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Cherry-Coconut Creme Pie with Chocolate-Coconut Crust

  • Author: Annie

Description

Coconut. Cherries. Chocolate. Hanging out together in this perfect-for-summer creamy-dreamy dairy-, gluten-, oil-, and sugar-free pie.


Ingredients

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Crust

  • 1/2 cup dates, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/4 flaxseed meal
  • 4 ounces unsweetened applesauce
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. cardamom
  • 10 drops NuNatural Lo Han

Filling

  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 heaping Tbsp. agar flakes
  • 2 15-ounce cans sweet cherries (in water, not syrup); drain, but reserve 1/2 cup of the liquid
  • 6 ounces unsweetened plain coconut yogurt
  • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 stopperful of NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia
  • 1/2 tsp. arrowroot
  • 1 cup coconut flakes, toasted

Instructions

Make the crust

  1. Preheat the oven to 350-degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flaxseed meal, applesauce, lemon juice, cocoa powder, spices, and Lo Han. In a food processor, process the dates and the pecans until finely ground. Add to the flaxseed mixture and stir until completely combined. Pat the mixture into a 9-inch pie plate so that it’s even on the bottom and up along the sides.
  3. Bake for 30-35 minutes and let cool completely before filling.

Make the filling

  1. Chop the reserved 1/2 cup of cherries and set aside.
  2. In a blender or food processor, process the cherries (all but the reserved 1 cup), yogurt, coconut milk, stevia, and arrowroot powder. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring the apple juice and agar to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and let cook for about 10 minutes. Pour this mixture into the blender and process until thoroughly combined.
  3. Pour into the prepared pie shell and gently drop the reserved, chopped cherries onto the pie. Sprinkle the toasted coconut onto the pie and gently press down. Place the pie in the refrigerator and let chill until firm.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8
  • Calories: 368
  • Sugar: 26
  • Sodium: 15
  • Fat: 24
  • Saturated Fat: 19
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 41
  • Protein: 4
  • Cholesterol: 0