Vegan Chocolate Pudding

This vegan chocolate pudding is so rich and chocolaty, no one will know its dairy free! Cocoa powder and oat milk combine into a decadent dessert. Bookmark this recipe stat. This vegan chocolate pudding is so creamy and rich, you’ll think it’s the real thing! The flavor is pure rich chocolate, and it gives you all those nostalgic Snack Pack-style vibes. (It did for us, at least.) The best part: there are no weird “tricks” to this dairy free chocolate pudding. Ever made pudding with avocado or tofu and while it’s good, deep down part of your brain is not quite convinced? This one tastes like the real thing — and it’s made with real ingredients, just like a traditional pudding. Ingredients for vegan chocolate pudding Like we said: there are no crazy ingredients for this easy vegan chocolate pudding. No avocado aftertaste, or weird tofu tricks for a pudding like consistency. This one is pure real ingredients! Here’s what you’ll need: Cocoa powder Cornstarch (or arrowroot powder) Granulated sugar (or coconut sugar) Oat milk or almond milk Semisweet vegan chocolate chips Vanilla extract Use your favorite non dairy milk (almond or oat milk) You can use your favorite non-dairy […]

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This vegan chocolate pudding is so rich and chocolaty, no one will know its dairy free! Cocoa powder and oat milk combine into a decadent dessert.

Vegan chocolate pudding

Bookmark this recipe stat. This vegan chocolate pudding is so creamy and rich, you’ll think it’s the real thing! The flavor is pure rich chocolate, and it gives you all those nostalgic Snack Pack-style vibes. (It did for us, at least.) The best part: there are no weird “tricks” to this dairy free chocolate pudding. Ever made pudding with avocado or tofu and while it’s good, deep down part of your brain is not quite convinced? This one tastes like the real thing — and it’s made with real ingredients, just like a traditional pudding.

Ingredients for vegan chocolate pudding

Like we said: there are no crazy ingredients for this easy vegan chocolate pudding. No avocado aftertaste, or weird tofu tricks for a pudding like consistency. This one is pure real ingredients! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Cocoa powder
  • Cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)
  • Granulated sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • Oat milk or almond milk
  • Semisweet vegan chocolate chips
  • Vanilla extract
Vegan chocolate pudding

Use your favorite non dairy milk (almond or oat milk)

You can use your favorite non-dairy milk in this recipe! Here are a few notes about the types of non dairy milk and what works the best in vegan pudding:

  • Oat milk: We like the consistency and flavor of oat milk: it’s one of our favorite vegan milk options! It’s our favorite for using in this pudding and has a neutral flavor. It’s also nut free.
  • Almond milk: Almond milk is a little thinner in consistency than oat milk, but it also works well in this pudding.
  • Soy milk: You can use soy milk for this pudding if you like! We haven’t tested it, but it should work in the same fashion.
  • Coconut milk: We don’t recommend coconut milk here: it can add a strong coconut flavor. It’s also higher in fat than the other milks. (Of course you can give it a try if desired.)
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How to make vegan chocolate pudding: some tips

The method for making this vegan chocolate pudding is the same as a traditional chocolate pudding! You’ll whisk together cocoa powder, sugar, cornstarch, and milk until thickened, then remove from the heat and add chocolate. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you go about the process:

  • Whisk the dry ingredients fully, then gradually whisk in milk. The dry ingredients can make for lumps later if you don’t get them all whisked in.
  • Once it starts bubbling, stir often. Make sure to get into the edges of the pan so the pudding doesn’t stick.
  • The pudding will thicken fully as it cools. Pull it off the stove when it’s thick, but not fully set up into pudding consistency. See more below!

Troubleshooting: how to avoid lumpy pudding?

The biggest issue with making vegan chocolate pudding: the pudding can get lumpy! To prevent this, make sure to whisk all the dry ingredients well before starting the process: get out any clumps of cocoa powder and cornstarch. Then make sure to add the milk in gradually, whisking after each addition so that it becomes smooth. This is before you even apply the heat!

When you start heating the mixture, continue to stir often to prevent lumps. If you do all these things and end up with some minor lumps, it’s ok! It shouldn’t affect the overall flavor.

Dairy free chocolate pudding

Refrigerating makes it fully thick!

