- 1 cup almonds ($2.50)
- 1 cup dates ($2.00)
- pinch salt
- 2 cups almonds, soaked and blanched ($5.00)
- 1/4 cup water, or more for blending as needed
- 1 cup dates, soaked ($2.00)
- 4 tablespoons agave ($.80)
- 1/2 cup cacao powder ($1.60)
- pinch salt
Chess Pie is a southern tradition(and is the famous chocolate pie served at the end of the movie, The Help!). This is one of my favorite pie recipes and is from my Spring Raw eBook (available over there to the left) and I'll definitely be making it for the holidays.
In a food processor fitted with an “S” blade, process the almonds until they are coarsely ground. Add in the dates and salt and process until the mixture become sticky. It will be very crumbly, but will also stick to itself when squeezed. Spread the mix in the bottom and up the sides of an eight inch pie plate.
Again, in a food processor fitted with an “S” blade, process the almonds with a little water until very smooth. Add the dates, and continue processing until smooth and creamy. Add in the agave, cacao powder and process until everything is smooth and incorporated.
Pour the filling into the crust and smooth the top. Store, covered, in the freezer until a half hour before you’re ready to serve.
Nutritional information: calories: 345 fat: 19 gr carb: 39 gr protein: 3 gr
For easy access to individual treats, any raw pie in this book can be frozen and then sliced into individual pieces. Wrap the pieces in saran wrap and freeze until ready to enjoy. They will last for up to three weeks in the freezer.