Chocolate Satin Pie Parfaits – The beloved chocolate pie, deconstructed: layers of silky chocolate pudding, crunchy chocolate cookie crumbs, and sweet vegan whipped cream
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Hello friends, I’m revisiting my childhood today.
When I was a tiny child, I was obsessed with Marie Callender’s Chocolate Satin Pie. Like obsessed to the point that I was more excited for the pie sale than my actual birthday. For anyone who doesn’t know what a complete legend this pie is, it’s a chocolate pudding-like filling inside an Oreo crust, topped with whipped cream. It’s delicious, and honestly I’m still obsessed.
Since I went vegan 5 years ago, I’ve been craving that pie, like a lot. And I’ve always wanted to make a copycat vegan version, but I’ve kind of always put it off. Why? Who knows. I love the challenge of making things vegan, but for some reason I’ve never attempted recreating it. Until I made this Sourdough Chocolate Cake. As I was eating that cake, something about the flavor felt familiar, but I couldn’t place it.
Over the next week, I kept sneaking bites out of the fridge and trying to figure out where I knew the flavor from. And then one morning I screamed “OH MY GOD I FIGURED IT OUT” while Mike was playing Fortnite, and I scared him and he lost the round but I DON’T EVEN CARE. The important thing here is that I figured out why the frosting tasted so familiar: it tasted exactly like that pie.
How to Make Chocolate Satin Pie Parfaits:
I knew that I wanted to make pie parfaits, so I took the same basic frosting recipe and adjusted it to be a bit thicker and more stable. I also wanted to intensify the chocolate flavor, so I used Rodelle’s Baking Cocoa and Chocolate Extract. I’m so obsessed with the chocolate extract- it gives everything a really rich, deep chocolate flavor.
I baked some bittersweet chocolate cookie crumbs (recipe courtesy of Christina Tosi, another complete legend), layered it in a parfait glass, topped it with some whipped cream, and BOOM. Pie Parfaits, they’re a thing now.
Guys, I’m so excited about this. It tastes like childhood. I think I’m going to cry.
Here’s What I Used:
Chocolate Satin Pie Parfaits (Vegan)
- 8 ounces vegan cream cheese
- 1/4 cup vegan butter
- 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 tsp. Rodelle Organic Chocolate Extract
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar sifted
- 1/4 cup Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa
Chocolate Cookie Crumbs
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3 Tbsp. vegan butter melted
- Vegan whipped cream
- Using a stand mixer, cream together the cream cheese and butter on medium-high until creamy, light, and fluffy (about 7 minutes).
- Mix together the cornstarch and chocolate extract (it'll be thick!), then add to the cream cheese mixture.
- Mix for two minutes on medium-high, then (on low) gradually add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Once incorporated, mix on medium-high again until super fluffy, about 5-7 minutes.
- Refrigerate at least 30 minutes, or overnight.
For the cookie crumbs:
- Preheat oven to 300ºF.
- Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and cornstarch. Add the sugar and salt, then fold in the melted butter. Crumble the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, tossing every so often. When you pull the crumbs out of the oven, they should be set but still pretty soft because they will harden as they cool.
- Layer the pudding, cookie crumbs, and vegan whipped cream in tall parfait glasses. Enjoy!
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