When there is a situation that needs pie, I always get asked to make my no bake apple pie. Like the other week, it was my brother's birthday and my mother sneakily asked my boyfriend if I could bring my apple pie. He loves it too, so of course he told her I would make one. They even made my pie at a national athletics competition last month. So before I need to bring it everywhere I go, I’ll just teach you girls how to make it.
- 1 cup almonds
- 2 cups dates
- 1 cup walnuts
- 6 Big Goudreinette apples
- 2 tablespoons of cinnamon
- juice from half a lemon
- 4 drops vanilla extract
1 Soak the dates in hot water so they get soft.
2 Grind the almonds in a chopping machine (a blender also works), try to keep a little texture, add the soaked dates and mix the two. This is for the bottom of the pie, take a spring form pan (use baking paper on the bottom) and cover the whole bottom with the date/almond mixture. Keep in the fridge.
3 Grind or break the walnuts in small pieces. Peel the six apples and remove the cores. Grate all six apples. (I use my food processor. I once grated them by hand and my arms were so sore, never again!) Mix the walnuts together with the grated apple, cinnamon, lemon juice and vanilla extract.
4 Add the apple mixture to the bottom, decorate and put in the fridge for another half hour so it gets a little more firm.
This apple pie is BIG! You could live of it for a week if you do not share. But I highly recommend you to share it with your friends and family because everybody will love you. ;) Nothing to celebrate? Still definitely a must make!