Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A VERY UNIQUE All-American Apple Pie

Before reading this... you must know that this pie is AMAZING! A friend of ours made it for us at a dinner party and I was SHOCKED to find out what was in it. I brought it to a BBQ for the 4th of July and it was a HIT! Here is the interesting part....this is a gluten-free, flour-less, sugar-less, no-bake apple pie! Crazy, right?! But I am not kidding you when I say you won't miss any of that stuff! It's that's good (and it's easy as pie to make)!

All-American Apple Pie
Recipe from: 

Ani's Raw Food Kitchen: Easy, Delectable Living Foods Recipes

by: Ani Phyo

Almond Pie Crust
2 cups almonds, dry
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups pitted dates

1/2 cup pitted dates
1 orange, peeled and seeded
Splash of water, as needed

5 cups apples, peeled, seeded thinly sliced, about 5 or 6 apples (have fun picking whichever types of apples you like for the filling)
1 cup rasins (optional)
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

To make crust, pulse almonds and salt in food processor until nuts are in small pieces. You want your crust to have chunks of almonds in it, so don't overprocess. Use some of the finer powder to "flour" the bottom of your pie dish.

Slowly add dates into processor in small batches to mix with almond bits. the dates will bind the almonds to form a dough. Press dough into the bottom of "floured" pie pan. Set aside.

To make syrum, place orange into your blender first. Then add dates and blend. If needed, add small amounts of water to help everything mix well. Set aside.

To make filling, place sliced apples in a large bowl with raisins. Toss with cinnamon and syrum. Spoon filling into pie crust. 

Will keep for two days in the fridge.

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