Monday, July 28, 2008

Raw Chocolate Cream Pie

In the past few months, Paul and I have challenged each other to become "healthier" whatever that means.
In doing so, we have made changes in our kitchen. Paul has taken to the "raw" lifestyle a bit and made this pie the other night. It was quite interesting but not that bad. If you are up for a challenge and something new to try, make it.
~We had friends over for dessert last night and had them try a slice without telling them what it was made of, they liked it.

1 cup raw walnuts
1/2 cup pitted dates
1 teaspoon vanilla flavor
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt

Combine in a food processor or blender and process until mixture holds together. Press into a 9 inch pie pan.

Chocolate Cream
1 cup pitted dates, soaked in water for 15 minutes
2 ripe avocados
2 tablespoons raw carob powder*
2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs*
2 tablespoons raw agave nectar
1 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt

Drain dates but reserve the water they were soaked in. Place all ingredients in a blender adding just enough of the water to facilitate blending. Process until smooth. Pour onto the crust, top with coconut if desired and chill in the fridge for at least an hour covered with plastic wrap.
*We didn't have carob powder or cacao nibs so we used 3 tablespoons cocoa powder.
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Brynnly said...

Sounds very interesting. I'll have to try it. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Agave Nectar. It is so good and so natural. I'm all about natural. Good for you for become healthier. Good luck in doing it!

amy said...

crystal: yes! dr. frei senior. how funny. yeah he is in china or something being a mission president. not really China. but still. scary!

Jaimelee and Steven Holm said...

ooh jaesi this is fun I want to make this!!! I love anything to do with chocolate and cream:)
can't wait for you to come to les mis!!