Peanut Butter Pie with a Double Chocolate Crust!

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My dear friend Shirley from Gluten Free Easily has lined up this incredible event, Home For the Holidays …Gluten Free Style featuring 25 bloggers and over 100 prizes!
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To enter to win these three prizes leave a comment every day (on each of the blogs presenting in the event). The more you enter the more chances you have to win. The three prizes above will be announced on Gluten Free Easily on Christmas.

To see what prizes I’m giving away, scroll down to the bottom :-) And don’t forget to check out Elana’s post from yesterday and tomorrow see what Ricki cooks up!

I have fond memories of going to get the Christmas tree—I can still picture the place we went—then coming home and decorating it. And in my family growing up, watching movies was something we did a lot of. One of our favorites was Home Alone, which came out when I was 12 years old (in 1990). Remember this song in that movie?…

I don’t know if I loved this song before that movie or because of that movie, but either way, hearing it always makes me happy :-) And my little kids love this YouTube video (above)—it’s really cute.

Since living in Colorado, and since changing our diets, we’ve been creating new family traditions, inspired by my Danish heritage. (How Danish does blond little Ashley look? :-) I’ve recreated recipes like: Gingerbread Cookies, Kerstins Almond Squares, Coconut Dreams, and Thumbprint Cookies.

 
This year I thought I would go back to something we ate a lot of growing up. Pie. We ate lots of pie, usually chocolate. That’s why pie says home and comfort to me. I decided to make a pie that some of you have mentioned missing since removing dairy from your diets: Peanut butter pie.
 
As you may know, peanut butter pie is usually made with cream cheese and whipped cream. Dairy-free peanut butter pie is usually made with tofu. I used coconut milk, and chia seed meal to hold it together, and boost this dessert with tons of nutrition. Since we don’t eat peanuts, I substituted SunButter. If you prefer peanut butter I think that would work just fine in this recipe.
 
My little girls and I love how this pie came out (after many many tries :-). I hope you do too!

Peanut Butter Pie
gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, peanut-free optional

Double Chocolate Crust:
Add to food processor:
about 1.5 ounces of dark (dairy-free) chocolate —I used half of a Chocolove 70%
1/4 cup cocoa or cacao powder
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
6 pitted dates (soak them first if they are very dry)
Puree till a ball forms.
Press the crust into a 7 inch springform pana glass pie dish would probably also work, but I haven’t tested it myself.
 
Filling:
Add to food processor:
1/4 cup Earth Balance Buttery Spread, liquified —I use soy-free
1/4 cup coconut oil, liquified
you could probably use 1/2 cup of Earth Balance and no coconut oil (for a really buttery taste) or 1/2 cup coconut oil and no Earth Balance (if you don’t tolerate Earth Balance), but I’ve only tested it with 1/4 cup of each.
1 cup canned full-fat coconut milk —I use Thai Kitchen because it’s the richest
2/3 cup SunButter —peanut butter would probably work also
1/2 cup white chia seed meal (I grind my seeds in a coffee grinder or Magic Bullet) —black chia seeds would work too, but would change the color of the pie
1/2 cup honey
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp sea salt
Puree about two minutes.
Pour over crust.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
It’s great cold or room temperature, but the color will change over time. So it’s prettiest the first day you remove it from the fridge.
Optional: Shave chocolate over the top for presentation.
And now I’m so excited to be giving away two of my favorite cookbooks by my good friend, Elana of Elana’s Pantry.

I’m giving away:
 
Two signed copies of Elana’s cookbook, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook
And one signed copy of her second cookbook, Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour
 
To enter to win leave a comment telling me what food says home and comfort to you. This giveaway will close Monday, December 12, at 12 noon my time.
 
This giveaway is now closed.


Shirley at Gluten Free Easily will announce my winners next week. Thank you so much for putting all of this together Shirley!

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♥, Kelly

Comments

  1. says

    Kelly, I cannot wait to try this recipe; it looks so good and SIMPLE to make, which is a huge bonus, especially during the holidays! :)

    My mom’s sweet potato pie says home and comfort to me. It has been a regular holiday menu item for as long as I can remember. This year, I will be making a gluten-free/dairy-free version which I hope will turn out just as good as hers.

    Thanks again for sharing your recipe and have a wonderful holiday!!

  2. says

    your pie looks like the cover of a magazine – beautiful! The food that says home and comfort to me besides hot coffee or a glass a wine would be a bowl of chili.

  3. says

    this pie looks so good!

    The food that says home and comfort for me is Harvest Loaf. It’s a pumpkin bread with lots of spices and chocolate chips. I love it! Haven’t had it for a very long time, and haven’t tried to make it GF yet.. maybe one of these days.

  4. Anonymous says

    That looks sooo yummy! Yes, please! :)

    What says home and comfort to me is sitting around my parent’s table eating homemade caramels.

