Raw Berry Pie

This raw pie contains no added sugar, as it derives its sweetness naturally from the dates and berries. It’s beautiful to look at, easy to make, and the perfect recipe to serve during the spring and summer months when you’re in the mood for a pie but don’t want to heat up the kitchen by turning on the oven.

What You Need for the Crust:

  • 1 cup raw whole almonds
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 cup dates, pitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

What You Need for the Filling:

  • 2-1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/3 cup dates, pitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

What You Need for Garnishes:

  • Fresh blueberries, raspberries or strawberries
  • Sliced kiwi
  • Diced mango
  • Shredded coconut
  • Sliced almonds

What You Do:

  1. Begin by preparing the pie crust. In a food processor, place the almonds and walnuts, and process for 2 to 3 minutes to form a fine meal. Add the remaining pie crust ingredients, and process for 3 to 5 additional minutes or until the mixture comes together. Transfer the mixture to a 9-inch pie pan. Using your hands, press the mixture evenly over the bottom and up the sides of the pie pan to form a crust. Place the crust in the refrigerator and allow to chill for 20 to 30 minutes or until firm.
  2. Wipe out the food processor and reuse it for the filling. Place all of the filling ingredients in the food processor and process for 1 to 2 minutes to form a smooth puree. Pour the filling into the chilled pie crust. Place the pie in the refrigerator and chill for 30 to 45 minutes or until the filling is set and slightly firm. Score the top of the pie into 8 pieces. Decorate the pie with berries and other fruit, shredded coconut, and sliced almonds, as desired. 

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