Goji & Raw Cacao Filling in Gluten Free Pie Crust

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This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations Ann Marie!

Many of you have already heard me on the Spunky Coconut Facebook Page and Twitter, jumping for joy over the opportunity to do a review and giveaway for iHerb. For those of you who haven’t heard: Guess what??? I am giving away a $50 dollar shopping spree for iHerb!!! (You should see the smile on my face ;-) See the end of this post for details on how to enter to win.

My brother first told me about iHerb, after he heard about it from a co-worker. The word is spreading: You can get amazing products and health food for fantastic prices on iHerb. When I went on iHerb to make my order for the review and giveaway, I could hardly choose what to buy. Everything in my kitchen, from coconut oil to supplements to baking supplies is all there on iHerb, and by all the brands I know and love.
What I really wanted this time from iHerb was some superfood. Some crazy healthy, antioxidant rich, vitamin, mineral, and essential fatty acid packed food—That’s what I was after. I wanted to get my hands on this powerhouse of nutrition: Goji Berries, Raw Cacao powder, Chia Seeds and Dried Red Tart Cherries. …Oh, yea ;-)
So I decided to make a raw-inspired pie. You could also easily make this pie completely raw by substituting with homemade nut milk rather than coconut milk, and using a raw crust, like the one on my “cheesecake” (page 141 in my cookbook).

Gluten Free Pie Crust

Add to bowl:
3 tbsp flax seed meal OR 1.5 tbsp Chia Seed meal
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp applesauce
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp honey
1/4 cup coconut oil, liquified OR grapeseed oil
Mix with electric mixer.
Add:
1 cup almond meal flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder (Grain-free Baking Powder Recipe)
Mix again.
Roll out the dough.
See: Video on how to roll out and transfer this dough. Or flatten the dough out slightly, so it’s about 6 inches wide, then put it in the dish, and press it the rest of the way out with your hands.
(I also lightly grease and flour my pie dish first, so the crust doesn’t stick.)
Bake the crust at 350 degrees for about 12 to 14 minutes.
Allow the crust to cool.
There will probably be a little dough left over after you trim the dish. You can make this leftover dough into a few tarts, like this:

Top with jam and bake them for about 10 minutes.
Here is the gluten free pie crust, after it’s baked:

Goji & Raw Cacao Pie Filling

Soak 1/2 cup cashews for at least 3 hours. Rinse in fresh water and strain.
Soak 1/2 cup Goji Berries and 2 tbsp Dried Red Tart Cherries for one hour. Strain.
The Goji Berries were so beautiful after soaking for an hour, that I had to take a picture of them:
Add the cashews and the berries to the food processor with:
1 cup coconut milk (or use homemade nut milk, like almond milk, to make the filling raw)
8 soaked pitted dates
10 drops vanilla liquid stevia
Lastly, right before blending add: 1/4 cup Chia Seeds (packed with omega 3 & 6, protein, potassium and more)
Puree.
Pour filling into crust.
Refrigerate at least 3 hours.
A photo of the crust with the filling, before it’s been chilled in the refrigerator:
And now for the $50 shopping spree giveaway! (Contest is now closed)
The giveaway is open to US residents. It closes Wednesday, January 20th at 9PM Mountain Time.
To enter leave a comment. I will select a winner using Random.org. and announce the winner the day after the contest closes.—That’s next Thursday, so remember to check back again and see if you won!
Gain one extra entry by doing one of the following: Link to this post on your blog, tweet or facebook this post. Make sure to leave me a comment and let me know if you do.
And, even if you aren’t the lucky winner, you can still receive $5 off your first order with iHerb by using the code: ROZ388
 
Cheers! Kelly

Comments

  1. says

    I found your blog through the “My years without sugar” blog and am so thankful for these support systems. I have recently cut most sugar out of my diet in order to reduce herpes outbreaks. As a self proclaimed sugar addict, this has been extremely difficult. Thank you for posting these recipes and inspiring me to keep going.

  2. says

    What a scrumptous looking pie! And I love iHerb too! I linked your post from my new blog :) Thank you for offering this special shopping spree with iHerb!

  3. says

    What a great giveaway! One of my goals this year is to add a lot more raw foods into my diet and a $50 gc to iherb would certainly help that a long!

  4. Jenny says

    You are so creative! One of the best looking crusts with the best looking ingredients I’ve seen in a while :) Can’t wait to try it!

  5. says

    Awesome giveaway! I have been dying to try Chia Seeds and Cacao. Unfortunately, they don’t quite meet my budgetary requirements this month. This giveaway would be awesome to win!!!!!!!!

