Decadent Delicious Raw Pecan Pie Recipe

Mar
2013
09

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This raw pecan pie recipe is just the dessert to go for when you really need to hit up the sweet tooth, but want to do it in the healthiest way possible. While this recipe is made of healthy ingredients, there is no denying that it is sweet, so if you are on a sugar free diet, this will not be the dessert for you. But if you want a treat, and let’s face it, we all do once in awhile, this is the way to do it in the healthiest way possible. 

 

About Sweeteners

My version of this is not all raw as I used maple syrup. I was tempted to use unpasteurized honey to keep it all raw, but the flavor of maple syrup is going to be better to my taste preference, and I think most of you will agree. Agave would work, but the agave scene is a little sketchy right now, so I’ve been staying mostly away from that and using it very cautiously. I will post about different sweeteners soon. I have been thinking about it. Generally it’s a trade off between the healthiest, which imho is unpastuerized honey, and flavor. Actually, dates and raisins or other dried fruit would go above honey. If you can ever sweeten anything with fruit, that’s the way to go because although they are very sweet, they also have an abundance of concentrated nutrients as well.  So, I will use dates and raisins whenever possible, as I have in this recipe.

All in all, it’s pretty nutrient rich, and enzyme rich raw pecan pie!!

So go splurge on a nice treat and get yourself a big bag of pecans and come meet me in the kitchen!

 

Raw Pecan Pie Recipe on a Plate

 

Raw Pecan Pie Recipe

Ingredients

Crust
2 cups Pecans
1 cup Raisins
¼ tsp Salt

Filling
1 cup Pecans
1 cup Medjool Dates
½ cup Maple Syrup
½ cup Coconut Butter
1 Tbsp Vanilla

Topping
1 ½ cups Pecans
3 Tbsp Maple Syrup

Directions

Put the crust ingredients in a food processor and process until they well broken down and just start to stick together. Then remove to your pie plate and press down to make a crust. You do not need to oil the pan first. There is enough oil from the nuts so it will not stick.

To make the filling, put the crust ingredients in a food processor and process until it becomes a smooth and creamy mixture. Transfer into the crust shell and spread out with a spatula. Mine was very thick. Gently spread it out to the edges and smooth it down.

For the topping, go through your cup and a half of pecans and pick out ¾ of a cup of the nicest looking ones. I actually used just over ¾ of a cup to cover the whole top, as you can see in the picture below.  Then take the rest of the pecans and put them in the processor with the 3 tablespoons of maple syrup and pulse chop until pecans are in small uniform pieces.

Now the big decision to put the whole pecans down first or the crumbly pecan topping you just processed. It will look great either way and I decided to take the more risky route and put the whole pecans on first. You can see below how I decided to do it. You have fun decorating the top with your pecan toppings! It will look great, and taste great no matter how you approach this.

When you are finished, set in the fridge to let set for half an hour. Then take it out, slice and enjoy!

 

Raw Pecan Pie Photo Description

Assemble crust ingredients

Raw Pecan Pie Recipe - crust ingredients

Process crust to about this consistency.

Raw Pecan Pie Recipe - processing crust

Press crust into pan.

Raw Pecan Pie Recipe - crust in pan

Assemble filling ingredients.

Raw Pecan Pie Recipe - filling ingredients

Process filling ingredients until creamy and smooth.

Raw Pecan Pie Recipe - filling in processor

Transfer to pie crust.

Raw Pecan Pie Recipe - filling in crust

Spread filling out to edges.

Raw Pecan Pie Recipe - filling smoothed out in crust

Assemble topping ingredients.

Raw Pecan Pie Recipe - topping ingredients

Set aside half of the pecans. Process the rest of pecans with maple syrup until crumbly

Raw Pecan Pie Recipe - topping ingredients processed

Arrange whole pecans over the top of filling.

Raw Pecan Pie Recipe - pecans on top

Drop spoonfuls of crumbled pecan mixture over top. I smoothed it all down with the edge of my spatula.

Raw Pecan Pie Recipe in pan

Set in the fridge to set for at least half an hour. Take out and transfer to a plate, or you can slice and serve straight from the pan.

Raw Pecan Pie Recipe on Plate

It is very rich. With raw desserts, a little goes a lot further than with traditional baked ones. I only ate half of this slice and it felt like lots. You will have lots to share, and it keeps really well too. Cover and store in the fridge. It will keep at least a week, and probably even 2 or more. Of course, it will be long gone by then!!

Raw Pecan Pie Recipe slice on a plate

 

Enjoy!

 

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