The Joys of Healthy Living...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Amazing Pecan Pie!

                    Photography taken by my dear brother Richard Steffens -

1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup vanilla milk powder 
1/2 cup dates*
1/2 cup maple syrup 
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch 
2 Tbsp. flax seed, ground 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
2. Prepare an unbaked piecrust, and set aside
3. Blend all ingredients together well, and pour into the piecrust. 
4. Arrange the pecans on the top of the pie, and bake on the bottom rack. Bake for 35-45 minutes, (or until the top of the pie turns golden brown) Cool, top with whipped topping of choice and ENJOY! (Pie is sweetest when cold!)

 *The floured dates work well, but if you use the whole date, you might want to microwave them in some water for a minute to soften them. Then drain the water, pack firmly into 1/2 cup measurer, and add to blender