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Summer Fruit Pie


Category: Desserts

Piled high with fresh, juicy berries, this pie is the perfect way to end a memorable summer meal.

  • Recipe
  • My Notes
  • Nutrition Facts
  • Ratings & Comments (21)


For the Pie Crust:
1 cup raw almonds (or a combination of almonds and walnuts)
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
1 cup dates, pitted
2 tablespoons unsweetened, shredded coconut, optional
For the Filling:
2 ripe bananas, sliced
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 kiwis, peeled and sliced
1 quart organic strawberries, sliced
1 pint blueberries and/or blackberries
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla soy, hemp or almond milk
1 1/4 cups frozen strawberries (or an additional pint fresh organic strawberries)
2 medjool or 4 regular dates, pitted
2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint leaves, if desired


To make the pie crust, place almonds in a food processor or high-powered blender and process until finely ground. Add ground flax seeds and dates and process until dates are well blended and mixed. Remove from food processor and if desired, hand-knead in the shredded coconut. Add a small amount of water if needed to hold mixture together. Press into a pie plate (see note) to form crust.

To make the filling, spread bananas on the crust, pressing down slightly. Sprinkle lemon juice over the bananas. Place kiwis, strawberries and blueberries over the bananas. If desired, reserve some fruit to decorate the top of the pie.

In a high-powered blender, blend non-dairy milk, frozen strawberries, dates and mint until smooth. Pour mixture over the fruit. Decorate with additional fruit as desired. Cover and freeze for at least two hours before serving.

Allow to thaw for about 15 minutes before serving.

Note: A 9-inch pie plate works well for 8 servings.

My Notes: (Click Edit to enter your notes about this recipe)

Serves 8

Per Serving:

Calories 278
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrates 48 g
Sugars 31 g
Total Fat 10.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.8 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 16 mg
Fiber 9 g
Beta-Carotene 52 ug
Vitamin C 91 mg
Calcium 121 mg
Iron 1.9 mg
Folate 55 ug
Magnesium 93 mg
Potassium 689 mg
Zinc 1 mg
Selenium 2.2 ug

My Rating: 
(click on a star to select your rating)


08/01/2009 08:31 AM

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Fantastic pie. I added a little cinnamon, vanilla, and chocolate powder to the filling, which tastes better when left out to thaw a bit so it's creamy.


08/01/2009 05:09 PM

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The ingredients were too much for an 8 inch pan. It would be good to know the suggested pan size. The flavor was good. I would rate it a 3 star.


11/16/2009 06:18 PM

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Fantasic desert-better than anything I could ever have imagined!!! This recipe rocks. Both my husband and I give it a 5 Star rating!


06/11/2011 05:50 AM

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What size bag do you use when it says 1/2 bag frozen strawberries?

LaurieH replies:

08/07/2016 12:55 AM

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See the comment below posted on 7/6/2011 by DanLiz. She modified the recipe a bit. One of the modifications was 1 cup of frozen strawberries.


06/13/2011 06:38 PM

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I made this with the original recipe that did not include soaking the dates. I did add some coconut to the pie shell mixture. I don't have a deep dish pie pan, so I only use 2 bananas, and a little less of the berries than called for. I set the frozen pie out for approximately 15 minutes to soften slightly before cutting and serving. We love this pie! Delicious!
I used 1/2 of a 12oz bag of frozen strawberries.
This comment was last edited on 06/13/2011 07:08 PM


07/06/2011 02:40 AM

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First attempt was ok, but the crust was too soft when trying to cut the pie into wedges and serve. I had to scrape it off the serving knife, which didn't lend to a pretty presentation on the plate. The topping was so hard that you had to chisel through it with the fork in order to take a bite. The flavors were wonderful! So I didn't want to throw away the recipe as a failure, but decided to tweak it and try again.

Second attempt was for our family's 4th of July BBQ, with mostly SAD eaters. I made this so my husband and I would have something healthy as an alternative. It turned out so pretty that many of my family wanted to try it, and it was A SUCCESS!! Everyone raved about how good it was.

Here are the changes I made:
Pie Shell - I used 3/4 cup almonds & 1/4 cup walnuts, then added the dates/water and coconut in my food processor. I then mixed in with a spoon 1/3 cup Sorghum flour. I pressed the mixture using a spatula into a 9" deep dish pie plate and then baked it in a 300 degree oven for 18 min. Let cool completely before adding the fruit filling.
Pie Filling - I can only fit 2 bananas, but the rest of the fruit I used exactly what the recipe calls for.
Pie Topping - I used 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 4 large fresh strawberries, 2 dates, and 1/2 cup raw cashews. Blend all until smooth. Decorate with additional fruit as desired. I did not cover the pie in the freezer as I didn't want the plastic wrap to stick to my topping.

This version required a little longer freezer time, but the result was amazing. The crust was delicious and held together perfectly when serving. The layers of fruit create such a beautiful presentation on the plate. The topping was creamy enough with the added nuts to allow you to fork through it without a chisel. I will definitely be making this again and again. Thank you so much for the recipe!

DianeHolmes replies:

09/27/2017 08:40 PM

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DanLiz, You are a GENIUS at recipe rescue.  Thank you for sharing this with us!


