March 14, 2012

RAW APPLE PIE

Son.. strong and good-hearted..that's how God made you.
Proud and so grateful.. that's what you've made us.
Happy Birthday Dear Akku.!!

Since we have been into raw eating especially with snacks and desserts, I decided to make a raw birthday treat for my son who is turning 11 today. This recipe is an adaptation of one I found on food network.

Ingredients:

Raw Apple Pie Crust:  
• 11/2 cup almonds
• 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
• 11/2 cup walnuts
• 1 1/2 cups pitted dates


Pie:
• 3 apples, peeled and cored and chopped.
• 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 3 dates
• 1/2 cup raisins
• 2 tablespoons chia seeds, ground (can substitute with flax seeds, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds)

Directions:

Pie Crust:
Place almonds in a blender or food processor and process until mixture resembles flour. Add salt to the almonds and process well. Add walnuts, and dates to the and process just until combined. Press the mixture into a 9-inch glass pie pan. The crust may be made ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen.

Pie:
Place 1/3 of the apples, sea salt, cinnamon and dates in a food processor. Process the mixture until it is almost the consistency of applesauce. Continue adding remaining apples, processing only until apples are chopped into fine pieces. Add raisins to the mixing bowl. Stir in ground chia seeds, mix well, and set aside for 15 minutes. The raisins and chia seeds will soak up the juice from the apples. Pour the apple mixture into the prepared pie crust. Serve immediately. Or keep refrigerated for up to 2 days.