Sunday, December 15, 2013

Not So Fully Raw Pumpkin Pie

Rachel and I have been doing a lot of reading into the Fully Raw Lifestyle. 
While we love our meat we want something to make our diets healthier and add more fruits and veggies.
We watched hundreds of YouTube videos and found Fully Raw Kristina.
Her videos are fun and uplifting and the recipes all look wonderful.
For Thanksgiving we decided to try her Fully Raw Pumpkin Pie Recipe, only ours wasn't fully raw because we used vanilla extract instead of a vanilla bean because I really couldn't find any :-/ 
But everything else is raw!

One Pie pumpkin
2 lb of wet dates
1-1.5 pecans
1 ripe persimmon 
1 large tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger or a small piece of fresh ginger
scraping from a vanilla bean (or vanilla extract)

We started by cutting and pealing the pumpkin and set it aside.

For the crust it is just a pound of dates and a 1-1.5 cups of Pecans. 
I have an extremely small food processor so we had to do this a little at a time. 

Press the mixture into your pie pan.
Kristina somehow made one  pie out of all of this, I am assuming she had a deep dish pie pan.
I have regular ones so we made 2 pies.

Next you add your pumpkin, other lb of dates, Persimmon, ginger, and cinnamon.
In the original blog she has a Vitamix blender which is much better than my blender so we had to add some water to get it to blend. We also used the food processor to get the Pumpkin chopped up finer.
Only ended up using half the pumpkin because it was rather large. 
Taste as you make the filling as you go and add more or less to your taste.

Scooped it out into a bowl to mix it better. Then you just scoop the pumpkin mixture into your crust.

I used the extra pumpkin for smoothies ^_^

Freeze for about an hour and a half (makes it so much easier to cut)

Here it is! It was very tasty and sweet with zero added sugar!
I felt no guilt eating an entire pie in 3 days XD

Rachel said it was too pumpkiny for her taste, flavors were too strong, and was too sweet for her (that part amazes both of us)! She preferred the traditional pie to this one. 

But it get 2 thumbs up from me and I will be making it again!

This is our dog Twi, she likes to sit on the scale. 
I have to remind her that she is beautiful just the way she is >_<

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