Here’s a personal favorite recipe for all the vegans, and raw foodies, and general dessert lovers out there trying to control a sweet tooth, but not willing to give up the goodies! (I’ll get a pic up soon as I do one, but the recipe’s so simple, I have to share! Send me a pic if you do one 🙂
It’s seasonally appropriate!!
It’s Slapple! A raw apple pie remix for the fall fruit season.
2 large apples or 3-4 small.
2 cups nuts, raw.
2 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup dates (soaked & drained if possible, but not necessary)
2 oranges or 1/2 cup OJ
1/3 cup honey
Choose a crisp sweet-tart local variety. I like Honey Crisps. Peel. Slice in thin half moons. Set in a large bowl.
For nuts, you can choose different nuts to explore textures. Almonds are a nutritious baking favorite (in this case no baking necessary), but need to be finely ground (You can even choose to soak your almonds for a few hours). Pecan offers a rich flavor. Cashews and walnuts create a fattier base. I mix them all in, based on what I have.
Grind the nuts to a fine meal using blender or food processor. Add cinnamon, nutmeg and salt to mix. Set aside.
Grind dates to a paste, if necessary add 1tblsp of water at a time. Mix dates evenly with nuts until mixture is slightly compact, and will hold in a large (but crumbly) ball if you pat it together. Now take the ball and mold it into a pie plate. Voila! Crust.
Next, grind your oranges and honey, and a 1/4 cup dates. Add a couple dashes of pie spice. Pour over apples, and mix.
NOW IT’S TIME TO SLAPPLE!
Slap your moistened apple slices onto your pie crust. You can be as artful or ingenious about this as you want to be.
NOW SLAPPLE ONTO YOUR PLATE!
Bon appetit, mes amis.