Apple Cream Pie

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America’s favorite pie is climbing up a few notches on the health scale. Sugar-free, gluten-free, soy-free, corn-free, casein-free, and cooking-free! What better way to introduce your family and friends to raw foods?

DIRECTIONS

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 cup filberts, soaked for 4-5 hours, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup walnuts, soaked for 4-5 hours, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup Medjool dates, presoaked and chopped, water reserved

Cream Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cashews, soaked for 2 hours
  • 2 Tbs. raw honey
  • 2 ½ Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 2/3 cup water from soaked dates

Filling Ingredients:

  • 2-3 sweet apples
  • lemon juice to keep the apple pieces from oxidizing
  • cinnamon to sprinkle

Crust: Place filberts and walnuts in a food processor, and grind into crumbs. Add the dates, and grind some more until the mix feel sticky. Spread it evenly with the help of a spoon and fingers over the pie plate and put aside.

Cream: Blend all cream ingredients in a powerful blender until the texture resembles cream. Add more water if needed. Fill the pie crust with the cream and spread evenly.

Filling:  Cut apples into thin pieces, dip them in lemon or lime juice, and arrange on top of the cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Note: Preparation time is 30 minutes plus soaking time.