Sunday, October 5, 2008

True Berry Pie and Homemade Graham Cracker Recipes

I tried this really easy recipe that my sister gave me and made it without refined sugar and used raw dairy products. It turned out really good. Thought I'd share it with you all. It is super easy and looks fabulous! People won't believe it's healthy for you.

True Berry Pie

Cook up:
1/3 or 1/2 cup honey (depending on how sweet you like it)
2 cups berries (any kind or a mixture)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
1 1/2 TBS arrowroot flour (powder)
1/2 cup cold water

Bring to boil, simmer stirring till thickened. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir constantly remove stir in 2 TBS of butter. Set aside.

Soften 1 package cream cheese or 1 cup homemade cream cheese from raw cows milk (recipe for that in Nourishing Traditions). Blend 2 TBS raw cream or milk. spread on bottom of cooked pie shell (graham). Pour cooked mixture in. Chill.

Here is a recipe for healthy, homemade graham crackers you can make a crust out of:

Homemade Graham Crackers:

2/3 c whole wheat pastry flour
1 3/4 c regular whole wheat or graham flour
3/4 c sucanat
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 c butter, cut into 1/2 pieces
2 Tbl honey
2 Tbl molasses
1/4 c cold water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350F. In food processor or by hand, mix flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together. Add the cold butter and process or blend with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the honey, molasses, water and vanilla. Mix until dough starts to come together into a ball. Split dough into two balls. Place a dough ball on two stoneware bar pans or cookie sheets. Roll out dough until it is an 1/8 of an inch thick. With sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut into 2 inch squares and prick several holes into each square with a toothpick. Bake 10 to 15 minutes until lightly browned on edges. You want them to be crispy but not burned! They burn easily, so watch them closely. Remove from oven and let cool in pan. Break them up and store in tightly sealed container. If you are wanting to make a pie crust, just roll dough out it a pie dish instead of a bar pan.

1 comment:

Kristin said...

YAY! I want to try your recipes! I've been considering making graham crackers for awhile. How hard could it be, right? Thank you!

A fellow Wanna-be pioneer Oregonian from the WILD WEST! :)

(My 5 year old son LOVES the fact that we live in the wild west! LOL


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