Raw Chocolate Cherry Pie. ~ Jules Galloway {Recipe}

Via Jules Galloway
on Feb 11, 2014
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Chocolate and cherries are just made to be together, aren’t they?

And this dessert contains so many health benefits, you just can’t feel guilty eating it!

Raw cacao is high in magnesium and antioxidants, while cherries also contain antioxidant compounds, along with vitamin C and anti-inflammatory properties. There’s also a therapeutic amount of coconut oil in this recipe—that’s your healthy fat intake for the day sorted.

Oh, and did I mention it tastes divine?


1 cup almonds

1 cup desiccated coconut

15 dried dates, soaked in water for 10 minutes

3 heaped tbsp cacao powder

1 tsp vanilla powder (you can substitute with sugar free vanilla extract or the contents of a vanilla pod)

coconut oil, for greasing the tin


250g cashews

1/2 cup coconut oil

2 cups of fresh cherries, pitted

1/3 cup dark coconut syrup

extra cherries for serving

Let’s do this!

Pop your almonds and coconut into a food processor and blend until it reaches a coarse, gravel-like consistency.

Add the dates, cacao and vanilla powder and blend on a low speed, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides, until the mixture becomes slightly sticky (you can test this by pressing a small amount between your thumb and forefinger).

Press the mixture into the base and up the sides of a 25-30cm flan tin with a loose base, which has been greased with coconut oil.

Next, blend all the filling ingredients in a high speed blender (or food processor) on a medium to fast speed until super smooth.

Pour into your flan tin and refrigerate overnight or until set. If you like, you can transfer to the freezer and it will set faster (about two hours).

Serve with loads of fresh cherries stacked on top.


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Photo: courtesy Jules Galloway


About Jules Galloway

Jules Galloway is a naturopath, freelance writer, beginner surfer and recent sea-changer, living just 10 minutes from Byron Bay, Australia. She specializes in gluten, dairy and sugar free recipes, and is dedicated to helping others make the transition to healthy eating.  When she’s not in the kitchen experimenting with raw desserts, she can be found riding 1-2 foot waves or attempting to turn herself upside down in yoga class. Check out her yummy recipes  or follow her on Facebook.


4 Responses to “Raw Chocolate Cherry Pie. ~ Jules Galloway {Recipe}”

  1. Matt says:

    Coconut syrup?! Where on earth do you get this or better yet, is there a recommended substitute? Agave?

  2. Shelley says:

    Hi Matt. I too have not seen coconut syrup in this area. I would imagine you could use maple syrup instead. I never use agave anymore, as it has a very high glycemic index. Honey may be the wrong texture.

  3. JulesGalloway says:

    Hi Matt and Shelley. Agave and honey would both work as a substitute (agave is the closest in taste and sweetness). I haven't tried using maple syrup – it would probably work, but may not be as sweet. If you look around, you may find coconut syrup under the name "coconut nectar" instead. 🙂

  4. Jessica says:

    This looks really good, and sounds much easier to make than you would think, thanks for the recipe!