Yay for cherry season! Hoping to create a few cherry recipes. This pie just randomly came to my mind and it’s healthy so no guilt eating it. The crust is dates and unsweetened shredded coconut. The filling is a whole lot of cherries and dates and Chia seeds. Super easy to make as well.
1/2 cup of cherries + 1/3 cup
1 tablespoon Chia seeds
15 medjool dates
1 cup shredded coconut
1/4 teaspoon sea salt ( optional)
3 tablespoons water
First prepare the crust. Add 12 pitted dates to a food processor and add the cup of shredded coconut and optional 1/4 teaspoon sea salt. You want a well combined consistency that you can form into the crust. I sprayed a plate with coconut oil seeing the crust is super sticky. Form the crust with a bowl type of look so it holds in the cherry filling. Now make the cherry filling. Cut up 1/2 of the cherries and add those to the food processor add in 3 medjool dates and a 3 tablespoons filtered water and blend. Then add the cherry filling to the pie crust and stir in 1 tablespoon Chia seeds and cut up the rest of the cherries the 1/3 cup and add those to the filling. Refrigerate preferably overnight so the Chia seeds thicken it, but a few hours is fine as well.