Raw Chocolate Espresso Pie

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Espresso beans can be used for more than just brewing a cup of coffee, they can also be used as a key ingredient to a tasty pie! Enjoy your espresso in this creamy, raw chocolate espresso pie filled with deliciousness in every bite!

Raw Chocolate Espresso Pie

Ingredients in Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup shredded raw coconut
  • 1/4 cup raw organic agave nectar
  • 3 tablespoons raw coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons Medicinal Foods Raw Cacao Powder

Ingredients in Filling:

  • 1 1/2 cup soaked raw cashews*
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Medicinal Foods Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1/4 cup brewed coffee
  • 3 tablespoons raw organic agave nectar
  • 3 pitted dates
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon espresso beans

Crust Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse.
  2. Spray a pie pan or round cake pan with nonstick spray or coconut oil and using a spatula, flatten crust out in bottom. Rub spatula over mixture so that it is smooth and then place in freezer until filling directions are complete.

Filling Directions:

  1. Combine cashews and water in a blender and pulse until mixture turns smooth.
  2. Add in raw cacao, coffee and agave and blend.
  3. Lastly, add in dates and espresso beans.
  4. Remove crust from freezer and pour filling over top, using a spatula to smoothen out if needed.
  5. Place in freezer for at least 30 minutes or until mixture hardens; cut into slices and serve.
  6. Store in freezer or refrigerator – either will work.

Enjoy your pie!

*Soak cashews in water for at least six hours ahead of time.
Original recipe and photo courtesy of One Green Planet.

 

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