Our volunteer team leader for the North quadrant of the city, Summer, concocted this amazingly tasty and healthy raw pie recipe. Give it a try with the apples you pick!
For the Crust:
- 1 cup dates
- 2 cups brazil nuts
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
Grind everything in the blender until it holds together, somewhat like pastry dough. Grease a pie plate (coconut oil works well, but you can use any kind of oil or butter you like). Then press the “dough” in with your fingers evenly over the bottom and sides of the pan. Put this in the freezer while you prepare the pie filling.
For the Fruit Filling:
- 4-6 cups fresh fruit
- honey to taste
- optional: coconut, cinnamon or another spice you like, lemon juice
Prepare the fruit you are using (for example, core and peel the apples, pit the cherries, etc.) Slice half of the fruit in small, attractive pieces. Throw the other half of the fruit in the blender and puree, adding honey and other optional ingredients to achieve a taste and texture that you like. When I made apple pie, I added cinnamon and lemon juice and about a half a cup of honey; when I made cherry pie, I added coconut and a little more honey, as the cherries were the sour kind.
Take the crust out of the freezer, and arrange the fruit pieces on it. Then pour over the fruit puree, and place in the refrigerator for an hour or so to firm up.
Serve thin slices, plain or with whipped cream. This is rich and delicious, with an amazing fresh fruit flavour!
Thanks for the recipe, Summer! We welcome any recipes from volunteers – please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share them with everyone.