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10-15-2007, 11:44 PM
I am going to a family gathering, it's a double birthday celebration. Some of the fam think my raw eating is pretty weird, and so I volunteered to do desserts because I feel most comfortable with that. I want to make at least 2pies. My grandmother's favorite pie is Key Lime Pie...I found a pie recipe for a raw version, but it seemed pretty complicated and had some ingredients I've never heard of (agar-agar??).
Does anyone have a good key lime pie recipe and another easy dessert/pie recipe?
10-15-2007, 11:48 PM
I don't have any pie recipes but I have some agar agar that I don't know what to do with. Guess I'll look for a pie recipe that uses it! The Dr. who diagnosed my daughter's food allergies told me I would need it as an egg substitute, but I've yet to see a recipe that calls for it.
10-16-2007, 08:41 AM
Alissa's Blueberry Pie is simple to make and very tasty.
10-16-2007, 05:16 PM
Does anyone know of a substitute for agar-agar?? I don't know if I'll have time to hunt some down (I don't live close to a hfs). The recipe I like only calls for 1 tbsp of it...think it would matter if I left it out or used something else??
The only thing listed on foodsubs.com as a substitue is gelatin :eek:. Maybe some freshly, and VERY finely, ground flax seeds would do the trick?
Good luck, and i hope that helps!
10-17-2007, 08:07 AM
Key Lime Pie
serves 6-8 people
1 cup almonds
2 cups walnuts
1 cup dates
1/3 cup raisons
2 tbs. orange juice
2 big avocados or 3 small ones
juice of 4 limes or 7 keylimes
zest of the limes/keylimes
1/2 cup cashew nuts
1/2 cup almond milk or water
1 cup mac nuts
1/4 cup cashews
1 vanilla bean scraped (optional)
3 tbs honey or 7-10 dates
Process all ingredients until crumbly and soft. Press into a 10 inch springform pan and chill
Either blend everything in blender until thick and creamy or put through juicer (ie: champion, greenpower)
Put everything in a clean blender and whip it up until nice and smooth. No lumps please.
Take out the chilled crust. Spoon the filling on top. Smooth it out with a spatula or spoon. Let chill for 1 hour. Take it out and then pipe or spoon the frosting on top. Garnish with lemon/lime wedges and chopped pistachios. Put in the fridge/freezer for another hour to set and enjoy.
10-18-2007, 01:36 PM
Here is a recipe I found for Key Lime Pie on theRawTable.com
Havent made it but it looks delish
10-18-2007, 03:04 PM
The absolute best pie that I have come across for SAD family and friends is Annie Phyo's Mango Cobbler (you put it in a pie plate). REALLY easy, particularly if you have a mango pitter. Everyone just loves it. Let me know if you want the recipe and I can post it later.
10-18-2007, 04:16 PM
Mango Cobbler? Yes! would you post it? Please? Thank You. Joz
10-18-2007, 06:28 PM
Fresh Mango Cobbler from
Ani's Raw Kitchen
3 cups pecans, dry
1 vanilla bean, scraped ( i have used vanilla extract for the beans)
3/4 cup pitted dates
3/4 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup pitted dates
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 vanilla bean
2/3 cup water, as needed
3-4 ripe mangos, peeled, seeded and sliced
To make the crust
process pecans, vanilla bean and salt into a powder in food processor. add dates and process until mixed well. sprinkle 1/2 of the crust into bottom of pie plate
To make the syrup
process all syrup ingredients in vita-mix or processor - adding water as needed to make a thick syrup
place sliced mangos into large bowl and toss with syrup. spoon into cobbler crust, and top with remaining crust.
will keep well in fridge for 2 days
10-18-2007, 07:44 PM
Thank You; Wow; I love love mangoes: Joz
If anyone is interested in great site for pies: here:
10-18-2007, 10:06 PM
I love using agar agar it is a type of seaweed and really nothing matches it in texture except gelatin. You should be able to find it at an oriental/Asian market. There it comes in long strips that you have to blend into as much of a powder as you can which is kind of difficult but a coffee/ seed nut grinder might work I have only tried to use my blender in the past and that has not worked so well. The macrobiotic section of a health food store should definitely have it. It is used very much in macrobiotic cooking. You do have to warm the liquid you are using it in so that it will dissolve well especially if you do not find the pre-powdered (fine grind) kind. It is a little on the expensive side ~7 bucks for a smallish amount but is very reasonable if you get it at the Asian market and try to powder it yourself, ~4 for a huge amount. Worth it if you want to mimic as closely as possible the "real" thing, or if you really miss jello. Oh hey you could also just buy a pack of lime or lemon flavored vegetarian jello which is usually agar agar but no guaranty that a processed boxed product has not been heated or pasteurized.
I do love Alissa's blueberry pie especially freshly made crust. I have also subbed frozen blueberries when fresh are out of season and that seems to come out pretty good too.
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