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Lemon Creme Pie with Carob Nut Crust

What you need: 

handful of raw cashews
handful of raw almonds
handful of organic dates
2 tablespoons carob powder
1 banana
1/2 cup shredded (unsweetened) coconut
2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon flaxseed oil

What you do: 

Put cashews, almonds, dates and carob powder in processor to combine into breadcrumb-like texture. Add just enough water so that mixture combines. Press mixture into pie plate lined with saran wrap (cling film). Put in freezer to set for about 5 minutes
Rinse processor.
Add to processor banana, coconut, lemon juice and flax oil and blend till creamy and smooth.
To serve: Lift up crust, peel of saran wrap and put back on plate. Spread lemon creme on base. Serve.

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
2-6
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Another fabulous lemon recipe, this looks delicious!:)

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We loved this, especially mostly frozen.  It is kinda like ice cream pie!

I used cocoa powder in the crust, and some agave nectar to sweeten it.  I took everyone's advice and doubled the filling.  I elected to leave out the lemon and just go for a coconut creme pie.  I used coconut oil instead of flax.  For a finishing touch, I grated dark chocolate on top.  Super delicious and we loved that it's a satisfying raw dessert!

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I used a pear instead of a banana, and I used walnuts for my nut crust. Using the pear prevented it from being a "creme pie" as the name suggests, but I think the pear held the lemon flavor better. I also avoided the carob to keep the lemon pie more authentic.

Next time I want to make the banana chocolate pie as suggested... or banana-peanut-chocolate pie with peanuts as the nut crust!

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i left the coconut out of the filling to keep it really creamy and then just sprinkled it on top before serving.  i kept the measurements the same for the filling except that i used 3 bananas instead of 1.  still wasn't quite enough filling.  i think i will double the crust and use 5 bananas in the future w/ only 1 T lemon.  totally agree that the crust would make great bars!

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Pretty good! Of course I switched it up a bit. For the crust, I used 1 handful almonds, 1 handful pecans, and 1 handful walnuts, 3 Tbsp cocoa powder (I didn't have carob), and about a dozen dates (they were small). DELICIOUS crust, it tasted like brownies! It made enough for a nice, thick crust for one pie pan. I tripled the filling because I had three bananas, added vanilla extract, a little stevia, and omitted the oil. The mixture never really got "smooth" because of the coconut, but it was good anyway. The pie overall was tasty, but next time I'm going to omit the lemon juice and just make a banana-chocolate pie. I think the lemon would work better for a pie without a regular crust, so I may give that a try too (or maybe even lime for a key lime pie...). Lots of options! :-)

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This sounds super yummy, but does it need flaxseed oil? Could I use a different oil instead? (I don't have flax right now.)

I think coconut oil would be a perfect substitution for the flax in this recipe. It'd also help it set up, though I had no problems with that. I think it may be there for creaminess or perhaps just to add omega three to it. Try it without, it probably won't alter it terribly. You can always add some other oil if you deem it necessary after a taste test (make at least two times!).

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This sounds super yummy, but does it need flaxseed oil? Could I use a different oil instead? (I don't have flax right now.)

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I made this twice...It's nicer without the carob in the crust. I double the base and triple or double the filling. Did NOT take five minutes to set! i put it all in the freezer for a few hours.

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So yummy! Simple to make, too. I doubled the filling and am glad I did because it is awesome. For the crust, I added a handful each of cashews, almonds and walnuts, with about 8 plump dates as well as the carob and bit of water. I think I'll make some bars with that mixture sometime, I could have just eaten the crust.

It was a nice creamy texture right when I made it and when it was in the freezer for a couple hours, it was kinda like ice cream pie!

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is that because you left my pie out for the fruit flies to try?  ;)

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