Tastes like Pumpkin Pie

Living in the Raw

A very nice pumkin pie with a sweet topping substitute for whipping cream


4c carrots
3/4 c almonds
1/2 c walnuts
1 1/2c honey dates
1 t vanilla
2 t cinnamon
1 t ginger
1/4t cloves
1c almonds
1/2 c honey dates
1 t vanilla
water as needed for consistency,


Soak the dates for 12-48 hours rinsing with clean cool water every 12 hours
blanch the almonds by soaking for only 30 seconds in boiling water and then quickly rinsing with cold
then squeeze the almonds with the thumb and forefinger to pop the meat out of the skin
soak the walnuts for 6 hours and drain
The carrots need to be very fine so you can grate or run through a Champion with the blank or process in a food processor
put the carrots, almonds, walnuts and dates in the food processor and process until very finely chopped
add the spices and mix a bit more
press into a 9"" or 10"" pie plate, refrigerate till firm
soak the almonds for 12-48 hours and blanch as described in the filling section above
put in a food processor or blender with the dates and vanilla process or blend until creamy by adding the water to make creamy
spread over the filling and sprinkle with coconut
chill before serving.