I have literally just sat down from jumping up and down ecstatically in the air, by myself, at home. Normally I wouldn’t be quite so sharing with my weirdness but right now I am so happy and in love with this sweet and decadent pie that I just don’t care!
I had a whole day planned of writing training programmes and suddenly felt this urge to bake. What better than a pie!? A juicy and fruity sweet pie. There’s two kind of pies i’m not a fan of; 1) A pie made of just fruit and pastry, I find it quite dry and it doesn’t come together as one. 2) Pies filled with a custard creamy base. I don’t like cream anyway but for me it destroys the natural sweet taste of the fruit and of course, it’s far from any clean-eating and balanced diet that I want to live.
With Chia seeds soaked in the fridge from the night before and a bundle of nectarines, I figured it could work. Nectarine and Chia Seed Pie, worth a go!
The Chia seeds are infused with the natural juices from the nectarines which gives this incredibly flavoursome and almost sticky filling. I added blended almonds which turns the whole mixture into a deliciously sweet and nutty base to top the nectarines with. Encasing all these flavours is a gluten-free, refined-sugar free, dairy-free and a most importantly, a mouth-watering pastry crust! It has a subtle but sweet taste of coconut and to be honest, I could have it minus everything else it’s that good! The pastry also super easy to make. I know it sometimes puts people off making a recipe if pastry is involved because it can be time consuming but this isn’t, it’s really simple and basic cooking that gives perfect results! See my tips in the notes section of the recipe for making this step even easier.
This is honestly my favourite desert i’ve done to date. All the flavours combine so brilliantly and you don’t have to feel remotely guilty about enjoying a piece of mouth-watering ‘buttery’ pastry pie that’s filled to the brim with sweet and tangy fruity goodness!
I topped the pie with flaked almonds which are a fab finishing touch but actually kicked myself after for not toasting them. If you have the time and want to try it out then just pop the flaked almonds in a pan for a few minutes before baking the pie. If not, the un-toasted are still absolutely delicious and in fact a little more healthy as they aren’t heated!
Remember to tag me on Instagram when you give it a go! @LeanLivingGirl
Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!