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Holiday Squash Pie
pie recipe. It has no saturated fat, and the nuts add the
health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.
raw cashew pieces
1 cup water
4 1/2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
6 cups cooked, pureed winter squash (buttercup, banana or
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
4 tablespoons brandy
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
pie crusts of your choice
oven to 400 degrees F.
a blender, grind the cashew pieces until very fine. Add
the water and blend on high speed for 2 minutes. Add the
arrowroot powder and blend on low speed for 30 seconds.
Keep the mixture in the blender until needed.
a food processor or mixer, combine the squash puree, sugars,
brandy and spices.
the cashew/arrowroot mixture and process until well mixed.
the pie filling equally between the two piecrusts. Top with
the chopped walnuts. Bake the pies for 50 to 60 minutes
until lightly browned, cracked and well set.
the pies from the oven, cool, then refrigerate overnight
to allow filling to firm up.
cool, or at room temperature.
A. Weil. Eating Well for Optimum Health. HarperCollins Publishers, New York, New York, 10022, 2001.