Strawberry Pie

Here’s an ingenious way to make a strawberry ‘pie’ without the fattening crust: using almonds and dates instead.


Pie shell:

  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 c dates, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • Cover almonds with water and let soak at room temperature for 4 to
  • 12 hours. Drain well. Grind in food processor until finely chopped.
  • Add dates and vanilla. Blend well. Press evenly into a pie plate to
  • form the shell.


  • 8 large strawberries
  • 5 dates, pitted and sliced
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 2 pints strawberries, quartered
  • 1/2 pint strawberries, halved

Blend first 4 ingredients in food processor until well mixed. Pour into
mixing bowl and add the 2 pints of strawberries. Stir together and
pour into pie shell. Decorate top of pie with remaining strawberries.
Chill at least 1 hour before serving. I keep this in the freezer and thaw
slightly before serving. For a different pie, substitute blueberries or
peaches in place of the strawberries.


Sauté in 1/4 c of the broth: onion, celery, carrots, and garlic until
onion is tender.

Add remaining ingredients and simmer for about 20

Start with 6 cups of broth, and add more if needed.