I am off to Oahu tomorrow to give a class for the Vegetarian Society on Saturday night. Just like last night's class on Maui, I am going to make this luscious Pineapple Mac Nut Pie with fresh Lilikoi sauce to top it off with. The pie has a crust of walnuts, pecans and dates. The filling is made from local mac nuts, fresh lemon juice, pineapple, vanilla and coconut oil. I bet you want the recipe, right? OK, here it is:

Pecan/Walnut/Date Crust

1 cup Pecans (soaked and rinsed)

1 cup Walnuts (soaked and rinsed)

6- Dates (soaked-save soaking juice)

¼ tsp Vanilla Extract

¼ tsp Sea Salt

Combine above ingredients in a food processor with S blade until it balls up. Remove and press into pie pan. Dehydrate for 5 hours or chill.

Pineapple Mac Filling

1 ½ cup Mac Nuts or Cashews (soaked)

4 cups Fresh Pineapple (chopped)

¾ cups Raw Honey or Maple Syrup

1/3 cup Fresh Lemon Juice

1 tsp Vanilla

½ cup Coconut Oil

2 tsp Agar Agar

½ tsp Salt

Mix all ingredients together, mixing until smooth. Mixture should be thick and creamy. Pour into pie shell and chill or or serve immediately and enjoy. If not, add a little more Cacao Powder, which means you may need to add more sweetener, depending on your taste. Place in paper cups and/or arrange on a plate. Cover and place in the refrigerator so the candy can firm up

Fruit Topping

Top the pie filling with fresh fruit. Berries are great unless you have seasonal or tropical fruit like mango, bananas and papayas. Or make a Lilikoi sauce to pour over!!!