Birdman Pie. A vegan blackberry whiskey pie with chocolate pie crust.
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5 from 1 vote

Vegan Chocolate Pie Crust


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons shortening cold.
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee optional
  • ice water


  • Mix all of the dry ingredients together well.
  • Cut the shortening into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter, 2 knives, or fork until course crumbles are formed.
  • Drizzle ice water into the dough by tablespoons, cutting thoroughly after each addition, until the dough can be pressed into shape without crumbling apart. Do not over mix.
  • Shape into a ball, cover with plastic wrap, and put into the fridge for about 45 minutes.
  • Roll out on floured surface and finish according to your pie's instructions.


Because this is vegan no butter is used. However, if you are not vegan sub out 1/2 of the shortening for cold butter and your crust will taste that much better. Butter is the key to fantastic crust. But for vegans, this is a good solid recipe to try.
Having bits of shortening not incorporated is a good thing.