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11-27-2008, 10:14 PM
11-27-2008, 11:06 PM
Glad you hit a Home Run with the Family on this Special Day.
11-28-2008, 05:37 AM
Oh, man, I was planning to make it. I was reading off the list of stuff to pack and my daughter was grabbing it and putting it in a big box to bring with us, and she grabbed a jar with only a wee little bit in it. There's no raw honey anywhere within an hour of here, so no pecan pie for us this Thanksgiving!
I'm glad yours was a hit! I'll be sure to bring enough honey next year, LOL.
11-28-2008, 10:15 PM
I found at raw pleasure via google the recipe for Pecan Pie, Alissa Cohen's that she gave Sheryl permission to use. Raving comments too.
Here it is.
read the FABULOUS Pecan Pie Recipe!
This recipe is reproduced from the fabulous new book 'Living on Live Food' with permission from the author Alissa Cohen.
"You'll be winning your guest over with this luscious pie! Looking at the ingredients, it's easy to see why this is a very sweet and rich dessert, so I save this one for special occasions.
Pecan Pie - Alissa Cohen's
2 cups pecans
1/2 cup dates, pitted and soaked
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups dates, pitted and soaked
1/2 cup pecans
1/3 cup honey*
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 macadamia nuts
1/2 cup water
1 cup pecans
1. Blend pecans in a food processor until fine.
2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
3. Remove from processor and pat down into a pie plate.
1. Place pecans in a food processor and blend until smooth.
2. Add in the remaining ingredients and blend until creamy.
3. Pour filling into pie crust.
* We used agave nectar instead
1. Place pecans decoratively on top of filling."
Alissa's book and DVD are available in
Australia/New Zealand www.Raw-pleasure.com.au
And I even bought a REAL vanilla bean this time... last time I made it we didn't have one... and it was still DELICIOUS! This is a highly recommended pie for guests who aren't familiar with raw food - they just won't believe something this magnificent is even possible!
... or just for you! I'm sure it would freeze well too.
11-28-2008, 11:41 PM
Gotta agree. It's darn good. I ran out of time and didn't get to make it in time to share on Thanksgiving. After dinner was over and everyone left I made a small pie (about a third) to reward myself for staying raw. It is so rich I could only eat a couple bites. Today, I made a cacao syrup/frosting to go on top of the rest of the pie. Ended up cutting the pie into bite size pieces, sticking a toothpick in each piece, and dipping them in the syrup. Put them in the fridge to set up. So GOOD! Reminds me of turtles.
Jenna, your spiced maple frosting sounds like the perfect compliment. What ingredients did you use in it?
11-29-2008, 12:55 PM
here's the recipe for the walnut cream:
2 cup walnuts, soaked a few hours, rinsed and drained
1 cup fresh water
½ cup soaked dates*
2 tablespoon ground chia seeds
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
.125 teaspoon ground ginger
pinch ground cloves
1.whip all ingredients in blender until thick and fluffy.i did have to stop the blender and scrape the mixture down a few times:)
2.chill about 1 hour
3.pipe as desired onto pie.
*Jenna's note: I used maple syrup instead of dates to give it a delicious mapley flavor :) and I used more spices than called for
11-29-2008, 08:22 PM
Thank you! :)
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