Mary Margaret Chappell
When Mary Margaret Chappell first started out in the plant-based food world as a writer, editor, and recipe developer, she was a bacon-loving former pastry chef who didn’t think she could ever cook without butter. Fourteen years, four cookbooks, dozens of cooking classes, and hundreds of recipes later, her favorite thing in the world is sharing the tips, techniques, and recipes that show just how easy and delicious whole-food, plant-based cooking can be. The former food editor of Vegetarian Times magazine has done away with her dependency on butter and is honing her skills at baking with natural sweeteners. Chappell lives in France, where plant-based eating can often be a challenge, but the fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes available are simply amazing. Find her on Instagram and Facebook.see more from this author
If you let the agar mixture cool for 30 minutes, it is completely solidified. I cooled it for 10 minutes and it worked, but I had to do it twice before I figured that out.
Does not set. I doubled the amount of agar since other reviews said it was runny. It did not set at all. Runny as milk after 4 1/2 hours in the refrigerator. So disgusted that I wasted ingredients on this recipe:/
It turns out you DO have to BOIL the milk and keep it boiling as you add and stir agar agar mixture. My first attempt at the recipe, I also experienced the runny outcome, but I tasted it and it was so delicious that I made the recipe again and used boil instructions from a pumpkin pie recipe I make with agar agar.
& it tastes like milky lime juice
Mine didn’t set up at all. I’m not sure what went wrong.
Forks Over Knives sent this recipe back to the test kitchen and confirmed the liquid does need to (lightly) boil for 5 minutes to properly set up. We have changed the instructions accordingly. Thanks to everyone for their feedback.
How many servings?
I was disappointed in the pie. I was expecting something with a creamy texture. This is more like a gelatin.
Does all that maple syrup overpower the lime flavor?
No the lime was definitely the main flavor.
Next time I will use a little more agar because I would like it to be a little firmer.