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May
19

Want A Decadent Pie?

Well, today as the Homeschool Expo nears the end of a fourth and exciting day, I am once again thankful for all of the fun and exciting people I have met who understand what it is like to have the pressure of being at home and multi-tasking more than those who send their children out to someone else to teach.

In honor you all who have asked me to post some good recipes that are delicious as well as being useful for gluten free people, I am posting the recipe I made today for you to try out.

This is perfect for summer, winter, or any time, and also extremely useful for those on GLUTEN FREE, RAW FOODS, and/or ANTI-FUNGAL diets.

 

CAPRIG’s FUDGEY GOTTA HAVE IT PIE

CRUST

  • 2 c  raw almonds
  • 3/4 c soft whole dates NO PITS and soaked in water for at least an hour (you can use less if you don’t like much sweet)
  • 1/2t vanilla
  • 1/4-1/2t sea salt

Put nuts in food processor and chop into small pieces- not powdery.  Through the top of the processor, while chopping, add the sea salt.  Once the nuts are chopped well, add the date pieces- soaked dates cut into chunks – they will work better if they are cut in pieces first.  Add vanilla and chop into a moist crusty dough.  Pat into pie plate that can be put into the freezer.  Glass is best, but any pie pan will do- just not aluminum.

FILLING

  • 4 avocados that are ripe
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1/3- 1/2 c maple syrup (can use honey but not as good)
  • 1/3 – 1/2 c carob powder- roasted has most flavor, but any will do.
  • 1/4 t sea salt or to taste.

No need to wash the processor after doing the crust, just put in the filling ingredients as is.  Cut the avocado halves into large chunks so that it will process well in the processor.  Add rest of ingredients and run the food processor to blend until smooth and creamy.

Pour the carob cream into the waiting crust and put into the freezer for a few hours.  Can be eaten when partly frozen, or fully frozen, once cut into pieces, they can thaw a while to be softer or eaten like a frozen treat.

This pie sounded disgusting when I first tried it out and I was hesitant to try it, but our family went nuts over it and we have made it for years now.  Everyone that I give this recipe to ends up loving it even if they don’t like avocados.

And you can work with it- if you have less avocados one day, just make a smaller pie or use a shallower pan.

Well, there is my recipe for the day.  Enjoy!  Let me know what you think of it too!

1 comment

  1. Denise M says:

    Glad to see that you were inspired to start the blog. Looking forward to following it.

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