Decadent desserts…

What do you say about low glycemic yet decadent desserts?  Impossible?  I’d say very POSSIBLE!  This was the theme for the raw food class at Whole Foods here in Tucson a few days ago and we had an amazing time!  32 people, 4 desserts, and 3 lovely ladies who helped me organize and run the class – Laura Kruszewski from Whole Foods,  Rosemarie Alfaro, and Sarah Hart.
Here are some photos and a bonus recipe for you all!
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w/ Rosemarie and Sarah

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Keen on sharing raw delights

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32 raw food enthusiasts in one night!

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let’s see if you can guess this recipe

Apple cobbler with pecan crumble
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apples, dates…

6 large apples or pears to yield approximately 5-6 cups of very thinly sliced fruit

6-10 large dates

1 TBS cinnamon or to taste

2 tsp. lemon juice (more for more tangy flavor)

1/2 tsp. lemon zest

  1. Use a mandolin on it’s finest setting to slice halved apples or pears into super thin slices.
  2. Puree the dates, lemon zest and cinnamon with 1 cup of chopped apples or as needed to get mixture to form a paste in a blender or food processor.
  3. Mix the remaining fruit together with the paste by hand in a large bowl.  Really mix it well to be sure to incorporate all the paste with the apples.



2 ½ cups soaked and dehydrated pecans or walnuts (you can also bake on low temperature for 20 minutes if you don’t have a dehydrator)

1/3 cup coconut sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon powder

1/8 tsp. nutmeg

¼ tsp. Himalayan salt

  1. Place half of the pecans in the food processor with the S blade.  Process until ”butter” is formed.  Add seasonings and remaining pecans.  Pulse the mixture to a consistency of coarse sand.
  2. To assemble the cobbler place a light dusting of crumble across the bottom of a square 4”x4”(brownie pan about 1/4 of the mixture).
  3. Place apple mixture evenly on the crumble being careful not to disrupt the crust on the bottom.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. Sprinkle the cobbler with the remaining topping.
  6. Note: If you are not going to serve the crumble immediately, wait until it is being served to put the crumble on the top to ensure that it stays crunchy.
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Apple cobbler with pecan crumble

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