earl grey teabag or additional loose tea for steeping

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 sea salt

1/4 c tapioca starch/flour

1 c full fat coconut milk

1 tsp vanilla

Method:

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small saucepan, heat the coconut milk over medium heat. Bring it to a light simmer and remove it from the heat. Steep the tea for a few minutes and remove. Next, blend all of the ingredients together in a Vitamix or food processor. Pour the filling into the prepared crust and bake about 20-25 min until set.

For coconut whipped cream, I really like this recipe by Ashlae from Oh, Ladycakes.

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