Overview

This is an easy raw apple pie recipe that requires a food processor to make. Once completed, the apple pie recipe is stored in the freezer.
  • Prep Time

    7 min
  • Total Time

    1 hour 7 min
  • Suggested Servings

    8 servings
  • Yield

    8 slices
  • Shelf Life

    1 week in freezer
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Place all crust ingredients in the food processor. Process until the mixture sticks together and the dates are well processed.
  • 2. Dump crust mixture into your pie crust/glass dish. Press the crust down firmly in your dish with your hands. (Crust is now done.)
  • 3. Roughly chop two apples, get rid of core/seeds. (Leave one apple alone, OK?)
  • 4. Place all filling ingredients (EXCEPT THAT ONE APPLE, LEAVE ONE APPLE ALONE) in the food processor. Process until it's well mixed - a wettish mixture with a few small date chunks or apple peel that might not disappear. (You might have to pause and scrape the sides and then process again.)
  • 5. Throw wet appley-mixture into a big bowl.
  • 6. Slice the last apple into thin slices or small chunks. Throw these apple slices/chunks into the wet appley mixture. Stir gently.
  • 7. Dump appley-mixture (wet + sliced apples) on top of crust. Smooth out with spoon.
  • 8. Cover and throw in freezer. Ready in half-an-hour!
  • 9. This raw apple pie recipe should always be kept in the freezer. (It'll get soggy if in the fridge.)

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

This is how it works: Just make the crust, press it down into a pan. Then process most of the raw apple pie filling, then slice the remaining apple. Stir together the appley-mixture and the sliced apple. Dump the appley-stuff on top of the crust, spread it out. Cover and throw this raw apple pie recipe in the freezer.

The presentation is "okay" and not something that I would serve to impress a stranger or my boss, but it's great for a family dessert that tastes great and satisfies that craving for apple pie - raw style!

When inventing this raw apple pie recipe, I used Granny Smith crisp green apples. You can use whatever medium/largish apples you have on hand. I do NOT peel any of the apples, don't bother.

Your easy raw apple pie will keep in the freezer for about a week.

Tip: Make the crust first and then the filling right after. (This way you don't have to wash the food processor twice!)

Tip: For the crust, if you don't have cashews you could use pecans (or walnuts) instead for the crust. (But cashews have the most neutral flavour.)

Tip: If you want to get fancy with your apple pie, you could top it with this yummy raw whipped cream recipe. (But I rarely do 'cause I'm not that fancy.)

Tip: You can stir 1 tbsp raisins into the wet appley-mixture like I did in the photo above :)

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, Dietary Fiber, Iron, and Vitamin B6.

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Hi Tali,

Vitamix blender is for liquidy things (smoothie, sauce, soup, etc.) and food processor is for dryier stuff (brownies, cookie batter, pie crust, etc.)

No, the results will NOT be the same with a Vitamix. You definitely need a food processor, but it doesn't have to be a good one! I have had this one for 4 years and it gets the job done: http://tinyurl.com/avdwva4

To make raw recipes it is best to own an expensive, fabulous blender (like the Vitamix: http://tinyurl.com/b8a967w) and a cheapy food processor (like this one : http://tinyurl.com/avdwva4). They serve different purposes.

Hope this helps!

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I love this recipe too, Carolyn. :) So glad you enjoyed, and that you took a moment to let us all know. Glad to have you here!

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Hi Hannah, so glad you enjoyed. I like it thawed for about 10 mins or so. Yum!

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Just made this. Tastes great, and took about 10 minutes to make. Perfect!

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Lisa, I'm thrilled to hear it! :) Thank you!

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made this for a girls lunch... all loved it!
will make it again and again...
thanks for your amazing recipes... they are the best! :)
just going to make your sweet bread now.

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Hey Deborah! So glad it was a hit with the girls :)

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I have a batch in the freezer so I can take some to work with me tomorrow. Mmmmm......I've always loved this recipe!

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Hi Rhinda!

Are you planning on sharing with your coworkers? ;)

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This was absolutely delicious! I subbed pecans for cashews. I'll definitely be making this again. The only annoying part is that it takes a while for the apples to thaw out when you take it out of the freezer. And by the time they do, the crust gets soggy. Any tips? We thoroughly enjoyed this straight out the freezer anyway.