  5. says

    This is a hard one. I can’t think of a comfort/home memory until I grew up and starting cooking for myself. Homemade mile high biscuits on a Sunday morning. I’ve got to find some nut butter though so I can make this in custard cups! Looks really yummy.

  6. says

    mmm…peanut butter pie would have to be high on my list as a comfort food. :) We are on the SCD now, so chocolate is out…but I think this would be great even without the chocolate crust. :)

  7. says

    Lasagna! We had this every year for Christmas. And only at Christmas. This was because, my mom made it the Italian way ( my mom, though not italian, her relatives were) and it would take nearly two days to prepare, and was quite expensive. The smell of the tomato sauce simmering, and the cheeses melted through the meat and noodles. Yummo! Of course being GF/DF/EF I have created my own version of lasagna, though not the same as that of my childhood, it is very tasty, and much healthier. And if you ask my daughter what her favorite food is… Lasagna. :)

  8. says

    My childhood Christmas food memories are of lasagna, date nut breads, pizzelles covered in powdered sugar, and cannollis. I’ve made the lasagna and date nut bread gluten free successfully, but haven’t had a pizzelle or a cannolli in years. Your pie looks fabulous.

  9. says

    This looks wonderful! I don’t have just one food that says “Home for the Holidays” to me, but I do adore sipping hot cocoa with any kind of cookie during this time of year. :)

  10. says

    Well, it’s not a holiday food, but my mom’s homemade spaghetti sauce and homemade meatballs says home. YUM! I have to make the meatballs gluten free, so they’re different, but I think my kids find comfort in that meal, too!

  11. Natalie says

    This pie looks tasty. My daughter is a huge fan of peanut butter! Can’t wait to try it. Speaking of peanut butter, nothing says home to me than warm peanut butter cookies. Every year my grandmother would make these and I loved watching her using the fork the make the marks on top. Being little, I thought that was so magical for some reason :o)

  12. says

    Beautiful pie. I remember Sundays in the winter with my Mom cooking Pot Roast and potatoes or in the summer my Dad would make a rotisserie chicken on the grill.

  13. Starbright says

    Thank you so much! I have been frustrated for years with unsuccessful attempts at a chocolate pie recipe that would work for my family. Now it has arrived!!

  14. Sarah L. says

    My mouth started watering when I read the title of this post!!!! Peanut butter and chocolate are amazing together. It would be interesting to try this with another nut butter, too.

    One food that says holidays and comfort to me is my mom’s sour cream coffe cake. It is a special treat on Christmas morning. This will be my first year GF so it will also be the first year without it. I will have to start a new holiday favorite!

  15. says

    Home-made spaghetti sauce … it can be any type … marinara, bolognese, meatballs … whatever the type, that is home-cook for me! (Perhaps it’s b/c that is one of the few things my parents ALWAYS made from scratch?!)

  16. says

    The food that says comfort to me is pumpkin pie with a coconut whipped cream for the topping. By far my most favorite since I’ve started this diet almost 1 year ago. Love sharing this and other recipes with my husband and two children 4 and 1.

  17. Pamela says

    This pie looks and sounds delicious!!! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much. I am new to the GFDF life. So, I have spending alot of time on line and am glad for all you wonderful people who come up with all these recipes. It really helps alot.

  18. says

    That pie looks so good! Finally, something I want to try out on my springform pans that I got as a wedding present many years ago and have yet to use!

    The food that says home and comfort to me are fresh out of the oven pies or on a really cold day, apple cider.

  19. says

    It’s the combination of foods, traditions and memories that says home and comfort to me. Peanut butter and chocolate combined is a comfort food for me so I can’t wait to try this.

  20. says

    To me, nothing says home and comfort like fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookies!

    And that pie look amazing! I think I’ll have to try that in the near future…

  21. says

    My favorite is Elana’s chocolate cream pie. It is gluten and dairy free, but all the gluten and dairy eaters in my family like it better than the Village Inn French Silk pie we used to order every year!

  22. says

    The pie looks wonderful! We too don’t eat peanuts, so I’m excited to try it with Sunbutter!

    As for comforts foods, my ultimate is grilled cheese and tomato soup! But for the holidays, it’s the breakfast casserole I pop into the oven Christmas morning, or the clam chowder we only make on Christmas day, or all the cookies, candies and sweet treats I bake throughout the holidays…ah, I truly can’t decide! :)

  23. Paula B says

    My mom always cooked pot roast in her pressure cooker, so the sound and smell of that says “home” to me.

    This sunbutter pie looks delicious!

  24. says

    This pie looks incredible. I’m going to have to make it.

    Chicken and dumplings, my mom made them during the winter and they’re just so warm and comforting.

  25. says

    Your pie looks great! My mom makes killer pies – pecan and lemon meringue. But my real home food is king cake (what can I say? I was born and raised in New Orleans)

  26. Anonymous says

    The meal that most screams home and comfort for me, is breakfast. And there is no better breakfast than what my honey makes for me daily: Rice fried with onions and black beans -alongside toast and eggs with salsa..usually made into an egg/salsa or an egg/pesto sandwich of sorts… But I can’t have that every day because then I’d never be able to have my other favorite: dark, spicy gf muffins with lots of butter. Oh, and then there’s pumpkin pie -always a welcome choice for breakfast, especially with creamy coffee!

