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10-03-2007, 02:08 PM
I have tried 2 pies but they are too sweet for me. Does anyone have a pie crust that is not sweet????
10-03-2007, 04:10 PM
I know Rawkinlocs has done these, and hope she's by with a recipe, as I was also thinking I would go unsweet for a pie crust this weekend.
10-03-2007, 04:17 PM
I haven't actually done this, but I would use a mild tasting seed (golden flax, perhaps?), grind it up into a dry powder, add only enough coconut butter to allow you to press the mixture into a pie plate, & dehrdrate..
Think SAD grahm cracker crumbs & butter for a comparison..
10-03-2007, 04:23 PM
you can also put Oat Groats in the coffee grinder as part of your base too. A little coconut oil, salt, etc... SAD pie crusts have a fair amount of salt usually.
I do one that's sort of half sweet, but it would be nice to see some recipes for totally unsweet.
10-03-2007, 04:32 PM
I forgot to mention some salt..Gotta have a little, especially for bland foods..
10-03-2007, 07:57 PM
thanks you guys for the ideas,everyone is so creative with this stuff.
10-03-2007, 08:05 PM
Aloha! I make a very simple crust - I soak my almonds - (ususally about 1 cup of almonds) throw them into the food processor with maybe one or two dates... or more preferably just a few golden raisins. (just a small bit)... just enough to give the nut mixture the tinest bit of flavor... if you start out with just a few -- you can add more raisins according to taste. You can also add 1 teaspoon of vanilla (or less - or leave it completely out if you prefer - I've made it both ways and found the crust to be delicious with or without the vanilla!)
once it's all ground up - I just press it into the pie plate and it just sticks in place! It's great with banana ice cream - or my favorite banana/coconut milk ice cream... soooo yummilicious!
I"m not a big fan of sweet - i have pretty strong reactions to anything sweet - so this is perfect for me!
10-03-2007, 08:17 PM
good to hear from you, thanks. will I see you in the challenge this month? I hope so. I think I will put a little of everyones ideas together and experiment with a crust. let you know how it comes out
10-04-2007, 01:18 PM
bumping up hoping to hear from Rawkinlocs
10-04-2007, 01:39 PM
Well, I do make non-sweet pie crust. I make mine pretty much like you would a SAD crust (sorry, no exact measurements but I'll try to give guesstimations): DISCLAIMER - I personally do not measure when I'm making things for myself/family so if this doesn't turn out, please don't "blame" me...I'm only giving approximates here. I won't have exact measurements until I've totally perfected this (texture-wise) and I'm ready to put it on paper for an upcoming book...
- Approx. 1 cup of ground oat flour (I get steel-cut oats - I know, I know but they're fine for me and my family - and grind them myself in the Vitamix or you can use a coffee grinder) If you don't wanna use steel-cut oats or whole oat groats from the natural food store, you can order truly raw oats from Alissa's store and use those OR you can just sub with almonds ground into flour or leftover nut milk pulp that has been dried and ground to flour.
- I add a little sea salt and just a bit of agave (this is optional) but not so much to make it overly sweet like the date-nut crusts. It depends on what the crust is for...if for an apple pie, for example, I'll make it less sweet. But if making a crumbly crust for a "dutch apple-type" or for a chocolate mousse pie, I'll make it more sweet.
- After placing the flour into a bowl, I then add some olive oil or you can use coconut oil or any other oil you want. I also sometimes use coconut butter...it just depends on what I'm making.
- Then, I start stirring in cold water a little at a time (about a TBS. at a time) until it's desired consistency that I can shape into a ball and then roll out between two teflex sheets with my rolling pin.
That's pretty much it. And this can be done in a food processor...I will just throw everything in there when I'm being "lazy"! :) Here's a pic of one of my crusts I made while experimenting on the sweet potato pie for me and Jacki's raw soul food recipe book - the second picture is the crust after being dehydrated:
10-04-2007, 03:14 PM
OMG look at that SWEET POTATO PIE!!!!:D
Great Job Rawkinlocs!!! Yum!
10-04-2007, 05:27 PM
thank you!! now can we have the sweet potato pie recepie?? and when is your book comming out, i want to get one, are you taking pre orders?
I love all the food I've seen from you, you are so inventive and real. Thanks for all your help.
10-06-2007, 01:34 AM
I'm gonna try sweet potato pie and cheesecake this week end. ? do you dehydrate pie crust before you put filling in or can I get away with not dehydrating at all. I have a round dehydrator and a pie will not fit in it.
10-06-2007, 01:45 AM
Thanks exurb and diali! :)
I'd say that you can get away with not dehydrating because these are raw, vegan recipes with no milk or eggs. The texture may be a little different but I'm sure it will still be delicious! Just chill in the fridge or freezer (I think most cheesecake recipes are set in the freezer anyway) and they should be fine. I only dehydrate for texture-purposes, but I've seen some pumpkin and sweet potato pie recipes where there is no dehydrating at all.
10-06-2007, 01:51 AM
Thank you!!:) I'll let you know how it comes out, my 1st real try at a raw recipe, something besides salad and pates.
10-06-2007, 07:11 PM
Check out the raw chef's tart ,it certainly looks good.
10-07-2007, 04:31 AM
YUM! As always, Rawkinlocs has posted a must try creation for me. I don't like many of the date/nut crusts, I usually use the "Good Oat Crust" from "Living Cuisine", but it's a little too sweet for my tastes too. I have been waiting to try this one too...
(the filling looks pretty good too! :rolleyes: )
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