11/2 lbs. dates, pitted (preferably deglet noir)
Process 1/2 lb of dates at a time in a food processor with S blade until they form a ball. Scrape sides of food processor if needed.
Press processed dates evenly into a 9-inch glass pie plate.
Refrigerate for at least two hours.

6 fuji apples (or braeburn or red delicious), quartered
1/2 lb. dates, pitted
11/2 cup purified water
Cinnamon (optional)

Grate apples in food processor.

Blend dates with purified water until smooth.
Cover bottom of pie crust with a 1/4 inch layer of grated apple.
Spread a thin layer of blended date sauce over the apples.
Repeat two more times, adding 1/4 inch of apples and topping with date sauce, for a total of three layers.
Top pie with a sprinkling of cinnamon
Serves 8