Recipe 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 :)

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 80 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Protein, Dietary Fiber, Iron, and Vitamin B6.

Amounts per 83 g (3 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 231 9 %
Protein 4 g 8 %
Fat 14 g 17 %
Carbohydrates 26 g 8 %
Dietary Fiber 5 g 14 %
Sugars 17 g
Calcium 22 mg 2 %
Iron 1.7 mg 13 %
Sodium 43 mg 2 %
Source: The Rawtarian, USDA

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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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My husband loved it! and although he is a vegetarian he does not eat that clean. I am always trying to find recipes that he will like. I found that this gets really hard in the freezer but you just have to pull it out and put it in the fridge on the day that you want to eat it (or maybe just several hours ahead). Thank you Laura-Jane!

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You are most welcome! Great to see you trying lots of recipes!

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Can I substitute sunflower seeds for the crust? I can't afford cashews, I'm on a really tight budget. But I'm fighting Cancer and I want to start eating as much raw food as possible. Any suggestions for which of your recipes are high in calories. I need high calories.

Thanks Sandy

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Yes, you can use sunflower seeds instead of cashews in the crust, however, the sunflower seeds aren’t very oily so you might need to add something a bit oilier (2 teaspoons coconut oil maybe?) to be the right consistency.

NOTE: substituting pecans or walnuts instead of the cashews will turn out better than the sunflower seeds will. (no need to add extra oil with these ones.)

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I am SO addicted to this apple pie. This is my third time making it...and it barely lasts in the fridge before it's devoured. The hint of the taste of salt in the crust along with the apple...oh, yum! :) :)

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LOL, Tobi, you aren't the only one! Keep on enjoying! :)

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Lisa 's Review

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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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deborah's Review

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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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