    Your peanut butter coconut chocolate pie sounds divine – gotta try it!

  27. Sarah C says

    This looks interesting. I am getting used to having pie without the crust.I haven’t gotten into dairy free yet, but this recipe might be worth a try!

  28. says

    That looks so good! I might have to give it a go this year.

    Home/comfort food to me is my mum’s mac’n’cheese. It’s the best thing ever and every time I visit my parents I ask her to make it for me. Sooo tasty.

  29. bglriver@yahoo.com says

    A pot of hot apple cider simmering on the stove always sets the stage for us, saying, “we’re home together for a while, let’s enjoy it.”

  30. says

    Comfort foods during the holidays are usually all those iconic staples, like: pumpkin pie, candied yams, or green bean casserole. I feel that the first breath of cold air, the falling of leaves drives me to bake pumpkin spice bread. That first whiff of cinnamon and warm bread from the oven would be my choice. Gluten-free of course!
    I love trying new recipes from your blog, thank you so much for all the work you put into it! Happy Holidays and God Bless!

  31. Tanya says

    My Grandmas fruit cake, an old recipe from the bakery she worked in as a kid in England. But somehow I will have to try to gluten-free it! Have a beautiful holiday and thanks for sharing.

  32. Arlee says

    Pie’s are also a food that says home and comfort to me. My mom would always make her strawberry cheesecakes, made from scratch of course =)Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I love Elanas recipes as well as yours!

  33. says

    Nothing says comfort food to me like cooking or baking something with my family and then sitting down and eating it together. Now that the kids are off to college cooking and baking together is even sweeter when they return home for Christmas vacation. It’s wonderful to be reunited in the kitchen as one happy family, cooking, baking and eating.=)

  34. says

    Nothing says comfort food to me like cooking or baking something with my family and then sitting down and eating it together. Now that the kids are off to college cooking and baking together is even sweeter when they return home for Christmas vacation. It’s wonderful to be reunited in the kitchen as one happy family, cooking, baking and eating.=)

  35. says

    The food that means home to me is a chocolate pudding my Mum used to make fairly regularly throughout our childhood. It’s nothing special, not healthy, not gluten free…but it’s super delicious and one of the only desserts she actually made.

  36. says

    Your pie looks so good! Can’t wait to try it someday!

    A food that brings back lots of fond memories for me of holiday time with family, is steamed cranberry pudding with golden sauce. My grandmother made it every year for Christmas, and hid a quarter in the bottom of one of the dishes for a lucky person to find. This recipe represents my grandmother so well, which is why it makes me feel good. It hails from her British roots, is warm, sweet, and comforting. I’m going to have to find a way to make it gluten free now, so that I can continue the memories and the tradition for my family. :)

  37. says

    This pie looks awesome, cannot wait to try it. If it’s like anything else you make, I know it will be delicious.

    For me the recipe that stands out every holiday is Tres Leches Cake. My parents are from Chile and I grew up in Mexico.

    My daughter whose birthday is Christmas Eve, loves this cake and years ago my mother started making it for her birthday dinner.

    To this day everyone will say Christmas is not the same without Molly’s Tres Leches birthday cake.

  38. says

    Over the years we’ve had to change a lot of family traditions surrounding food. The only dish that really remains year after year is mashed carrots and turnips. This dish says home to me.

  39. says

    My childhood comfort food is apple crisp – more the preparation of it than anything else. My mom worked for a cookware company, and always had one of those spiral-slicing mechanisms around. I loved watching the apple turn into a slinky!

  40. Sarah M says

    Anything my mom makes fits the comfort food bill. Bonus if it’s in a casserole dish.

    Aside: I’ve been using a school email for the earlier day’s entries, but it won’t work for the google account sing-in for these comments. So if possible I’d like to still get an entry for the big prizes w/ sjmcwhir@brandeis.edu ? Hope it isnt a problem on too many days, but OH well if it is. I can always just by myself some caveman cookies haha.

  41. says

    A tasty curry dish, says home and comfort to me. I didn’t grow up eating curry, but as my diet has had to change over the years, so have my comfort foods.

  42. says

    I have so many comfort foods! Maybe at the top of my list are my mom’s homemade chocolate chip cookies….and roasted root veggies with rosemary and garlic. Yum.
    thanks for recipes and giveaway!

  43. says

    Because my allergies (seem to) keep changing, there really hasn’t been a food that I associate with home and/or comfort. Instead I’ve been working hard to make memories from non-food sources.

  44. Anonymous says

    That pie looks so good! I’d like to opt out of your drawing for Elana’s books because I already own them…but would like to have another entry in the big drawing. Thanks!!

