Thursday, December 09, 2010

I Live My Sweetheart Raisin Nut Pie - From the Archives

I Love My Sweetheart Raisin Nut Pie (use fresh raw organic ingredients if possible)
Crust:
1 1/2 c. Almonds (germinate and dehydrate if desired)
1 1/2 c. Dates
optional: 1 t. water, if crust mixture too dry

1. In food processor, chop almonds and dates together until finely chopped
2. Press mixture into a pie plate (bonus: try rolling out mixture between sheets of wax paper, peel off top and flip into pie plate)
3. cover and let stand until ready to fill.

Filling:
2 c. raisins, mixed varieties, Thompson, Red Flame, Golden
1/2 c. walnuts, chopped
1/4 c. pecans, chopped
1/4 c. raw almond butter
1/2 c. freshly squeezed orange juice
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. vanilla extract
1 t. lemon juice

1. Mix filling ingredients together and let sit overnight in refrigerator.
2. Spoon into pie crust, chill 1 hour or serve at room temperature.
3. Garnish with shredded coconut and/or fresh sliced fruit and serve.



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