Chocolate Raspberry Pie–Food as Love

Q: What’s better than a beautiful organic raspberry?

A: A beautiful organic raspberry from your very own garden.

It’s not growing now, of course, since we’re smack in the midst of winter, but I have a frozen stash to remind me of the tastes of summer.  And nothing quite pairs with raspberry like chocolate, and this is a heavenly marriage of the two.

This pie is absolutely decadent, luscious, super yummy vegan, grain free, sugar free masterpiece of yum-ness.  And it’s a great make-ahead pie as an added bonus.  I’m not even going to mention the fact that, especially due to the secret ingredient, it’s pretty darn good for you.

I’ve been making this pie for a while, and lost the recipe.  I tried to re-create it, and I got a delicious pile of mush.  So I gave it a roll again, and was delighted–I think this was better than the original versions.

If you don’t have a Vita mix, a) I’m sorry and b) no worries, the raspberries just won’t be as smooth.

1 cup raspberries (frozen is perfect)
3/4 cup agave nectar

1/3 cup of stirred cashew butter (generous)
1 can well-rinsed, well drained Canelli beans
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoon stevia powder concentrate
3 oz melted good quality unsweetened chocolate. Scharfenberger is my favorite
2/3 cup cocoa powder

Prepare a crust in an 8-inch pie crust. I used a simple almond crust, and didn’t write down anything. Whoops! (UPDATE: When the Washingtonian was kind enough to share this recipe, I added in a crust recipe, too)
Blend raspberries and agave very well. I use a Vitamix, and wait until they are quite smooth. Transfer to a food processor, add beans and thoroughly blend for 3 min or more. You can do both steps in a food processor and it just won’t be as smooth. Add in the rest of the ingredients, blend well.

Put chocolate filling into prepared crust, refrigerate a few hours until firm. Decorate with raspberries.

DH and I will be savoring the last piece of this pie for V-day…

I plan to submit this to Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free. This week’s roundup is found here.

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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24 Responses to Chocolate Raspberry Pie–Food as Love

  1. Oh yum. This looks stupendous. It would be perfect for GAHIGF too!

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  3. naomi devlin says:

    Almond crust and chocolate with raspberries? Yum!

    x x x

  4. Megan says:

    This looks amazing, and super healthy too!

  5. Christine says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! The chocolate raspberry is such a tasty combination.

    If you ever make the pie crust again, please do post the recipe – it looks like it stays together pretty well! (Pie crust pastry and I are not always friends, so I’d like to find a recipe that works and is easy!)

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  8. Fantastic recipe, definitely will try it. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Tracee says:

    This looks heavenly!

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  12. WOW!~ I have to try this!! I love that you used cashews & white beans in this! How creative!

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  14. Sophie says:

    Waw!! This chocolate & raspberry tarte looks so good, tasty & appetizing too!

    MMMMMMMMM,..;I also love your COOL foodblog!!

    Many greets from a recent gf foodie from Brussels, Belgium!

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  16. Alta says:

    This sounds super easy and super yum! I planted raspberries last fall in our garden. The bushes aren’t really big yet, so I doubt we’ll have berries this year, but hoping for next year!

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  18. Andrea Smith says:

    Now that is something that I would LOVE to eat! Raspberries are my favorites! Merely looking at it makes my stomach hungry already! Good stuff

    Andrea of 4thebeach beach chairs

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    Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!…

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  24. Samantha says:

    I look forward to trying this this weekend! Thank you, looks delicious.

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