Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Raw chocolate strawberry pie

This was actually the easiest pie I've ever made! You'll need a food processor for the pie crust and a blender will make the pie filling amazingly smooth.

Gather your ingredients and spray the inside of your springform pan lightly with olive oil.

Crust ingredients:
1 T vanilla
1.5 c raw pecans
1/2 c raw almonds
14 dates

Blend all of the crust ingredients in the food processor until the nuts and dates are mostly ground and easily stick together when you squeeze them. You should be able to easily press this into your springform pie pan.

Pie filling:
2 c cashews, soaked
1/4 c sunflower seeds, soaked
1/2 c raw sugar (up to 1 c sugar if you prefer sweeter pies)
4-5 T raw cocoa
7 T water
5 dates
1 T vanilla

If you use a food processor, it'll take longer to blend but it works. If you have a blender, throw all of the ingredients together and blend until smooth and creamy! The pie filling will be thick, not runny.

Smooth over the pie crust you just made. You can place it in the freezer for 1/2 hour, then remove from the springform pan and place in the fridge.

Chocolate sauce:
3 T maple syrup
1 T raw cocoa

MIX WELL and store extra sauce in fridge.

I don't like to put fudge sauce or fruit on top of the pie until it's sliced and on a plate. That way your pie stays firm and your fruit stays fresh!

So, when you're ready to eat, slice a few strawberries (or bananas!) onto the plate and drizzle some homemade chocolate sauce right on top! It's delicious!

1 comment:

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