Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Raspberry Truffle Pie

One of my favorite treats is from Raw Melissa, a local health food company that makes divine desserts that are sold at Good Earth in Salt Lake City. I really like the Raspberry Truffle Pie and when I saw this recipe for raw chocolate cake I thought with a few changes I could make something really close to Raw Melissa's recipe. This is such a rich and decadent dessert I won't be making it very often but it turned out excellent ....maybe for my birthday in December I will make it again.

Raspberry Truffle Cake

Note: This is not an SCD recipe as chocolate is not legal on the SCD diet.

Ingredients:

Crust-
3/4 c. cacao powder
3/4 c. almond flour
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. coconut oil, melted
pinch of salt

Pie Filling-
2 c. cacao powder
1 c. honey
3/4 c. coconut oil, melted
1 T. vanilla
1 c. frozen raspberries

Method:

1. Combine crust ingredients with a fork in a pie plate. Get your fingers in there and really squish it up then pat into bottom of pan and up the sides. Place in freezer for 1 hour.
2. Using a hand mixer blend all the filling ingredients except the raspberries until smooth.
3. Remove crust from the freezer and evenly place raspberries over it. Pour filling over the berries and if needed smooth with a knife.
4. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving, freezes well also. I like to place the pie plate on a towel that has been rinsed in hot water to loosen the crust when serving. I also think that leaving it out to warm up a little before serving would help to keep it from cracking, see my pictures.






6 comments:

  1. Karen - this looks so delicious! A lovely decadent dessert!

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  2. Stephanie in Sandy UTJuly 7, 2011 at 9:00 AM

    I love Raw Melissa's food! I just wish she would move from agave to honey. But I bought her cookbook when it came out, so its easy to substitute at home.

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  3. WOW! This looks absolutely divine!!! :) Thanks for all your wonderful recipes!!

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  4. What!! Raw Melissa has a cookbook!! I will have to find it, where have I been??

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  5. This looks absolutely fantastic, Karen. I'm on a raw kick these days, too. I'll definitely give this a try.

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  6. If you're afraid of agave, like I was after reading bad stuff about it, look into Xagave RAW agave nectar. Read up about it on their website. I was just buying the store agave from Costco & thought it was ok, till I found out all the other info I did :( Xagave RAW is GREAT!!! It even tastes different than regular store agave. I actually have the original recipe for her chocolate truffle pie (minus the raspberries) - and it's going to be released in her new cookbook next spring 2013. So look for that too! MY FAVORITE EVER!!!

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