Heather Pie

by HEAB on October 28, 2009

First off, a big huge hug and thank you to Zesty Cook for not only his creativity and hard work but also for his patience with me AND WordPress yesterday. Zesty and I started working together early yesterday morning, and did not get my new blog up and running until late last night. Thanks again Zesty – lovin HEAB’s new look, and I was so excited that Abby’s winning photo made the banner. If you haven’t done so already, please stop by Zesty’s blog as he has so many amazing recipes as well as a ton of helpful tips for bloggers. His How to Take Amazing Food Pictures post is one of my favorites.

Now, onto pie. So, back in my stalking days, I used to woo CD with my raw desserts, or Heather Pies as he liked to call them. I used whatever I had on hand. Sometimes we’d end up with a fruit tart covered in cashew cream, and other times we’d dine on raw fudge with avocado ice-cream. Anyway, after we got married, the wooing with raw desserts stopped. (sorry CD, you know I still love ya!). However, the name stuck, and I became CD’s Heather Pie. :)

Yesterday, in-between working on the blog, walking the dogs, beating my beeping smoke detector with a hammer, and doing a little massage therapy, I decided I needed to make my husband a pie. I had all the ingredients on hand including one last fresh POM Wonderful pomegranate from my trip to California. I couldn’t wait to get started.

First I made the crusts.

This is my favorite raw crust recipe of all time, and I have no idea where I got it, the Internet maybe? So, if the following is your recipe….thanks! It’s great.
2 cups raw pecans
2 cups pitted Medjool dates soaked for 1 hour
Zest of one lemon
2 tsp Nama Shoyu (raw unpasteurized soy sauce)
Freshly grated nutmeg
Combine all ingredients in food processor and press into parchment-lined cake pans.
Next up, I made my pie filling.

Into the Vita-Mix went 2 cups soaked raw cashews, 1 1/2 cups water, 3/4 cup POM Wonderful arils, 1 packet stevia (not raw), and vanilla. I envisioned a lovely pink, but what I got was more purple. Oh well, still fun.
I then flipped my crust out of their pans and began to assemble my pie.
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In-between the 2 crust, I spread a layer of pie filling and topped it with cherries and POM arils. I then placed the other crust on top and covered it with another layer of filling plus more POM arils and one crushed square of Baker’s unsweetened baking chocolate (not raw).
CD’s Pomegranate Chocolate Cherry Heather Pie
How did CD like his pie? It was a hit, but thankfully he saved me some for Raw Wednesday.

My Breakfast: Raw Heather Pie on top of cooked vanilla protein oat bran. Perfect. :)