Raw Recipes

Coconut Crust

Posted on July 01 2011 | (9) Comments
Category: Raw Dessert and Snack Recipes

Yield: 3 cups, for one 9-inch pie or tart crust

Ingredients

  • 1 1⁄2 cups unsweetened shredded dried coconut
  • 1 1⁄2 cups raw macadamia nuts or raw walnuts, unsoaked
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 cup pitted medjool dates, unsoaked


Equipment

  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • food processor
  • rubber spatula


Place the coconut, macadamia nuts or walnuts, and salt in a food processor fitted with the S blade and process until coarsely ground. Add the dates and process until the mixture breaks down into coarse crumbs and begins to stick together. Don’t overprocess. Stored in a sealed container, Coconut Crust will keep for one month in the refrigerator or three months in the freezer.
 


Previous Comments

On July 04, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

I have family members very allergic to nuts and was wondering if there is an ingredient which could be used in place of the nuts in this crust recipe.

On July 04, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Dorreen,
If your family members are OK with seeds, go ahead and use sunflower seeds instead of the nuts. Or, eliminate the nuts and use additional dried coconut.

Jenny

On August 20, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

I really do not care for coconut.  Is there a way to substitute something for the coconut?

On August 22, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Jenny, I can’t find pitted medjool dates anywhere. They either have pits or I find different varieties.  How important is it to use the medjool variety? What’s special about them compared to other dates? And if I can only find dates with pits, what are your tips for efficiently pitting them?  Thanks so much!  I’ve come across a lot of raw recipes that call for medjool dates.

On August 22, 2011 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Cara, you can just replace the coconut with additional nuts.

Erin, just buy the medjool dates with the pits (they are softer and sweeter than other dates). To pit them, push into them with your thumb and fingers and pull out the pits! It only takes a second.

Jenny

On April 01, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

I’ll try the version with sunflowerseeds, my little son is allergic to many things and we don’t dare yet to try with nuts, so this is a great recipe!

On September 16, 2012 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

I love medjool dates and they are definitely worth seeking out but if I can’t find them, I just buy regular dates (which lets face it, are cheaper) from the supermarket and soak them in freshly squeezed orange juice for a wee while - softens and sweetens them beautifully.

On September 01, 2013 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

I recently found out I’m pre-diabetic and dates aren’t the best thing to eat right now. Are the dates used as a glue type ingredient or can I use a different sweetener?

On September 02, 2013 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) said...

Hi Leslie,

The dates do work as a glue. You could also try adding just a tablespoon or so of coconut oil to the crust instead which would make it stick together.

Jenny


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