Oooey gooey 100% raw fat-free apple pie…
You heard right – an apple pie that it not only delicious, but 100% nutritious and almost completely fat free! When I saw this video on FullyRaw Kristina’s YouTube channel I knew instantly that this will be one of my favourite dessert recipes as I adore the combination of apples and cinnamon and my favourite fruit in the whole world are figs. Thus, a combination of the above would be heavenly. Initially I thought this recipe will be too complicated for me to produce, but to my surprise it was not at all. With only 5x ingredients (plus water and garnish), this recipe is as easy as…well…PIE! I love how sticky and sweet it is and the best part is that I can enjoy it guilt-free. I prefer eating it with my hands and getting the date crust all over my fingers and cheeks, but when serving it for guests, I would suggest that you rather make the apple pie into individual little pie servings instead of one big apple pie– it is just easier to eat that way.
- 10x sweet, green Golden Delicious apples
- 4x cups pitted dates
- 2x cups raw dried figs
- 1x teaspoon cinnamon
- 1x teaspoon nutmeg
- 2x fresh figs for garnish
- ¼ cup water
- Peel (optional) and core your apples
- Cut your apples into quarters each
- Slice the apple quarters (all except three apples) into very thin slices –use a mandolin to get the slices super thin
- Set aside until layering
INSTRUCTIONS – CRUST:
- Add 2x cups of dates and 1x cup of dried figs in the food processor
- Process the figs and dates until it becomes a sticky cookie dough consistency
- Press the dough crust into the bottom of your pie pan using your fingers. If it gets too sticky wet your fingers with a bit of water.
- Set aside until layering (you can store in in the fringe while you make the filling)
INSTRUCTIONS – APPLE PIE FILLING:
- Add the following to your blender: the quarters of three of your apples (12x quarters), ¼ cup water, 1x cup of dates, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- Blend until you reach a smooth, thick, sticky consistency
- Taste and add more dates, cinnamon or nutmeg if needed.
INSTRUCTION – LAYERING THE APPLE PIE
- Spread a layer of your filling onto the date crust in the pie pan.
- Follow with a layer of apple slices
- Alternate between a filling layer and an apple layer
- Continue to layer until you reach the brim of your pie dish (try to finish with an apple layer)
- Put the dish in the fridge to set for a while
- When serving, remove the hold and garnish with extra filling and fresh figs