28 Aug 2013

CHERRY PIE WITH HEMP SEEDS & WALNUTS


Ahh... cherry pie. I am sure we all have our own special memories linked to this delicious dessert. Okay wait - I actually can't think of any for me. Oh well, in any case this raw vegan version is mondo yummy! The filling is simply cherries and the crust is made from hemp seeds, walnuts, coconut oil and whatever sweetener you like. This is super healthy for your heart and brain! Last time I checked, I use both those organs on a daily basis. I hear they have their uses.


I'd just like to take a moment to let you know (if you didn't notice my freak-out session yesterday) that I have been nominated for "Favourite Blog" for the 2013 VegNews Veggie Awards! This is like being nominated for the Oscars, if you're a vegan food blogger. Please please please vote for me in this survey. I will send you cyber kisses - they are almost as good as the real thing. Not really. But it's the thought that counts?


cherry pie {raw & vegan}

Crust:
1 cup walnuts
1 cup hemp seeds
1/6 cup coconut oil
1/8 cup preferred liquid sweetener (maple syrup, agave nectar, coconut nectar, date syrup, etc.) 

Filling:
1-2 cups fresh organic pitted cherries

To make the crust: pulse the walnuts and hemp seeds into powder in your food processor. Add the coconut oil and sweetener and process until it forms a ball. Press 2/3 of this dough into a small pie dish (I just used a 4-inch spring form pan) and put in the fridge for 2-3 hours to set. Roll out the remaining dough between two sheets of parchment paper then stick in the freezer until hardened, about 1-2 hours. 

Once your rolled out dough is hard, cut it into strips and carefully create a lattice crust on parchment paper. But don't flip back the strips as you're making it, simply slide the strips under each other. Fill your pie crust with cherries then gently transfer your lattice crust on top of the pie, rip off the excess strips, and press the edges together. Serve right away or put back in the fridge for another hour or so. This is best eaten the same day it's made. 

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi! Looks yummy! The only thing is I personally would like to see more pictures of the process on how to make the items to help guide us :) thank you!

Julia said...

Dear Em, of course we voted for you. You are the most all round talented raw foods princess I know! Keep up the fantastic work.

Emily von Euw said...

I know, I thought of that afterwards >< Thanks!

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Nina Ortiz said...

wow that looks so good, what would you use instead of hemp seeds if you cant get any?

Katrin - therawfoodsisters.com said...

Aaaah heaven on Earth! Looks so Beautiful. Almost too pretty that I dont want to eat it... or haaa who am I fooling! I would love love love to have a massive piece of this. Yummm! You are a genious. Many hugs from Ghana!

Emily von Euw said...

Any other nut or seed will work :D

Dre said...

This looks amazing, and so simple! I can't wait to try it! (And I don't have any fond cherry-pie-childhood memories, either...don't feel bad :p )

-Andrea

Yolanda Quimby said...

you should do a video of this one...I'm a cherry freak and would be eating this for all three meals, lol <3. Can you substitute frozen when you can't get fresh?

Emily von Euw said...

Yep! :)

Suzanne Poldon said...

I love few-ingredient recipes like these. Sometimes simple is best :)

Aurélie said...

I know it's still August but that would make a perfect Christmas-y treat!! (probably the fir cone's fault!)

Marie said...

I would love to eat this right now, but I need to order some more hempseeds, or use something else :) I hope you win the 2013 VegNews Veggie Awards, you really deserve that! Have a nice day :)

Emily von Euw said...

Thank you! You don't need hemp seeds! You can use any other seed or nut ;)

Anja said...

voted !!

steve7876 said...

When i made this the other day. The filling as well as dried tomatoes were lovely nevertheless the crust was pretty bitter What Is Apple Pay? instead of that nice. Any changes i could make to stop it being thus bitter? Don't understand when i love pumpkin seed products, walnuts and sundried tomato vegetables.

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