Friday, March 12, 2010

Raw Coconut Creme Pie with Coconut Fudge Crust

After several attempts, it finally happened. I invented a raw recipe! We took our first dive into raw cuisine about a year ago. It feels good to finally have enough experience to contribute a recipe. Here's a simple-but-eye-catching dessert to serve at any get-together you're having this weekend. Be forewarned, it is decadently rich, so cut small slices. Serves 14.

Raw Coconut Creme Pie with Coconut Fudge Crust
You will need:
For the Crust:
2 cups dried coconut flakes
2/3 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup extra virgin coconut oil
1/3 cup almond meal/flour
"Flour" the pie pan with about 3 Tablespoons coconut flakes.
Process all crust ingredients in the food processor.
Press into pie pan (look out for sneaky little fingers).
For the Creme Filling
Meat from 3 young coconuts
1/2 cup pitted dates
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
1 cup coconut water (from the young coconuts you just split open)
Blend all ingredients in a VitaMix until smooth & pour it into the pie crust. Stick the pie in the freezer while you prepare the topping.
For the Topping:
There are actually 2 ways you can top this pie. I have a "frostingy" recipe if you want to play with it a little more,
or a drizzle recipe, which (in my opinion) is tastier and quicker. Just be careful, or you'll have a drizzle accident like I did.

Frosting Option:
2/3 cup pitted dates
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup coconut water (from the young coconuts you split open for the filling)
Blend all ingredients.
Use cake decorating tools to create a fun design on your pie.
Drizzle Option:
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
Blend all ingredients. This drizzle recipe makes more than enough for the pie; you'll have extra to use on top of ice cream or for any other way you like to eat chocolate syrup.

We discovered a pleasant, ice cream cake-esque texture when this pie is stored in the freezer and brought out at the beginning of dinner to thaw a little (and incentive for picky little eaters), but still obtains a lovely iciness. This also makes it firmer and helps it hold it's shape when sliced.


  1. can I come eat a piece right now?

  2. Ha! Of course, as long as you give me some pointers on it. :)

  3. Looks delish Katie! As soon as I get more young coconuts I'll have to try it! YUM!

  4. WOW. This is EXACTLY what I would make! Does it slice/eat well? It looks like it would be hard?

  5. Hi Katie and welcome to the two for tuesday recipe blog hop. Please remember to put a link back to the blog hop so others can enjoy the fun! I love having new blogs link up, and I am now following your tweets, your blog and grabbed your rss feed! This recipe brings back memories of my raw vegan days! I still use my Vitamix quite a bit! very delish! :) Alex@amoderatelife

  6. Meagan, it slices really well if you store it in the freezer (and if you have the time, let it thaw for about 15-20 minutes or while you're eating dinner). Everyone I have served it to has loved it, even the anti-healthy food eaters! :)

  7. This looks so amazingly decadent! Thanks for linking up to Two For Tuesdays!

  8. First of all, I think my favorite picture is of the Vita-Mix... drooling!! You did a beautiful job creating this raw dessert. It's on my list of favorites! Well done! Thanks so much for linking to Two for Tuesdays.

  9. How amazing...I can't believe it's all raw. It sounds completely sinful ;) Thank you for sharing this with Two for Tuesdays this week!

  10. I ate raw a few years back, but I never cooked up anything this gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with Two for Tuesday.

  11. Ok, I need me some of that pie, and I need it now. Do you now eat only raw food or still exploring that?

  12. This seems so decadent - what a great addition to Two for Tuesdays!

  13. Katie, this looks fabulous. Never thought of making a raw pie! Thanks for stopping by Monday Mania this week to share this!

  14. Wow - I am impressed and inspired. This looks amazing. My friend Erin is a raw foodie and I know she would love this. I will pass it along to her. And thanks for linking!

  15. Oh wow, that looks delicious - and how cool that it is totally raw food!

  16. I think I could eat the entire pie. Love the idea for drizzling the chocolate.

  17. Wow - I am so impressed!! This looks and sounds fantastic! I have most of the ingredients, but will have to get some coconuts! So glad you linked up to Chocolate Friday! :)

  18. I can see how someone could go raw with a pie like that. It looks fantastic!

  19. This is just what I have been looking for. I have been doing a lot of baking but I wanted something chocolate and creamy or soft and this sounds like it just might be it. Now, to find the time. This looks well worth it.

    Thanks for linking to My Meatless Mondays.

    Now I have a goo reason to buy those coconuts I'm always wondering about at wholefoods!!!

  21. yummy looks so good love all the great pictures gives us the readers more understanding of all that went into it

  22. Katie,
    I found you from another blog!
    Oh my gosh! This pie looks so good!
    You also taught me about these coconuts I recently saw! Thank you so much for the delish reciepe and knowledge!
    You have an amazing story of living in your 5th wheel! I think you will touch many lives with it!
    God Bless,
    Jeanie (Jeanene)

  23. this looks AMAZING!!!!! thanks for sharing

  24. I'm making this tonight for my sisters birthday party, I've been sampling it along the way and I can't wait to try it all put together. Thanks!...not to mention, I love drinking the leftover coconut water, yum!

  25. I liked the crust, but I don't have a vitamix so the filling didn't turn out well. I had to keep adding coconut water and cream to get my blender to process the coconuts. It changed the flavor and wasn't delicious. I suppose if you had a fantastic blender this would work, but next time I am going to skip the coconuts altogether and just use bananas. But it was still fun! Love your recipes and blog!

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