Strawberry Cream Pie with Date-Pecan Crust – GF/Paleo

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Strawberries are one of the first fruits of spring and are great to facilitate spring cleansing. This recipe is very simple and is also gluten and refined sugar free. You can’t get much better than fresh strawberries and whip cream. Strawberries are one of the first fruits of spring and are great to facilitate spring cleansing. Strawberries are rich in Vitamin C and Silicon. They are useful for arterial and all connective tissue repair. They can also help to relieve urinary difficulties and can help to improve a poor appetite, relieve a sore throat and hoarseness. Make sure you use organic berries as strawberries that are conventionally grown tend to have high levels of pesticides. Many people that are allergic to strawberries are allergic because they are eating berries that are not vine ripened. If you can not find organic or fresh strawberries, you can substitute any other berry that is fresh and available.

Strawberry Cream Pie with Date-Pecan Crust
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 pint fresh organic strawberries
  • 2 cups heavy cream – preferably raw and organic
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon good salt
  • (optional) 1 sprig of fresh mint
Instructions
Make the crust:
  1. Place dates in food processor and grind till chopped up into small pieces. Then add pecans and grind for a few seconds more until chopped together.
  2. Press this mixture into a tart pan or a pie dish.
  3. Place in freezer and let chill for 30 minutes of more.
Assemble the pie:
  1. Wash and slice strawberries lengthwise. Toss with 2 Tablespoons of either Maple or Agave. You can use organic sugar if you do not have these sweeteners.
  2. Place berries in refrigerator and let cool for 30 minutes.
  3. Whip the cream and add vanilla and remaining maple or agave.
  4. Once chilled, layer berries onto crust and spread whip cream on top. It may fall apart a bit when you cut into it and serve it. Serve with a sprig of mint on top. Enjoy!!!

 

Comments

  1. Lisa says

    Hi Amanda,
    I am thinking about making this for my daughter’s birthday party. She’s turning 1! She loves strawberries. Do you think this recipe would be appropriate? How far in advance could I make it? Also, what type of dates do you use? Where do you get your cream? Thanks so much! Sorry to bombard w/ so many Qs! :-)

    • Amanda says

      Hi Lisa, What a great idea to make this for your daughter’s b-day party. I’m sure she will love it! You could make it the day ahead and then spread on the whip cream at the last minute or a few hours ahead of time. If you have access to raw cream, that is certainly the best. However, sometimes it does not whip up. If I have to buy cream in the store I buy Texas Daily Harvest. They are in Texas. Otherwise, Organic Valley heavy cream always whips up. Though I do not appreciate all their practices as a company, it is usually the best cream I can find in the store. As far as dates, any type will do. I normally use medjool. I hope this helps and enjoy!!

  2. Lisa says

    Thanks, Amanda! I’m going to test this recipe this weekend! I found an interesting recipe for cream so I’m going to try that too. Thanks again!!

  3. Lisa says

    It was delicious! The only thing- my daughter had a hard time w/ the pecans. My food processor didn’t grind the nuts enough & she only has 2 teeth. I decided to go with a different recipe for this birthday & keep yours in mind for the future. I also used coconut date rolls instead of dates & it was a nice addition.

    • Amanda says

      I am glad you liked it! Yes, with only 2 teeth, you might need to grind up the pecans a little longer so they are more fine.

      Maybe for her third birthday!

      Cheers,
      Amanda

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