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


Crust
  • 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
Filling
  • 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
Method
  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!

12 comments:

  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.

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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. :)

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

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

    http://melomeals.blogspot.com/2010/11/sugar-free-banana-bread-cake-and.html

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