Natural Magick: “Raw” Apple Pie

This was taken out of the book “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Natural Magick” by Miria Liguana and Nina Metzner. If you like this recipe, please buy the book.

Apples are significant in many symbolic ways. In the Wiccan tradition, for example, they symbolize the Mother. If you cut them in half, the core appears as a natural pentagram, another powerful talisman. They represent a fruitful autumn harvest, and as a mundane ingredient, they are just plain healthful!

For the crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 cups raisins
  • 1 tbsp carob powder

For the filling:

  • 5 or 6 medium-size Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 3/4 cup raw, unfiltered honey
  • Dash of cloves
  • Shredded fresh coconut

Make the crust by placing sunflower seeds, raisins, and carob powder in a food processor and processing it until finely ground. The mixture should stick together. Spread the mixture into a 9-inch pie pan and pat firmly.

Next, put apples into the food processor and pulse into small pieces. (Be sure not to overdo it and make applesauce!)

In a bowl, mix together chopped apples, cinnamon, lemon juice, honey, and cloves. Scoop the mixture into the pie crust. Sprinkle coconut on top of the mixture. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving, to allow pie to set.

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