Monday, October 11, 2010

Pomagranate Strawberry Cream Pie

Recipe: Pomagranate Strawberry Cream Pie
with a Goji Walnut Coconut Crust

Crust Ingredients:
1/4 cup goji berries
3 cups coconut flakes
1 cup walnuts
2 T mesquite
1 tsp shilajit
pinch spice blend (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves)
2 pinches himalayan salt
3 T honey
2 medjool dates

Filling
1/2 cup cashew flour (3/4 cup whole cashews pulsed or blended into a flour)
1/2 cup coconut butter, melted or softened
1/2 cup plus 3 T pomagranate juice
1/2 cup chopped strawberries
1 vanilla bean, scraped
4 T honey
1/2 tps hibiscus flower powder (optional)

Directions
1. Blend or pulse walnuts and goji berries in a dry blender or food processor until a flour is formed (optional). Place all crust ingredients in a food processor and mix until combined and sticking together between your fingers. Press into glass pie dish and chill.

2. Blend cashews into a flour, melt coconut butter in a warm place or over double boiler. Blend all filling ingredients in a high power blender until smooth and creamy. Add additional pomagranate juice if necessary to blend easily. Pour into pie crust and chill for 2 or more hours until set. Decorate with edible flowers and strawberry hearts.

This pie is easily assimilated by the body and very simple, I love the use of pomagranate juice in this recipe to really pack intense berry flavor into the pie, you could also use any other fresh pressed fruit juice you have in this pie, and it will turn out delicious! The crust is where all the herbal magic can happen here, since the flavors blend well into this rich textured element of the pie. Feel free to add your own favorite herbs here like amla or ashwaganda :)

3 comments:

  1. Hi,

    This looks so great, I am going to make it for my birthday soon.

    Do you mean coconut butter as in coconut oil or like blended coconut cream like artisana brand sell?

    Thankyou

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  2. Coconut butter, as in the artisana brand. I use stone ground coconut butter, which is just dried coconut flakes finely ground by granite grinders.

    Enjoy!

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