    Whoever wins these books will be overjoyed!

    Sherri Stone

  45. says

    My dad made rabbit stew every Christmas eve for most of my childhood and early adulthood.It is this dish that speaks of home and comfort especially now that he has passed away.

  46. says

    Hot cocoa, Christmas music, and board games with my family says home and comfort to me. I look forward to it every year. Thanks so much Kelly, for this recipe! My Dad especially would love it!

  47. Adria says

    I would have to say homemade biscuits and jam! But with my husbands gluten and dairy allergy we have not found a good replacement for fluffy biscuits. Any suggestions?

  48. Adria says

    I would say biscuits and jam! But with my husbands gluten and dairy allergies we have not found a replacement/ good biscuit recipe yet. Any suggestions?

  49. Thepeacebaker@yahoo.com says

    My mom aleays makes me a special loaf of pumpkin bread during the holidays. I always look forward to it. This year I made dairy free honey butter to go with the loaves she gives out:) love it

  50. Arleen says

    Oh, goodness! A peanut butter pie I can eat! I will be making this ASAP.

    As for home and comfort nothing says it better for me than Mom’s corn chowder and grilled cheese sandwiches. On snowy days this would be waiting for us when we got in from school (or shoveling!)

  51. Kimberly says

    Wonderful looking pie!!! I love sunbutter more than peanut butter. Thank you for introducing me to a better way of eating.

  52. says

    Kelly, your blog is amazing. This pie has my Celiac son drooling over my shoulder right now.
    Can’t wait to browse the rest of your blog. So glad I discovered you via this Holiday giveaway.

  53. says

    the dish that reminds me of home the most is my mom’s arroz con habichuelas. i happily ate this 3-4 times a week growing up. we even serve it at christmas because it is so loved by the whole family.

  54. MandyK says

    Christmas cookies baking while wrapping presents…nothing says Christmastime like that for me!

    Thanks for perfecting your recipes and sharing them with the world!

  55. KathyO says

    Homemade stuffing; my brother and I learned how to make stuffing at my grandmother’s knees. Each one of us still makes the stuffing each holiday in our respective homes.

  56. says

    Ironically, I always think of my moms bread and cinnamon rolls…which of course are not allowed anymore! I have so many fond memories of growing up baking with my mom, warm ovens and beautiful smells mean home and comfort.

  57. says

    This looks absolutely dangerously delicious. Can this be what says home and comfort (and decadence)?

    I would have to say plain and simple roasted winter squash. That is my go-to for comfort food.

  58. says

    So many things come to mind… Pecan Pie, Chili, stuffing, but I think the most comforting is homemade chicken or turkey soup made the day after the big meal with fresh bone broth and left over turkey/chicken.

  59. says

    Wow, looks great! I love using Chia seed. One of my favorite Holiday foods is PIE too! My husband and I love Elana’s pie crust recipes and would love her books! Thanks for the post.

  60. says

    Every year, when I was young, my family would host a chili party on my birthday and we’d gather around decorating the Christmas tree while eating loads of chili. There was always the spicy chili for the adults and mild chili for the children.

    While I eat chili year round I still think of chili during December. I may even make up a batch of it for my Christmas party (even though I was only going to do hors d’ouevres.

  61. Anonymous says

    What food says comfort and home to me….hmmm. That has definitely changed over the 3 years since I got married, and have discovered blogs like yours that teach me about REAL eating and GOOD for me food to discover.
    But, there is something about a freshly baked bready-type item, still steaming, with a dab of butter spread on it, that is all deliciously comforting.
    :)
    Chrystal in Canada

  62. Andi says

    I’d love to try this! home food for me is fresh homemade dishes that I can share with my family. I tihnk I’ll have to try this one for desert this year!

  63. says

    Wow, that looks incredible!

    I think that a good, hearty soup says home and comfort for me. Growing up, my mother was the master of invented soups – from whatever was in the fridge, and they were always delicious. I hope to be as good as she is some day.

  64. says

    Thanks for the fabulous pie recipe, Kelly!
    My mother’s sour orange merengue pie smacks of “home and comfort”. She has modified her recipe to be GF for me, which is extra sweet. :) Sour oranges grow wild in the Sonoran desert where we live.

  65. says

    I’m a Canadian living in Southeast Asia, and so there are SOO many things that say ‘home and comfort’ to me…blackberry pie topped with natural vanilla bean ice cream is a comfort dream that I only get to experience once a year now when I head home for a visit. Here in SEA, I’ve learned to make a GF lemon meringue pie, and it reminds me of sitting around the table for a family holiday, with either the fire crackling in the background (winter) or the summer breeze blowing through the back veranda. *sigh*

  66. says

    Spaetzle reminds me of growing up. We didn’t have much money and my mom would combine flour and egg and milk and make a huge bowl of them for my brother and sister’s. She would put butter on top and a can of brown gravy! Now, I’m gluten and dairy free but one day hope to recreate a GF version of spaetzle to share with my girls.

