Raw Dessert: Cacao Berry Pie with Almond Cream

My friend offered her special raw dessert with a lot of fresh fruits at the evening of Spring Equinox. It was so refreshing just like the spring air, and I was inspired to make one too! Raw dessert with fresh fruits is almost like a smoothie, so it is a great snack, or can be a breakfast! This recipe is a combined with nutty almond cream and fresh berries. It is also a gluten-free (want to know more about gluten? Come to the workshop on Wed.Apr.17th! Information below) dessert!

Cacao Berry Pie with Almond Cream
note: pre-saok all nuts 6-8 hours

1) Crust Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 2 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Crust Directions

Combine all ingredients in a food processor until they bind well together to reach your desirable crunchiness. Press flat into a 9? cake pan and place in the fridge to set.

2) Almond Cream Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 -2 teaspoons pure almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds

Almond Cream Directions

Combine all but the chopped almonds, into a food processor until all are creamy & smooth. Fold in the chopped almonds. Spread a thick, even layer of the cream on the crust layer above. Chill in the freezer for a few hours, or until the cream is firm enough to spread the next layer on top.

3) Cacao Berry Topping Ingredients
  • 100g Blueberries & Blackberries (or berry of your choice!)
  • 2 tablespoons of cacao powder
  • 2 Ripe Mangoes
  • Blueberries & Blackberries for garnish
Cacao Berry Topping Directions

Combine blueberries, blackberries, cacao powder and mango into a food processor until smooth. Pour over on almond cream layer above. Garnish with fresh blueberries and blackberries. Refrigerate until set and serve.

Almond Cream Recipe came from “We Like It Raw” site: click here