Recipe Directions

ORANGE AND COCONUT CRUST

1. Lightly oil your springform pan with coconut oil. Process all above ingredients in a food processor with the S blade except the coconut oil. Start with half of the dates and then slowly add the rest as the mixture is processing.

2. Add coconut oil (doesn’t have to be melted) and process until well combined. Taste and adjust! Add more zest if desired! (I love this crust!) Place in the fridge while you make the filling.

CUSTARD FILLING

3. Melt the coconut oil. I use my dehydrator which works like a charm. Using a Vitamix, blend all the above ingredients until smooth and creamy, except the lecithin and coconut oil.

4. Add the lecithin and melted coconut oil and blend again until well incorporated and nice and smooth. Taste and adjust. Add more orange extract if desired.

COLORING

5. Before adding the food coloring, the filling will have a nice yellow shade (depending on how much turmeric you use ). I added most of the yellow filling to the pan (on top of the crust) and left the rest in the Vitamix for the food coloring. I kept adding a few drops at a time and mixing up the filling to see what color I’d have. It doesn’t take a lot of the food coloring to make the filling a bright orange shade.

6. Once I was happy with the color, I added the orange filling on top of the yellow filling and swirled it around with a chopstick. I had a small bit of yellow filling set aside which I added again on top of some of the orange filling and swirled it again.

ORANGE GLAZE

7. Soak Irish moss for a few hours or use leftover Irish moss that’s been in the fridge soaking no more than a week (I used my leftovers from last weekend). Blend all ingredients together in a Vitamix until the Irish moss is completely broken down.

8. Taste and adjust. Add a bit more agave and orange extract if there is still a slight aftertaste of the Irish moss. Place in an airtight container and chill in the fridge. It will thicken up a bit.

9. Serve on top of the pie when ready. Cut up some oranges and serve with the glaze on top of the pie as another option.

JoyceH's Thoughts

By JoyceH

My husband requested that I make him an orange vanilla creamsicle flavored pie this past weekend.

Do you remember those orange and vanilla flavored Creamsicle Pops on a stick? They were a funky orange color and fun to eat in the summertime as a kid.

Using inspiration and guidance from several sources including Matthew Kenney and my favorite dessert book, Sweet Gratitude, I came up with my own version of this sweet treat.

It has that orange and vanilla creamsicle flavor in a sophisticated custard texture.

You could also add the food coloring to the entire filling and have just one shade of orange that mimics the creamsicle pop. I love to swirl fillings with different colors so that’s my personal preference.

Next time, I might eliminate the turmeric for a more whitish, pale orange color and then swirl with a darker orange color. This will definitely be a lot of fun to play around with for the next pie!

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This looks Absolutely Heavenly!!!!

Mouth-Watering Goodness!!!!

What can I say...can't wait to try it.

I will let you know the results.

Job well Done and from the looks of

it...well worth the love poured into this

marvelous creation!

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Thanks SimplyRaw. I was rather surprised at how well it turned out. My husband did help me taste and adjust the flavorings since he's the creamsicle expert. So that was a big help. I'm going to make this again for a family easter dinner. It's a nice cheery springtime cake. Just need to find a good cooler for the 2.5 hr drive down to western Mass.

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WOW!!

your presentation is beautiful.

it sounds super tasty can't wait to get all the stuff to make it thank you for such a wonderful creation.

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This has to be THE BEST raw pie I have ever had it tasted just like a dreamcicle or push-up pop I can't wait to make this again for my family when they are here in June!

Your creations are AMAZING!!!!!

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WOW joyce this looks so good. i first saw it on your blog which i am LOVING btw. i am going to try and make the strawberry cheesecake tonight. you are so inspiring, keep up the good work!!!!!!!

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WOW!!

your presentation is beautiful.

it sounds super tasty can't wait to get all the stuff to make it thank you for such a wonderful creation.

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Thanks SimplyRaw. I was rather surprised at how well it turned out. My husband did help me taste and adjust the flavorings since he's the creamsicle expert. So that was a big help. I'm going to make this again for a family easter dinner. It's a nice cheery springtime cake. Just need to find a good cooler for the 2.5 hr drive down to western Mass.

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This looks Absolutely Heavenly!!!!

Mouth-Watering Goodness!!!!

What can I say...can't wait to try it.

I will let you know the results.

Job well Done and from the looks of

it...well worth the love poured into this

marvelous creation!

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