Monday, June 16, 2008

Raw Strawberry Pie!

We've had plenty of fresh strawberries from our little patch and Adi suggested the other day that we make some strawberry pies! I thought that was a fabulous idea, and even better, why not make it raw!! So I already had some date/nut balls on hand - all ingredients are raw:

Date/Nut Balls

1 cup soaked hazelnuts (or whatever kind you like - soaked overnight and rinsed)
7 dates
1 tsp agave nectar
pinch salt
dried coconut flakes

Process dates and nuts in food processor, add agave and pinch of salt. Shape 'dough' into balls and roll in coconut flakes.

Adi likes Strawberry Shortcake so I used her cupcake liners placed in a cupcake tin and pressed one nut/date ball in the bottom of each one to create a crust.

Next:

Divide sliced strawberries among the cupcake liners and add agar agar syrup ---

Agar Agar Syrup

  • 1/4 cup hot water (not boiling)
  • 1 tsp agar agar powder (agar agar is like gelatin but made from seaweed and is not 100% raw but a great vegan substitute for recipes needing a bit of form)
  • 2 Tbsp agave nectar

Chill in the refrigerator until set and enjoy! We did :)


2 comments:

heather weber said...

that is so cool. where do you get the agar agar stuff? I had no idea it would gel like that!

Stacey D said...

Sorry, I didn't see this question sooner. I got the agar agar from the Co-op but it's kind of pricey. They also have it on amazon and other online sources. I really like it.