They say that many people step foot into their raw food adventure through the "back door". They are drawn to the amazing desserts that are not only delicious but nutritious. I was not one of those people. My journey began with green smoothies and my palate began to change as I continued to nourish my body with nutrient dense greens. Gradually and naturally I was drawn more and more towards a diet that was full of whole living foods and away from the world of unhealthy processed foods. Now that I have been enjoying this lifestyle for awhile I am beginning to delve a little deeper into creating some of the recipes I've been collecting and some of those include luscious yet simple desserts! I am all about eating simply, if it requires much time or effort it's not for me!
Here's a sinfully delicious, nutritious and easy dessert that I made recently. This Apple Pie so satisfying and tasty and knowing that it is healthy just makes it all the better!!
This recipe is a keeper :)
This Apple Pie recipe was passed along to me some time ago, so I am not sure which book it comes from, but I do know that it is Ani Phyo's recipe. Be sure to check out Ani's site for lots of amazing and tasty recipes!!
I whipped this up one evening after work and it maybe took about 20 minutes.Although it is suggested you let it sit for 24 hours for the apples to soften, we couldn't resist enjoying some as soon as it was ready. Wow ~ it is so fresh and just bursting with flavor!! It's amazing :)
It does taste a little better the next day, if that is even possible, a little softer and more full flavored. I wouldn't hesitate to put this pie together and serve it right up, it's just that easy and delicious! This will be perfect to serve at Thanksgiving too, I know it will be included in mine!!
Apple Pie in the Raw
2 cups raw almonds
2 cups pitted dates (I used a little less because u=it was all I had, still yummy!)
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup pitted dates
1 orange peeled
1/4 cup water
5-6 apples peeled and sliced thin ( I didn't peel mine, up to you!)
1 cup raisins
2 Tbsp cinnamon
Pulse almonds and salt in the food processor until their in small pieces. ( little almond chunks are nice!)
You can take some of the powdered almond from the processor and dust the bottom of the pie pan if you'd like. (I forgot to do this but it is suppose to help the crust from sticking to the pan)
Add dates into the food processor in small batches to mix with the almonds.They will bind and form a dough.
Press the dough into the bottom of a pie plate.
Blend oranges, dates and water in blender
Toss apple slices, cinnamon and raisins in a large bowl
Add syrup and mix
Spoon filling into pie crust ~ Voila!!
*~* ENJOY *~*