With the start of the new year (5769 that is!) comes some new goodies. Rosh Hashanah was totally hectic and wonderful this year. My grandmother is getting older and can no longer really cook for everyone anymore. So…that left the task to my mom, my two aunts and me – not that I mind. Since I am so difficult to cook for (yay alergies!), I decided to make dessert.
Dessert #1 needs a little help, but here it is. Rawish apple pie. I took the recipe from GoneRaw, although I changed it a bit.
Crust: 1 C dates, 1 C walnuts and agave nectar to taste. Process until it is crumbly, but still a little wet. Place in pie tin and refrigerate.
Filling: 3 C apples soaked, agave nectar, cinnamon, 3 dates, 1 tsp lemon juice, raisins
1. Cut apples and soak. 2. Make syrup: add dates, agave nectar and lemon juice to blender and blend until liquid. 3. Drain apples and add syrup. Toss well. 4. Add raisins and spoon into crust. Voila!
I like my apple pie warm, so I baked the apples for about 10 min in the toaster oven (it cooks faster) at 350°
Dessert #2 – Banana Chocolate Peanutbutter Cream pie (also from GoneRaw with a few changes)
Crust – see above and add cocoa powder or carob powder. Freeze when finished.
Tier 1 – Peanutbutter and agave nectar. You can use crunchy or smooth, depending on your taste. Mix together until well combined. Place in the pie crust and freeze.
Tier 2 – 3 frozen, extremely ripe bananas cut into small pieces and cocao/carob powder. Process bananas until they begin to mush. Add cocoa powder. Process until it becomes the consistency of ice cream. Place in the pie crust and freeze.
Tier 3 – 3 frozen, extremely ripe bananas cut into small pieces. Process until the consistency of ice cream. Place in the pie crust and freeze. You can add walnuts to the top if you would like.
Remove pie 5-10 minutes before serving and place in the refrigerator. If left frozen, it will be rock solid!!