The trick with homemade vegan chocolate pudding is that it thickens fully in the refrigerator. It will thicken to pudding-like consistency after refrigerating for about 2 to 3 hours. Here’s what to know about this process:

  • Plan in advance for the refrigeration step! The hands on portion of this recipe takes only about 10 minutes. But the refrigerating takes a few hours. You may want to make this the day before you plan to serve and store in the fridge.
  • Press plastic wrap or wax paper onto the surface of the pudding. This prevents a film from forming on the top of the pudding. Once it’s cold, you can remove the wrap.
  • Speed up the process by refrigerating in small serving dishes. This can speed up the chilling by about 1 hour or so, depending on the size of the dishes. But you’ll still need to use small pieces of plastic wrap or wax paper for the tops.
Kid friendly
Vegan pudding is also an easy recipe to make with kids! Our 3 year old loved it

It’s kid friendly, too

This vegan chocolate pudding went over very well with our 3 year old! It’s an easy recipe you can make with kids. And it’s a great as a healthy dessert to serve to kids. We served it after a Friday night pizza party and it got rave reviews!

This vegan chocolate pudding recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Vegan chocolate pudding

Easy Vegan Chocolate Pudding


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This vegan chocolate pudding is so rich and chocolaty, no one will know its dairy free! Cocoa powder and oat milk combine into a decadent dessert.


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 1/2 cups oat milk or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup semisweet vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan with the heat off, thoroughly whisk together cocoa powder, sugar, cornstarch, and salt, working to remove all lumps. Gradually pour in the milk in small amounts, whisking after each addition until it is smooth.
  2. Turn the heat to medium and bring to a simmer, stirring frequently.
  3. Once it just starts to bubble on the edges, reduce the heat to low. Cook, stirring often, until thickened, about 2 minutes (make sure to stir into the edges of the pan so it doesn’t stick). The pudding will continue to thicken and set as it cools, so it doesn’t need to be fully thick at this point.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips and vanilla, stirring until fully melted.
  5. Transfer to a container and press plastic wrap or wax paper on the surface (this prevents a film from forming on the top). Refrigerate 2 hours until cold and set. Keeps for 1 week in the refrigerator.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: Vegan chocolate pudding, oat milk pudding, dairy free chocolate pudding

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Grilled Apples a La Mode

Grilled apples make the best summer dessert! Grill them with sugar and spices until tender, then serve them with “a la mode” with melty vanilla ice cream. Here’s one of the best desserts out there: grilled apples! It’s carefree, easy, and a la mode (which makes everything better). Thinly slice those apples and throw them in a foil packet with sugar and spices. The grill turns them tender and velvety, with subtle nuance of smoke. Top with melty vanilla ice cream, and well: it doesn’t get any better than this! It’s easy to make up a packet and cook it while prepping the rest of a grilled dinner. When you’re ready for dessert: pop open the packet and get out some forks! Ingredients for grilled apples Grilled apples don’t need much to taste incredible: just sugar and spices! These apples are just sweet enough, because they’re designed to be covered in melty ice cream. Here’s what you need to make grilled apples: Apples: The best grilled apples are good baking apples: firm tart-sweet varieties like Honey Crisp, Jonathon, Granny Smith, Gala, Fuji, etc Brown sugar and white sugar: Or substitute any type of sugar you like (coconut sugar, etc). Cinnamon […]

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Grilled apples make the best summer dessert! Grill them with sugar and spices until tender, then serve them with “a la mode” with melty vanilla ice cream.

Grilled apples

Here’s one of the best desserts out there: grilled apples! It’s carefree, easy, and a la mode (which makes everything better). Thinly slice those apples and throw them in a foil packet with sugar and spices. The grill turns them tender and velvety, with subtle nuance of smoke. Top with melty vanilla ice cream, and well: it doesn’t get any better than this! It’s easy to make up a packet and cook it while prepping the rest of a grilled dinner. When you’re ready for dessert: pop open the packet and get out some forks!

Ingredients for grilled apples

Grilled apples don’t need much to taste incredible: just sugar and spices! These apples are just sweet enough, because they’re designed to be covered in melty ice cream. Here’s what you need to make grilled apples:

  • Apples: The best grilled apples are good baking apples: firm tart-sweet varieties like Honey Crisp, Jonathon, Granny Smith, Gala, Fuji, etc
  • Brown sugar and white sugar: Or substitute any type of sugar you like (coconut sugar, etc).
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Vanilla ice cream: This adds the final bit of sweetness. If you want to omit, add a touch more sugar to the apples if you like.
Grilled apples

How to cut apples…the fast way!

