No-Bake Healthy American Pie with Pecan and Nut Crust

Experience the delight of a healthier twist on the classic American Pie with this no-bake version featuring a nutty crust and a rich, naturally sweet filling. Free from eggs, wheat, and refined sugar, this pie promises a guilt-free indulgence for any occasion. Let’s dive into this simple yet satisfying recipe.


  • 160g (5.6 ounces) oat flakes
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 90g (3.2 ounces) peanuts
  • 90g (3.2 ounces) walnuts
  • 150g (5.3 ounces) dried apricots
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 40g (1.4 ounces) nuts for decoration (such as pecans, almonds)
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  1. Prepare the Crust: In a food processor, blend the oat flakes, peanuts, and walnuts until they reach a coarse meal texture. Add the banana and process again until the mixture becomes sticky and holds together. This will be your crust base.
  2. Form the Crust: Press the nut-oat mixture firmly into the bottom of a pie dish, ensuring an even layer that extends up the sides to form a pie shell. Use the back of a spoon or your hands to make it compact and smooth.
  3. Prepare the Filling: Wipe out the food processor. Then, add the dried apricots and process until they form a thick paste. If the mixture is too dry, add a tiny bit of water (a teaspoon at a time) until it becomes pliable. Mix in the tablespoon of maple syrup to sweeten the apricot paste evenly.
  4. Assemble the Pie: Spread the apricot filling evenly over the crust, smoothing the top with the back of a spoon or a spatula.
  5. Decorate: Garnish the top of the pie with the nuts set aside for decoration, arranging them in a pattern of your choice for an appealing presentation.
  6. Chill: Refrigerate the pie for at least 2 hours, or until firm. This step is crucial as it allows the pie to set and the flavors to meld together beautifully.
  7. Serve: Once set, slice the pie and serve. This pie is best enjoyed chilled, making it a refreshing treat for warmer days or a delightful conclusion to any meal.

This No-Bake Healthy American Pie with Pecan and Nut Crust is not only a healthier alternative to traditional pies but also a testament to the versatility of natural ingredients. Each bite offers a blend of nutty flavors and sweet, fruity undertones, making it a crowd-pleaser for both health-conscious individuals and those simply seeking a delicious dessert. Enjoy your creation!