Raw Apple Pie

I thought I might take a minute to share with you all one of my absolute favorite recipes just in time for the holidays. A raw apple pie. Yes, totally raw- no oven required! This recipe is paleo, vegan, and beyond indulgent. It is even healthy enough to eat for breakfast. This recipe was adapted from Ani Phyo’s All-American Raw Apple pie, a very talented raw vegan chef. Check out her books.



  • 2 cups almonds
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups dates
  • almond flour (about 1 tablespoon)


  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 1 peeled orange
  • water as needed


  • 5 cups very thinly sliced apples (about 5-6 apples preferably softer apples like a gala or red delicious)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon

For the crust: 

  1. Place almonds, salt and dates in a food processor.
  2. Process until almonds are ground fine and a dough is formed.
  3. Sprinkle a little almond flour on the bottom of a standard pie pan. (This will keep the dough from sticking.)
  4. Spread dough out evenly with your fingers. Wet your hands a little if needed. Pinch the edges to form a pretty crust.

For the syrup and filling:

  1. Cut apples and slice very thinly with a mandoline  slicer.
  2. Place is large mixing bowl.
  3. Add dried cranberries and cinnamon.
  4. Place 1/2 cup dates and peeled orange in blender. Add a little water at a time if needed.
  5. Blend until very smooth.
  6. Pour syrup over apples and mix until apples are coated.


  1. Add apples to pie crust. Assemble the very top layers of apples into a pretty circular pattern.
  2. Let sit for 1-2 hours before serving. (Best results are actually the next day when it sits in the fridge over night.)

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