  67. says

    I’ve had to change what dishes I can eat so many times over the years, but after many years of being a vegetarian, now that I am gluten and dairy free (and corn and soy and low fructose!)Shepherd’s pie with peas, just like when I was a child, means home to me.

  68. says

    Anything that’s homemade & shared with family says home and comfort to me! From my childhood, I especially remember my dad’s pancakes and my maternal grandmother’s bread.

  69. says

    My mom was a great cook (she is 90 now and doesn’t cook much anymore). Anything she made says home and comfort to me- stuffed cabbage, her mandel bread cookies, her brisket, salmon patties……its a long list.

  70. says

    Comfort food from home is my mom’s bean soup with ham hocks, corned beef casserole (ya, not the healthiest),and her spiced cider at Christmas! Yum!

  71. melissa says

    With so many food sensitivities most of what says home I can’t have anymore…but home means whatever im eating with my kiddos and hubby around:)

  72. dori says

    Growing up, my mom made homemade bread and cinnamon rolls all the time-so much that I envied my friends with their store bought bread! Ironically, each time I was pregnant, homemade bread would make me sick! (think my body was trying to tell me something!) Now that she is gone, tho, that is the comfort food I associate with childhood.

  73. says

    Hi Kelly, I would have to say a roasted pork dinner says home and comfort to me.

    This pie looks soooooooooooooo delightful. Thanks for the great giveaway and Merry Christmas!

  74. says

    I love peanut butter and chocolate together. I definitely want to make this pie. One of my favorite parts of the holidays is going out and trying to find that perfect tree and making Christmas Wreath Cookies.

  75. says

    A slice of homemade bread with butter, piping hot from the oven, or warm chocolate chip cookies, also straight from the oven! Both with a glass of cold fresh milk. :) Thank you for the give-away!

  76. Susan White says

    A big pot of my mom’s homemade chicken and noodles say Christmas to me. She always made the best soup! I have to say that this pie looks super easy to make. I’m going to have to try it soon!

  77. Anonymous says

    That pie looks amazing!
    My ultimate comfort food is my mother’s lasagna. It’s a recipe that’s been passed on for at least 3 generations. I hope I can eat dairy again some day to enjoy it :)
    - Monique
    niquemel (at) hotmail (dot) com

  78. says

    Hi Kelly, your recipe looks great! I have a holiday party at work and it looks like the perfect thing to bring!
    The food that is comforting and reminds me of home and my childhood is sugar cookies sprinkled with cinnamon with a big glass of milk! My mom would always save a batch of sugar cookie dough for christmas morning, roll it out, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon then roll it up and slice n bake. It’s one of my favorite memories from childhood!

  79. says

    Kelly, your pie is simply stunning. How wonderful to have a peanut butter or sun butter pie that’s dairy free! I’m so honored that you are sharing it with us for the Home for the Holidays … Gluten-Free Style event. :-) Speaking of which, I’m sweetening the giveaway pot … what better to go with the giveaway of Elana’s cookbooks than another giveaway of 5 pounds of Honevyille Almond Flour? ;-) One person from all the entries for the entire giveaway will win this prize. Winner will be announced with the other winners for the week. :-)

    Oh, and my favorite holiday treat is my mom’s fudge. Heavenly, but pure decadence.

    Thanks so much for this recipe and great post, Kelly! I watched/listened to the song again–love it!

    xoxo,
    Shirley

  80. says

    This pie looks amazing! I’m definitely going to make this tomorrow =)

    There are several foods that say “home” to me. Homemade mac & cheese, beef stew, and banana bread have to be the top 3, though!

  81. says

    The recipe that says home to me has the same name but different ingredients – Scalloped Potatoes. I no longer use a cream sauce or only (if any) potatoes but it0 still reminds me of home.

    I am sure that my peeps from home would love this pie

  82. Julie R says

    Hey, Kelly. Last weekend my brother-in-law with celiac told me that he had never had peanut butter pie. I think this peanut butter pie is going to be there at Christmas for him to try. Yum!

    I’d say that roast, potatoes, and carrots says home and comfort to me.

    Julie Robbins

  83. says

    Yum, that pie looks delicious! Pies say home comfort to me. Cheesecakes use to be my signature but can no longer eat them. I will have to give your recipe a try! Thank you so much for your recipes. Your new book is on my Christmas wish list. ;)

  84. says

    Oh, this looks so delicious! Homemade bread has always said home and comfort to me, but I am trying to change that. Recipes like this are definitely helping!!

  85. Karen says

    I would say that Fried Chicken with fried potatoes and coleslaw say home and comfort to me…ooohh or my late Grandma’s beef and noodles–definitely!!! THanks for having this giveaway. Hope I win!!! :)

  86. Anonymous says

    Holiday comfort foods for me are italian s cookies, Pizzelles, stuffed shells, and spedini! We are Italian, can you tell?!

