Ryans Pie Crust
from The Rawsome News, March-April 97
1 cup pitted dates
2 cups pecans, pistachios & almonds mixture
1 cup almonds
2 TBS orange juice
Grind the one cup of almonds (other nuts are too oily)
in clean, dry food processor until fairly fine power. Stop grinding way before nuts start
to turn buttery. Set Aside.
Put remaining two cups of three-nut mixture into food
processor. Grind until fine enough that they just barley begin to get some nut-butter
sticking on the sides of the machine
Add dates and mix a very long time. Mix will eventually
start to ball up as the oils start to pull out of the ground nuts
Finally, with machine still running, add orange juice.
The clumps of mixture will suddenly ball up in one solid, rich mass.
Put the set aside ground almond powder into
strainer/sifter and shake powder over wax paper. Put entire ball of nut/date mixture in
center. Press down. Sprinkle more nut powder over top.
Put another sheet of wax paper on top. Roll out with
rolling pin into size big enough to fit pie pan. Pull off wax paper from top side of
Sprinkle almond powder in pie tin. Turn date/nut crust
over into pan. Pull off last sheet of wax paper. Gently press into pie pan, trimming off
excess. Dust the rim of the pie crust with remaining almond powder.
Fill with raw pie mixture: apple-raspberry, pumpkin,
banana-carob creme, California lime, etc.
A coffee/nut grinder can be used to grind nuts instead,
then all other material can be run though Champion juicer for similar results if a food
processor isn't available; but filling will not be as smooth
Try adding raw carob earlier on in the processing, for
variety. Also, you can put spoon-sized balls of mixture into freezer for great candy.