Semicircular Vegan

Half-Moon Pies by ijustdiedinside
November 28, 2007, 5:33 pm
Filed under: Baked goods, pies, stuffed things

I just got back from a trip to San Diego last night armed with my GT Xpress.  I was really anxious to start “cooking”, but way too lazy to go to the grocery store, so I looked around and found I had the ingredients to make Blueberry-Apple Half Moon Pies.I made a crust based on the basic flaky crust in Veganomicon, and a filling of frozen blueberries, a granny smith apple, flour, cinnamon and maple syrup.   The best part was, I got to use one of the “free gifts” that came with the cooker: a little semicircular pie shaper.  I don’t know what its official name is, but here’s a picture. 

I cooked the pies for about 30 minutes and, despite a lot of blueberry juice leakage, they came out flaky and super yummy. 

Before cooking:

All done!  Not the prettiest, but hey, no one is expecting pretty food from a contraption that makes Stuffed Soup.

I call this first attempt a success!  I’ll give it 4 out of 5 semicircles. 


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4 out of 5 semi circles… isn’t that 2 circles?

mmmmmmm Moon Piiiiies…

Comment by Tekatana

They kinda look like Hostess fruit pies! Now you can defeat supervillains!

Comment by herzwesten

This is fascinating. So did the fruit actually cook though? And the sauce thickened? Tell us more.

Comment by isachandra

I was worried about the fruit cooking, so i cut the apples up really tiny. I was expecting burned crust and raw fruit, but somehow the flour, blueberry juice, maple syrup thickened nicely, the fruit was cooked and the crust just browned. Maybe Cathy Mitchell really is a food expert?

Comment by ijustdiedinside

now i’m gonna have to start using mine!

Comment by Shmeeps

We came here through Isachandra, and we (my four year old son and I) are fascinated by your attempt to create semi-circular vegan food! My son says, “the pies look great and vegan.”

I’m not so sure he knows what vegan means. We are (sometimes ovo-) vegetarians, and I’m quizzing him now, and it seems that he doesn’t know what vegetarian means, either. Interesting! What a great job I’m doing communicating my values!

Comment by balabusta

I love that you’re doing this blog! I have so many of those “As seen on tv” things because my mother is an informercial junkie. That little pie press thingie pretty cool, too!

Comment by SaraJane

We want an inside shot! :p

Comment by cherie

Well, you sold me. Where can I get one of these fine GT Xpress gadgets?

Comment by Jeff

yummy! i, too, am a huge fan of this infomercial. please bake a cake for me with a tiny candy bar inside. that’s my favorite part!

Comment by glittergirl

Don’t worry, Glittergirl, the “Chocolate Souffle” is coming. I’m thinking maybe a peanut chew in the middle?

Comment by ijustdiedinside

yay! Sometimes I miss Hostess Fruity Lard Pies, but your version looks much better.

Comment by bunniee

I think this will be the blog that makes me proudest to be vegan.

Comment by debya

im super happy to find your blog. i have one of those machine( a gift) and the only thing i made in them are vegan pancakes. now i will try some of your ideas too!!!

Comment by johanna3

wow! someone else has one of these! awesome.

Comment by ijustdiedinside

Shmeeps and I have to make some of this stuff while I’m in SD for Christmas!

Comment by Amber

veggan foods are always the best for anyones health because it is low fat and low sodium ~

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