  87. says

    This pie looks amazing! I am definitely going to have to try it out. I would also love to win these books! Comfort food to me would have to be fresh cookies right out of the oven. Mmmmm.

  88. says

    My Dad’s bread pudding was always my favorite comfort food, still haven’t been able to replicate the taste and texture with gluten free bread but I keep trying. Your pie looks wonderful, I will put it on my list to try.

  89. says

    yum! that looks great. German pancakes have always been what my parent had for Christmas brunch, and i miss that since going grain free. been looking for grain free German pancake recipe ever since!!

  90. says

    I have been GF for about 10 years and this HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS event is sweet music to my ears and promises sweet tastes in my mouth. I am excited to make your pie and other recipes I’ve discovered through this event.I’m even more excited to offer these amazing desserts for my family events. No longer will they feel sorry for my ‘restricted’ diet needs.
    Thanks again!

  91. KellyB says

    HI
    I have gone through so many food changes the past year or more that I can’t pin down a comfort food right now.
    I do like the idea of this no bake pie, raw desserts are that include chocolate are high on the comfort list though. thanks

  92. Chelsea Gronick says

    My comfort food from home would be Kraft Dinner (but made with brown rice noodles) and tuna. Weird, but comforting and reminds me of my early 20′s

  93. Barbara B. says

    Kelly, You have done it again!!! What a pie, what a pie! Looking forward to baking it. And what an awesome giveaway contest on top of it all. Fantastic. Thank you!

    Our favorite holiday comfort food is our Sweet Potatoe “Mush”. We blend cooked sweet potatoes with canned pears, a little brown sugar, dairy free butter, cinnamon and brown sugar. Total yum!

    cbnbb@earthlink.net

  94. dee says

    Peanut Butter Pie with a Chocolate Crust .. oh my goodness! PIE is a household word here. I have been searching variations to try… thank you so much.. this looks heavenly!! Can’t wait to make it for our holidays. Our daughters will all be home…we all agree.. you can’t have peanut butter without chocolate! :) yummo

  95. Anonymous says

    ooops I sent a post about the pie and forgot to write about my comfort food..
    My mom would make stuffed cabbage and french onion soup often. As I got older, I would help prepare them. When I make these now for my family, my thoughts and memories of our precious time together linger in my heart… I am teaching my daughters now.

  96. says

    This isn’t really a holiday-ish food, but LASAGNA means home and comfort to me! Growing up, lasagna was the meal my family celebrated big events with.

  97. says

    suplaYou had me at the picture…and the title! I love chocolate, I love peanut butter and I love pie, can’t think of a better combination! My comfort food is a hearty soup or stew. My mom made a lot of soups and stews on cold winter days.

  98. says

    Cookies definitely say home and comfort to me, our favorites were chocolate chip, sugar cookies (cut out and frosted) and gingersnaps. this pie looks delicious, too. Thanks for a chance to win!

  99. Courtney E. says

    YUM!
    My grandmother always baked a roll of potica, several pizelles and I LOVE to top it all off with cranberry sauce-forget butter! It’s my favorite holiday tradition, one hopefully I’ll learn to continue!

  100. says

    The pie looks phenomenal! I can’t wait to try it out…where do you get white chia seeds? I have never seen them.

    Food that says home and comfort…my aunt’s pickled red onions with feta butter. Oddly enough it is what I crave when I think of home.

  101. Elisabeth says

    Peanut butter and double chocolate!!! How better can it get! It looks so delicious, cant wait to try it!

    alloeli/at/yahoo/dot/com

  102. Erin says

    Comfort food for me is homemade apple pie with a crumb topping fresh out of the oven with whipped cream! Thanks for all the great holiday recipes- you make it so much easier to eat healthy and have food that everyone will enjoy!

  103. says

    Kelly,
    I’m confused as to how the holiday give-aways work. Do we leave a comment every day on every single website, or just one comment on one website per day?

    Also, I noticed that your give-away ended at noon yesterday, but the automated email was not sent until 6 pm. That was a little disappointing-only because you are awesome and your prizes are great! Love, Love, Love your website!!!! Thank you!!!! You make life so much easier.

  104. says

    Sorry, Kelly! I just saw that the date changed, or I was too tired last night to get it straight! Nevermind. Can we leave a comment every day for a better chance to win? If so, I LOVE my mom’s roast and potatoes.

  105. says

    I can’t wait to try this receipe, it sounds great! My aunt’s pumpkin bread says home and comfort to me. Its delicious and moist, and best of all, has a gluten-free version! Thanks for your great GF recipes!

  106. says

    To me, hands down, sweet potatoes say “home and comfort”. There’s nothing like a warm, baked sweet potato smeared with butter (or coconut oil!) on a cold winter’s night. As a matter of fact, I think that may be what I treat myself to dinner tonight!

  107. Vanessa (vpackard@uwm.edu) says

    To me, my mom’s green bean casserole is home and comfort for me. This year she taught me how to make it and am happy to carry the tradition to my new family.

