Hello friends, hope everyone had a great long weekend. Maybe some relaxation? Or some experimenting in the raw kitchen?? We did just that!! A combination of relaxing and “uncooking”! Not every recipe we try to come up with works perfectly and trial and error is often the way to go , so coming up with a new yummy raw pie to serve to friends this past weekend was both fun and stressful, but we did it!! And might we add in the first try in record time!! So with it being such a hit ( raw vegan and non vegans enjoyed it with us) we thought we’d share it with you.
One of our go to pies for events happens to be Raw Key Lime pie, especially in the warmer months. It seems to be something that most everyone ends up devouring no matter what their diet lifestyle consists of. But we decided to switch from our usual “go to” and add a bit of flare to this one.
We went with the every amazing cacao to do the job!! So thus we have a Raw Cacao Lime Pie. Simply delish, please do try it yourselves and let us know what you think.
Raw Cacao Lime Pie
For the crust:
2 cups of raw pistachios( soaked and dried beforehand)
1 cup of shredded raw coconut
A handful ( approx. 10) raw dates
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
We used a spring form pan for this pie and do recommend it but if you dont have one handy using something else is just fine. Coat your pan with coconut oil and process all the ingredients minus the dates into a fine crumble, then add the dates until things start to stick together. Firmly press your crust to the bottom of the pie plate and place in fridge while working on the other 2 layers.
2 cups of raw soaked cashews or 1 cup of cashews and 1 cup of thai coconut. We had lots of coconut meat around so we went with that.
1/2 cup of coconut water if using the thai coconut meat, otherwise filtered water will do 🙂
2 Avocados, nice and soft.
1/2 cup of lime juice ( fresh of course)
Zest from two limes as well
1/2 cup of meted coconut oil
1/2 cup of coconut nectar ( again another sweetener will do but we love our coconut nectar!!)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
1 tablespoon tocotrienols ( again not necessary but we love adding a few ingredients that pack a more nutritional punch so the vitamin E in here is great, also it helps bind things quite nicely)
Blend all of these ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Take half of the mixture out and add 1/2 cup of raw cacao powder to it, once blended up this layer can be spread over top of the crust and the other layer of the pie is the other half of the coconut/cashew cream mixture. So you finish with a greenish crust, a layer of cacao goodness and a yummy lime green on top!! Garnish the pie as you like, coconut shreds, pistachio pieces, fresh lime etc. Be creative and have fun. Be sure to have the pie chilled for a few hours before serving and it can be enjoyed for about 5 days after being made, slightly longer if you decide to freeze it 🙂
Hope you like it!!!!!!