Flip Shelton’s recipe for summer apple pie with cashew cream
Recipe for summer apple pie
2 apples, peeled and roughly chopped
2 cups walnuts
1 cup currants
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until combined and just a little chunky (you can blend to a smooth paste for kids.)
2. Add 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup if you have a sweet tooth.
3. Press mixture into individual ramekins.
4. Top with cashew cream. Sprinkle orange or lemon zest on top with a few mint leaves.
Recipe for cashew cream
3 cups cashews (if you can soak them for a few hours or overnight, they are super creamy, but don’t worry if you think of this at the last minute)
1 cup coconut water (freshly squeezed orange juice is also excellent or water is OK)
A pinch of cinnamon
Teaspoon of vanilla extract
Orange zest ? optional
1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup – optional
Place all ingredients in a blender and process until thick and smooth. If you want a thinner consistency, add more liquid.
Note: This cashew cream is also fabulous on baked bananas, fresh berries, stewed fruit or dessert pizza.