I really don’t have a sweet tooth that often. I prefer savoury and tart dishes. I even like tart or not so sweet smoothies. However every once in a while I do want a little sweet treat. Other times my husband and daughter want something sweet so I will get busy in the kitchen making them something fun.
One of the things I love with raw food, is that if you make a mistake or something doesn’t turn out perfectly is usually still tastes pretty good. So with a little glitch my apple pie turned into a crumble.
Growing up a cooked apple pie was one of my favourite desserts. So I decided to make a raw apple pie.
However I changed my mind half way through and decided to also make it into a lighter apple crumble.
1 cup of nuts, dates, fresh nutmeg, pinch of salt, vanilla powder and cinnamon.
Process the nuts into small pieces. Then slowly add the pitted dates. While processing mix in the rest of the ingredients. Watch the mixture and when it starts to clump and form balls in the food processor stop. Take the mixture out and press into a baking pan, tart shells or pie dish. You don’t want to press to hard or it makes the crust really dense.
Use a mandoline to thinly slice the apples. Add them into a large bowl and top with cinnamon, pinch of salt, sweetener of choice and some lemon. Mix well with your hands until all of the apples are coated with the mixture. Let this sit and marinate. The smell of this is so yummy it will make you want to eat the entire bowl. It makes your kitchen smell like apple pie. If you have a dehydrator you can warm the mixture.
Layer the mixture on top of the crust. In my case I did not love my crust because I ran out of walnuts and had to throw in a few macadamia nuts in there, which made it a little heavy. So instead of a base I broke it up and used it as an apple crumble and it worked perfectly. It was lighter and it had this doughy texture just like a crumble. Then I topped it with some fluffy cashew cream. ENJOY!
Raw desserts are the best because you don’t feel heavy and full of guilt after you eat them. Have you made raw apple pie? What desserts have you made and then adapted half way through?
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