Amazing Raw Vegan Apple Pie!
Here at FountainofYouthtv we’re all about eating nutrient-rich organic whole food, never processed, no preservatives, no chemicals, antibiotics, or hormones added…just beautiful pure food that was created for us to eat in its natural state, using nontoxic cookware. Instead of using an oven, a food processor is all you’ll need! Saves on time and electricity! This recipe for our Amazing Raw Vegan Apple Pie will be that go to dessert you’ll want to serve your family and guests and wow them with this ultimate taste bud pleasing apple pie! So fresh and crisp, packed full of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats…boost bone, brain, and heart health, too! So Amazing!!! The key to this delicious healthy raw pie is using whole food, no processed sugar, oil, or flour. If you'd rather use organic raw almond flour instead of the raw nuts, that is an option. However, as I never use processed oils of any kind. Well, I do wash my face with Grapeseed OIl and moisturize my skin and hair with Argan OIl! I only eat whole food in its natural state to get the vital healthy fats our body needs to function optimally. I have found using the whole raw nuts gives a much more flavorful pie with no need to use any oil, as the nuts have their own oils. Also, soaking the almonds and dried fruit makes this pie so moist and easy to cut and serve from the pie dish. Enjoy!
INGREDIENTS (for entire pie): Use Organic if possible!
6 to 8 apples - Pick your favorites to use!
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
4 cups pitted medjool dates or black mission figs, or combination of both ( 2 cups of each)
3 cups almonds or combination of almonds and walnuts. (1 1/2 cups of almonds and 1 1/2 cups walnuts)
spring or filtered water
1 teaspoon ceylon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Serves 10 to 12 people.
Bottom Crust Ingredients:
2 cups soaked almonds - or equal combination of almonds and walnuts - No
need to soak the Walnuts!
2 Cups Soaked Dates or Figs - Or equal combination of Dates and Figs.
Spring or Filtered Water for soaking nuts and dried fruit.
Soak Almonds for about 12 hours and Dates or Figs for 1 to 8 hours Bottom Crust Directions:
2 cups soaked almonds - Cover almonds with spring or filtered water. Soak almonds for about 12 hours. Be sure to rinse thoroughly. Soaking activates the enzymes in the almond and allows for better digestion and access to its nutrients. as well as making it easier to blend the dough. (I like to mix equal parts of almonds and walnuts to add more power nutrients to this recipe!) *No need to soak the Walnuts as they are easier to blend. They are a rich source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and an excellent source of those hard to find omega-3 fatty acids promoting healthy brain functions.
2 cups soaked pitted dates or figs or combination of both - Cover dates or figs with spring or filtered water and let sit for about an hour. This will soften the dried fruit and make for easier blending and smoother dough. You may want them to sit over night if you’d like to create a valuable tonic that helps to heal many ailments, as well as a natural sweetener for other recipes. Upcoming Blog! As with any dried fruit, they have a high sugar content. A benefit of this recipe is that when pairing dates or figs with healthy fats and proteins from the nuts, it will slow the release of sugar into the bloodstream and you'll be able to enjoy the host of health benefits from these dried fruits. Place these ingredients in the food processor. Mix until smooth consistency.
Blend nuts and dried fruit together until fairly smooth and sticky.
Place dough in glass pie dish. Using fingers, pat firmly into place. Use your hands to bring the crust up the sides of the pie dish, all the way to the rim. No leaching of metals into crust when using glass! Because the nuts have natural oils in them and soaking almonds and dried fruit prior to use, no need to grease my pie dish. Remember, processed oils are 100 percent fat. They contain 120 calories per tablespoon! Not healthy for our bodies! Best to enjoy the natural oils/fats from the nuts. Much healthier!
Bottom crust in place! So easy to press this dough into the deep glass pie dish!
If you have young children or grandchildren, this is a fun chore for them to do! Great for building fine motor skills and spending quality time together!
Top Crust Ingredients:
1 cup soaked almonds - Again, I like to mix equal parts almonds and walnuts to boost micronutrients.) 1/2 cup of each.
1 Cup soaked dates or figs. Or, equal parts of both. 1/2 cup of each.
Top Crust Directions:
Place into food processor. Mix until smooth. Using fingers, flatten out dough onto BPA free/Chlorine-free Saran or Glad Wrap or a Vegetable wax paper to avoid as much toxic leaching as possible. Still looking to find the safest product for rolling out pie dough. This makes for easy transfer of the top crust to the pie! No need to use flour as the plastic wrap or wax paper will peel back easily when placing over the apple mixture. You could also place another piece of plastic wrap over the top of the top crust mixture and use a rolling pin to flatten out the dough.
Top crust situated on plastic wrap ready to be placed on top of pie filling
Pie Filling Ingredients:
6 to 8 apples cut into thin slices – I like to use 8 apples to really fill up my deep glass pie dish to make for a more rounded top and of course, more crisp tangy apples to enjoy! We use a combination of 4 Gala and 4 Granny Smith apples. Use your favorite apples!! I love Granny Smith, as I’m not one for sweets…these apples contain the least amount of sugar of all the apples. Be sure to keep the skins on the apples when slicing. So many nutrients within the skins!
Juice from ½ lemon
ceylon cinnamon – about 1 tsp. or to taste! Ceylon cinnamon is the most nutrient rich cinnamon.
Nutmeg – about ¼ tsp.
1 cup soaked pitted medjool dates or black mission figs. Or, comination of both - 1/2 cup each. Black mission figs have less sugar than medjool dates.
2 cups of spring or filtered water
Pie Filling Directions:
Slice the apples nice and thin!
Place in large glass bowl to mix pie filling ingredients together.
Squeeze lemon over the top of apples
Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg over apples
Apples ready for other pie filling ingredients!
Put 1 cup of soaked pitted medjool dates or black mission figs into blender. Or use the combination of both - 1/2 cup each.
Slowly add 2 cups of spring or filtered water into the blender. Blend until fairly smooth. Pour over apples and mix well.
Add filling to pie dish.
Blended dried fruit and water!
Place the top crust onto the filling and pinch edges together. Chill for a few hours. Serve cold! There you have it....The Amazing Raw Vegan Apple Pie!
I also like to add other fruit in with the apples. Try blueberries, strawberries, blackberries...be creative! This pie crust recipe can also be used for many other raw pies and desserts.
Due to the expensive ingredients, I only make this dessert a few times each year. It's so worth it! Wonderful for special occasions!
Cost to make this pie:
4 Cups of Organic Medjool Dates - $10.00
1.5 Cups Organic Raw Almonds - $8.50
1.5 Cups Organic Raw Walnuts - $9.00
8 Organic Apples - $6.00
1 Organic Lemon - $1. 00
You could cut cost by not making a top crust and adding a simple topping of crushed walnuts and cinnamon. Buying organic does increase the cost of this pie. As our health is our wealth, I believe we are worth the extra expense!
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