Monday, April 11, 2011

Blueberry Pie Recipe

No one will ever know this blueberry pie is healthy, never saw the inside of an oven and contains no sugar. It's delicious! You might even be tempted to eat it for breakfast. Go right ahead! You'll love how easy it is to make. Once the blueberries are thawed and the almonds are soaked, you can have this dessert ready to pop in the fridge in 20 minutes! File this recipe as sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free.

Gathering the Ingredients
Processed Almonds and Dates
Processed Blueberry Filling
The Finished Masterpiece
Blueberry Pie


Category Dessert
Cuisine Raw, Sugar-free, Gluten-free

Ingredients
Crust:
2 C raw almonds (soaked 1 hour, drained and rinsed)
1/2 C pitted dates (soaked 15 minutes to soften)
Filling:
20 oz of frozen blueberries (defrosted and drained)
1 6 oz box fresh blueberries
2 ripe bananas
1 1/2 Tbsp raw honey
1 1/2 tsp psyllium powder (~9 capsules)

Directions
1. Use food processor to grind almonds to fine.
2. Add dates and process until smooth texture.
3. Add to pie dish and press into bottom and sides to make crust. Set aside.
4. No need to clean processor. Add defrosted and drained blueberries, bananas, honey and psyllium powder (removed from capsules). Blend until smooth.
5. Carefully remove processor blade. Add fresh blueberries to filling and pour into pie crust from food processor bowl.
6. Refrigerate for 3 hours for pie to set before serving.

Serve this yummy pie with your favorite non-diary ice cream. I love Coconut Bliss Vanilla Island flavor.

Blueberry Pie linked to Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free.

What's your favorite cold dessert?

10 comments:

  1. Oh yeah...this one's right up my alley (gf, df, sf)! I happen to have all the ingredients on hand, so I think I know what we're having for dessert night this week!

    Thanks for such a healthy & delicious looking recipe, Chris!

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  2. You're welcome, Nancy. You'll love it! Let me know what the family thinks.

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  3. Chris,
    This is a fabulous recipe. You can indulge in a dessert without eating sugar and flour. I love it! I am your newest follower. I would love it if you would follow me back.

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  4. I love how this is raw and sugar free! If I didn't have any psyllium powder, what do you think would be an acceptable alternative?

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  5. You can leave out the psyllium seed powder if you don't have any. The pie will still set because of natural fruit pectin, but maybe not as well and as fast. Make sure the blueberries are well drained if you do leave out the psyllium powder. That will help.

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  6. Is there an alternative ingredient to use in place of psyllium powder?

    Thanks!
    Rachel

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  7. Hi Rachel,
    As I mentioned in my previous comment, you can leave out the psyllium seed powder and the pie will still set due to the natural fruit pectin. A key will be to drain the blueberries thoroughly. Even if it doesn't slice as beautifully as the one in my photo, it will still taste fantastic!

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  8. Hi Chris!

    Thanks for this recipe. It looks great. My wife LOVES blueberry pie and I would love to make this!
    Some questions...

    We have a Blend Tec blender, but not a food processor. Do we need a food processor to make the crust and filling or will the blender do it?
    Would the recipe work if either the honey and/or bananas were left out (or can they be replaced with something else)?

    Thanks!

    Kris

    Thanks so much.

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    1. Hi Kris,
      You can certainly use a blender to process the crust and filling. The crust may be a little trickier--I would do a small amount at a time so you get an even consistency and more control avoiding turning it into flour. If your blades are permanently connected to the container (like my VitaMix) you may have a bit of a time getting all the mixture out of the bottom.

      You can replace the honey with your choice of maple, brown rice, or agave syrup. Or date palm sugar. As far as leaving out the bananas, that is a key ingredient for consistency and sweetness, but you can give it a try. You'll want to add more blueberries (or another fruit) to make up for the bulk missing by leaving out the bananas.

      Write back and let us know what you did and how it turned out.

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  9. Wow, I must say this pie cake really looking so yummy and tasty. I would like to try this dessert at any cost. Also can you please make me one recipe and that is baklava. As I always go to baklava near me shop and from there I just buy different kind of baklava but now I want to make it by own. But the matter is I don't know its recipe.

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