Back to Basics Fruit Pie

It’s only the 9th and this month has already been a bit crazy and busy. Like I mentioned in my last post, I wont be able to blog very frequently this month, so I am going to have a few more great guest bloggers stop by and show off their awesome recipes and photos. Luckily, between shooting photos and a dentist appointment, I was able to make this ridiculously easy, delicious and healthy pie!

We’re getting into citrus season now, which is awesome for me because I have a few citrus trees in my backyard. Well, one of the trees in is my neighbor’s yard that spills into mine and I may or may not have snuck a few tangerines from it for this recipe. ;) Hey, they don’t eat them anyway!

Anyway, I figured that I would make a dual personality pie with the seasonal produce I had hanging out on my counter, meaning that you can leave this pie raw or enjoy a slice after baking it. Crisp gala apples, soft sweet persimmons, and slightly sour tangerines make up this simple pie; the contrast in flavors and textures creates quite the party in your mouth. A gluten-free almond/date crust makes up the base for the fresh fruit, and has a great crunch to it!

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Back to Basics Fruit Pie

From Vegan Yack Attack | Desserts | American

A simple, sweet, and healthy pie for a guilt-free dessert!

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8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C. Raw Almonds
  • 1/2 C. Rolled oats
  • 6 Medjool dates, Pitted
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. coconut oil, Room Temp.
  • 1 Tbsp. Maple syrup
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 Small Gala apples, Cut into 1/8- 3/16 Slices
  • 3 Small Persimmons, Peeled & Cut into 1/8- 3/16 Slices
  • 2 Medium Tangerines, Peeled & Cut into 1/8- 3/16 Slices
  • Ground cinnamon for Sprinkling
  • Ground ginger for Sprinkling

Directions

  1. If you are going to bake your pie, preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Using a food processor, pulse the almonds, oats, dates, coconut oil, maple syrup and salt together until the almond pieces are very small (without pureeing everything).
  3. You should be able to pinch the dough together between your fingers and have it stick together.
  4. Press the crust mixture into a 9″ pie or tart pan, that has a this coat of coconut oil on it, until evenly distributed.
  5. Layer the fruit in the crust. For maximum aesthetic pleasure layer the slices as so: apple, orange, persimmon; repeat that until you have filled the crust.
  6. Sprinkle a few dashes of cinnamon and ground ginger over the top of the pie and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Serve warm with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream for the ultimate treat!

In all honesty, this would make a great tart, too; I just don’t have a nice lil’ tart pan for this. Clearly I need to fix this situation. So, go on, indulge in this dessert with no guilt! Unless you eat the whole pie, then you can feel just a bit guilty, but no more than that! ;)

13 Comments

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13 Responses to Back to Basics Fruit Pie

  1. After NYC, I’m kind of on a dessert detox, so this is totally perfect for satisfying my sweet tooth (I can count it as one of my servings of fruit for the day- totally NOT dessert. ;-) ).

  2. This is a beautiful pie! I love the fruit choices as well and the pie crust made from almonds and dates is perfect.

  3. Colorful, bright, and fresh! Now that’s the kind of pie I want to eat. Love the pairing of citrus with persimmons, too.

  4. This is s great combo. Did the juice from the orange make the crust soggy?

    • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

      In all honesty, it didn’t seem to do so until about 2 days after I first baked it. I think it has to do with the fact that the crust is mostly made up of almonds and are more crunchy then porous.

  5. Glad you found some time to cook. Looks like it was worth it.

  6. It’s absolutely gorgeous! Love the combination of the fruits and the simplicity of the base.

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