  6. Anonymous says

    I have ordered from iHerb before but only supplements. I had no idea they had so many raw foods! I will definitely be making this pie – what a great way to use goji berries. Thanks for posting,
    Magda

  7. says

    Wow, what a great giveaway Kelly! I’ve had great luck with iHerb (service, selection, and price) and $50 can go far! I could really use a restock of my prenatals as I’ve got about 18 more weeks of pregnancy to get through. ;)

  8. says

    I think I need to try this pie a.s.a.p.! I’ll probably have to sub dried cranberries for the goji, though, as those aren’t available to me… something I’d love to try if I win the contest! :)

  9. says

    the pie looks so yummy! your crust recipe will be in use really soon :)

    this giveaway is great. i hadn’t heard of iherb.com, but now i think i’ll be making a purchase soon.

    thanks!

  10. says

    KELLY!!!! I have learned so much new stuff from you! I hope that I win this! It sounds amazing!!! and Free is always good! Thank you for being so faithful in posting :)

  11. says

    I found your blog form someone tweeting your giveaway! This looks so good! Great blog and recipe. I would like to try for this giveaway. I tweeted this @singerinkitchen. Thanks!

  12. says

    i just found this page right now from abby abanes on fb and im always on the lookout for organic/raw recipes, ESPECIALLY DESSERTS, so regardless of whether i win this or not, i think im going to have to get this book of recipes!

  13. says

    I would love to win the gift certificate, but i honestly hope whoever wins it is someone who is really in need so that they are blessed!!!!

    ~Angie

  14. says

    Your pie looks awesome! And what a great idea to make “cookies” out of the extra dough (but I guess they can’t be considered raw, can they?) – Do they hold up as cookies or crumble? And do you spread the jam before baking? Perhaps that helps hold them together!

    Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  15. says

    I LOVE iHerb!!!! It is my go-to resource for vitamins, minerals, supplements, and healthy foods! I usually try to shop local – but the savings that I have found on iHerb is amazing – often 1/2 the local price…for that I have to make compromises!

    The Goji Pie looks amazing – I’m not allowed to have fruit right now, so I’ll have to save the idea for another time!

    Thanks for being such an inspiration!

  16. says

    I love iHerb. What a great giveaway! I just recently found your blog, and am anxious to try some of your recipes. I might start with this one.

  17. says

    That pie looks absolutely delightful; almost like pumkin or sweet potato pie. Is the taste similar?

    Anyhow, I love iHerb.com and would love a chance to win the gift card.

    ~MystiqueASAP

  18. Maggie says

    Oh – your pie looks very yum! I’ve never heard of iHerb but have been looking for something just like that -thanks for the heads-up!

  19. says

    this blog is amazing! I have been gluten, dairy and sugar free for years and it is so great to finally find great recipe I can actually use. thanks so much!

  20. says

    Hi Kelly,

    I’m new to the world of ‘dietary restrictions’ blogging and I just love your blog! (and really need to place an amazon order for your cookbook!) I am intolerant of gluten and dairy, but have been avoiding processed sugar as well. So your blog is perfect for me to still eat fun foods! Thanks again,

    ~Aubree Cherie

  21. Gaea says

    Kelly, Your recipes and fabulous photos make my mouth water…yum yum!
    I also thought you’d like to know that the link to your email that’s in a rectangle near the blog, doesn’t work. I had to take some extra time to figure out how to leave a comment.
    Gaea
    PS I hope I win! It would be such fun!

  22. cdshome says

    The pie looks delicious. My mom makes great Gluten Free desserts- I’ll have to try this one sometime. Hope to get to try iHerb.

  23. Holliday says

    I can’t wait to try your recipes! I am happy to see your ingredients are available at iherb. I fancy myself as a gourmet from Berkeley, and now for health reasons I’m an on an anti-candida, anti-gluten, yeast-free diet. This has been discouraging until recently and now that I have found your blog, I am a much happier camper.

  24. says

    We just started a dairy/soy free diet with our 7 1/2 year old daughter. I think your recipes maybe a wonderful tool for us. Thank you!!

    On my way to iHerb to check out what they have. Would LOVE to win the free give-a-way!!

  25. summar ann says

    i love your blog & really wanna read your book but i havent found a library yet that is willing to lend it to me. :) you must be very popular. ….so its on my amazon wishlist. in the meantime, i will continue to enjoy your blog. cant wait to try that pie crust.

  26. Cheryl says

    Hey! Me and my family looove your recipes! I’m actually giving a speech in my college public speaking class using your chocolate chip cookie recipe as a healthy alternative to something like Chips Ahoy!
    Thanks for making awesome recipes!

  27. says

    You’re indeed doing an amazing job here. I like what you’ve shared here. Keep up the good recipes and all. By the way, I’m a member of a great group who are health enthusiasts that might interest you too. Enjoy life to the fullest!

  28. says

    Thank you for this offer, and the pie recipe. It looks delicious! I need to start using more raw foods for my son, so this would be the perfect opportunity.

  29. says

    I have a question about the pie crust. It looks rather thick, I was wondering if you think it would still work if I halved the recipe and made a thinner crust? Or would it just fall apart on me? I’ve never made a gluten free pie before, and was hoping to make your pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving :) Thank you!!!

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