Sometimes you crave pie. But you don’t go buy one because you’ll be disappointed that it’s not what you wanted. So you suck it up and make one with your own two hands. And it’s delicious. And you don’t care that you’re eating it with your fingers while the jammy syrup drips onto your lap. And you also don’t care that it’s made with plain ole’ cane sugar and not something more hippie or healthy. Every bite, every morsel is worth the effort. Especially because it’s a celebration pie.
If you read the last post or perhaps follow me on instagram, you may have seen that in the past month I’ve been dealing with a skin cancer diagnosis. I’ve seen 3 different doctors, had a significant chunk of my arm removed, and most recently 3 lymph nodes removed. My left arm was already my weaker side but now it has the battle scars to prove it. I received the good news Monday that my lymph node biopsies were all negative which means the cells didn’t spread past the removed melanoma. So, no more surgeries and no more cancer! Hearing that news and receiving the ensuing handshake from my doctor was a relief to say the least.
So, in celebration of that news I made myself a little humble pie. It’s humble not only because of its appearance, but because of the amount of gratitude I have for the doctors, nurses, friends, and family that have all gotten me this far. So, pull up a seat and enjoy this virtual slice of pie with me friend! Because we’ve both earned it 🙂
And before I lay out the recipe for you, yes, it’s gluten free and vegan. But, I’ve written it in a way that you can sub in regular old all purpose flour and butter if you choose. I won’t speak for coconut oil as a sub because I didn’t use it and quite honestly can’t really eat it anymore due to gut sensitivities. Feel free to change up the sweetener but know that any liquid sweetener will alter the finished texture of the fruit. Enough of this already, let’s have pie!