1½ cups graham cracker crumbs (from about 12 crackers) 1 tsp kosher salt ½ tsp baking powder ¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar ½ cup buttermilk ¼ tsp vanilla extract 2 tbsp honey 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted 3 egg whites Nonstick cooking spray
1. Preheat whoopie pie maker. 2. Whisk together dry ingredients in a medium bowl; set aside. 3. Whisk together wet ingredients except egg whites in a small bowl; whisk wet and dry together until smooth. 4. With a mixer, whip egg whites to medium peaks and fold into graham mixture.
5. Lightly mist pie maker with cooking spray. 6. Spoon 1 heaping tbsp of batter into each circle and close maker. Allow 2 minutes to bake fully, being careful not to overbake. 7. Carefully remove round cakes; let cool.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER With a spoon, measure 1–2 tbsp filling, then layer between two round cakes to assemble each pie.
CARROT-GINGER FILLING 2 medium carrots (to yield 1/3 cup carrot purée) Whole milk to help purée, if needed (optional) 4 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature ¼ cup confectioners' sugar ½ tsp kosher salt ½ cup Marshmallow Fluff 2 tbsp candied ginger, minced 1. Wrap carrots in foil and roast at 350°F for 30–45 minutes, until extremely tender. Remove and let cool in foil. 2. Purée carrots in a food processor, adding a bit of milk, 1 tsp at a time, to help purée (if necessary). 3. Using a mixer, cream butter, sugar, and salt; then add purée and mix for 1 more minute, until incorporated. 4. Add Fluff and mix on medium until incorporated. 5. Fold in candied ginger. Chill 30 minutes to firm.
KEY LIME FILLING 4 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature ½ cup confectioners' sugar ¼ tsp kosher salt 2 tbsp fresh key lime juice (about 1 lime) 2–3 drops green food coloring ½ cup Marshmallow Fluff
1. Use a mixer to cream butter, sugar, and salt on medium speed, 1–2 minutes. 2. Lower speed and slowly stream in lime juice and coloring; mix on high 1–2 minutes. 3. Add Fluff; mix on medium until incorporated. Chill 30 minutes to firm. POMEGRANATE FILLING
1 tbsp pomegranate juice concentrate (try R.W. Knudsen Family, sold at Whole Foods) 2–3 drops red food coloring Swap in these 2 ingredients as a substitute for juice and coloring, and follow key lime recipe above.
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