Carmel Macchiato Cream Pie
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I am using 4" Individual tart molds, but if you want to make 1- 8" Pie there are no changes needed for the recipe
For the Caramel Sauce, I used the recipe form my Bananas Foster Cake CLICK HERE The chocolate drizzle is just vegan ganache!
Serves: 6 individual or 1-8" Pie
  • For the Crust
  • Sandwich Cookies 36 each *I used a combo of chocolate & golden cookies
  • Vegan Butter 8 Tablespoons (113g)
  • For the Custard
  • Granulated Sugar ¾ cup (150g)
  • Lemon Juice 2 teaspoons (10ml)
  • Vegan Butter 2 Tablespoons (28g)
  • Plant Milk *I use soy milk 2 Cups (473ml)
  • Cornstarch 5 Tablespoons
  • Granulated Sugar 4 Tablespoons (56g)
  • Vanilla Extract 2 teaspoons (10ml)
  • For the Dalgona Coffee Whip
  • Instant Coffee Granules 2 Tablespoons
  • Granulated Sugar 4 Tablespoons
  • Boiling Water 2 Tablespoons (45ml)
  • 1 Recipe Vegan Whipped Cream OR 1 Tub CocoWhip by SoDelcious
  • For the Caramel Sauce, I used the recipe form my Bananas Foster Cake CLICK HERE
  • The chocolate drizzle is just vegan ganache!
  1. If you are making my recipe for vegan whipped cream, I recommend to prepare the base liquid mix the day before so it has time to get super cold for whipping.
  2. Also please read the entire blog post CLICK HERE FOR VEGAN WHIPPED CREAM to make sure you understand the recipe and the troubleshooting that goes along with this delicate recipe.
  3. Prepare the crust by combining the cookies (WITH the cream centers) in a food processor and grind to fine crumbs.
  4. Add the melted vegan butter and blend to the consistency of wet sand.
  5. Press the mixture equally into the bottoms of your un-greased tart molds (or 8" pie plate).
  6. Refrigerate or freeze until needed.
  7. For the custard place the first measure of sugar and the lemon juice in a heavy bottom 2 quart saucepot - you will need a larger pot for this since cooking caramel can be dangerous and may bubble up when adding the liquids, so BE CAREFUL!
  8. Cook the sugar stirring gently to distribute the lemon juice throughout and then stop stirring once it starts to boil, place a lid over top just to create steam and help any sugar crystals dissolve.
  9. Once the caramel starts to turn amber, watch it closely as it can go from light amber to burnt in an instant!
  10. Add the vegan butter and the room temperature plant milk and stir gently with a wooden spoon to dissolve the caramel.
  11. Add the cornstarch with the second measure of sugar and whisk smooth as it comes to a boil
  12. Once the custard boils, remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract
  13. Immediately pour the caramel custard into the prepared crusts and refrigerate to set.
  14. Prepare the Coffee Whip by combining the sugar and instant coffee with the boiled water in a mixer bowl.
  15. With an electric mixer and the balloon whip attachment, whip until it is firm peaks.
  16. If you are making my vegan whipped cream recipe, start whipping your super cold liquid base now.
  17. Top the custard tarts with the coffee whip, the whipped cream and then a drizzle of vegan caramel and vegan ganache is optional but awesome!!
Caramel Macchiato Cream Pies must be kept refrigerated but can withstand room temperatures of up to 80°F for about 1 hour
Recipe by Gretchen's Vegan Bakery at