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May 19, 2012 09:57 PM

Vegan Key Lime Pie Recipe? (Soy-Free)

My husband is craving key lime pie and I'd like to make one for him.

I've searched around online & on Chowhound but can't find a soy-free recipe. (We're soy-intolerant so tofu is a no go.)

Does anyone have a tried-n-true recipe they'd like to share? Thanks in advance!

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  1. At a potluck I ate this avocado one, only once, but thought it remarkably good. I would use key lime juice and I think the agave flavor is a bit too strong, I would sub coco palm sugar syrup which fits with the flavors.

    7 Replies
    1. re: magiesmom

      That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks so much!

      (I use coconut palm sugar granules but I haven't seen the syrup. Do you buy yours or make it?)

      1. re: losangeles

        not sure where you're located in LA, but you can buy coconut syrup - specifically "Coconut Nectar" made by Coconut Secret - at Erewhon, Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppe, Rainbow Acres, and Co-opportunity in Santa Monica.

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          I'll have to check it out next time I'm at WF, thanks!

      2. re: magiesmom

        Looks good. You could also try modifying some of the raw cashew based cheesecake recipes out there. I am a big fan of raw cashew based desserts, even though I'm skeptical of raw food in general.

        You might consider using real sugar instead of the ubiquitous agave (which is not really as great as some people make it out to be).

        1. re: will47

          Did you have a link for a cashew key lime pie recipe? I'm not a natural cook so I need directions.

          1. re: losangeles

            I've never made one myself, and I did suggest using a raw cheesecake recipe (for which there should be plenty of recipes on the net) as the basis.

            A quick search (for "cashew key lime pie raw") suggests this recipe; I have not tested it myself:
            [the avocados sound like a weird addition, but could be good...


            Here's another one to try, also from the first page of Google search results:

            It is best to beg, borrow, or steal a high powered blender like a Vita-Mix when working with raw cashews, even well-soaked (you should soak them for quite a while before using); even a food processor may not have enough juice to make a really smooth cashew cream without straining; the Vita-Mix makes quick work of it.