I've been tagged by Debbie at http://familyfoodies.com/ to participate in the Ultimate Recipe Swap meme, hosted by Life as Mom at:
The theme is Feeding a Crowd. Nearly every year for the last 24 years we have had the family bbq at our house for father's day. We have a lot of dietary issues to deal with; vegetarian, diabetic, lactose intolerant, atkins-type low-carb, and picky eaters. So we always do buffet and try to serve a big enough variety that there is something for everyone. My hubby mans the grill and does the meats-usually steaks and burgers, I generally do everything else- a variety of salads, bean dishes, veggies and desserts. I recently found this raw blueberry pie which has become my new favorite dessert and will be served at the next gathering. It is very healthy-made entirely of fruits and nuts, so it can be eaten by vegans, lactose intolerant, atkins-type eaters, and diabetics, and my kids enjoyed it.
The recipe is not mine, I have seen it all over the web, as well as in raw cookbooks at the library. This is my take on it. This is important-you must use fresh blueberries in order for them to gel, frozen will not work.
Raw Blueberry Pie
In food processor combine:
1 1/2 c. raw nuts of your choice ( I used a combination of 1/4 c. brazil nuts, 3/4 c. pecans and 1/2 c. almond meal)
1 1/2 c. dried fruit of your choice ( I used 1 c. dates and 1/2 c. dried blueberries)
Pulse, then run continually until it begins to form a dough. Press into a pie pan.
Slice 1 banana, lay slices on crust. In blender puree:
1 pint fresh blueberries
until smooth. Pour over bananas in pie pan, chill at least 2 hours. Garnish with fresh whole berries if desired.
I am tagging iRaw at http://irawvegan.blogspot.com/ to be next, she always has the most delectable looking food!