Raw Apple Pie with Almonds, Coconut and Ginger
This is another raw food dessert that I learnt very early on in my raw food journey! It is very quick and easy and only has a handful of ingredients, yet it is delicious! Ive also made the recipe adding plums or peaches to the mixture. So you can get creative with what is in season! This will keep a few days in the fridge and I also love it spooned over fresh fruit or on top of granola for breakfast! If you’re enjoying it for dessert it is also great with a dollop of coconut yogurt.
- 4 apples (your favourites in season!)
- 3/4 cup of dates
- 1 orange
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon of fresh ginger
- ¼ cup of desiccated coconut
- 2 tablespoons of flaked almonds
- Flaked almonds and cranberries to garnish
With the apples, wash them and then slice them on a mandolin so you get a very fine slice. I you don’t have a mandolin, simply slice them as fine as you can!
If your dates are hard, soak them for an hour or so in warm water. When they have softened, rinse the dates and add them to the blender with the juice of the orange and about ¼ teaspoon of the orange zest. Add the cinnamon and ginger. Blend until you get a relatively smooth date paste. You can add a little water if need be to keep it moving easily in the blender.
Mix the date paste through the apples and add the coconut and flaked almonds.
When everything is mixed well, transfer the mix to a baking tin or individual ramekins. Garnish with more flaked almonds and cranberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
This is keep in the fridge covered for 3-4 days.