Nutritious and Delicious Dessert for Passover or year round!
Although there are many restrictions on the foods you can eat on Passover, there are still plenty of nutritious and delicious options. With a wide array of fruits, vegetables and nuts available, there are endless possibilities. The standard “eggs, oil, matzo meal” added to everything isn’t necessary, nor is it good for you. It’s easy to get caught up in the hunt for new products, but the truth is that eating a clean diet, rich in whole foods, that limits packaged and processed foods is what’s best year round, not just on Passover.
This recipe for Strawberry Pie is one of my favorite desserts to make this time of year, when strawberries begin to flourish in the garden and in the stores. I try to avoid refined sugar all of the time, and find there are so many other ways to make sweet treats. I use dates in this recipe because it satisfies two needs in one. They are sweet and they also act as a binder with the nuts to create a terrific crust without adding any oil or sugar. Win-win!
I love this recipe because it doesn’t take much time, is simple to make and it doesn’t involve whipping any egg whites!! Seriously, how many Passover desserts can claim no egg separating and whipping? Extra love that there isn’t any added oil or refined sugar. With all of the heavy foods often served, this is a light and tasty treat.
I created this recipe for Passover 4 years ago and have since been making it throughout the spring and summer, or anytime fresh strawberries are available. It is always a big hit. I’m sure your family or your guest will appreciate a healthy alternative on the dessert table, and on the odd chance there are any leftovers, it makes an awesome breakfast treat!!