The ultimate raw pie recipe! You want to eat this! And how can you top a pie that's delicious AND healthy for you?
How to Make the Raw Pie Crust
Making a raw pie crust is easy and only takes about 5 minutes once you get the hang of it. There are lots of variations on how to do it, so I’ll start you off with one of the simplest.
There are only three ingredients:
- 2 cups raw nuts (almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, etc) – You don’t have to presoak the nuts, but you can if you want to.
- 1 cup dates, pitted (you can also use figs or raisins)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt (optional)
- Add spices if you'd like, such as cinnamon or nutmeg.
Put the raw nuts in a food processor, and blend with the S-blade until the nuts are reduced to small crumbs. (This will be very noisy when you first turn on the machine.) Add the dates and salt, and blend again until there are no more chunks of dates. The end result should look like loose crumbs.
Pour the crumbs into a 9-inch pie plate, and use your hands to press them into the form of a pie crust. It may take a little practice to get it to look symmetrical, but it isn’t difficult. I usually start by pressing straight down to get the bottom flat, and then I press around the sides as I turn the pie plate.
Making the filling is quite simple and only requires a few ingredients:
- 6 cups fresh fruit such as blueberries, strawberries, cherries, peaches, apples, etc.
- 2 tbs fresh lemon juice (optional)
- a drizzle of raw honey
- 1 cup dates, soaked about 10 minutes
Now you have two options. You can either simple pour the fruit into the crust, squeeze lemon juice on top, add the chopped dates and then drizzle the honey on top. OR you can put 2 cups of the fruit, the lemon juice, and the soaked dates (minus the soak water) into a blender or Vita-Mix, and blend until you have a smooth liquid. Put the remaining 4 cups of fruit into a large bowl, and pour the blended mixture over it. Mix it together then pour it all into the pie crust. Oh my, and it's heaven in your mouth.
With each bite there is no guilt. In fact, have another slice of pie and with each bite, think of the wholesome nourishment that comes from whole fruits and nuts. You're getting a load of vitamins, protein, fiber, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes!