Do you have any sugar free, gluten free or paleo dieters that you have to plan for in your life? Are dessert ideas sometimes hard to come by? Now, some people would argue that dessert is an unnecessary meal; that it just adds an unearthly amount of calories to the end of our meal and should be omitted for the sake of our own health and figures. Ya, I would not trust those people..😝 My mom had a magnet on our fridge growing up that said, “skinny cooks can’t be trusted”. Ya she may have been on to something there…
Now, I love all kinds of dessert, I normally won’t turn any down. But, doing dessert a plant based way, can be tricky. Usually, the go-to plant based dessert is a bowl of berries with a dollop of delicious sweet cashew cream on top of it or just by itself. Nothing wrong with that! As I drool typing this post…but what about….pie? Yes, pie. Can pie be created plant based? Well, the crust can! I’ve been making this crust for a couple of years now, and it is the simplest recipe I have in my recipe vault. It only has 2 ingredients! That’s it! Unless you want to add stuff to it, then, that’s your call.
So come on…Let’s do this!
Start with 1 cup of nuts and 12-15 dates. It’s best to soak your dates for up to 10 minutes to help soften them up. It helps them blend easier!
Next, blend the nuts and dates until a ball begins to form.
Variations: this pie crust is very versatile, and can be transformed in many ways to make your pie better! I like to add orange peel to it when making chocolate pie, because orange and chocolate go together beautifully!
Add vanilla or almond extract to your fruit pies, or cinnamon and nutmeg to your pumpkin pie. Sky’s the limit. I hope you enjoy this recipe!
Plant Based Pie Crust-Vegan, Gluten and Sugar Free
- 1 cup nut of choice (pecans or walnuts work best for this recipe)
- 12-15 dates, soaked for up to 10 minutes (mandatory if you don’t have a a decent, high power food processor
- Add dates and nut of choice to your food processor. Blend until a ball of “dough” forms.
- Place ball in a 9 in pie tin, spread evenly.
- Place in fridge for about 30 minutes or so to set.
- Add your filling and enjoy!
Until Next Time…