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Raw Berry Pie

Brighten up your next summer picnic with this raw berry pie.

What You Need:

For the crust:
1 cup raw whole almonds
1 cup raw walnuts
1 cup dates, pitted
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the filling:
2-1/2 cups blueberries
1 cup strawberries
1/3 cup dates, pitted
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For garnishes:
Fresh blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries
Sliced kiwi
Diced mango
Shredded coconut
Sliced almonds

What You Do:

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

Photo credit: Dor Sela

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