Raw Strawberry Cream Pie

by Susan on June 9, 2009

Raw Food Recipes: Strawberry Cream Pie

Summer and strawberries. What a great combination. A friend of mine dropped off a very large box of strawberries the other day and the fun began. I have been having spinach-strawberry balsamic salads, putting strawberries in green drinks and just eating them by the dozens! Noticing that the rest of the strawberries needed to be used now, I decided to put together a recipe for a strawberry cream pie! The crust is a delicious combination of macadamia nuts and almonds with coconut while the filling is a light, healthy combination of cashews, coconut meat plus a few more ingredients. The special surprise is the layer of cacao that lines the crust. This recipe uses an 8″ pie plate.

Raw Strawberry Coconut Cream Pie

Crust:

  • 1/2 C Macadamia Nuts
  • 1 C Almonds
  • 1/2 C fine dried Coconut
  • 2 T coconut oil
  • 2 T Agave (or other liquid sweetener of choice)

Place macadamia and almonds in the food processor. Process until a coarse meal is achieved. Add the coconut oil, coconut and agave. Pulse until blended. Spread into an 8″ pie plate. The crust will be sticky so it helps to do this with wet hands. Refrigerate.

Chocolate Sauce:

  • 1/2 C Cacao Powder
  • 1/2 C Agave
  • 1/4 C coconut oil (melted over warm water)
  • 1 vanilla bean

Split Vanilla bean in half and with a table knife, scrape all the pulp out of the inside of the bean. Place the vanilla bean scrapings and and the rest of the ingredients into the vitamix. Blend for 2 minutes. Spread a layer (you will have quite a bit left over) on the bottom of the crust. Place in refrigerator to set.crust-w-chocolate

Filling:

  • 2 C Cashews, soaked for 6 hours
  • 1 C coconut meat (from young coconut)
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1/4 C Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 C Water from Young Coconut
  • 2 C Sliced Strawberries
  • Flaked dried Coconut

Split the young coconut and reserve 1/4 c. water. Scrape out the filling. Combine all ingredients in vitamix. Process until smooth. Place filling in bowl and stir in sliced strawberries. Pile filling into chocolate lined crust, top with flaked coconut and refrigerate until set.

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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

VeggieGirl June 9, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Heavenly pie!

Mandee June 9, 2009 at 7:45 pm

That pie looks gorgeous!

Nathalie Lussier June 10, 2009 at 10:45 am

Oh wow! I was drooling just looking at the first picture. Then when I saw there was actually a chocolate layer under there… I was sold on it. :)

mandy June 10, 2009 at 11:06 am

can’t beat strawberries and chocolate!

Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet June 10, 2009 at 5:47 pm

That looks delicious!

Krunsdogs June 11, 2009 at 2:00 pm

This looks so good. I know the family would love this!

Sunshine June 12, 2009 at 11:46 am

Woman! You are KILLIN’ me over here! Okay, so when can I expect this dropped off at my door? ;)

bitt June 12, 2009 at 1:28 pm

*wipes drool off keyboard*

yummmmmmmm

cherrybombpie June 13, 2009 at 10:42 am

OMFG I need to make this like NOW!

Krunsdogs June 15, 2009 at 6:43 am

Made this yesterday and it was awesome! The chocolate sauce is sooo good. The problem is allowing the pie enough time to set before it is devoured. The family loved it!

june June 28, 2009 at 2:39 pm

this is delisious enjoying the raw foods thanks made a bit to much for me n hubby grandchildren coming over just to try it and it was a big sucsess with them to

Tanisha Marshall July 20, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Your food looks amazing, I love it. Glad I found your blog.

K&M December 31, 2009 at 8:12 pm

This is yummy. The crust was perfect. Does the filling need a sweetener? My hubby said it was “just right” on sweetness. I have a sweet tooth, so it could be “just right”.

Susan January 1, 2010 at 12:13 am

I like it as it is but if you wanted it sweeter, you could always add a little agave. I usually try to use strawberries that are very sweet.

K&M January 3, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Yes, we used good strawberries. We had extra filling leftover (due to the extra strawberries we added to the pie)… so, we ate just the filling with about 4x the strawberries and it was sweet enough.

By the way, the pie freezes well. And, we made half the pie w/ the chocolate layer and the other half without.

