Sunday, August 30, 2009

millions of peaches, peaches for me

Ontario peaches are so so good this year; juicy, sweet, beautiful!

Here's a super easy recipe for a delicious raw peach pie. The crust's ingredients combine for a caramel-y and candied pecan flavour. Cinnamon and nutmeg blend perfectly with the juices of the peaches, creating a naturally sweet spiced syrup.

 To make
1c pecans
1/4c - 1/3c dates
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch, sea salt
  1. In food processor, blend pecans with cinnamon and sea salt until crumbly.
  2. Add dates, starting at 1/4c and blend. Add dates as needed until doughy consistency is reached (i.e. the mixture sticks together).
  3. press into pan
  4. chill in fridge 1-2 hours

4 peaches, sliced thinly
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
  1. mix all ingredients together in a bowl until peaches are well and evenly coated with the spices.
  2. spoon into crust
  3. serve topped with almond cream

serving suggestion: in a springform pan, form dough into a base (1/4"-1/2"); chill in fridge 1-2hours. Remove from pan and spread peach slices evenly on top.

"cooking" tip: lightly dust the pan with a mixture of ground pecans and a cinnamon/nutmeg blend.

buying tip: peaches don't continue to ripen once picked, so make sure the ones you're buying are ready-to-eat.

other recipes you might like: If you're in Toronto, you're probably similarly concerned and disturbed by the fact that after a total of like 5 days of actual summer, it's now pretty much fall! Here's a cooked recipe to help you warm up while still making the most of those amazing summer peaches!

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Blogger VeggieGirl said...


August 30, 2009 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Shanghai Monkey said...

Just saw this on gone raw too! I just got some local peaches today, so I'll have to try out your recipe. Thanks ^_^

August 31, 2009 at 9:32 AM  
Anonymous recipe cooker said...

I prepared the other day a peach jam, could it fit this recipe?

August 31, 2009 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

This looks fabulous, and I can't wait to try it!

August 31, 2009 at 3:43 PM  
Anonymous CinnamonQuill said...

Ah, what a brilliant sounding (and looking) recipe. Pecans + cinnamon + peaches= perfection!

September 3, 2009 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Kilucru said...

seems good to me. will definitely try it out.

September 4, 2009 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

You make raw cooking sexy. This I will try! yum yum yum
ps, kellysface smells like flowers

September 6, 2009 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Iris said...

Yum! I saw this picture on This Is Why You're Thin and had to check out the recipe. I'm glad I did! You have a bunch of great recipes on here! Your desserts all look so amazing!

September 16, 2009 at 11:05 PM  
Anonymous Michelle-pure2raw said...

Hey I just found you blog and glad I did. everything looks amazing...i love peaches. I am raw vegan who eats gluten free too! I look forward in reading more.

September 17, 2009 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger Iris said...

Just used this crust to make a raw pumpkin cheese pie. Thanks for the recipe!

October 25, 2009 at 11:00 PM  

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