Black Bottom Pecan Pie

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Black Bottom Pecan Pie

Prep Time

1 hr 30 mins

Dehydrate Time

5 hrs

Ingredients

Crust:

1 1/2 cups Pecans*

6 soft pitted Dates

Chocolate Bottom:

3/4 cup Maple Syrup

Filling:

3/4 cup soft pitted Dates

1 tbsp Vanilla

Candied Pecans:

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 cup Pecan halves*

1/2 cup organic Cocoa Powder

1 1/2 cups Maple Syrup

1/2 cup Almonds*

1/4 cup Coconut Sugar or evaporated Cane Sugar

1 tsp Cinnamon

3/4 cup Cocoa Powder

1/3 cup Coconut oil, warmed to liquid*

1/2 cup Coconut oil, warmed to liquid*

2 tbsp Maple Syrup

1 1/4 cups chopped Pecans*

1/2 cup Maple Syrup

pinch Nutmeg

Chocolate Drizzle:

1/3 cups Olive Oil

2 tbsp Vanilla

Directions

1. Notes: *To soak and dehydrate nuts, cover nuts with water and allow them to soak at room temperature for 8 hours. Then rinse and drain. Dehydrate on 105 degrees F on an unlined mesh sheet for 12 hours or until crisp. **To warm coconut oil to liquid, measure the recommended amount into a glass jar. Cover the jar and place in a warm Excalibur Dehydrator 105-125 degrees F for 30 minutes.

2. Place almonds, pecans, dates, evaporated cane sugar and cinnamon in the food processor using the S blade and process until crumbly, yet sticky

3. Press mixture firmly into a 9-inch plate and set aside

4. Blend ingredients into a high-speed Omega blender to achieve a smooth consistency

5. Pour 3/4 cup of mixture into the pie crust and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours

6. Save any chocolate mixture that remains to roll into chocolate truffles

7. Place dates and coconut oil in the food processor and blend until smooth

8. Add the rest of the ingredients and continue to blend until smooth

9. Fold in the chopped pecans by hand and spread on top of the chilled chocolate bottom

10. Mix together syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg

11. Coat the pecan halves with the mixture and use to decorate the pie

12. Arrange the nuts in asymmetrical fashion around the edge of the pie

13. CHILL THE PIE FOR A MINIMUM OF 4 HOURS BEFORE SERVING

14. Blend ingredients in an Omega high-speed blender until smooth

15. Drizzle over pie and serve

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