Recipes > Raw Pie or Cake Crust

Raw Pie Or Cake Crust


Inspired by raw chocolatier and pastry chef Amy Levin. Similar to a gram cracker crust, this crust is light and a staple with pies and cakes pairing lacuma, almond meal and a touch of vanilla bean.
  • Serves: 0
  • Active Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
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Step 1: Preparing the Crust

Preparing the Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup lacuma powder
  • 1/2 cup agave or maple
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean, scraped or vanilla extract
  • pinch of fine sea salt
  • Small amount of water


Place the almond flour, lacuma, agave, vanilla and salt in the bowl of a food a processor fitted with the metal blade. Pulse briefly to just combine. With the motor running, slowly add the water, adding just enough to create a fine crumble. Carefully press the crumb together in your fingers. If it holds together for a second, then crumbles, it is the consistency you want.

Transfer the crumble to a a spring–form pan or a shallow square baking pan. Using your fingers , spread the crumble across the bottom of the pan, pressing firmly to create an even layer.


  • Catherine F
    Catherine F
    Hi, with what can we replace lacuma powder? thanks
  • Lauren L
    Lauren L
    Hi Catherine. You can use maple sugar, turbinado, sucanat or date sugar in place of lacuma. It acts as a sweetener in this recipe so using a dry sweetener like the ones I mentioned will do. Lauren
  • Rhea maria T
    Rhea maria T
    Hello! Is Lacuma the same as Lucuma? Thank you :)
  • Fran C Rouxbe Staff
    Fran C
    Hi Rhea, As far as I know, it is the same thing. Thanks for asking. Fran
  • Rosemary L
    Rosemary L
    Serves 0?
  • Eric W Rouxbe Staff
    Eric W
    Hi Rosemary, this isn't a finished product ready for service and the application can vary quite a bit, so a serving number is not included.

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