For these grilled apples, you’ll need to cut them into 1/4-inch slices. You can leave the peel on (we did!), or remove it if you prefer desserts with peeled apples. Somehow, we only recently learned how to cut apples the fast way. Here’s the trick of how to quickly thinly slice apples: check out the video below!

  1. Holding the core of the apple, use a large chef’s knife to slice off four sides of the apple, cutting as close to the core as possible.
  2. Take one of the quarters and place it flat side down on the cutting board. Then cut it into thin slices.
  3. Repeat with the remaining quarters!

How to slice apples

Tips on how to grill apples

Apples are easiest to grill in a foil packet. You’ll just need to know a few basic items: grill temperature and approximate timing. Memorize that and then make them on repeat all summer! Here’s what you need to know (or jump right to the recipe):

  • Preheat a grill to medium high heat: that’s 375 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut the apples into thin slices. See the video above!
  • Place them on foil and season with sugar and spices. Then add another sheet of foil on top, seal it, and poke holes for air to escape.
  • Grill over indirect heat for 20 to 25 minutes, until the apples are tender. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream! We like eating it right out of the packet.
Grilled apples

More topping ideas!

What else can you use to top grilled apples? So many things. Take this to over-the-top grilled dessert status by adding any of the following:

  1. Substitute ice cream for homemade whipped cream (or vegan whipped cream).
  2. Try bourbon-infused whipped cream. (Yes!)
  3. Drizzle with caramel sauce.
  4. Sprinkle with maple pecan granola crumbles.
  5. Add toasted almonds.
  6. Top with glazed pecans or glazed walnuts.
  7. Drizzle with balsamic reduction.
  8. Top with a buttered rum sauce.
  9. Add sprinkles (why not?).
  10. Drizzle with a vanilla cream sauce.

Love grilled desserts? Also try our Grilled Pineapple: it also works a la mode! It’s great with some of the toppings above, and especially tasty with toasted coconut and fresh mint.

Grilled apples

This grilled apples recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

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Grilled Apples a La Mode


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Grilled apples make the best summer dessert! Grill them with sugar and spices until tender, then serve them with “a la mode” with melty vanilla ice cream.


Ingredients

  • 2 firm tart-sweet apples (like Honey Crisp, Jonathon, Granny Smith, Gala, Fuji, etc)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or coconut oil for vegan)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • For serving: Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (or vegan whipped cream)

Instructions

  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat (375 to 450 degrees).
  2. Cut the apples into 1/4” slices (no need to peel unless you want to). Place the apples on a large piece of aluminum foil. Top with the butter, cut into thin pats, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Toss them with your fingers to combine. Seal the packet by placing another piece of foil on top and poke holes in it with a fork (to allow moisture to escape).
  3.  Grill over indirect heat for 20 to 25 minutes until the apples are fork tender. Top with ice cream and serve (either right on the foil, or place in bowls or on plates).

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Grilled apples, How to grill apples

More fruit desserts

Are you a fruit desserts person? (We are.) Here are some fruit dessert favorites that are also perfect for summer:

  • Best Apple Pie This really is the best apple pie recipe. It’s got flaky lattice pie crust and a tender, perfectly spiced apple filling. Prepare to be amazed!
  • Easy Apple Crumble This easy recipe fills a 9 x 13 inch pan with crunchy topping and a gingery apple filling.
  • The Best Peach Pie This really is the world’s best peach pie! Our prize winning family recipe features fresh peaches with a thick, creamy custard.
  • Easy Blueberry Crisp The crumble topping is perfectly crunchy and the filling is pure, tangy blueberry!
  • “Magic” Blueberry Cobbler It’s magic to watch the cobbler rise to the top!
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Sweet tart and nostalgic, sweetened with maple syrup and a crumbly topping of pure oats.