10/20/2012 07:38 PM

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Absolutely delicious! I cut the recipe in half for our little family of three and made individual little summer pies in small glass dishes. Here are the ingredients I used/added:

For the shell, I used 1/2 cup almond meal, 1/2 cup pitted dates, 1 Tbs. unsweetened shredded coconut and added a little oat flour (maybe 1/4 cup). Pressed pie shells into individual dishes and baked them at 350 degrees for about 15 min.

For the filling, I layered bananas, strawberries, kiwis and blueberries, then poured the topping over. For the topping, I eyeballed all the ingredients, but used:

- frozen strawberries
- 1 Tbsp. each macadamia nut butter and cashew nut butter (makes it super creamy)
- 1/4 banana (left over from what I sliced and layered)
- unsweetened natural soy milk
- vanilla (maybe 1 1/2 tsp.)
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of lemon juice (I added it here instead of pouring it over the bananas)
- 1 pitted date

The end result is absolutely delicious! Thanks for a great recipe!
This comment was last edited on 10/20/2012 07:49 PM


06/17/2013 02:13 PM

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Cheated a little by using an already made crust (shortbread type) but no matter what the family loved the pie. Plan on trying the crust recipe here in the future to see how it comes out. Either way, this will be a go to dessert in our household.
This comment was last edited on 06/17/2013 02:14 PM


06/17/2013 02:15 PM

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This frozen pie was a huge hit for fathers day dinner!! Even the kids loved it :)
The crust is exceptional and can be used for other pie recipe as well.


07/07/2013 01:12 PM

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Fantastic! A hit with my neighbors too! My pan was 9.5 not the 9 suggested so I should have made a little more crust. 5 star!


07/14/2014 02:11 PM

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My first try with a recipe on this site and really enjoyed it! I couldn't find unsweetened coconut, so rinsed the sweetened before adding it to the nut/date mixture and it worked perfectly for consistency to make the crust.


06/15/2015 06:33 PM

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I made this for a family gathering. I made 1 1/2 x the recipe and put it in a quiche dish. I left out the kiwi (grand kids don't like them). I also added vanilla and almond to unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Added and extra date to it. I didn't "get" that I was supposed to serve it frozen. Think it would be better that way.


07/28/2015 08:12 PM

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Made this for the first time to take to a family picnic. Only used 2 bananas for my 8" pie plate; layered in the kiwi; sliced and layered in the strawberries (did not use a full quart that way); then added 1 1/2 c blueberries. Everything was heaping by then and was not sure the blended almond milk mix would just run all over the counter but it did stay put. It was in the freezer for at lease 3 hours. Because we were traveling for 1 hour to the gathering, I nestled it in the cooler in frozen ice packs but it was thawed by the time we got to enjoy it. But it was still soooo good, even if the crust was to soft to cut and serve like a traditional pie.

Will try some of the crust suggestions mentioned above for a pie affect but would be great layered in parfait glasses just the way the recipe is written.

terrymf - the kiwi was barely noticeable flavor-wise. Don't be afraid to try it and offer it to the grandkids. They might surprise you and like it. They're not my favorite but I eat them, and in this, they were awesome.


07/29/2015 12:54 PM

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Now reading this receipt it looks yummie I will make it today all those vitamins and minerals
Its going to be great


07/29/2015 01:12 PM

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I made this for the Fourth & it was a hit with nutritarians and omnivores alike. I do recommend letting it sit out of freezer for at least 15 minutes or it can taste a bit too "icy." I even had it for breakfast the next two days!!


07/30/2015 07:27 PM

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This was really good: it was very fast to prepare, and I brought it to a potluck lunch today, where everyone asked for the recipe! The cut view is very pretty with the yellow banana on the bottom.


07/30/2015 11:04 PM

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Delicious! It was polished off the same night. I used a mixture of almonds and walnuts in the crust and didn't have kiwi so used 2 peaches instead. Thanks for the tip to pull it out of the freezer 15 minutes before serving. I also added a vanilla bean into the blended mixture. Looking forward to trying this with different fruits on hand!


03/26/2017 06:12 PM

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A true culinary disaster. The crust was mushy and chewy when it really needed to be crunchy and rich . Fruit doesn't magically transform itself into a dessert just because you freeze it! Do yourself a favor and just make a fruit cup and skip this recipe. Gross. Now I know why they don't let people post their own pictures on here. 

EatingforLife replies:

06/27/2021 12:16 AM

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Some of these reviews are very comical.


09/28/2017 08:01 PM

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If followed DanLiz's wonderful alterations, and LOVED THIS!   I made individual mini-pies (because, hey, I'm just 1 person, and I can't eat a whole pien in a day).  The strawberries freeze like rocks.   Note to self, slice thinner next time.    Also note to self not to blend the banana, because it just runs everywhere if there are no edged on your crust.

And that mint?  THAT'S THE SECRET!  The crust is delicious. Fruit is always good.  But the mint in the sauce makes it feel like dessert at a restaurant. :-)


07/04/2019 03:40 PM

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Okay, so you know how all of Dr. Fuhrman's recipes are amazing?! Well, this one even beats the crowd. It is so, so yummy. Thank you, Doctor, for making this lifestyle so amazing.


07/28/2022 06:43 PM

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Loved the recipe!  And its awesome enough that you can serve it to guests and they will not know it's plant based and good for them ??