This pie is irrational because it is raw (no oven required). It also doesn't contain ANY of the traditional ingredients like flour, butter, eggs, cream, cane sugar, and shortening.
It's decadently rich, creamy, delicious and GOOD FOR YOU, too! It's all organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and low glycemic (cane sugar-free), but the best part: Full, rich, velvety, creamy chocolately goodness. YUM!
Step 1: Soak Your Cashews (optional)
First, start soaking the cashews. Use filtered water, if you have it, as the nuts will be drinking in this liquid. This step is optional, but it makes for a creamier texture. The soaking softens the nuts and removes any tannins (bitter taste). Cashews don't require a lot of soaking - no more than 10-20 minutes, as they are already soft and creamy.
NOTE: Always use raw, unsalted nuts in raw recipes. Any roasted or salted nuts are devoid of all the good nutrients and the texture will be grainy, rather than creamy!