Banana Cream Pie From Raw For Dessert

Banana Cream Pie From Raw For Dessert

Banana cream pie, another must-try recipe from the cookbook, Raw for Dessert by Jennifer Cornbleet. It’s the same cookbook that I’ve reviewed before when I made the Chocolate Candy Cups.

Banana cream is the pie of choice for our family gatherings, I was thrilled to find a version that’s 1. healthier than the average pie and 2. it’s simple enough for a baking idiot like me to make (no baking involved).

Instead of the more commonly used tofu in such pies, young coconut meat is called for to achieve that creaminess. I’ve seen young Thai coconuts at Whole Foods and at Asian supermarkets (where it’s a little cheaper). But up until this point, I’ve never gave them a second thought, let alone try to open one up. Fortunately, the cookbook gives excellent directions on how to do it.

Banana Cream Pie From Raw For Dessert

After cracking open the coconuts, it’s smooth sailing. The graham crust is just a quick blend, as is the filling, just blend the ingredients together and that’s it. Assemble the pie and then stick it in the fridge to chill. Just before serving, I added a ring of freshly cut bananas to the top.

I’m really starting to love raw desserts. They’re easy enough for me to make, don’t have to be baked and I’m learning about all sorts of new ingredients. Best of all, they taste amazing.

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12 Comments so far

  1. Andrea on October 31st, 2010

    I took a raw foods class last year and the dessert was made with young coconut. It was creamy and delicious. I can just imagine how wonderful a banana cream pie would be.

  2. Erin on November 1st, 2010

    Banana and coconut meat sounds like a delicious combo. Very nice!

  3. jodye @ 'scend food on November 1st, 2010

    Ooh looks so delicious! I love coconut and banana together!

  4. chow on November 2nd, 2010

    Andrea – Young coconut does make for some very yummy desserts.

    Erin – Yup, it’s a great combo.

    jodye @ ‘scend food – Me too. :-)

  5. Jennifer on November 2nd, 2010

    I’ve not given raw desserts much of a try. This banana cream pie looks amazing! That’s great that you’re discovering new ingredients; that’s always a good thing!

  6. jd on November 3rd, 2010

    I love the idea of using coconut instead of tofu (which I happen to hate – bad vegan, I know!) in a raw dessert. I think I’ve seen that cookbook at Borders before, but I might just have to buy it now…

    You’re wearing me out with your gorgeous pics, as usual, BTW!

  7. Trudy ~ veggie num num on November 3rd, 2010

    Oh my, coconut and banana, what a delicious combination. I imagine the coconut meat would give this pie such an amazing texture and flavour, YUM!

  8. Hannah on November 4th, 2010

    Now how did I miss this one when I reviewed the book earlier? I’ve got to go back and try it!

  9. DJ Karma (VegSpinz) on November 4th, 2010

    Love how your pie looks- and coconut banana sounds dreamy!

  10. Cherine on November 5th, 2010

    Looks irresistible!

  11. Morgan on November 5th, 2010

    I love raw desserts! They are so good and the flavors are so vibrant! THis looks beautiful and TASTY!!!

  12. Gauri Radha ???? ???? on November 19th, 2010

    This looks so good!!!

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