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Hi Sara!

So glad you enjoyed :) Maybe next time have the apple chunks a bit smaller - then they won't need to thaw for as long

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I made the cranberry relish recipe, but it turned out a little dry, because I used dried cranberries instead of fresh. I have now used this mixture in the apple pie crust, instead of the dates, absolutely delicious!

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That's a good idea, Bella. :)

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This apple pie was a big hit with our family! Everyone loved it! Especially my mom, who has a bit of an unhealthy affinity for sweets and pies.. she couldn't believe it was raw - said it had a delicious "cooked" flavor.. Making this again tonight!

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Always interesting to hear about the folks who can't believe it is raw! :)

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Wow! I made the apple pie last night. It was a big hit with my husband. We are currently in South Korea for work. We have found your recipes a lifesaver to add depth to our meals. I did not have any dates so I use half raisins and half prunes. It tasted amazing.

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Nice sub with the half dates/half prunes :) good combo. Glad you're making it work in South Korea!

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Yum! I just made this and my kids (6&7) devoured their pieces! Will be making Theo's again very soon... Tomorrow probably;)

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Love it Jill! So glad your little ones enjoyed :)

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Cheers. I just used a combo of nuts. It turned out fine but I really missed the coconut crunch so I made another one. ;D
P.S My 6m.o girl took an interest in dessert tonight so I offered her some. She loved it & was set to eat all my filling! The dates mean this =the sweetest thing she's eaten but I love that she can eat health with us.

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Love it Renae! And when in doubt... make another! lol Love it

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Renae01's Review

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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your stuff Laura-Jane. Your recipes are truly EXCELLENT. I'm a whip-it-up-now kinda cook so your style and limited ingredient lists work for my [sneakily becoming Raw] pantry and me. I made my first apple pie to redeem myself after daring to venture to someone elses' strawberry cheesecake for a dinner party that I considered a dessert failure. :( Sheesh! Should have stuck to yours! My hubby is loving our Raw Dessert Freezer and we've just finished eating two of these pies in a row. I want to make this for someone who doesn't eat coconut. What could I sub? Almond meal? More nuts? I see you've suggested hemp seed hearts in other recipes but am not sure how readily I can access them...

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Yay for sneakily becoming raw!! :)

Hmm a sub for coconut in this base... I would have to say hempseed hearts... or maybe more cashews... or maybe almond meal as you suggested, or perhaps even a combo of all of those things...

hope that helps, Renae!

xox

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I made this pie with peaches instead of apples and it was great also! I put a little less cinnamon. Today I just made it with apples and am bringing it to a dinner tonight. It took less than 30 min to prepare. As I was making it I was thinking why isn't this kind of pie more popular? :)

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Hi Kristen, It will be more popular if you keep bringing it to dinner! Peach pie. Mmmmmmm nice idea!! #lovepeaches

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Megan's Review

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I made this for Rosh HaShana and it was a huge hit! Very yummy. Although very rich. 12 servings were more than adequate.

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Hi Megan, So glad it was a hit for you and your family. :)

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Jessica's Review

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I have been making your recipes for about six months...love! Suggestions, as I am finishing my last piece of apple pie: I peeled the last apple and added the diced pieces to the food processor with the appley mush mixture and pulsed so I would not dirty an additional bowl and I let it thaw a bit after I cut it to get a creamy, not icy texture and brings out the cinnamon flavor. Thank you so much for your creativity, it really keeps me on track!

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Hi Jessica, genius tips here! Glad to have you sharing your journey with us. I do it for you! xox

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Sam's Review

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I recently made a raw apple pie similar to your recipe. I was curious how homemade dehydrated apple slices and regular apple slices in the filling and top layer would work. It took more time and advance planning but it was good.

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Hi Sam,

Thanks for your note. I think the dehydrated apples would work fine, but, as you say, would take a bit more time. My fave recipes require little advanced planning as I am lazy and disorganized at heart!

