This fabulous pie was given to us by Austin singer and songwriter Libby Fitzpatrick shortly after our son Kole was born. It is sinfully simple and succulently delicious.
1 cup dates
1/3 cup walnuts
1/3 cup cashews
1/3 cup almonds
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 to 3 bananas, sliced lengthwise
4 ounces strawberries, blended into puree
4 ounces strawberries, sliced
4 ounces raspberries
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
Blend crust ingredients together in a food processor to achieve a sticky consistency.
Press blended crust ingredients into a pie pan.
Lay the bananas on top of the crust and press along the sides.
Place strawberry slices on top of the bananas.
Pour strawberry puree over the strawberries and bananas, and press into the gaps.
Place berries and mandarin oranges on top of the pie.
Cover and refrigerate for one hour or longer before serving.
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I made this, but the crust was difficult to work with and serve. Everyone ate the dessert, not much comment. I had made three batches of crust, and had half of it left over for another pie. As I tried to figure out how to make it better, I realized what it really is! It’s candy! Yes, I shaped it into a
1 1/4 inch log, and cut into 1/4-3/8 inch slices and wrapped them up like homemade caramels. It’s a win! My son’s friend at work thinks this is the best candy ever… and it’s healthy. I am storing them in the refrigerator. They are perfect, and now I have some healthy candy to make for Christmas! Thanks for the recipe!! You never know. Thanks for the great website too, I really appreciate new recipes to try, it’s so very helpful.
This is a great alternative to sugar laden desserts, you have the sweetness of the fruit and an added bonus of being gluten free.
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