Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
Healthy and delicious. Time does not include chilling time.
- 1 cup raw almonds (or 1/2 cup almonds and 1/2 cup cashews)
- 1 cup soft pitted dates
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 8 large ripe strawberries
- 5 soft dates, pitted
- 2 bananas, fairly ripe
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 1⁄2 pints fresh strawberries
- To make pie shell;Grind the nuts in a food processor until finely chopped, add the dates and vanilla, and blend well. Press thinly into a pie plate (from center to the outside rim) to form the shell.
- To make binder;Blend all ingredients in food processor or blender until well mixed.
- Fruit filling;Cut 2 pints of fresh strawberries into quarters, fold into binder and fill shell. Decorate with approximately 1/2 pint of quartered strawberries.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled.
Didn't set firmly as francoroni mentions, but was delicious all the same! thanks for posting (^o^)
The pie itself is very tasty and healthy, too! However mine did not set, even after overnight in the fridge. The crust didn't hold together and stuck to the pie dish, and the filling was runny and had to be spooned out. Maybe the pie actually needs to be frozen instead of refrigerated? Also, the prep time was much longer, it took me about 30 min to assemble the pie.
This is really *very* good. I made it about 22 hours ahead, and I started to worry about the bananas going brown, but I guess that is what the lemon juice was for. The pie looked great, even after all that time in the fridge. I also worried that the dates in the crust would overwhelm the filling, but I was wrong about that too. (Can you tell I've never made anything quite like this before?!) The crust and filling and whole thing was just wonderful and perfect. Most of it was eaten by my guests but fortunately there is still some more left over for me! YAY!!!