Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Refreshing Strawberry Pie
Preheat the oven to 350
The Crust: (oh yeah...there's no traditional pie crust involved, which is amazing!)
1 c. almonds
1 c. cashews
1 c. coconut flour
1/4 t. salt
Grind into a powder. I used the grain grinder on my Vitamix, but a food processor would work too.
1 c. (packed) pitted dates
1 T. pure vanilla
Grind until the dates are incorporated into the nut mixture, and you have a sticky, wet crumb consistency.
Press into the bottom and sides of a 9" pie plate and bake for 10 mins
While the crust is baking, blend together:
1 1/2 lbs of strawberries (fresh)
1/4 c. maple syrup (or sweetener of your choice)
1/4 t. vanilla
Set aside and slice:
1 lb strawberries
When the crust comes out of the oven, layer the bananas along the bottom. Then layer the strawberries over the bananas. Pour the blended strawberries over the layers, and the sprinkle a 1 1/2 c. of blueberries over top.
Chill in the refrigerator for a couple hours. Serve alone, or with some Coconut Ice cream!
The Pie doesn't hold together when cut, which is a bummer for presentation, but once you taste it, you won't care!