Sometimes Vlad and I both buy groceries without consulting each other first and our fridge ends up a packed-to-the-brim disaster. This leads to the inevitable act of forgetting about certain ingredients that get shoved to the back. Shameful, I know. So I’m trying to do better, and have been doing weekly clean outs of the fridge, making sure I use what I have on hand before I purchase anything new.
On my most recent fridge-job I discovered a pint of organic raspberries that had been sadly neglected. They weren’t moldy – yet, but were lacking the fresh firmness I expect of my berries. In other words they were perfect for baking with.
I love a crumble, but classic crumbles are typically filled with flour sugar and butter so I skimmed through a few recipes and came up with a version that would suit my dietary needs. This crumb pie is gluten free, grain free, paleo and vegan. It is also contains the perfect ratio of lemony tartness, raspberry sweetness and buttery pastry. It’s a dessert made for rushed mornings or lazy summer nights. Serve it with a scoop of coconut whip cream for something truly indulgent.
Lemon Raspberry crumb pie
2 cups almond flour
3 tbsp coconut flour
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
zest of 1 lemon
1.5 cups fresh or frozen rasberries
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp tapioca
juice of the zested lemon
1/4 tsp of salt
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts are great)
1/2 cup reserved base dough
Preheat oven to 325
Mix all the base ingredients until well combined and a crumbly dough forms
Reserve 1/2 cup of the mix for your topping and press the remainder into the bottom of a pie pan
Bake at 325 for 10 minutes
While the base is baking, heat the raspberries in a sauce pan, add the remaining filling ingredients and cook on low heat pressing and squishing the raspberries into a jam.
Chop the nuts and mix in with the reserved dough until crumbly.
Remove the base from your oven and allow to cool 5-10 minutes.
Cover the base with the layer of cooked raspberries and then top with the crumbly nut mix. Gently press into the berries.
Return to the oven for 20 minutes. (Perfect chance to whip up some vegan whip cream!)
Allow to cool and serve.
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