Twins Raw Grasshopper Pie

by Lori and Michelle on May 3, 2010

Happy Monday luvs,

How was everyone’s weekend? Glorious I hope :)

Well Michelle and I had a busy weekend though we did manage to relax a little last night.

As we mentioned earlier this week we wanted to share our grasshopper pie with you all. The one that we got to enjoy on our birthday!

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Are you ready?

If you love mint and something not too sweet than you will love this mint pie!

Pure2Raw Recipe: Raw Grasshopper Pie

Ingredients:

Crust-

  • 1/4 cup carob powder (or you can use cocoa powder)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes (or you can use any nut meal you like)
  • 1 tbsp alcohol free vanilla
  • 2 tbsp date paste (or you can use any liquid sweetener you like)

Directions:

Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and pulse till combined. *If you already have coconut flour or nut meal please feel free to hand stir this all together

Press crust dough in a 6 inch cake pan or springform pan would work too.

Filling:

Mint Layer-

  • 2 large avocados
  • 2 tbsp sunflower lecithin (or soy lecithin, xanthan gum,or  guar gum of your choice though the amount for the recipe may vary depending on what you use, I would suggest starting with 1 tsp)
  • 2 tbsp irish moss paste (this is optional but it provides this layer with great texture) * you may use gelatin if you prefer
  • 1 tbsp alcohol free vanilla
  • 2 tsp mint extract (you may add more or less depending on how minty you like your pie to be)

White Creme layer-

  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup lucuma powder (for more substitutions check out here)
  • 5 packets of stevia
  • Few drops of liquid chorophyll (to help with green color)
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp spirulina (additional nutrition value and helps with color too)
  • 2 tbsp water

Directions:

For both layers place your ingredients into a blender and blend till smooth (may use a food processor if you do not have a blender).

Putting the whole pie together!

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Assembly:

  • Take your pan that is already filled with crust and spoon a little of the white creme layer down. Place in freezer to set about 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from freezer and place the mint layer on top of white creme layer. Place back into freezer to set about 30 –45 minutes.
  • And for the last layer top the remaining white creme layer on top of mint layer. And decorate with cacao nibs if you would like.
  • Place the whole grasshopper pie back into the freezer to let set.

When ready to eat the grasshopper pie take out of freezer about 20-30 minutes to let thaw a little. Or may eat pie cold :)

© 2010 Pure2Raw

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8 Reasons why we loved this raw grasshopper pie:

  1. easy to make
  2. enjoy playing around with unique ingredients
  3. not too sweet
  4. well rounded flavor
  5. light but creamy texture
  6. gluten free and vegan
  7. no nuts if you use coconut flakes in crust
  8. full of healthy fats :)

Well that is it folks for your un-cooking class today. Michelle and I hope you enjoy the recipe! We plan to make this grasshopper pie again and probably do a twist on it ;)

Stayed for more great recipes coming your way soon.

Other news:

Our cookbook giveaway is going till Tuesday night, we will announce winner on Wednesday. Get your entries in now.

Heidi is doing a great giveaway with Baby Carrot Products!

Gena is offering a i-herb giveaway!

Twin Cakes Bakery is doing a sale on our raw crackers in honor of Cinco de Mayo! Get those orders in now! The sale ends on Thursday!

Till next time,

Lori

Pure2Raw Twins

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Earth Mother – In The Raw May 3, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Oh yeah, this one’s a keeper!

{Hey, it could also be called a Mint Julep Pie in honor of Derby Day!} :D

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Pure2 May 3, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Yes, I love it…Mint Julep Pie ; )

Lauren May 3, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Oh my! This looks to good to be true! Mmmm!

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 3, 2010 at 7:41 pm

how beautiful!! what a lovely pie..and yes, it does look pretty easy but you two make things look easier than they are :)

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Pure2 May 4, 2010 at 3:52 am

Thanks Averie, we try to make simple desserts but with an ‘elegant’ touch. And help people to see how easy making tasty and healthy desserts can be, and that they are fun to make :) xoxo

Ilana May 3, 2010 at 9:12 pm

I actually have MOST of these ingredients in the cupboard, or can make a sub or two… ooooohhhhhh grasshopper pie, watch out, I might eat you.

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Pure2 May 4, 2010 at 3:50 am

Ilana, awesome! I hope you enjoy the pie ;) We just love mint, it is so refreshing sometimes!

Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine May 4, 2010 at 5:07 am

This looks soooo good, I’m definitely very intrigued! Bookmarking this to make over the summer sometime, thanks for sharing!

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Jessica @ How Sweet May 4, 2010 at 7:05 am

OK that looks absolutely UNREAL. I seriously need to make that.

May be a dumb question, but why alcohol-free vanilla? I think my vanilla has alcohol in it.

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Pure2 May 4, 2010 at 7:12 am

Aww thanks Jessica! We use alcohol free vanilla because it is most likely not going to have any gluten(wheat) or corn in it, and we try to avoid those ingredients. Especially in our bakery for those who suffer from multiple food allergies like we do can still enjoy desserts. But if you have no sensitivities than your vanilla should be just fine :)

Heathy May 4, 2010 at 7:25 am

OMG yummm!! I love this – thanks so much for sharing girls! Looks like the perfect summer pie :)

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Lori May 4, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Omg that is freakin’ amazingly delicious looking! THANK YOU for the recipe! Wow. That’s awesome that there are no nuts or seeds either. Definitely cuts down on the fat but there is plenty of healthy fats-which is great! So creative!
I cannot wait to make this!

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bitt May 4, 2010 at 7:10 pm

this looks so amazing! I think i want to make it for an event I am going to this weekend.

some questions: if i don’t use irish moss will it fall apart? I can use a bit of lethicin.

i only have liquid stevia. how many drops would be equal to a packet?

thank you!!!

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Pure2 May 4, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Bitt, no I do not think the pie will fall apart without the irish moss. Maybe just add 1 or 2 tbsp coconut oil, and lethicin should be fine! Now for the stevia I would start with 20 drops, than go by taste. If it is sweet enough or not, than add more or just leave it. We did not make ours too sweet. Enjoy! Let us know if there is anything else!! xoxo

bitt May 4, 2010 at 11:40 pm

thank you for the tips!

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Sarah (GF vegan) May 5, 2010 at 5:38 am

This looks delicious! If I only I could get the husband to enjoy raw desserts. If you have any suggestions, that’d be great :)

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Hailey February 5, 2012 at 7:48 am

I would love to make this recipe, but I can not handle bananas. Is there any way that I could replace this with another ingredient? Also, instead of sunflower lecithin, could I use arrowroot powder?

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gina August 25, 2012 at 11:22 am

I love the idea, but wouldn’t the avocados oxidize and turn brown rather rapidly or even evntually? No lemon is in this?

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