the ultimate raw pie recipe, you want to eat this!

I’m thinking of a raw pie recipe for a couple of months now and every time I think of something it’s just not good enough to share. Not this time though! It’s the ultimate raw pie recipe. The best of the best. I know, I’m too modest… :)

The inspiration behind it came when I saw a photo of a Pavlova cake. It’s basically white meringue base, topped with whipped cream and berries. Nothing hard, but so fancy. I even found a vegan meringue mix, but then it turned out that the australian company making it is nowhere to be found in Europe. I didn’t gave up, but I wanted it right now, so I started thinking of the alternatives. Raw pie sounded like one.

I found the best whipped cream recipe made from coconut can.

Then created white pie base, using peeled almonds and cashew nuts.

And added the finishing touches – the home made blueberry jam & the fresh berries.

raw pie with berries

It turned out so good that it’s almost impossible to stop eating it. The ultimate pie recipe, I’m not joking here :) Try it for yourself, you won’t regret it.

raw pie with berries

for the base
  • 1 cup soaked & peeled almonds
  • 1 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/3 cup liquid sweetener (agave or honey)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
Instructions:

1. Soak the almonds for 24 hours and peel them if you want white pie base.
2. Pour everything in the food processor and blend for 1-2 minutes, until it starts sticking together and form a ball. If your sweetener is not liquid, add a little bit of water.
3. Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces for 5″ | 13 cm pie forms.
4. Place plastic foil in the pie forms, wet your hands and spread the dough in the forms.
5. Dehydrate for 18 hours at 115°F / 46°C. At some point remove the base from the pie forms to dehydrate it evenly, I did it after 12 hours to make sure it’s hard enough and won’t collapse.

raw pie with berries

for the filling
  • 1-2 cups home made blueberry jam
  • 1 can coconut milk/cream
  • 1/3 vanilla bean
  • 4 teaspoons sugar (I used coconut blossom sugar)
  • 1 cup mixed berries
Instructions:

1. My personal advice for the jam is to use the vegan cooked version of it, it’s just too good to skip. But if you want to keep it all raw, dehydrate you jam with the base. Both recipes are here.
2. Instructions with photos for the coconut whipped cream can be found here. You can beat it with your food processor, but do it at least for 3-4 minutes. I whipped it for only 2 and it’s a bit too liquid. Also it will help if you place the bowl for 1-2 hours in the fridge before and after whipping the cream.

Assembling:

1. Spread the jam on the base, do it carefully using 2 spoons.
2. Add the whipped cream on top.
3. Top with fresh berries.
4. Enjoy the raw pie moderately. It’s addictive :)
4. Makes 6 raw pies.

P.S. What’s your favorite pie recipe?

bon appétit!

raw pie with berries

Отдавна обмислям да приготвя суров веган пай, но все не успявах да измисля правилната комбинация от блат – плънка – крем, които да са вкусни и в същото време веган. Но този път успях! Представям ви един от най-добрите сурови пайове, които сте опитвали някога… Не се шегувам! Паят е пристрастяващо вкусен :)

Вдъхновението ми за него дойде от една снимка на десерта Павлова, който представлява блат от белтъци (нашенските целувки), полят обилно със сметана и гарниран с пресни плодове. Красиво, калорично и нездравословно. Гледах снимката почти цял ден мислейки си колко много искам този десерт и тогава идеята за суровият пай се роди. Помислих си… защо да не пресъздам усещането за Павлова в суров пай!

Трябваха ми само красива и бяла основа, за което се погрижиха накиснатите и обелени бадеми с кашу. Веган сметана създадена благодарение на кен с кокосово мляко, сладко от боровинки и пресни плодове. Лесно, нали? :)

За блата ще ви трябват:

1 чаша накиснати и обелени бадеми
1 1/2 сурово кашу
1/2 чаша течен подсладител (мед или агаве)
щипка сол

Инструкции:

