Raw Apple pie without fatty nut crust? Yes, you read right. This sweet low fat dessert contains very little amount of nuts, holds together and taste delicious! I always loved the combinations of apples, cinnamon and caramel and since I turned to Raw Vegan diet I used to crave apple pies, strudels and similar forbidden sins. So I experimented a little and finally found out the way to make satisfying and absolutely healthy pie without adding any sweetening and without using an oven.
You can even make the pie nut free if you wish or have nut allergy, simply skip the hazel nut flour in the recipe. You can share this dessert with your family and friends, I guarantee you they will enjoy it. It doesn't matter if they are meat eaters, vegetarians or vegans.
The secret of this dessert is simplicity. When I make my recipes I always try to simplify. To make the pie you need only couple of minutes and a few ingredients of simple character. This recipe is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth and nourishing your body in same the time!
Raw Apple Pie with Cantaloupe an Caramel
4 big apples, sliced thin
2 big ripe bananas
1 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup raisins
1/5 cup hazelnut flour
1 middle size pie form
1 cup dates
2 Tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla powder (or 1 vanilla bean)
1 Cantaloupe melon, sliced
1 Tbsp cinnamon
To make the pie: Place the bananas, cinnamon and nutmeg in the food processor and process until smooth. Add the raisins and process until mashed. Sprinkle hazelnuts in the pie form and cover with layer of apples. Spread the cinnamon cream on the apple layer and add a new layer. Continue creating layers and finish with the cream on the top. Cover with hazelnuts and place in the fridge while you prepare the caramel.
To make the caramel: Combine all ingredients in the food processor and pulse until smooth.
Serve with cantaloupe melon drizzled with caramel and sprinkled with cinnamon.