this morning moonpie greeted me first off, in full princess garb, pining for pie. for breakfast. we had no pie on hand and come on, pie for breakfast? but the more we thought about this, the better it sounded, so i set off to make a breakfast pie using the fresh figs we picked yesterday and some various berries we had on hand. the result was more cobbler-esque than pie, but it was awfully delicious. here's what we did:
*disclaimer: i made this up on the fly so we have no actual measurements. just what 'felt' right at the time!*
about 1 cup of almonds
8 soaked dates
enough date soak water to hold it all together
we pureed this in the food processor until it was a dough- like consistency.
pressed into pie pan
bake on 375' for about 10 minutes to firm up
10 or so fresh figs (moonpie cut into fourths)
1/2 cup blue berries
handful of raspberries
less than 1 tsp agave nectar (in hindsight, i would have used more date soak water- didn't have any left)
pinch of cinnamon
mix all together and let sit while crust continues to bake
throw the fruit mix on top of the crust and bake for about 15 minutes on 375'
scoop out and enjoy!
*the kids wanted yogurt on top so we used our full fat, live yogurt with a little vanilla extract to offset the tartness*
i always try to keep a jar of dates soaking in the fridge. they are nice and soft for smoothies, raw treats or baking and the soak water is delicious! i use this in place of a liquid sweetener often.
moonpie and i love to create recipes together. i really encourage you to throw out the cookbooks (on occasion!) and have an adventure in the kitchen.