I stared at my fruit bowl today and felt sad. My pears and apples were going to go bad any minute and I knew we wouldn't eat them in time. There were just too many. What to do?? Make a raw pie crumble of course!! This dessert can obviously be made of just apples and use as man different varieties as you like.
Ingredients for Crust:
* 2 cups almonds (soaked 12-24 hours)
*2 cups pitted dates
*1 tsp orange or lemon zest
Ingredients for filling:
*5-6 organic apples
*3-4 organic pears
*1 cup raisins (soaked several hours in just enough water to cover them)
*2 tbsp ground flax seeds or psyllium powder
*2 tsp cinnamon powder
*1/2 tsp allspice powder
*1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
*1 pinch Garam masala
To make crust:
place all crust ingredients in a food processor and process with the S blade until it resembles dough. It will form a ball in the processor, then you know it's ready! Press into a pie plate or 9x12 pan.
To make filling:
*Core and chop the apples and pears into medium sized pieces. Place half the apples into a food processor along with the rest of the ingredients, including the water from the soaking raisin's, and process until smooth. Set aside the mixture in a mixing bowl.
Place the rest of the apples in food processor and pulse until a chunky texture is achieved. Mix the batches together. Pour into the pie shell or pan and enjoy!
Letting the pie settle in the refrigerator for a few hours will stiffen up the filling. Or place in the oven on low for a few minutes with vegan ice cream on top! yum!