Starting to plan that special holiday dinner? How about including a delicious (and healthy!) option for desert? Our Living Apple Pie is truly a crowd favorite…we call it a “living” pie because it’s made with all living ingredients and isn’t even cooked!
Our recipe is below if you would like to try making your own pie, but keep in mind that you can always order one from Feed Your Vitality. In fact, for $199 we offer a complete anti-inflammatory family style holiday feast! Our dinner serves 8 – 10 people and is conveniently delivered free to your home on December 23rd. Let us do the cooking, all you need to do is heat and enjoy. Click here for holiday menu
Now back to our recipe…
LIVING APPLE PIE
1-2 tsp Coconut oil (ghee, butter, or the oil of your choice)
2 cups of your favorite nuts (Mixed nuts, almonds, etc.)
2 1/2 cups of medjool dates
1 orange peeled (no seeds)
5 apples (I prefer Gala)
2 TBSP ground Cinnamon (apple pie spice blend works too)
Crust: In a food processor, combine the nuts and a pinch of sea salt. Pulse until the nuts are ground not quite to a flour. The courser pieces offer a nice texture. This is preference though. If you are in a time crunch or only have almond meal, that works too. If your dates have pits, remove them and discard. Slowly add 2 cups of the dates to your nut mix until a thick “dough” is formed. Rub coconut oil in the bottom of a pie pan for easy pie removal. Place the ball of “dough” in the pan and press it out to form a pie crust. It is sometimes easier to do if you dip your fingers in water to prevent them from sticking to the dough as you spread.
Sauce: After peeling and seeding, place the entire orange into your blender and grind to a juicy pulp. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of dates (you can also use honey or agave nectar, if you are low on dates.) Blend thoroughly, adding filtered water if necessary to create a thick syrup. Add the cinnamon and blend again.
Filling: Peel and core the apples and slice them however you wish. I prefer thin rings. Toss the filling and sauce together until completely coated and place the mixture in the pie crust.
Serve immediately, or refrigerate up to two days.
ALSO, another option you may want to try – cover with Enjoy Life Brand Chocolate Chips (they are dairy free, and can be found at the grocery store) and bake at 350 degrees until melted. YUM…