Date Nut Torte
Raw Diet Recipe
Date Nut Torte makes an interesting dessert or sweet treat for a raw diet variation.
1 cup pitted dates
2 cups raisins and 2 cups currants
2 cups currants
2 cups pecans
2 cups filberts (hazel nuts)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon rind
Bottom layer: In food processor (with "S" blade): Blend into a fine meal hazel nuts and raisins, and press mixture into round shape about 1/2-inch thick and 8-inches in diameter.
Lemon date frosting: In blender, blend until smooth dates and lemon juice using water if needed to thin, stirring lemon rind into sauce at the end.
Frost top side of first layer of the torte with 1/2 sauce, save the rest for frosting the top.
Top layer: In food processor: blend into a fine meal pecans and currants, place on wax paper, make into another layer to fit on top of the first, and carefully place on top of the frosted layer.
Frost the entire outside, and decorate with lemon wedges around the rim, serve or chill and serve.
Yield: 12 to 14 servings