  108. says

    Peanut butter and chocolate are my holiday comfort foods, so I’ve bookmarked this dessert recipe! Egg nog used to be a comfort before I stopped eating/drinking dairy.

    Oh, and brown rice bowls and my morning toast with nut butter scream everyday comfort :)

  109. Karyn Hopper says

    Beautiful Pie – I’m gong to try it asap. Great ideas for gifts too- thanks so much!

    As for comfort food, since I’m originally from the north, my dad’s chili recipe or any casserole from mom comes to mind. It involves many senses – the smell of it cooking as we came in cold from playing outside. Then serving it up in great steamy bowlfuls, all sitting around the table talking and laughing. Awesome memories!

  110. says

    Well, my family’s tastes in food have changed dramatically in the last few years so the things I enjoyed growing up are not as appealing. Now we all enjoy a cup of dairy free hot cocoa in front of the christmas tree and feel pretty comfy and homey together.

  111. sandra g says

    Peanut butter & chocolate– can’t go wrong with that. I’m not a cady eater but Peanut Butter & choc together in a pie is my downfall….
    Thanks for a great recipe.. I’m assuming no calories!!!!
    Thanks also for the drawings for the homecoming event.

    lhasapets at zoominternet.net

  112. says

    Breatfast food is a good tradition in our house!! I’ve just finally figured out HOW to make an omlette without it turning it into scrambled egss with “stuff” in them…

    Breakfast foods and pasta- growing up in an Italian household it’s a staple. I’m glad there are some great GF pastas out there or I’d be frazzled missing them. :) :)

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  113. Tanya says

    Gluten free banana pancakes with a pat of butter and warm maple syrup says home and comfort to me and my family on a Sunday morning!

  114. says

    I am so glad for the giveaway that has led me to new sites…and new recipes. Family and Food, that’s what the Holidays are about for me. I love trying out special new recipes to serve the special people I love!

  115. says

    Thanks for the recipe and give-away. I’m definitely going to make this for my family when I come home for Christmas! The food that says home to me is my mom’s homemade bread! No one can make it like she does!

  116. Cindytg says

    My comfort food is soup! In the winter, I make huge batches each week and eat it for breakfast and lunch. Yum!!!!!!!!

  117. Joey says

    Home and comfort mean so many foods to me. At Christmas time, it has to be pies…of many kinds. Can’t wait to try your peanut butter pie.

    Joey

  118. says

    I was so excited when I saw this recipe that I about started crying. Nevermind the fact I’m pregnant and super-moody… it’s absolutely amazing when I find recipes that I can actually USE! Thanks for sharing!! I’d hug you if I could :D

  119. says

    I had to make this pie last night and it did not disappoint! Delicious!! I sprinkled enjoy life chips on top.. Yummy! I love your blog and cookbooks :)

  120. says

    This recipe looks awesome! I was thinking about your question and I had a hard time coming up with an answer. Over the last several years, I’ve completely changed my eating habits to try to feel better physically. I’ve so completely overhauled my eating that I don’t think I have any particular food that says food and comfort to me any more. Maybe I’ll develop new ones, but I don’t mind that I don’t have that emotional connection to food any more.

    Thanks for the recipes and the give aways!

    (atennelle at gmail)

  121. Deb says

    Hi, The foods that say home and comfort to me is a beef pot roast dinner with carrots and potatoes. Oh how I miss the homemade bread that I use to make to go with it.

  122. Anonymous says

    Kelly, This pie looks delish! Apricot noodle kugel says comfort food for me. Although I am not Jewish, my Mom worked at a Greek synagogue and picked up the recipe from there. I haven’t made it gf/cf yet but I am thinking of ways to make it that way, grain free would be a plus too. Until then I will have to try your pie! Thanks so much.
    Hope
    Hopefrees@live.com

  123. Marsha says

    One food that says home and comfort to me is dessert. Once upon a time that would have been a slice of cheesecake topped with fruit and whipped cream. Now my world has changed and I’m happy with foods that won’t make my tummy hurt but will comfort my soul. Sometimes sorbet or non-dairy yogurt with fruit will do the job. Thanks to great people like you for sharing GF recipes!

  124. says

    Home for the holidays and comfort food is my Mom’s cheesecake. I can no longer eat dairy or peanuts.
    Thank you for the substitution of peanut butter!

  125. says

    Nothing says home and comfort to me like a really yummy soup =) Especially this time of year.

    Thanks for the fantastic recipes and ideas!! (we just made salt-dough ornaments for all our friends, thanks for the suggestion and recipe!)

  126. says

    I’m looking forward to trying this pie! Maybe with almond butter?

    For me, home and comfort is stuffed pasta with tomato sauce… with nutmeg blended into the ricotta, like my mother makes. Works well with rice pasta!

    Thank you!

  127. says

    It’s not very Christmasy but meatloaf says home to me. My mother made me a meatloaf the day I delivered my daughter and I spent all that time in labor looking forward to a meatloaf sandwich with ketchup on white bread. Can’t wait to try the pie.

