Monday, June 7, 2010

Strawberry Seduction

Consuming this dessert will elicit incessant
"ooh-la-las" and multiple orgasms!

Sweet Strawberry Pie
Courtesy of Christina Pirello at Christina Cooks

2 pounds fresh strawberries, tops removed, quartered
Juice of one half lemon
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ cup brown rice syrup
Sea salt
2 cups raw almonds
1 3/4 cups pitted dates

Combine strawberries, lemon juice, vanilla, rice syrup and a pinch of salt in a bowl and toss to combine. Set aside while you make the crust. Place almonds in a blender and pulse on high until they resemble bread crumbs. Empty into a 9-inch pie plate. Place dates in blender with about a teaspoon of water and pulse on high until will be a little clumpy.

Combine almonds and dates until they hold together and then press evenly onto the bottom and sides of pie plate to form a crust. Spoon berries generously into the crust, discarding any remaining liquid. Refrigerate for 2 hours before slicing into wedges and serve.

Makes 6-8 servings.


Olivia said...

MUST. MAKE! And since the man can't eat strawberries, I guess I'll have to eat it all myself. Mwah ha ha! This really looks divine. As do you, of course.

Jen said...

Hahahaha! That's the best. You'll easily be able to eat it all...and without any guilt of keeping it to yourself. Score! So delish! Hope you are well, my dear!

Ed said...

WOW!  When paired with a viatality stew, this delectable treat will have you feeling born again.  It's like manna from Heaven!  I never knew vegan could taste so good. And check out the guns on the pastry model.  I guess quartering those strawberries gives the biceps a nice workout. Was Paul Kolnik of Vanity Fair behind these shots?  Very professional. Will we see outtakes?  Oh and the pie looks visually superb as well.

Jen said...

Biceps courtesy of Jillian Michaels, Photos courtesy of Patrick Demarchelier. :P

Let me know how the folks in Seattle fare with the meals you're going to make them.

Nirali said...

Wow, I am afraid of the warning! Oh well I'll he eating this for the shower and BP so it's allowed if multiple orgasms rock. Haha. JK

Nirali said...

So I just made it and I can't wait for the "oh-la-las" at work.