I’ve never been much of a pie person. In general, I’m partial to a higher carb-to-fruit ratio in desserts, a nice crumble or crisp. I’ve also never been a fan of cherries in desserts – or really cherries in any format other than fresh. I despise the way they become overly sweet and mushy and typically taste artificial – let’s just say I was NOT that kid who cried over the missing maraschino cherry on my sundae!
So…you’ll imagine my surprise that as I’m sitting here, writing this review, I’m dreaming about a PIE that’s vegan, gluten free and full of CHERRIES.
The other day, the lovely peeps at Cutie Pie That! dropped off a couple of pies for me to try – one blueberry and one cherry. Now, I’m sure you’ll appreciate that it took everything in me not to dig into the blueberry one as soon as it arrived and rather try the cherry one first. To my utter and complete surprise, after one bite, I was completely hooked!
The crust, naturally free of gluten, made of Macadamia Nuts, Walnuts, Medjool Dates and Sea Salt and the filling, a gorgeous display of plump cherries bathed in a not-too-sweet/just-sweet-enough glaze, a perfect combination. The cherries were still firm and reminiscent of fresh fruit quite different from any other cherry dessert I’ve ever had before.
Cutie Pie That! turn out the most scrumptious little pies – I can only imagine what the gluten and butter filled pies taste like after eating the GF Vegan ones – YUM.
Cutie Pie That!
Check them out at the following Farmer’s Markets:
Downtown Los Angeles Farmers Market (Pershing Square)
Wednesdays 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Pershing Square, 532 Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA
7th & Figueroa Farmers Market
Thursdays, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
S Figueroa St & W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA
La Cañada-Flintridge Farmers Market
Saturdays 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1346 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada-Flintridge, CA