  128. says

    Homemade cookies, sweets, and bakery items bring comfort to me, especially hot out of the oven. Will have to add this to my list–thanks for the recipe. Looking forward to trying it out!

  129. says

    Homemade cookies, other desserts, and bakery items are my comfort foods. Looks like I’ll have to add this pie to the list–thanks for sharing your recipe!

  130. Micki says

    This pie looks amazing and that gluten free crust is one I would like to try with other fillings too..YUM! since my holiday is Hanuka the smell of latkes frying gives me the holiday home feel!

  131. says

    mmmm, so many good comfort foods. but i guess my favorite would be pasta carbonara. nowadays I make with spaghetti squash and almond or cashew alfredo, bacon and peas.. still delicious and comforting!

  132. says

    Pizza. Pizza is just the best. Whenever you get together with friends, what do you eat? Pizza! I miss a really good pizza – GF is just not the same :0(

  133. says

    Wow this recipe looks amazing! The best part is I have everything in my pantry. Thank you.
    Nothing says comfort food to me like a bowl (or two) full of Mom’s Mac and Cheese. A bit heavy and carby for every day, it’s a once a year sort of indulgence. She used to put sauteed onion, green pepper, mushroom and ham in her version. Over the years I’ve tried to adapt it to be both gluten and dairy free but haven’t gotten in right yet. The closest I came was with Goat Cheddar (which I can eat on occasion).
    I’d love to win these awesome books!

  134. says

    Looks yummy! Peanut butter and chocolate are totally made for each other!

    Comforting holiday foods that remind me of home are definitely stuffing and mashed potatoes! When are those not comforting?

    Thanks for sharing such great recipes.

    Sarah

  135. says

    WOOOOO!!! Ive missed baking since I became gluten intoleranr so Id love some gluten free recipes! And a vitamix would be the best Christmas gift eva!!! Merry Christmas:)

  136. Neva says

    Home to me is moms potatoes soup. We ate alot of potatoes soup, but thinking back thats what reminds me most of home. And of course stuffing at Christmas. Your pie looks very tastey. Will have to give it a try
    nvhanson @yahoo.com

  137. says

    Hello Kelly,
    This recipe looks great!! The food that says holidy and comfort to me is a wonderful homemade soup. Any soup love them all as long as I get to smell that bubbly pot of greatnes as the day does on warmming you up to the greatness.

  138. says

    My 14 year old daughter loves to bake and she is learning to cook gluten free baked goods. I can’t wait to share this recipe with her. We made a peanut butter pie last year that was less than good.

    And a shout out to Elana’s Pantry for the Pecan Pie recipe from her book. A new family favorite.

    Comfort food…anything with mash potatoes or a good chicken wild rice soup.

    Thanks for sharing!

  139. says

    Nothing says ‘home’ and ‘comfort’ like my mom’s Chicken and Dumplings! They are not GF and I will be trying to convert them Christmas Eve so I can serve to my family. I am just getting started GF and the family are hard converts even though they have liked what I have prepared so far. I really think it is just old southern habits that are hard to change. I will get them there and I know they all will feel so much better when they are 100% GF in the way they eat.
    The pie looks wonderful, I can not wait to try it!

  140. says

    Nothing says ‘home’ and ‘comfort like my mom’s Chicken and Dumplings. She always had to make them for her dad when she visited him in Virginia and they are in no way GF. It has become a Christmas Eve tradition for the family and this year I will be trying to convert the recipe to GF. Wish me luck!

    The pie looks amazing! I can not wait to try it! Thank you for sharing!

  141. says

    Hope I made it by noon your time….my favorite comfort food is homemade chicken rice soup….made my me, so there is no need to question ingredients. :)
    Thank you.
    kachalmers2(at)gmail.com

  142. says

    This recipe looks amazing! Peanut butter pie has always been one of my favorite indulgences and this much healthier version looks divine! Hot chocolate says home comfort to me!

  143. says

    Just made this last night and enjoyed it for our Christmas dinner. I modified it slightly to be SCD-compliant. I was curious about your measurements for the shortening/coconut oil. You say 1/4 c. of each (1/2 c. total), or possibly 7/8 c. of either one. Not sure if I read it wrong? or is it supposed to be 1/2 c. of each? I used the 1/4 c. and it turned out great. No chia seeds, and it still set up perfectly! Thanks for the GREAT recipe! I even had someone offer to pay me to make it for them for a special event! :)

  144. angie says

    i made the peanut butter pie for christmas, SO good! i used butter instead of earths best, peanut butter instead of sun butter and black chia. i pressed it into a parchment lined baking dish (my springform is wayyy too big!) and just lifted it out by the parchment when it was time to serve. it turned out great! next time i will make the crust the day before, and the filling just a few hours before serving. i found it tasted less peanut-y and more chia-y the longer it sat. thanks so much! everyone loved it!

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