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Jessica's Review

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I just made this:) and this is so easy to make:) and I use green apple... and I think the tartness is just perfect:) and I love the crunchiness of the little apple chunks also:) c if I can tweet u a picture on twitter! thank u!

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Hi Jessica, so glad that you liked this apple pie! It's one of my favourites. I like the tart/sweet balance too. What's your Twitter handle? I will look out for you :)

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Another winning version of raw apple pie. Have made a few and tried someone else's and this is just as good as the others. I love the presentation in the pic here. If you are an apple pie lover must try

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LaNita, you are on an awesome roll. Out of all my pies, which one is your fave that would appeal to newbies, do you think?

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Kat 's Review

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Enjoying the delicious apple pie right now!

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Kat, I want a slice!

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Made this in my "Maya's Weekend Baking Adventures" Loved it. Had to make 2 cakes because I ate some (most) of the first cake during prep :) Def a good choice though! Still got some apples spare so planning on making another cake, or selecting a different raw apple recipe to :)
Thanks Rawtarian
Maya

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"Maya's Weekend Baking Adventures" sound fun! Hate it when that happens about eating the first batch right out of the dish. It happens to me too - too many times! lol

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Can you omit the coconut from the crust I have people that dont like coconut ??

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Hi JPS, no you can't omit it since you need that extra bulk. You can substitute hempseed hearts though. Or 1/2 hempseed hearts and 1/2 more cashews = 1 cup coconut in crust

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Hi, i love this recipe, but have a doubt, what do you exactly call dried, unsweetened coconut? Is it a dried coconut pulp? I'm from Argentina... Thnks!

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Hi Alejandra, it is used in baking - little pieces of flakey, dried white coconut. Purchased at a grocery store, used to make coconut macaroons, for example. You can buy it in North America in grocery stores in the baking aisle - there is usually a sweetened and an unsweetened variety

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Oh my! This was crazy delicious! Guiltily eating the last piece as i type. Definitely recommend eating it frozen, such a treat :D

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Hi Hannah, so glad you enjoyed. I like it thawed for about 10 mins or so. Yum!

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i like this better than real apple pie!! it tastes really sweet without any sugar added to it :)

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I love this recipe too, Carolyn. :) So glad you enjoyed, and that you took a moment to let us all know. Glad to have you here!

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I have made this apple pie many times since December, the kids and my husband request it all the time! Because we eat so much of it, i have doubled the filling recipe and it tastes just as great! Even my non-raw-vegan family/friends like this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it!

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Hi Pascale, LOVE the idea of doubling the filling! I will do that next time too. Thanks for sharing, great tip as I think it will be perfect for this recipe

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Hi there! I made this yesterday & we had it for dessert after a gorgeous raw salad. It was delicious! I had to resist going back for more :-) Today we got a really great deal on "seconds" of pears, so I'm going to try something similar to create a Spiced Ginger Pear Pie. Wish me luck!

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Spiced ginger pear pie sounds delicious! I would love to hear your modifications and how it turns out!

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I can't wait to make this recipe! Since I am trying to avoid saturated fat when possible, could I substitute the coconut for something else?

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Hi Jerrod, normally I would suggest hempseed hearts as a sub for coconut in this recipe, although I bet the hemphearts would have more fat than coconut :)

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Thanks for the suggestion! Hempseed Hearts are actually much lower in saturated fat than dried unsweetened coconut so that works great! :)

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Interesting! I never would have guessed that, since hempseed hearts are so yummy and so filling and so greasy in a really nice, satisfying way :)

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That looks so good. I am just getting into Vegan and am trying to do a lot of raw recipes. I thought this might be a good one for Christmas, one the family might enjoy as well! Thank you so much!

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Hi Chuck, I think this would be a hit for xmas! Just be sure to keep it frozen until just before eating.

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Thank you for this delicious and easy recipe. It's light and tasty. I cut down on dates a bit -we like things less sweet - other than that it's geat.
Already shared the recipe with my family and friends. Looking forward to making it again and again....

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Hi Caress, I am so glad you enjoyed it :) Do share the recipe. It is a nice one, and very forgiving. Great for family members to try!

