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Someone expressed outrage over this one on Facebook. Not the fact that I claimed I had made a paleo peanut butter pie, but because I’d named it after an ingredient it didn’t contain: the eponymous peanut butter. In my defense I submit a few things:
- Obviously a paleo peanut butter pie can’t really contain peanut butter, since peanuts are legumes and totally un-paleo
- This pie really does TASTE like peanut butter, courtesy of its soon to be revealed not-so-secret ingredient (which, by the way, would make a terribly titled pie)
- The alternative title being thrown around my Facebook was – I kid you not – Pervert Pie. Can’t see why I didn’t go with that one, huh?
Things that are awesome about this Paleo Peanut Butter Pie:
- It tastes like a paleo Peanut Butter Pie. With a hint of PB&J thanks to the raspberry swirl
- People who are allergic to nuts can eat it, since it doesn’t actually contain any nuts!
- Even people who can’t eat eggs can enjoy this pie, since I came up with a nut AND egg free version of the crust
- People won’t know it’s actually a nut, egg and legume free paleo Peanut Butter Pie. Because it tastes awesome.
The first time Mr Meatified took a bite of this paleo Peanut Butter Pie he looked at me completely suspiciously: “But we’re not supposed to have peanuts!” He actually accused me of fibbing! Then when he realized that I was actually telling the truth about this nut free wonder, he demanded a second piece. Which he actually couldn’t finish. Because – be warned in advance – this paleo Peanut Butter Pie is RICH. Super duper rich and deceptively filling. Which kind of makes this a miracle pie, since 1 shallow 9 inch paleo Peanut Butter Pie can feed at least 8 people. Seriously, slice thinner than you think you can manage to eat!
So what’s the secret ingredient? And how can this possibly taste anything like a peanut butter pie? With the magic of TAHINI! If you’re looking at me blankly right now, tahini is a paste similar to a nut butter that is made with hulled sesame seeds. It is therefore completely nut free (this brand is made in a facility that only processes sesame seeds, if you are concerned about cross contamination) but has a similar “nutty” taste. It makes the perfect substitute for peanut butter!
One other tip! I tend to make this paleo Peanut Butter Pie and then cut into slices and store it in the freezer. That way, you can have this paleo Peanut Butter Pie whenever you want! Although I admit, those slices have never lasted more than two weeks in the freezer because I eat them all. Oh well, guess I better make another!
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