Raw nuts, mainly pecans, but I also add in sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews, I even put in flax seeds last time. What a great way to get some flax in your diet! This should add up to about a cup and a half.
Dried, unsulfured fruit, mainly dates and raisins, but add in whatever else you like. I've used some papaya, apple rings, prunes, etc. Also about a cup and a half.
Fresh fruit. Mainly blueberries, strawberries, and bananas. Others I've used – pineapple, peaches, nectarines, mango, etc. Personally, I wouldn't use melon or citrus, and grapes are not my favorite. I’d say about 4 cups.
I use a Cuisinart to grind up the nuts and dried fruit (separately). Once, a long time ago, I had a cheap food processor, and it broke when I tried to grind up dried pineapple in an attempt to make this pie (that never happened because of it). I've only used softer dried fruits since I got the Cuisinart, so any food processor could probably handle in, but be warned.
Grind up the nuts until they are in tiny pieces, like mostly breadcrumbs but with some larger bits, and set aside. Grind up the dried fruit, add in the nuts, and blend. It will turn into a sticky mass. Flatten it back out in the processor and blend a bit more.
Press the sticky crust into individual serving bowls. If you use a regular pie pan, the pie will fall apart when you try to serve it, so this way is better.
Wash and cut up the fruit into small bite size pieces. Put some in each bowl, and serve.
Last time I made this, I only had frozen bananas, so after mixing up blueberries, strawberries, nectarines, and pineapple, I put some frozen bananas through my Champion juicer (with the blank) and put banana “ice cream” on top. Wow! (Frozen bananas in a good food processor or blender will probably work too.)
There are plenty of recipes like this out there. Here’s one.