Friday, June 27, 2014

Black Bottom Strawberry "Cream" Pie (Raw Vegan - but the Kids will NEVER know it)

This recipe takes approximately 15 minutes to prepare.  I can't seem to keep it in the fridge. Everybody enjoys this "creamy" strawberry pie.  I hope you will too.


3/4 cup crushed raw pecans or walnuts
1/4 cup dried unsweetened shredded coconut
Optional:  Chocolate “Bottom”:
3/4 cup stevia-sweetened melted chocolate. 
NOTE: To be on the safe side, to sweeten melting chocolate, use approximately 1/8 of a teaspoon of Powdered Concentrated Stevia, such as KAL brand or NOW brand. Depending on "How liquid" your brand of liquid stevia drops are, liquid stevia may sieze melting chocolate. . .not good)

2 cups fresh strawberries (or raspberries) 
1 cup raw organic cashews
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (If using Liquid Vanilla Stevia, you need not add this.)
1 to 2 droppers full of liquid stevia (to taste), or 1/8 – 1/4 tsp pure concentrated stevia powder 
1 pinch salt
1 cup coconut oil, melted
1.) Grind crust ingredients in food processor or high speed blender and press into bottom of a 9 inch pie plate, building up the sides slightly. 
2.) If adding the "Black Bottom," pour the melted chocolate over the crust and cool in the fridge while you prepare the creamy strawberry filling.
3.) Place all filling ingredients into blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. 
4.) Carefully pour on top of crust and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.