Recipe: Vegan Pie Fillings

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Alex Brown and Evan George are a pair of vegetarian party boys called The Hot Knives. Brown is a cheesemonger for Gourmet Imports, and George is a News producer here at KCRW. And together they are part of the judging panel for the vegan pie category at this year’s pie contest.

Many of their Vegan Pie Fillings play on cocktails. Their Coconut Cream uses kudzu starch, a thickener made from the root of the kudzu plant.

The recipes come from the duo’s book Lust for Leaf: Vegetarian Noshes, Bashes, and Everyday Great Eats — The Hot Knives Way.

Get started baking (and partying) below, and visit to enter YOUR delicious pie (or pies) in the 5th Annual Good Food Pie Contest on Saturday, September 7th at LACMA.