We’ve been bulking up our recipe database this month with holiday treats and desserts. Baking with olive oil is a fantastic heart-healthy alternative to butter or margarine, but we got to thinking: maybe we could take our recipes even to the next level? We’ve got a lot of enthusiastic olive oil supporters out there who follow vegan and raw diets, so why not create a few holiday recipes that would suit their healthy lifestyles, as well?
And that’s exactly what this recipe is: a chocolate pecan pie—not only made with olive oil, but made without baking. It’s a raw dessert! Never had a raw dessert? Now’s your chance to try one out—you’re going to love this. Instead of the traditional flour-based crust, this pie has a nutty, sweet crust made of ground nuts, dates, and cocoa powder. And Instead of a baked nut and sugar filling, this recipe uses a puree of nuts, honey, and cocoa—when it chills in the refrigerator, it sets into a raw cream pie filling. It’s a must-try for your holiday desserts this year!
2 cups cashews, soaked 1 hour, drained
1 cup pitted dates, soaked 1 hour, drained
1 cup shredded coconut
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 cups pecans, soaked 1 hour, drained
1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup water
½ cup raw honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon sea salt
Makes 1 pie.
Find this recipe at www.theolivepress.com/recipes/view/raw-chocolate-pecan-pie