Banana Cream Pie with Sweet Walnut Crust

Ingredients:

Crust:
1 cup walnuts
3/4 cup chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup chopped dates or raisins
1/3 cup maple syrup

Cream Filling:
1 cup cashews
2 bananas
1/2 vanilla bean or 1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 dash sea salt

Topping:
2-3 bananas, cut into 1/2” rounds

Directions:
Crust: Place the first three ingredients in the food process and process into a moist
meal. While the processor is running slowly, pour in the maple syrup until the mixture turns
into a ball. Press sweet crust into 9-inch pie dish to form piecrust. Set aside.

Filling: Place all filling ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth.

Assembly: Pour the cream filling into the sweet piecrust. Top with sliced bananas in
a circular pattern for a pretty presentation. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

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