Chess Pie ~ Raw Food Dessert Recipe!

25 Responses

  1. I love that movie. This pie looks super decadent and delicious. Glad to see there's no "secret ingredient" in it either!

  2. Parad0x says:

    This. Looks. GLORIOUS!

    God bless my local bulk store, 4$ for a kilo of date and 10$ for 1.35 kg of almonds, because I get a feeling I'll be making this often!

  3. Colette Jo says:

    Awesome! Will def give this a try! But I'm confused. Your directions mentioned both a spring form pan and a pie plate. Which one should be used? I don't have a spring form pan so fingers crossed that a pie plate might work??

  4. Anonymous says:

    What is a good substitute for the agave nectar? My partner is allergic.

  5. Liquid Stevia or Date Juice (remaining water from soaked dates).

  6. Anne says:

    Sounds really good!

    I'm a total novice regarding raw food – does "soaked" mean to leave them in water for a time (and in that case – how long?) or something else? 🙂

    • Unknown says:

      Dried dates can be very hard- pour hot not boiling water iver them for about a half hour, drain water (or keep as a natural liquid sweetener for oatmeal!) and the dates will be softer and more plump so they blend more easily!
      Hope this helps you!

  7. Ethan Haber says:

    Enjoying the best flavors is what everyone wants and if that flavor comes by the self-made dish then the joy of having it increases like anything. Very delicious recipe shared. Lets have some more.

    Delicious Desert Recipes

  8. GG says:

    This looks amazing! But I don't particularly like dates. Could you recommend any substitutions?

  9. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! My husband is from Louisville, KY and LOVES Chess Pie! He will be so delighted to have this!

  10. Heather Pace says:

    This looks so good Lisa! I find that blended almonds give almost a fluffy texture … do you notice that in this pie?

  11. love this blog. can't believe i haven't found it before tonight.

  12. Mr. W. says:

    The crust-mix doesn't become sticky, it stays dry and crumbly after processing it with an S-blade. What might be the problem?

  13. Anonymous says:

    This looks so good, is this a dessert or a meal?
    345calories for 1/8 of the pie, correct?
    Why is agave added, when the dates are sweet, already?
    Trying to figure this all out?
    If eating raw, how many calories a day?
    how many carbohydrate grams a day?
    how many protein grams a day?
    how many fat grams a day?
    Can a type two diabetic eat raw and stay in normal range and be full?
    Thanks You

    • Anonymous says:

      please notify me at, so I know what the answer is, thanks

    • Hi,

      This can be a dessert or a meal. I love having pie for breakfast! Yes, it's 345 calories for 1/8 th of the pie. I probably add too much sweetener … the agave could be easily omitted.

      I eat about 1200 calories a day, myself. But I seem to have the metabolism of a sloth. Everyone's caloric needs are going to be different.

      I can't give medical advice, you really need to get that from your dr. But much love and good health on your raw food journey!!

  14. Sara says:

    I made this last night and am eating it now as my afternoon snack. I'm pregnant and have been craving chocolate like crazy, but trying to cut back on sugar at the same time. This is perfect and SO delicious! Thank you!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Lisa, Thanks for posting this. I'm curious about soaking on the almonds. Should they be soaked for a specific length of time? Also, should they be soaked before or after the skins have been removed? Much thanks, in advance, for your response.