Sunday, September 13, 2009

Apple Pie at Grandma's House

Here begins the tale of my adventures with visiting family and eating raw (well, trying to) in Canada. My family and I caught the midnight flight and flew from Perth, Australia to Vancouver, Canada and spent 5 weeks visiting with family and friends. We drove from Vancouver to Kelowna and towns in between. Even though it was a challenge eating raw (on holiday!!) there were a few raw highlights worth sharing. One of our first visits was with Nate's Grandma Braun and Aunt Sandy. They live in a house surrounded by fruit trees and vegetable gardens.

Hmmmm, what to do with fresh, ripe apples?? Raw Apple Pie, of course!

My mother-in-law Gwen and Aunt Sandy were both enthusiastic helpers in project apple pie. We gathered all our ingredients and put together two killer pies. Aunt Sandy got busy preparing the crust by blending almonds, coconut, vanilla extract,dates and stevia in a food processor, Mum picked, peeled and sliced the apples, and I made up the sauce by blending wild raspberries, dates, apples and water then tossed the sliced apples through the sauce and poured them on the crust in the pie dishes. They were sprinkled with remaining crust crumbs and placed in the freezer to set for half an hour.

Like I said, everyone enjoyed two killer raw apple pies.

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