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Dirt Pie with Compost Cookie Crust

Dirt pie with compost cookie crust

As I pondered what kind of pie to make for lunch today – sweet, savory, both? – the answer was literally staring right at me.

On Tuesday, I baked cookies with 7th and 8th graders at Camp EarthDance, a farm-to-table summer camp put on by EarthDance Farms.  The kids got to harvest and prepare food, play in a band, make cool art, and do yoga.  Amazing!

Sometimes the answer is staring you in the face

It just made sense to stick with the earthy vibe and make . . .

Dirt Pie with Compost Cookie Crust

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

3 TB cornstarch

1 teaspoon espresso powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 and 3/4 cups hemp milk

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

In a 2 quart microwave safe dish, blend together powdered sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, espresso powder, and salt.  Whisk in hemp milk gradually, stirring to break up little clumps. Place bowl in microwave and cook uncovered for 3 minutes on high.  Microwave 1-2 minutes longer (until thickened), stirring after each minute.  Add vanilla extract.  Pour dirt pie filling into chilled cookie crust.  Sprinkle extra compost material on top of pie.

Compost Cookie Crust

2 cups Compost Cookies, baked and crumbled

3 tablespoons raw sugar

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

Stir crust ingredients until completely combined. Press into bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Bake for about 15 minutes in a 325 degree oven. Let cool, then chill crust in fridge.

Still here?  Today’s Let’s Lunch on twitter is all about pie.  Take a look at the delicious posts rounded up by Cheryl Tan from A  Tiger in the Kitchen.

Pilaf pie with chicken, sultanas and sweet spices from Lisa of Monday Morning Cooking Club
Japanese curry pot pie  from Cheryl of A Tiger in the Kitchen
Lime custard n curd pie from Charissa of Zest Bakery
Nutella hand pies from Cathy at Showfood Chef
Pecan pie from Rashda at Hot Curries & Cold Beer
Summer chicken pot pie from Denise at Chez Us
Spanakopita and Rhubarb Crisp from Rebecca at Grongar Blog
Three Recipe Lemon Meringue pie from Mai at Cooking in the Fruit Bowl
Chicken Pot Pie from Danielle of Beyond the Plate
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Ice Cream from Caitlin at Caitlin Shetterly
Chinese sausage and roasted sweet potato hand pies from Emma at Dreaming of pots and pans
Berry-Lemonade Icebox Pie from Steff at The Kitchen Trials
Strawberry Pie in Jars from Anastasia at Can It You Nit!


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  1. This looks SO delicious! I want a slice now!! I just love how dense and chocolatey it looks. Is it bad of me to want it with giant gobs of whipped cream? Thanks for sharing…

  2. Yum! I love when kid desserts are for grown ups too! This looks super tasty and fun to make

  3. Delish! And healthy, as pies go, too!

  4. Did you say cookie crust? Okay. Sign me up!

  5. Loving the whole chocolate thing and way to make food fun! Lucky kids to have you involved, too.

  6. Oh how this reminds me of my childhood. But who am I kidding, I still love it. 🙂 Your recipe looks great. We will definitely have to come visit if we are ever in St. Louis! Hope you stop in if you are ever in the SF bay area. 🙂

  7. I did a double take when I read the title 🙂 I bet it’s a lot healthier and easier on the digestion than a full-fledged, butter-laden crust!

  8. Floastgal says:

    What a great list! Thanks so much for including Simple Bites.


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