Friday, December 9, 2011

Caramel Apple Pie ... Perfect for the Holidays!


 serves 6 ~ $1.60 per serving

 

ingredients
 
crust
  • 1 cup walnuts ($3.00)
  • 1 cup raisins ($1.00)

filling
  • 5 apples ($3.00)
  • 1/2 cup raisins ($.50)
  • 4 tablespoons agave ($.40)
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice ($.40)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice ($.10)

caramel
  • 4 tablespoons almond butter ($.80)
  • 2 tablespoons agave ($.40)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil ($.20)
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • Peel and slice the apples into pieces about 1/8 in thick. 
  • In a lidded container (I used a zip lock box), toss the apples and 1/2 cup raisins with the agave, lemon juice, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice until well coated. 
  • Spread out on a lined dehydrator sheet and dry for about 2 hours, stirring once or twice. This isn't meant to dry the apples, but to soften them and let the flavor intensify.
  • In a food processor fitted with the "S" blade, process the walnuts and one cup raisins until the mix starts to stick together. This takes a couple minutes. 
  • Press the mix into the bottom and 2 inches up the sides of an 8 inch spring form pan. Put in the freezer for a half hour to firm. 
  • In a bullet type blender, puree the almond butter, agave, olive oil, and water until very smooth.
  • Spoon the apple mixture from the dehydrator into the chilled pie crust and pour the caramel evenly on top.
  • Chill for at least 2 hours before serving. 
nutritional information
calories: 462      fat: 24 gr      carbs: 64 gr      protein: 6 gr
 
For extra creamy goodness, serve with a scoop of vanilla banana ice cream.
 
 

6 comments:

  1. I love caramel!! I'll have to bring this to the next raw potluck :)

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  2. i made this for Christmas dinner. i was fearful my "cooed" relatives would not enjoy it. this dessert was a hit! i served it in little individual ramekins. i used some of the crust as a topping. out of all the cooked desserts i prepared, this was the favorite! thanks for your great recipes ;)

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  3. the above comment should read "cooked" relatives

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  4. I really want to try this but do not own a dehydrator..... any suggestions? thanks!

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    1. Hi Anon, you can actually just omit the dehydration step. It will be just a bit different, and "more raw," but it's still delicious. Or you can use your oven on the lowest setting and the door cracked open as a dehydrator.

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  5. I am right after eating 2 large pieces of this cake - YUMMY!!! :)

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