Raw Matcha Coconut Cream Pie
Difficulty 5 minutes Serves Makes one 6 inch pie
Imagine sitting down on a gorgeous sunny spring day to a perfectly sweet and creamy matcha green tea latte with a slice of raw pie. Drooling? Wait, it gets better. COMBINE the pie with the matcha latte and you get this amazing recipe by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake
: luscious billows of matcha-laced coconut cream atop a raw pie crust made with sprouted buckwheat, coconut flakes, dates and flax. You have entered heaven.
Ingredients Crust: 3/4 cup finely shredded dried coconut 3/4 cup sprouted, dehydrated buckwheat groats 1/2 cup ground flaxseed 1 cup soft pitted medjool dates 1/4 tsp sea salt Filling and Topping: 4 cups fresh young coconut meat packed* 1/2 cup fresh coconut water 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp raw coconut nectar, or your choice of raw liquid sweetener 1/4 tsp himalayan salt or sea salt 1/2 Tbsp pure vanilla extract and seeds of a vanilla bean 2/3 cup plus 2 Tbsp raw coconut butter (warmed to liquid) 1 Tbsp matcha powder 1 cup large dried coconut flakes Additional matcha and coconut flakes for serving
For the crust, combine all ingredients in the food processor until finely chopped and starting to hold together when squeezed (if it doesn't you may need a few more dates). Press the mixture into a 6 inch pie pan or spring form pan greased with coconut oil.
To make the cream, combine the coconut, coconut water, coconut nectar, sea salt, vanilla and process until smooth. Add the coconut butter with the motor running and process for a minute. Divide between 2 bowls. Whisk the matcha powder into one, then fold the coconut into it. Pour the matcha filling over the prepared crust and place in the freezer to firm up (about an hour). Place the other bowl in the freezer for about 45 minutes and chill until it is the consistency of whipped cream.
Once the filling and the cream have chilled long enough, top the filling with the plain cream, dust with a little matcha powder, and top with more large flake coconut before serving.
*If you do not mind this pie not being nut free, and coconut meat is unavailable, you may use 4 cups raw cashews, soaked for 4 hours and drained instead.