Raw Banana Pie

Also Kosher for Passover, this raw banana pie was delicious! It was nice to have a lighter dessert pared with the rich dark chocolate desserts also served, which were quite heavy without any levening! This pie was pretty easy to throw together, although I will have to remember next time to take it out of the freezer quite a bit before serving time to let it thaw out. Unfortunately, I did not measure my ingredients exactly, so here is an approximate ingredient list:

1 cup raw almonds
3/4 cup dates, soaked tap water for at least 20 minutes
4 bananas, peeled and frozen
1/2 cup strawberries
1 slice lemon, or other fruit for garnish

Step 1: Grind raw almonds in a food processor until it reaches almost a “meal” consistency. Add pitted and soaked dates, and puree together until it is a good thick paste. Press evenly into your pie pan to form the bottom crust.

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Step 2: Blend frozen bananas in your food processor or blender, till smooth and thick like frozen yogurt. Pour into your crust and flatten the top with a knife or the back of a large spoon.

Step 3: Slice strawberries and layer in a circle shape, with a slice or two of lemon in the center for garnish.

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Step 4: Put pie in freezer to harden. Remember to take it out about 30 minutes before you want to serve it, and let it sit at room temperature to soften a bit. You want it to still be firm, so the banana filling holds together when you slice it.

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6 Responses to “Raw Banana Pie”


  1. 1 becca April 9, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    this is soooo beautiful.

  2. 2 marika April 6, 2010 at 8:15 am

    I AM GOING TO MAKE THIS AND EAT IT. YOU’VE GOT MY SUGAR-FREE BACK!
    yummyyummyyummy
    ❤ you!

    • 3 Tessa April 6, 2010 at 8:33 am

      don’t worry, i’ve got your sugar-free back all the time. except that maggie mudd’s cone we’re going to have to get when you visit 🙂 we can make lots of sugar-free desserts (and ice creams!) while you’re here to make up for that splurge though.

  3. 4 Torwen April 8, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    That looks so yummie… I just have to try it.

    One question: Why do you have to freeze it at all? Is there a reason apart from ahead-preparation? How are the strawberries holding up once frozen?

    • 5 Tessa April 8, 2010 at 5:50 pm

      Hi Torwen,

      You want to freeze the pie so that it hardens – otherwise it is banana-mush, and difficult to slice neatly. You could choose to put the strawberries on right before serving it if you don’t want them to freeze, I have done that before.


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