Crust: 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.
Filling: 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