Feast your eyes on this beauty of a raw vegan pie. It’s often difficult for me to eat something that looks so beautiful but the only thing better than how it looks is how it tastes.
Don’t take my word for it though. Make one yourself. The crust features macadamia nuts and dates. The bottom layer has cashews, coconut milk and maple syrup. The top whipped layer uses the meat from young Thai coconuts blended with coconut milk and more macadamias. A layer of kiwi separates the bottom layer from the whipped goodness on top. The good news is that this pie is cruelty free, dairy-free and gluten-free. Follow the recipe below to experience your very own high pie-brational bliss.
Kiwi Macadamia Pie / Cheese Cake
1/2 cup dates (8) – pitted
1 C macadamias
1 C almonds
1/4 cup coconut flakes (add last)
1/4 tsp salt
Combine ingredients in food processor. Add coconut at the end and pulse in. Press crust mixture into pie pan or spring form.
Cheese Cake Layer:
2 C cashews soaked
1/2 C date (8) – pitted
1/3 C lemon/lime juice
1/3 C maple syrup
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla powder
1/4 C coconut oil (melted)
1/2 C nut milk ( almond or coconut)
Combine in blender. Pour into crust and allow to set in freezer for 3 hours. Once set, add a layer of cut fruit of your choice. Return to the freezer.
2 TB lecithin
Combine ingredients in blender adding lecithin last. Pour whipped topping onto frozen pie. Tap pie on counter to remove air bubbles. Set in freezer for 3 hours. Once set, decorate with fruit slices.
Allow to thaw for 30 minutes before cutting and serving.
Watch the videos for step by step instruction.