Peach Pie- Raw Vegan
Peaches are in season here in sunny California. I had the pleasure of picking up some fresh organic peaches at the Mar Vista Farmer’s Market. It’s one of the best Farmer’s Markets in LA that I have visited. I really recommend everyone check out their local Farmer’s Market. It’s like going to the grocery store on sample day. You can try just about anything, and it’s so fresh!! Plus, vendors are from local farms. You can’t get any fresher than that unless you are growing it your self!!
So I decided to try my first attempt at making Peach Pie. I was not disappointed. This dessert is to die for!! And with only 6 fresh and natural ingredients this won’t disappoint the scale either.
1/4 cup pecans/walnuts- soaked 4 hours
1/4 tsp vanilla bean
1/2 tsp coconut nectar-optional
Directions- Slice 3-4 peaches. Carefully de-skin by either gently peeling or slicing off peel. Place skins in airtight container to juice later. Set aside the other 1-2 peaches to juice later as well. Place sliced peaches in dehydrator and set temp at 104 degrees. Let dehydrate for 8-10 hours.
Soak your pecans/walnuts for 4 hours. Drain and place in food processor with 6 pitted dates. Process until evenly mixed. This does not need to be smooth, just not too chunky. Use a cupcake pan or other mold. I like to turn my cupcake pan upside down and mold my crust around the outside of the cupcake mold for easy removal and bigger center. Place in dehydrator for 4-6 hours.
Once peaches are dehydrated start juicing the last of the peaches skins, and peaches you set aside. In a glass bowl place dehydrated peaches and juice together and return the mixture to the dehydrator. You can also remove your crust from the mold and continue to dehydrate. Both will need to be dehydrated for 8-12 hours until crust is dry, and filling is thick.
Once everything looks thick and gooey, bust out the coconut. Carefully open the top with a meat cleaver or Coco Jack. If you have a meat cleaver make a square on the top of the coconut. Drain the water to drink or use later and scrape out the coconut meat. Place coconut meat in a food processor with a little bit of coconut water and process for up to 10 minutes. This takes a while, so be patient. You want it to be creamy and whipped, so it takes a bit of effort. Once creamy and whipped add vanilla and coconut nectar if you like. Blend again for about a minute.
Finally! Assemble your pie. Take the crust and scoop in the peaches filling. Then add a dollop of coconut creme on top. All that work!! Now you can ENJOY!!!
Serves 1-2 people
*Always use raw Always use Organic!