This easy, delicious dessert is the perfect way to honor the transition from summer into fall. I love using a sweeter apple variety, like a Cameo or Gala, but any kind will work.
Prep time: 35m | Total time: 35m
3/4 c. nuts of your choice (I use a mix of Brazil nuts, pecans, walnuts and cashews)
1 c. dates, pits removed
1-1/2 c. sliced strawberries
2 c. thinly sliced apples
1 t. lemon juice
2 T. coconut sugar (or sugar of your choice)
Process the nuts in a food processor until coarsely ground, then add the dates (the food processor may 'jump' a bit when you add the dates, so be prepared to hold the base firmly) and continue to process until a crumbly yet generally even texture is achieved. Press this mixture into a 9x13" pan, using your fingers to mold it into an even layer in the base of the pan.
Mix all filling ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. Let them sit for at least 20 minutes, then spread filling evenly on top of crust. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Optional: Top each serving with Cashew Creme.