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Best Apple Pie Recipe

This really is the best apple pie recipe. It’s got flaky lattice pie crust and a tender, perfectly spiced apple filling. Prepare to be amazed! This post was created in partnership with ALDI. All opinions are our own. Are you ready for this? This really is the best apple pie recipe. Every single thing about it has been tweaked to perfection: the flaky crust, the rustic lattice, and the tender, spiced filling. Alex and I may have eaten one too many apple pies testing this recipe for you (oops!). But the end result is absolutely worth it. This apple pie is a stunner, perfect for Thanksgiving or any dinner party or holiday. We got all the ingredients for this pie from ALDI, our go-to for affordable, high-quality organic ingredients for holiday entertaining. Ready for everything you need to know to make the very best apple pie on the internet? Make this pie? We want to know! Tag @acouplecooks and @aldiusa on Instagram.Coupon: ALDI now delivers using Instacart! Use coupon code “ALDIACC” to get $10 off your first three orders of at least $35 (for first-time Instacart shoppers only). What makes the best apple pie recipe? Of course, “best apple pie recipe” […]

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This really is the best apple pie recipe. It’s got flaky lattice pie crust and a tender, perfectly spiced apple filling. Prepare to be amazed!

Best apple pie recipe

This post was created in partnership with ALDI. All opinions are our own.

Are you ready for this? This really is the best apple pie recipe. Every single thing about it has been tweaked to perfection: the flaky crust, the rustic lattice, and the tender, spiced filling. Alex and I may have eaten one too many apple pies testing this recipe for you (oops!). But the end result is absolutely worth it. This apple pie is a stunner, perfect for Thanksgiving or any dinner party or holiday. We got all the ingredients for this pie from ALDI, our go-to for affordable, high-quality organic ingredients for holiday entertaining. Ready for everything you need to know to make the very best apple pie on the internet?

Make this pie? We want to know! Tag @acouplecooks and @aldiusa on Instagram.
Coupon: ALDI now delivers using Instacart! Use coupon code “ALDIACC” to get $10 off your first three orders of at least $35 (for first-time Instacart shoppers only).

Best apple pie recipe

What makes the best apple pie recipe?

Of course, “best apple pie recipe” is pretty subjective! Alex and I have designed this pie recipe to be exactly what we want in our perfect apple pie. Here’s what it’s got:

  • Rustic lattice crust and maple glaze. Thick lattice work gives the pie a stunning, rustic look. Painting on a maple glaze makes it beautifully shiny.
  • Super flaky pie dough. This dough is perfectly flaky and tender, and the bottom stays perfectly crisp.
  • Tender apple filling. The apples are tender and gooey, with just the right amount of sweet.
  • Perfect spices. Using fresh ginger adds big flavor, and a hint of cloves makes it extra cozy.

Best apples for apple pie

What are the best apples for apple pie? We’re glad you asked. First off: if you can, use organic apples. Apples are one of the best fruits to buy organic! We used organic Gala apples from ALDI. Here are what we’ve found are the best apple varieties that hold their shape and flavor in apple pie:

  • Gala
  • Jonathon or Jonagold
  • Ida Red
  • Honeycrisp
  • Golden Delicious
  • Granny Smith
Best apple pie recipe

Equipment you need for the best apple pie

All you really need for this best apple pie recipe is a pie pan and a rolling pin! But a few pieces of equipment are helpful if you have them. Here’s what we recommend:

  • Metal pie plate: A metal pie plate can help the bottom crust to come out crispier. But you can use any pie plate you have on hand!
  • Pastry cloth and rolling pin cover: A pastry cloth and rolling pin cover help to avoid sticking when you’re rolling out the dough. If you don’t have one, generously flour your work surface and rolling pin.
  • Microplane grater: You’ll use a grater to grate the butter when making the crust. A coarse grate microplane is easiest, but you can also use a box grater.
  • Food scale: In baking it’s helpful to weigh flour because it can change based on environmental conditions. If you don’t have one, just measure the flour in cups and adjust the water as needed.

Simplify it: If you’re craving simple: try our Apple Crumble recipe instead! It uses similar ingredients but is quick and easy to put together.

Cooking the apple filling

How to slice apples: in a flash!

You’ll need to slice quite a few apples for this recipe. And we have a trick to make it faster! Here’s what to do: watch the 10-second video below! You’ll be surprised how quickly it is to slice the apple this way. (It’s my new favorite!)