I shared this dessert w/ non-raw friends and their relatives. They enjoyed it and asked for the recipe so I directed them to your website. I took leftovers to a non-raw potluck and everyone was wondering if there was more to share! Oh well. But, for those that did eat, they enjoyed it.

I really like this recipe because it only uses 2 Tbs of sweetener (agave), if you skip the chocolate layer.

Michelle January 27, 2010 at 11:15 am

We LOVE this pie! I do add a little agave to the filling. I also put more strawberries in. We make just the chocolate sauce quite often and use it to dip strawberries and bananas in. SO YUMMY!! Thanks for the fabulous recipe.

Erika February 12, 2010 at 6:33 pm

This looks so good! Is there anything I could replace the cashews with? I’m slightly intolerant to them! Thank you!

Susan February 12, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Without completely reworking the recipe, I don’t think so…

laura gallagher March 14, 2010 at 10:32 pm

OK people. I made this and it is simply freaking wonderful! Oh yum-yum! Thank you so much!
I reviewed it on my blog here
http://www.crookedmoonmama.com/2010/03/raw-food-feast-fit-for-new-mom.html
Trying to figure out this whole trackback thing….

sonlie April 12, 2010 at 7:55 pm

yummy…….

Helene April 13, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Susan: YOUR flaked coconut looks freshly grated–and thicker than most dried cocount flakes yu get at health food stores. Am I correct and/or can you use something different than the typical dried coconut you get at health food store?

Susan April 13, 2010 at 11:44 pm

No…it is not freshly grated…I just get it at the co-op. They have two different sizes at ours.

Catherine April 16, 2010 at 11:54 am

Where I am at in Alaska, I can’t get coconut meat. Can I rehydrate some shredded coconut and call it good?

Brandon May May 24, 2010 at 10:54 am

I’m trying this the weekend after next! Thank you so much.

Cheri June 16, 2010 at 10:01 am

Wow, that looks delicious. I’m going to make it when I visit my son this weekend. I have one question. The recipe calls for almonds and the recipe itself says to grind brazil nuts. Does it matter which one I use? Thank you so much and love this site!!!!

Susan June 16, 2010 at 10:02 am

It is a typo. I will correct.

Akesia January 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Catherine, I don’t know if anyone responded to your question, but I noticed it (and apologize for the delay). Young coconuts are different from regular coconuts. In their natural state they are the green coconuts you see in the tropics with people drinking from them. In the store the green husk is removed and it looks like a white (almost conical or torpedo shaped) cube wrapped in plastic. When you crack the top with a cleaver to open, pour out the delicious water inside and use a spoon to scrape out the young coconut flesh.

Young coconut flesh is tender and can almost be similar to a firm gel. I hope this helps. It cannot be subbed for re-hydrated shredded coconut. I’m new to raw food recipes, but from what I understand (and from experimentation) you can use an equal amount of raw soaked cashews in addition to the cashews called for in the recipe. It will still taste wonderful (richer), but more calories and fat. Young coconut is low in fat and calories. I hope you can find one some day. Try asian markets. Cheers! (from California)

Susan January 4, 2011 at 6:24 pm
Janna March 8, 2011 at 10:52 pm

I just decided two weeks ago to go raw. My birthday was today and I wanted to make something special. Made this pie and the mushroom burgers. Both turned out yummy. I accidentally put cocoa powder in the crust, too. It tasted good, though. I shared the desert with my husband and six kids and all but one liked it. Thank you for a good birthday experience.

Ruby August 8, 2011 at 11:20 pm

I told my husband to please make that for me ASAP! We are both trying to do eat raw together as much as possible, and it’s lovely that we do not have to give up desserts! Plus these look so good!

Mindy June 5, 2012 at 8:46 pm

YUM! This was killer! My 3 year old friend devoured it. The chocolate layer totally makes it. The recipe says that only part of the chocolate will be used, but I used it all and it was fantastic. Highly recommended! Susan’s recipes rock because they are all so easy and tasty. Thank you!

Alexis November 12, 2012 at 8:48 am

I just finished making this and devouring a piece of it! Decadent & rich…LOVELY. I am new to “Raw Foods” and loving my first 7 days…….All of these recipes make me wonder why and how I didn’t discover them sooner. Thank you for sharing! SO YUMMY

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