Monday, January 10, 2011

Almost Raw Keylime Pie Recipe

I promised the recipe for my birthday pie and finally wrote it down. I don't use key limes here, but if you have access to them by all means use them! I wish I did! In the past I have used bottled key lime juice, but I vastly prefer regular limes over the bottled keylime stuff ( I used the Trader Joes brand ).

Raw Key Lime Pie

  • 3 c Pecans
  • 1 1/4 c pitted dates
  • ½ c dry coconut
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/8 t nutmeg
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1-3 T water if necessary
  • 3 c cashews soaked and drained 
  • 1 c coconut oil
  • 1 t coconut extract
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 c evaporated cane juice (or sweetener of choice)
  • Juice of 3 limes and zest of two of them (put the rest of the zest the freezer!)
  • ¼ t salt
  • ¼ t nutmeg
  • small pinch turmeric for color if desired
  • Coconut for garnish if desired
  1. Pulse ingredients for crust in a food processor. Press into a pie plate or spring form pan. Freeze
  2. Place the filing ingredients in the food processor or high speed blender. Blend until totally smooth. You can add a little almond milk or even water if necessary to get it to loosen up. 
  3. Spoon into crust.
  4. Freeze for at least an hour but preferable overnight before eating

I hope you enjoy this one! We sure do! I'm going to be teaching a raw food class Sat and this is on the menu!

Tomorrow, I am doing a post all all about STEVIA!

If you are looking for a frugal and healthy recipe for dessert, check out my Sugar Free Banana Cake with Chocolate Peanut Butter frosting. The secret ingredient in the frosting is BEANS!


  1. Yum!! Its hard to find key limes here too. I only see them at certain times of the year, but I really can't tell a difference between them and regular limes.

  2. This looks amazing! I am impressed and love the idea! Yum!

  3. Wow! This look incoyable (incredible)!!

  4. You are so creative! I can't wait to see your post on Stevia, I'm interested in it but there are so many varying opinions out there...

    This pie looks so good!

  5. Key lime pie is my favorite! This looks great!

  6. This looks beautiful and sounds delicious! I love the photo with the twinkling lights in the background.

  7. wow it really holds its shape. is hat due to the coconut oil? is cococut oil a good switch for shortening?

  8. I am needing a good key lime pie! I am hoping to find some key limes even though they take ten times as long to squeeze since they are tiny.

  9. DD... the cashews and coconut oil totally firm this up..

    Coconut oil makes a decent stand in for shortening in many recipes. I love pie crust with it!

  10. I grew up in Augusta Maine but spent some time in Portsmouth as a punk rock kid at the Elvis room and Friendly Toast. :)

  11. Beans?! Can't wait for that recipe! I'm intrigued :)

  12. The recipe is up there already.. just click on the link in the post or copy and paste this: