Layoff notice Vegan Pecan Almond Pie

Last week, we found out that Ryan and six or so of our dear friends were likely going to be laid off from their teaching jobs.

I didn’t know what to do.

So I baked a pie.

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This is an easy recipe.  Preheat the oven to 425.

Pie crust:

1 1/3 cups flour

1/2 cup margarine

1/2 tsp salt

3 Tablespoons ice water

(just put the water in the freezer for 10 minutes prior…

makes a huge difference in the success of the crust. Learned that from my mama)

Blend the flour, salt, and margarine with a pastry blender or fork, then cut in the water a little bit at a time.  It won’t seem like enough, but keep working at it. Don’t use your hands… the heat will melt the margarine and result in a heavy crust.  Once it can be formed into a ball of dough that sticks together, flour a surface (like a countertop) and roll it out with a floured rolling pin.

Filling:

2 cups toasted pecans and almonds, chopped

3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 cup water

2 tsp. cornstarch or arrowroot powder

2 tsp. vanilla

pinch of salt

blend filling ingredients with a fork, then pour into pie crust

bake 20-24 minutes or until crust is lightly browned and filling is bubbling.

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1 Comment

Filed under Food, layoffs, Uncategorized, Vegan Recipes

One response to “Layoff notice Vegan Pecan Almond Pie

  1. erindietrichbergeron

    I like all your finger-dots in the bottom of the pie crust, before you fill it.

    Depression Pie.

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