No-Bake Cherry Pie

I was kind of, lollygagging around, little energy, when a  wonderful woman here called and asked me to make her a raw pie. And all of a sudden I had energy! Feeling wanted, useful, making a little money. Funny how that gives you energy, happiness! Plus it’s always so fun for me to create food! Here’s the pie. This one’s the Chocolate Mint, and below is a beautiful Cherry Pie Recipe! I’m getting wonderful berries in my garden, so berries are really on my mind right now.

Recipe of the Day – Raw Cherry Pie

This cherry pie is packed with vitamins such as A and C, with antioxidants and even melatonin! With the almond crust it makes a superb brain food. Use the tender and flaky crust to fill with other plump berries, or a mixture. The filling also makes a wonderful, healthy jam.
Ingredients:
FOR THE CRUST
3 c. almonds, walnuts or other nuts
6-9 soaked dates
1 T. coconut crystals or other dry sweetener
1 tsp. almond extract
dash sea salt

Filling:
6 c.fresh cherries
9  dates
½ c. coconut nectar or other liquid sweetener
1 T. psyllium seeds
1 T. chia seeds soaked 10 minutes
1 dash vanilla powder
juice 1/2 lemon
Directions:
Process almonds and dates through the food processor or juicer using the solid screen.  Add the psyllium and vanilla.  Press the mixture into a 9-inch glass pie pan, saving 1/4 of the mixture for the lattice. Roll the dough and carefully cut out your strips 1/2″ wide. Lift them with a knife onto the top of the pie creating a lattice effect. Cover and put into the fridge for up to 4 days. Makes a 9″ pie.

Place all filling ingredients in a food processor and process until thoroughly blended and creamy. Immediately pour the filling into the pie crust. Place in dehydrator for 4-6 hours at 105 degrees until filling is to the right consistency. Serve or cover and refrigerate.

Word of the Day – por ejemplo – for example

Tip of the Day – One thing I love about the people here, the Ecuadorians, is that they go around singing, break out into song. I love that SO much. “Pie, pie, me oh my.”

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