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Thank you! Just made it, and hubby and I are having seconds xxx so delicious. You make raw so easy xxx

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Hi Mel, "You make raw so easy." Those words tickle my heartstrings :) Thank you. Glad you like the pie! It is yum!

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I made this and it turned out great. I added buckwheat and raisins to the base and added a dash of orange juice and raisins to the apple mixture. :-). Please keep the recipes coming. Thanks.

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Hi Lorraine, I LOVE your addition ideas! Orange juice sure does add a nice zip of additional flavour. One of my goals is to provide basic recipes (like this one) that work perfectly fine on their own if you make them exactly as written, but that you can also jazz up the recipe in exactly this way if you are motivated and want to experiment a bit.... That way the recipe is accessible and not too overwhelming, but you can experiment with it as you like. So your comment makes me happy Lorraine :)

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great recipe! very tasty ill be making this one regularly thank you

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I am so glad you enjoyed it Rachael

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any tips on getting the pie out of the pan without making a mess of the crust? it tastes wonderful but i couldn't get it to look like an actual slice of pie

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Hi Michelle, I actually get this one to slice up really nicely, like in the picture. Did you keep it in the freezer? Just make sure to cut all the way down to the bottom - because the crust gets really hard and it takes a strong arm to cut. But it does cut nicely and keeps its shape when frozen.

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I am looking forward doing by myself. Thank you for sharing!! Looks yummy

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Thanks Gema - It is yummy!

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Sounds yum! I struggle with dates in the blender though - always becomes a bit of a sticky mess and doesn't blend properly...am I doing something wrong?

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This one's gotta be made in the food processor, not the blender :)

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I don't own a food processor. Will I get the same results for the crust with my Vitamix?

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Hi Tali,

Vitamix blender is for liquidy things (smoothie, sauce, soup, etc.) and food processor is for dryier stuff (brownies, cookie batter, pie crust, etc.)

No, the results will NOT be the same with a Vitamix. You definitely need a food processor, but it doesn't have to be a good one! I have had this one for 4 years and it gets the job done: http://tinyurl.com/avdwva4

To make raw recipes it is best to own an expensive, fabulous blender (like the Vitamix: http://tinyurl.com/b8a967w) and a cheapy food processor (like this one : http://tinyurl.com/avdwva4). They serve different purposes.

Hope this helps!

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I made it in the blender...hard! But fun! I wish i had a food processor!!! Or a Kitchen Aid would be more amazing!!! While making the apple filling, I put the crust in the oven to bring the nutty flavor out! Wow, that made it more wonderful. Then I added the filling, and baked it again for 20 mins! So good! I love that i can freezzz this! Awesome! Thank you for an amazing healthy recipie!

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Can you tell me how long you baked the crust? Temperature? And then you baked it again with the filling? Would love to know what you did! Thank you!

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I always soak the dates first in water......hope that helps.

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How about some cinnamon in it! to give that extra apple pie taste! you know what also tastes great to use a bit of raisins in the crust! they blend so well with apple flavor!
I'm such a fan!

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Hi Aly, THANK YOU FOR YOUR NOTE! I did add 1 teaspoon cinnamon to the apple topping during food processing but I forgot to add it when writing the recipe up!

I trulu appreciate you writing. It just wouldn't be the same without the cinn!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxo Thank you, I owe you big hugs.

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Yay! love raw hugs! (ˆ_ˆ)

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xox Aly :)

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This looks delicious. Perfect for the festive season and my family.

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I made this tonight as my first raw food recipe and it was really nice but very rich one slice and I was stuffed full. Also it tasted a bit salty but maybe I got the measurement wrong. Thanks so much for these recipe's. We just got a food processor so was really fun to make this. Also fresh dates are $24 kg in NZ so I used dried baking dates and it worked ok. Might soak the dates first next time.

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Hi Kyle, I live in NZ too - I never use the fresh dates in any recipe - way too expensive. But i buy dates in bulk from gilmores and a quick soak - even 5-10 minutes before using them makes them work fine in all the recipes. You may find as you experiment more with raw, that you have to substitute cheaper nuts - nz can be pretty expensive for those too! Have fun in your raw food journey! Shirley

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@Kyle You live in New Zealand?

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Yes I sure do

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