I made you a pie. And not just any pie, a Red Velvet Pudding Pie. I was going to save it for Valentine’s Day but I just can’t wait any longer to show it to you.
It’s got a chocolate cookie crust. It’s got a rich silky pudding filling with a subtle chocolate flavor and hint of tanginess, tinted red of course. And it’s got a fluffy whipped cream topping. It’s everything you can imagine a red velvet pie to be.
I’m totally jumping on the bandwagon of applying the flavor of red velvet cake to other desserts and foods. I’ve seen everything from red velvet cookies and cupcakes, to red velvet cheese balls and onion rings. But surprisingly, I couldn’t find a red velvet pie recipe. And once the idea of a red velvet pie got in my head, there was nothing else I could think about. I had to make one.
The pie came together slowly in my head and after making and sampling two pies made through different methods, this one was the clear winner. I’ve taken a basic pudding recipe and added a little cocoa, some buttermilk, and a lot of red food coloring. It’s red, it’s velvety, and it’s pretty amazing.
While a bowl of the red velvet pudding all by itself is more than enough of a decadent dessert, the finished pie is well worth the few extra steps. It’s a beautiful and tasty ensemble, and really not that difficult at all to put together.
It’s a show-stopper too. I mean, how often do you see a bright red pie? Whether for Valentine’s Day or any other day of the year, here is a red velvet variation you’ve got to try!
You may enjoy these other red velvet recipes:
Red Velvet Cupcakes by FoodieCrush
Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies by Two Peas and Their Pod
Red Velvet Whoppie Pies by Annie’s Eats
Red Velvet Bread Pudding by Taste and Tell
Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies by The Novice Chef
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