Cherry Pie

by Edward Daniel
Caption of Cherry Pie. Image by Edward Daniel (c).

Cherry Pie takes me on a journey to my past. I love how the taste of cherries sandwiched between pastry with a dash of custard just elevates my mood. This Cherry Pie is gluten-free and it has this wonderful embellishment of flavours.

Caption of Cherry Pie. Image by Edward Daniel (c).
Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • Filling
  • 800g cherries, pitted
  • 100ml maple syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • zest of 1/8 lemon
  • Dry ingredients
  • 100g amaranth seeds
  • 50g oats
  • 25g flaxseeds
  • 25g raw unrefined cane sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 75g tapioca
  • 75g potato starch
  • Wet ingredients
  • 30g prune puree
  • 8tbs filtered water
  • 40g coconut oil
  • Olive oil for lining


  1. In chopper roughly chop the cherries, maple syrup and lemon juice in processor.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 180 degrees Celsius or if you have a fan oven 160 degrees Celsius.
  3. Place the dry ingredients into a processor or blender and blend until fine. Place into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Toss in the prune puree and mix with hands. Next add the water. Continue using the hands. Then add the oil and knead into a bowl. Weigh the dough and separate into half.
  5. Line a large pyrex or tart dish with oil to ensure that the dough doesn’t stick.
  6. Place a dough between two baking sheets and roll into a circle – the circle should be large enough to cover the base of the pyrex or tart dish. Cut away any excess. Prick the base with a fork all over. Bake the base in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven.
  7. Roll the second dough ball between two baking sheets and into a circle large enough to cover the surface of the dish
  8. Add the cherry filling to the base of the dish. Gently place the dough on top. Baste the top with some olive oil. Bake in the oven for around 30 minutes.
  9. Serve with vegan cream or ice-cream.


By Edward Daniel, Vegan Chef and Former Chair of The Vegan Society. Contributor to Vegan Life Magazine, Plant Based Magazine, Vegan Food and Living Magazine and OK! Magazine. Speaker and cooking demonstrator at Vegan Life Life Festival London, Mind Body and Spirit Festival London, Veganes Sommerfest Berlin, and Bali Vegan Festival. Author of "Essence: The Beginner's Guide to Veganism".


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