Hibiscus Lavender w/ Coconut Lime Swirl Pie

With a weekly farmers market and raw pie orders coming in regularly, my creativity for new flavors is always flowing.  Because raw food ingredients are pricey, I’m constantly looking for what I may have in the pantry to utilize.  My friend Annie had gifted me a bag of culinary lavender from Maui.  Because the lavender flowers are so beautifully purple, I love making the color of the pie equally beautiful.  This week, I came across a bag of hibiscus flowers that my boyfriend’s mother had given me from mainland journey. One thing I love about hibiscus tea is the vibrant burgundy color.  So, I thought that hibiscus and lavender might pair well together. This is the second recipe I’m sharing on my blog, so enjoy.

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Ingredients:

Crust:

10 dates
1 ½ cups mac nuts (whole)
¾ cups coconut (shredded)
½ tsp lemon extract
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt

Lavender Hibiscus Filling:
¼ lavender (soaked)
1 ½ cups hibiscus tea (xxstrong)
2 ½ cups coconut meat
1/3 cup coconut oil    
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp lecithin
pinch of salt

Coconut Lime Cream
3 cups coconut meat
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup lime juice
¾ cup water
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lecithin
pinch of salt

1. Steep lavender flowers in 1 cup hot water.

Steeping Lavender Flowers

Steeping Lavender Flowers

2. Steep extra strong hibiscus tea!

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Steeping Hibiscus Flower

3.  Put all of the Lavender Hibiscus filling together in a high speed blender.  Blend ingredients together until smooth. 

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Lavender, hibiscus tea, coconut meat, and raw big island honey

4.  Put all of the Coconut Lime Cream filling together in a high speed blender.  Blend ingredients together until smooth. 

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Pouring in the hibiscus filling!

5. To assemble pie, drop blobs of the filling over the crust randomly alternating between the 2 flavors.  Then drop the remaining fillings over it by the “blob” randomly to fill the pan.  Tap lightly on the counter to level. 

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Second layer of coconut lime cream!

6. Swirl with a knife or a thin stick, and put pie in the fridge. Put pie into the fridge overnight to set.

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Swirled together!

6. Slice and serve!

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A bite for you all.

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