It’s almost July, which usually means festive gatherings and an abundance of sweets. The good news is that you can enjoy the festivities of the 4th of July, or any summertime party, in a healthy way.
Here is a fun spin on good old Apple Pie! This recipe is full of fresh, raw fruits and nuts and will leave you feeling satisfied by the taste AND the fact that there’s no yuckies in it!
No Bake Apple Pie
Pure Americana in each healthy bite, but the date crust gives it a major nutritious spin.
For the Apple Filling:
- 1 cup raisins
- 8 to 9 organic apples (go for Gala if you want it sweet or Granny Smith if you want it a little tart)
- 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp allspice
Pour some water into a small saucepan. Heat on medium-high until water boils. Carefully place raisins in water. Heat for five minutes. Drain raisins, reserving liquids. Then rinse raisins under cold water.
Core applies and chop into medium pieces. Mix half the apples in the food processor with the remaining ingredients until smooth, including a portion of the remaining reserved liquid the raisins were soaked in. Add more water to thin out the filling if needed. It should be thick but pourable. Set aside in bowl. Mix remaining apples in the food processor, leaving chunks for texture. Mix the chunky apples with the smooth mixture.
For the Pie Crust:
- 2 cups chopped, pitted dates
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1 cup raw cashews or hazelnuts
- Zest of 1 orange
- Juice from ¼ orange
Put piecrust ingredients into food processor and pulse. With hands, work into a dough and press into a 9 inch pie pan.
Add the filling, and that’s it. You don’t bake this pie, which is why it’s sometimes dubbed a “live pie.”
Serve this up to your family and friends and enjoy!
P.S. This is a recipe Dustin and Kirby Dillberg shared with us for our book Body and Soul. When you make this, make sure to share with me using #Bethanystylehealth
P.P.S. In Month 3 – Optimize Health in my Unstoppable LIFE Course I talk with Dustin Dillberg about nutritional health as one of the four vectors of health. It is amazing how small intentional changes in your buying/eating habits (buying local, shopping the perimeter of the store, sneaking in more veggies whenever you can) can help you become more of a “qualitarian” and practice great self-care by filling your body with quality foods.