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Vegan Recipes Cacao-Shamaness Vegan Strawberry Basil Meringue Pie

Vegan Strawberry Basil Meringue Pie

Interesting take on the Classic Meringue Pie with Vegan Strawberry Basil Curd
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Chill 2 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 535 kcal

Equipment

  • 24 mm pie pan
  • Mixer
  • Sugar Thermometer
  • Scale
  • Uncooked grains for blind baking
  • Blender

Ingredients
  

Pie Crust

  • 250 Gram Flour
  • 150 Gram Vegan Butter
  • 4 Tbsp. Powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Ice cold water
  • ½ Tsp Vinegar
  • ½ Tsp Salt

Strawberry Basil Curd

  • 400 Grams Fresh Strawberries Blended into juice
  • 100 ml Plant milk
  • 100 Grams Sugar or any sweetener of your choice
  • 3 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 4 Fresh Basil leaves Chopped thinly (chiffonade)
  • 2 Tbsp. Coconut oil or Vegan butter

Vegan Italian Meringue

  • 150 ml Reduced Aquafaba
  • Tsp Cream of tartar
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla paste

Sugar Syrup

  • 250 Grams Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Agar Agar
  • 80 ml water

Instructions
 

Pie Crust

  • In a bowl, mix flour, powdered sugar and salt.
  • Add the vegan butter cubes and mix to a sandy texture.
  • Add the vinegar and water and knead until combined. Form a wheel shape, wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 30 hours to set.
  • After 30 minutes, place baking paper, flour it a little and roll out the dough on it with a rolling pin until a thin layer is obtained.
  • Lift the thin dough with the help of the baking paper and place it on the pie pan. Tighten the dough to the bottom and sides of the pan and cut edges. Poke holes at the base with a fork and refrigerate for another half hour.
  • Take baking paper and cut it into a circle of suitable size. Place the paper on the dough and pour over the uncooked beans to create weight.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 170 ° for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the weight from the beans and continue to bake for another 30 minutes until slightly golden and the bottom of the pie is completely baked. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Strawberry Basil Curd

  • Grind the strawberries in a blender until smooth. In a separate bowl, mix the milk with the cornstarch.
  • In a small saucepan, heat together the strawberry puree, milk and cornstarch sugar and stir constantly until it begins to thicken for about 7-10 minutes. Add the basil and butter and mix.
  • Pour the strawberry filling into the crispy pie and straighten with a spatula. Let the refrigerator cool for about two hours.

Vegan Italian Meringue

  • In a mixer, start mixing the aquafaba and the tartar cream until a stable foam lasts about 10 minutes.
  • At the same time make the sugar syrup. Bring to a boil water sugar and agar agar. Use a sugar thermometer and reach a temperature of 119 °.
  • Pour the sugar syrup into the sides of the bowl very carefully. Add vanilla and continue to whisk until the meringue cools.
  • Transfer the meringue to a perfusion bag with a center in the shape you chose. Sprinkle the meringue over the pie. Using a burner, you can burn the meringue slightly at the edges. It can be decorated with basil leaves and dried strawberries. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Keyword Aquafaba, Strawberry Pie, Vegan Lemon Meringue Pie