I love a good pie. Especially a no bake pie like this gluten free cashew cream pie that takes minutes to assemble. And requires very few ingredients (another plus!).
I had this idea some time ago after an experiment with So Delicious’s CocoWhip product went deliciously right. Thus, the vision for this pie was born… and boy, is it amazing.
My family was blown away by how beautiful the pie was, and my mom couldn’t believe that I actually made it (which is saying a lot because I don’t bake). They also loved the richness… even though I was the only gluten free and dairy free person at the table.
Gluten Free Cashew Cream Pie (No Bake!!)
This pie is inspired by one of the peanut butter cheesecakes from the Cheesecake Factory… that I loved before I had to go gluten-free.
One day earlier this summer, I had a craving for something creamy and sweet. Though I find those tubs of the CocoWhip from So Delicious Dairy Free to be “dangerous” because of how good the product is, I had an idea.
Mixing it with cashew butter hit the spot… and so the concept of this pie was born.
Super silky and creamy, the pie is a total treat. Not too sweet (like the Cheesecake Factory), this gluten free cashew cream pie hits the spot or is perfect to bring as a dessert.
It’s gluten free, dairy free, peanut free, and egg free! (Except you’d never know it if I didn’t tell you… that’s how good it is.)
Here’s the thing… I don’t bake. I rarely make treats or anything sweet. And even I could make this gluten free cashew creme pie and decorate it to look so pretty.
Ingredients for Gluten Free Cashew Cream Pie
First of all, I really hate to bake so making a dessert like this gluten free cashew cream pie had to be simple.
You could certainly make your own healthier crust, but truth be told, I was too lazy. So I bought a pre-made gluten free pie crust to cut down on assembly time.
If you wanted to make your own pie crust from healthier ingredients (that doesn’t require baking, follow the crust recipe here for my Chocolate Truffle Pudding Pie). It’s a fantastic crust and will eliminate the processed ingredients from the store-bought gluten free pie crust varieties.
Second, the filling is literally two ingredients — CocoWhip from So Delicious Dairy Free and cashew butter. I honestly love CocoWhip. My husband jokes that it will be gone in a day whenever I’ve bought it at the store.
Light, airy, and the perfect hint of sweetness, CocoWhip has filled the Cool Whip void in my life. It’s one of my go-to dairy-free vegan secrets. While I could make a paleo whipped cream from coconut milk, I am just too lazy. If I’m going to have a treat, CocoWhip is my go to and is on the table at every family holiday for both myself and my sister to enjoy.
And lastly, the decorations were incredibly simple. I used vegan chocolate chips as well as Free2B’s dairy-free dark chocolate sunflower butter cups. You could certainly add additional icing garnishes as I did here using this paleo frosting, but it’s not necessary.
Heck, you could even not decorate your gluten free cashew cream pie, and it would still be delicious. Or perhaps go with some shredded coconut or toasted nuts if you’re looking to keep the sugar content low. Either way, the recipe I used to make this delectable pie is below!
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by So Delicious Dairy-Free, but the opinions are my own.
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