Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Raw recipe: A Garden Taste Pie, shared by Nomi Shannon on rawgourmet.com

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This recipe comes from her site and newsletter:

Raw Recipe: A Garden Taste Pie

This recipe for a fabulous five-layer pie was created by
Chef Shula Gabbay at her raw food restaurant in Del Mar, CA.
(now closed). This is truly creative and delicious dessert.
It takes a little work, but the results are well worth it.
If you are artistic, this pie can be visually stunning. I
find it works well for me as a breakfast as the nuts and
fruits on their own work better with my digestion rather
than after a big meal. Definitely special occasion fare, you
can use any type of fruit combination. If you can find
berries and colorful fruits like persimmons, mangos,
papayas, that's all the better from a visual point of view.
Assemble the following ingredients: sunflower seeds,
almonds, raisins, dates (medjool), dried figs, prunes, ripe
pears, sweet apples (like Fuji, gala or Macintosh, not tart
like Granny Smith) and a selection of pretty fruits.

In an 8 or 9-inch pie pan prepare the crust: 1 Cup Sunflower
seeds (not soaked)

1 Cup raisins

3 Cups almonds (not soaked,) Dates

Put Sunflower seeds, almonds and raisins in food processor.
Process until fairly fine. Keep adding dates until it all
sticks together. Press into pie plate.

Makes a thick crust, about %"-1"


1 cup raisins

1 cup dried figs

1/2 cup prunes

1 cup dates

1-2 very ripe pears, or 1/2 cup apple juice

Next layer:

It is best to use very thinly sliced very ripe pear 1 layer
thick covering the entire filling. If pear is not available,
then use persimmon, mango or papaya.

Whatever you use must be fully ripe.

Next layer:

Finely shred 2-4 apples depending on size of apples and pie
plate (use a food processor, salad shooter or hand grater on
the longest shred) then toss with 2-4 teaspoons of lemon
juice to keep them from getting too brown, and drain
slightly in a bowl or colander.

Pile apples high onto the pie. Push down and pat the apples
in, creating a smooth domed effect on which to build the top

Next layer:

Now you are ready to decorate with fruit. Example: circles
of persimmon, surrounded by pomegranate seeds, blueberries,
and slices of other ripe pretty fruits. Let your imagination
run wild. Cover the entire surface. Refrigerate.

Will keep for a few days.

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