Here is a special treat that I love to make when berries are in season. There are raspberry bushes lining my property here in MD. The ripe red flecks in juxtaposed against the green forest is exciting indeed. It inspires me to create. This is a fun treat that is occasional in summertime. All the neighborhood children love to eat this and keep asking for more! Try this raw berry cobbler a try for a change. Let me know if you have some other ways to make this so that we can learn from each other.
Raw Berry Cobbler
Total Time: 15 minutes
Raw fruit (and food) has more vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants and immune enhancing properties than cooked fruit (and food).
Crust and Topping
½ cup dates or figs, soaked for 2-4 hours
1 cup walnuts, almonds or pecans
pinch of sea salt
½t vanilla paste, use the best vanilla you can find!
2 pints of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or 1 lb. of strawberries
¼ cup dates or figs
¼t vanilla paste
Blend the dates in a food processor fitted with an “S” blade until they form a paste (or ball up). Add the remaining ingredients and blend until dough sticks together. Being careful not to over blend or the crust and topping will be greasy.
In a blender, blend the berries with the dates and vanilla until well blended.
Gently press the crust into a ramekin or pie plate saving a cup or more to sprinkle over top, and pour the berry filling over top. Sprinkle remaining crust as a topping and chill or serve immediately.
Fruit filling is also delicious as a spread atop raw bread. Raw bread you may ask? Yes indeed, stay connected for more on this topic. 🙂