Raspberry Cream Pie

dairy-free gluten-free Feb 02, 2022
Why do strawberries get all the love on Valentine's Day?
I'm a big strawberry fan, but I find frozen strawberries lack the fruity punch without a ton of sweetener, ya know what I mean?
I much prefer frozen raspberries when berry season is nowhere in site.
Thus, the super easy Raspberry Cream Pie was born. A gluten-free, dairy-free AND nut-free option you should pencil into your Valentine's (or anytime) plans.
1.5 cups of pitted dates (~10 large dates)
1.5 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
1/8 tsp sea salt
1-15oz can of full fat coconut milk, divided
1.5 tsp gelatin
3 tbsp pure maple syrup (or honey)
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract
2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
1. Soak dates in a bowl of hot water for five minutes while you prepare the coconut.
2. In a food processor, pour in the shredded coconut and blend until the coconut starts to clump together (this can take a few minutes).
3. Add the soaked dates (not the water) and sea salt to the food processor, and pulse until an even, crumbly mixture forms.
4. Divide crumble mixture evenly between four small ramekins, one 9" pie dish or whatever equivalent dish(es) your heart desires. Press down firmly to form a crust evenly on the bottom of the dish(es).
1. If possible, remove coconut cream from the can of coconut milk and scoop it into a blender. Pour remaining liquid into a small saucepan and heat on medium low. If you can't separate the coconut milk, pour about half in the saucepan and the remainder in the blender.
2. Once the heated liquid is just under boiling, turn off the heat, and sprinkle in the gelatin a little at a time while whisking to prevent clumps. Continue whisking until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
3. Carefully pour the heated liquid into the blender along with remaining coconut milk and add the remaining filling ingredients. Blend until smooth.
4. Pour mixture evenly over the crust(s) and store in the fridge for at least one hour or until set.
Top with fresh raspberries, coconut whipped cream, or shredded coconut for crunch.
Note: Although the crust is delish, the filling can be used with your favorite pie crust or omit it completely!

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