There is something irresistible about key lime pie. This recipe for a raw vegan key lime pie is a smile-making sweet treat that’s elegant, light and fairly easy to follow. All you’ll need are a few basic ingredients plus a 9 inch pie pan, a high speed blender and a food processor. There’s no need to use an oven to bake this dessert and it’s best when enjoyed fresh out of the freezer. I love the fact that this raw dessert is perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day because it’s green, juicy and cold.
This pie is wonderful when made with fresh lime juice for the sweet and tangy flavor. It has a creamy texture in the center thanks to the advacadoes. And the nutty crust is honestly so delicious that it could stand to be consumed on it’s own. Key lime pies were popular in the U.S. as early as the 1940s as a direct result of the invention of sweetened condensed milk. Many southern cooks simply added lime juice, poured it into pastry crust, and baked it, creating one of America’s favorite pies. Being a raw vegan, I wanted to offer a recipe that could become a flavorful rendition of a classic but without dairy and the need to use an oven.
Between the coconut oil and the limes, this life affirming dessert has many health benefits including skin rejuvenation, improves digestion and fights infection. There’s no sugar or additives such as food coloring. The crust made from macadamia nuts, pecans and dates that are a rich source for fiber, and will support a healthy gut, bones, brain and heart. It’s hard to believe this sweet pie could be so delicious while providing a powerhouse of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals such as manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium.
Decorating the top of the raw vegan key lime pie can also Be delightful. In this recipe I used a blend of nuts and seeds, however raw vegan whipped cream or lime slices are also options. be creative! Everyone that I’ve served this pie to has absolutely raved about the taste and presentation.