How to slice apples

How to make a lattice pie crust

The biggest area of technique in this best apple pie recipe is making the lattice crust! If you’ve never made a lattice pie crust before, it looks tricky but it’s actually quite simple. Here we’ll show you how to weave the lattice pieces, and then tuck them under to form with the bottom pie crust. Watch the 20-second video below to see how it’s done.

How to make a lattice pie crust

Error-proofing apple pie

Alex and I have done all the recipe testing and error-proofing of this best apple pie recipe so you don’t have to! Here are a few things we learned about pie making through this recipe.

  • How do you make sure the pie crust doesn’t shrink when baked? A few things: letting the dough rest after rolling it out helps. Placing the pie in the freezer between filling steps can also help.
  • How to you avoid a soggy apple pie? The apple filling is cooked before baking to reduce liquid. Preheating the baking sheet in the oven helps to crisp up the bottom, and the pie is baked at a higher temperature (425 degrees) for the first 15 minutes. We also find using a metal pie pan can help to get the bottom extra crispy.
  • How do you make flaky pie crust? Freezing the butter and grating it into the dough helps make sure the butter is extra cold, which makes it flaky. (We use the same trick in our Blueberry Scones.)
Slice of apple pie

Serve it with…

Of course, the best apple pie is perfection with a high quality vanilla ice cream topping. Or, top with homemade whipped cream (or a fancy version: bourbon whipped cream).

Are you ready to make the best apple pie recipe?

The recipe below might look a little daunting, but it’s actually pretty easy to make! Just follow the step by step instructions and hit us up on Instagram if you have any questions. Make sure to tag us and @aldiusa if you make it: we can’t wait to see your creations!

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Best apple pie recipe

Best Apple Pie Recipe


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8

Description

This really is the best apple pie recipe. It’s got flaky lattice pie crust and a tender, perfectly spiced apple filling. Prepare to be amazed!


Ingredients

For the crust

  • 11 tablespoons frozen unsalted butter
  • 2 cups Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour (260 grams)
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cool water
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ice cubes

For the filling

  • 8 small organic cooking apples (2 1/2 pounds), such as Gala
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground Simply Nature Organic Cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For the glaze

  • 1/4 cup Specially Selected 100% Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Make the pie dough: Freeze the butter at least 30 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, use a spatula to stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt (using a food scale to weigh out the flour, if you have one). In a small bowl, mix the water, lemon juice, and ice.
  3. Use a grater or microplane to large grate the butter into the bowl with the dry ingredients (it will look like shredded cheese!). Then stir it gently with a spatula to coat the butter with flour. Add 3 tablespoons water and stir with the spatula to combine. Add 3 more tablespoons and stir again. Add up to 3 more tablespoons and use your hands to gently knead until a ball of dough is formed. You may need to add a little more water a tablespoon at a time so that the flour is just incorporated. Divide the dough into two equal balls. Place in a covered container and refrigerate while you’re making the filling. (You can also make the dough in advance. See the notes below!)
  4. Preheat the oven: Place a baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees.
  5. Make the filling; Peel and core the apples, then thinly slice them about 1/8 inch thick (see the “How to slice apples” section above). Place the apples in a large pot with lid or Dutch oven. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Stir into the apples. Then stir in the peeled and grated ginger, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla. Cover and cook over medium heat for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened slightly and liquid is thickened. Remove from the heat and remove the lid.
  6. Roll out the dough: If you have a pastry cloth, set it up and dust it with flour; otherwise, flour a clean work surface. Put on a rolling pin cover (optional), and coat the pin in extra flour. Remove one ball of dough from refrigerator and roll it evenly from the center to the edge, until the dough is a large circle about 1/8-inch thick. If it starts to get sticky, dust lightly with flour. Rest the dough for 3 minutes. Then trim the dough to an even 12-inch circle with a pizza cutter (this corresponds to the 9-inch circle on the pastry cloth).
  7. Add the filling: Gently place the dough into center of the pie plate, using the rolling pin to transfer it. Use your fingers to press the pastry into the form of the pie pan. Then fold the excess dough around the edges under itself, so that it sits evenly on the rim of the pie plate (see photos above). Spoon the apple filling into the pie plate, discarding any remaining liquid at the bottom of the pot. Place the pie into the freezer while rolling out the lattice topping.
  8. Make the lattice: Roll out the second dough ball into an 11” x 14” rectangle (it will be intentionally slightly thinner than the previous dough). Rest 3 minutes. Then use a straight edge to cut it into 7 strips, where each strip is 11” x 2”.
  9. Weave the lattice: Remove the pie plate from freezer. Carefully lay out 4 strips of dough in same direction on the pie (see the “How to make a lattice pie crust” above). Be careful to place the strips down without stretching. Weave the strips together to create the lattice with the remaining 3 strips.
  10. Bake & glaze the pie (3 steps): Place the pie on the preheated baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 425 degrees. Reduce the heat to 375 degrees and bake for 30 minutes. About 5 minutes before the 30 minute timer goes off, make the maple glaze: In a small pot add the maple syrup and cinnamon. Heat over medium heat until bubbles just start to appear (about 2 minutes). Turn off the heat. Remove the pie from the oven and brush an even layer of the maple glaze (leftover glaze can be discarded). Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown and bubbly. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Allow to cool for at least 1 hour until warm, or a few hours until it is room temperature. Then slice into pieces and enjoy! The pie is best eaten the day it is made. For make ahead and reheating instructions, see below.