1. Накиснете бадемите за 24 часа и ги обелете, ако искате да получите бял блат.
2. Сложете всички съставки в кухненския робот и мискирайте докато тестото не се слепи на една голяма топка, обикновенно отнема 1-2 минути. Ако подсладителят ви е е достатъчно течен, добавете малко вода.
3. Поставете прозрачно фолио във формичките за мини пай, намокрете си ръцете за да не залепва тестото и го разпределете във формите. Аз използвах форми с размер 13 см и тестото беше достатъчно за 6 пая.
4. Дехидрирайте 18 часа на 46°C, ако нямате дехидратор можете да използвате и фурната на минимална температура. След 12-тия час извадете пайовете внимателно от формите и продължете сушенето. До тогава те трябва да са достатъчно твърди, за да не се разчупят при ваденето.
5. Когато блатовете са готови съхранявайте в хладилник и сглобете пайовете директно преди сервиране.

За плънката ще ви трябват:

1-2 чаши домашно сладко от боровинки
1 кен с кокосово мляко
4 супени лъжици кокосова захар
1 чаша миксирани плодове

Инструкции за “сметаната”:

1. Сложете кена в хладилник за едно денонощие.
2. Отворете и внимателно пресипете само горната част, която би трябвало да изглежда като гъста сметана в предварително охладена купа.
3. Добавете захарта и разбивайте докато не се получи пухкава сметана, отнема около 4-5 минути.
4. Сложете купата обратно в хладилника да стегне още малко и след това сглобете пайовете.

Сглобяване:

1. Намажете основата плътно със сладко от боровинки.
2. Сложете отгоре от разбитата кокосова сметана.
3. Добавете измитите плодове и сервирайте!

Приятен апетит!

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About the Author

Nadia Petrova

Nadia Petrova is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Member of CANNP, author of the Daily Raw cookbook and Green chef. You can reach her at - E-mail: nadia(at)natureinsider.com, Facebook: facebook.com/natureinsider, Personal Facebook: facebook.com/nadpetrova, Twitter: @natureinsider. And can read more about her here - Nadia Petrova

42 Comments

  1. Mmmm, that looks so pretty and delicious! As everything you do actually! Looks like we are both in the raw desserts boat these days :)

  2. It is definitely creamy, but not light at all :) It’s a little bit heavy with all that nuts, jam and whipped cream and I can eat only half of it at once. But it’s still delicious! Thanks Paulina!

  3. I was very happy to find the coconut can whipped cream, it wouldn’t be the same without it :) You can actually try it even for a normal recipe, it’s lighter and healthier than the milk one.

  4. First time here and boy, am I impressed. The pictures are absolutely gorgeous and so true to life. Love the recipe too! Will be back for more :)

  5. wow, this is truly amazing….I love your pics too….such nice foodtography!!!

    Did you know there is a Raw Pie making contest going on right now??? I think you should enter this pie!! I was going to try to enter but if you do it then you will win by a landslide!!

  6. Oh my gosh, these pies looks too delicious!! I know I would love these, and I really want to try making them! Coconut cream is so so good!
    Thank you for sharing- beautiful pictures!

  7. Thanks Samantha! I probably will try the contest, it will be fun!
    But please, don’t let anybody stop you from entering too! It’s the taste that matters, not the photos :)

  8. Thanks Ragnhild! Please let me how it went if you decide to make them one day :)
    I need some feedback on it :)

  9. Thank you, Jen! :)))
    You can make a lot of healthy and delicious things with a dehydrator, I believe everybody should have one :)

  10. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I’ve been looking for dairy-free desserts to make for a party – I will definitely be making these pies and your raw cookies!! I can’t wait to try them :)

  11. Absolutely love the photos (the recipes as well1!!) …is it a Macro lens? The details make my mouth water!

  12. Thank you, Tasha, for including me in! :) The round-up is delicious!
    I tried to publish a comment on your blog, but it didn’t work, it gives me an error each time.

  13. these look so delicious! i’m currently drying out the shells, and i can’t wait till they’re done! you don’t even really need a dehydrator. i just put the shells in my oven with the light on. these would probably be good even if they aren’t dried. it would be really messy to eat, but the soft texture might be nice; kind of like raw cake (the stuff with dates and nuts).

  14. Thanks Claire :))
    Yes, they are delicious and without dehydrating/baking, but after dehydrating they are crisp, which makes them much more tastier and like real pie crust…

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