Open-Faced Strawberry Pie With Almond Coconut Crust

So, this was my first try at a gluten-free/vegan dessert and I must say, it was Amazing. I actually searched for a recipe to make and got a sudden urge for pie. But… baking a pie involves so much flour and usually a little bit of a mess. So I found this recipe which looks really delicious, but I didn’t have the coconut cream to make it nor the pecans, andΒ I also had so many strawberries I needed to use. So I did what I usually do best, I modified and adapted.

This pie is not really quite like the pies North Americans are used to, but it has a crunchy (and super healthy) crust. We absolutely loved it and will definitely make it again.

I thought of mixing the strawberries with chia seeds rather than cornstarch, has anyone every done this before?

Leave any comments below if you make this recipe πŸ™‚

Ingredients:

For the pie crust:
– Coconut oil (to grease your pie dish)
– 1 cup raw almonds
– 1 cup dates, pitted (microwave in a bit of water to soften them)
– 3/4 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
– 2 tsp raw honey (or maple syrup).

For the strawberries:
– 4 cups fresh strawberries, diced
– 3 tbsp cornstarch
– 3/4 cup of raw sugar (unprocessed)

Instructions:

  1. Grease a regular sized pie dish or pan (9.5inch diameter)
  2. In a bowl, combine the strawberries, cornstarch, and sugar together until the fruits are evenly coated. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. To make the crust, blend all the ingredients together in a food processor until smooth. (A blender can also do, but I would suggested blending almonds first and add other ingredients one at the time).
  4. Press the mixture/dough into the bottom and sides of the pan as evenly as possible.
  5. Pour the strawberries over the crust
  6. Bake at 350F/176C for about 15 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!
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