Notes

Make ahead / reheating instructions: 

  • Pie is best eaten the day of making it. 
  • You can make the pie dough in advance: make it up to 3 days ahead, wrap well and refrigerate. Or, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze it for up to 3 months. When ready to use, remove from the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight or up to 24 hours. 
  • Store leftovers at room temperature loosely covered with foil, plastic wrap, or with an overturned bowl. Reheat at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. When reheated, the glaze will not be shiny like after the original bake, but leftovers still taste fantastic!
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

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Chocolate Sheet Cake with Candied Walnuts

This post is sponsored by California Walnuts. As always, all opinions are my own.  I’m a fan of cake, of course, and while I’ve made plenty of layer cakes and snack cakes on this site, I realized that I could also do with a sheet cake,…

chocolate sheet cake

This post is sponsored by California Walnuts. As always, all opinions are my own.  I’m a fan of cake, of course, and while I’ve made plenty of layer cakes and snack cakes on this site, I realized that I could also do with a sheet cake, an essential for birthday parties, picnics, and other large get-togethers. This one is double chocolate, with sides coated in candied walnuts.  I’ve teamed up with California Walnuts to bring you some recipes over the past year (such as this walnut snack cake with raspberry buttercream and  these raised donuts with chocolate glaze and candied walnuts). Over 99 percent of walnuts grown in the U.S. come from California’s walnut orchards, many of which are on family owned and operated farms that have been around for generations. Walnuts are nutritious and heart-healthy*, and offer 4 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber per ounce. Walnuts are also the only nut with a significant amount of plant-based omega 3 ALA (2.5 grams/ounce). You can check out the CA Walnuts website for more nutrition info, research, tips for cooking with walnuts, and recipes. I’m excited to share more recipes with you! Chocolate Sheet Cake with Candied Walnuts A few notes: This cake […]

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pan-banging molasses espresso cookies with chocolate

This recipe originally appeared in Bake From Scratch Vol 3, along with several other cookies recipes I contributed, and now is in the new Bake From Scratch Cookie Collection. Since I just finished the pan-banging chapter for my next book (coming out Fa…

pan banging molasses espresso cookies

This recipe originally appeared in Bake From Scratch Vol 3, along with several other cookies recipes I contributed, and now is in the new Bake From Scratch Cookie Collection. Since I just finished the pan-banging chapter for my next book (coming out Fall 2020!), I thought I would include it here to celebrate. These cookies have the crisp, ripply edges and gooey, chocolate center my original recipe is known for, along with a tiny hit of molasses and some ground espresso. If you make them, please let me know! You can tag me on Instagram, or tag #panbanging or #bangonapan (or, of course, leave a comment here if you aren’t on social media!).  Pan-Banging Molasses Espresso Cookies with Chocolate From Bake From Scratch Vol. 3. Makes 10 cookies PRINT THIS RECIPE 1 3/4 cup [249g] all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon [6g] ground espresso 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 12 tablespoons [170g] unsalted butter, room temperature 1 1/2 cups [300g] granulated sugar 2 tablespoons [42g] mild molasses 1 large egg 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 4 ounces [113g] bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped into bite-sized pieces Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 350F […]

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