Snow White, Grumpy, and the “Raw Apple Pie” recipe

Colt came down with a cold yesterday and when he woke up he did such a perfect impersonation of Grumpy; I felt like Snow White all morning.

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Since I’m a princess today I had a light feminine breakfast. My last piece of “Raw Apple Pie”. Apples, wow, I’m didn’t realize how well I was flowing with my Snow White theme.

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One random thought before I give you the recipe though.
You’ve seen those cute pictures of dogs with quotes about how, no matter what, they are always happy to see you, right? Well what about chickens?
Seriously, you have never truly felt longed for until you have experienced a flock of chickens running at you in the morning. You can be dressed in pajamas with a bad case of bed-head, and they are always excited to see you. Of course, it’s just out of a desire for food, but that’s secretly what the dog wants too.

Look at them… running at you for joy!
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So on to the recipe….

This pie is simple and obviously healthy. It doesn’t taste like a traditional apple pie. You don’t serve it warm with a scoop of ice cream, but it also doesn’t make you feel guilty and sluggish from sugar. Cut this pie into pieces and keep it in the freezer. You’ll have to let a piece defrost for about 30 minutes before you eat it, but then you can have it for breakfast, a snack, dessert or any time you want an energy boost. Look at this picture… wouldn’t anything made from this cast of character make you feel energetic, alive and healthy? No sluggishness here!

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“Raw Apple Pie” Ingredients
Crust:
2 Cups Walnut or Pecans
6 Large Dates (chopped)
1/4 tsp. Salt
2 TBSP Honey

Filling:
4 Large or 6 Small Firm Apples (I like a mix of Fuji and Granny Smith’s)
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
3 to 5 TBSP Honey (depending on desired sweetness)
1/4 cup Raisins or finely chopped Dates

First blend your crust together. Blend the ingredients together until they are well mixed and crumbly but not mushy.
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Pat your crust into a pie plate and refrigerate. Note the texture. Not to mushy!
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Chop your apples into thick pieces. I love the sourness of Granny Smith’s but I used two small Fuji’s too.
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Blend apples and all other filling ingredients together. You can choose what texture you prefer by how much you blend the apple mix, but a chuncky consistency is best. This is too chunky…
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and this is too blended! But that’s what happens when you look away for a minute! Hopefully you’ll be able to find a happy medium.
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Spread the filling evenly over the crust. I could not find a way to make this picture look appetizing. Scroll fast!
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Quickly cover the unappetizing looking pie with a beautiful swirl of thinly sliced apples. Sprinkle with a little lemon juice (to keep them from browning) and chopped nuts. Voila! A beautiful, healthy, delicious, guilt free, eat it anytime pie!
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Let the pie firm up for about 2 hours in the freezer before slicing and serving. Keep the leftover slices in the freezer and defrost for about 30 minutes before eating.

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Oh! Wait! Did you notice the delicious looking chocolate sauce smothering my pie? Since I’m in a princess mood today, I’ll be charitable and give you that little recipe too! 🙂

Combine 1/4 cup warm melted coconut oil, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, and 2 Tablespoons Maple syrup in a small bowl.

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Whisk thoroughly until combined.

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Serve over your pie or anything else for that matter! So good!

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Oh and if anyone’s concerned about Grumpy, he’s doing a little better. He’s currently channeling his frustrations at the challenge of eating his last bit of pie with a fork!

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6 thoughts on “Snow White, Grumpy, and the “Raw Apple Pie” recipe

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  3. Great blog Amber!
    You have the most darling little man 🙂 They do make a girl’s life great don’t they?
    Keep the healthy recipes coming please. I’m an okay cook, but definitely not as creative as you 🙂

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