Great things are discovered by complete accident and this was one of them for me! I started out by trying to find a healthy snack for my husband's late night cravings since he decided that his usual bowl of ice cream MIGHT be putting pounds around the waist? As shocked as I WASN'T, I was on a quest! I have an abundance of ground almonds from making almond milk and I needed to get rid of them, so I originally was going to make almond butter. But I couldn't get it to the right consistency because I have a really small food processor that basically sucks. I had just bought a tub of fresh strawberries and for whatever cooking-genius reason, I wondered if I could mix it all together to make a delicious fruity nut butter!
Organic strawberries are starting to pour in from California. I picked up a couple of pounds the other day and made this pie. I adapted a recipe of Matthew Kenney's from his book Everyday Raw. He is one of the original owners of Pure Food and Wine in New York. FYI....I tested this out on 5 different children and they all loved it! My son Isaac does NOT like crust (as he informs me every time I make a raw pie) so I pour some into a little bowl for him to eat like a pudding.