When it comes to sweets, sometimes I just can’t resist myself. I love sweets, but the old fashioned sweets with good ole white sugar don’t love me I am always trying to find new recipes for sweets that not only taste good, but are good for you.
During the 4th of July weekend, I wanted to make something sweet. Since I love fresh berries of any kind, I looked around Pinterest for a berry cobbler or berry pie that didn’t have any processed sugar. I found several different recipes, but nothing that was exactly what I wanted, so I combined several of them to come up with this:
Triple Berry Raw Pie with Cashew Cream
1 cup of walnuts
1 1/2 cups of almonds
1 1/2 cups of dates (pitted)
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tsp cinnamon
Place all ingredients in food processor and mix until it sticks together when pinched between your fingers. Press into a 9 inch pie pan.
2 cups blueberries
1 1/2 cups of blackberries
1 1/2 cups of strawberries
3 TBLS agave nectar
1 1/2 TBLS arrowroot powder ( corn starch can be used instead)
*You can use any combination of berries that you want.
Take 2 cups of the berries and mix it with the agave nectar in a blender. Place the mixture in a small saucepan over medium heat and add the arrowroot powder until it thickens. Add this mixture to the remaining berries and pour in the crust. Refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
I topped my pie with this amazing cashew cream that I found here: http://noonetrustsaskinnychef.wordpress.com/2012/03/24/cashew-cream-and-fresh-fruit/
What is your favorite summertime treat?