Secret Recipe Club

Happy Monday y’all,

This is that Monday of the month where I get super freaking ridiculously excited for my Secret Recipe Club reveal. I have been doing this for quite some time now and it really brings me joy to connect with all of my lovely secret recipe clubber(s) around the net! This month I had the honor of choosing a recipe from Desiree’s food blog, Steak N’ Potatoes Kinda Gurl. I knew that just by the title (oh, and how cute her blog is), that Des and I could be instant friends. We practically are bff’s already, right? Duh. Anyhoo, a little info. about Des: she is 27, born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and engaged to her bf of 12 freaking years, PJ! You go girl! I felt like I could really relate to Des, especially when she mentioned she has a love for Dr. Pepper, reality t.v., and of course, southern food…which runs deep in her roots. Ahhhh…did I mention we are bff’s? Totally. Not only does Des have an jam-packed Recipe Archive filled with delicious dishes, she also has a recipe, restaurant, blog/food, and life bucket list(s). Sheesh. She’s totally my hero.

You can imagine how difficult it was for me to choose a recipe from her extensive/awesome library.

However, because we are getting into spring, because summer is right around the corner, because I love lemons, and because I wanted dessert (shocker!)…I decided to take a wack at her Lemon Sour Cream Pie …only with my own spin on it. We all know that dairy has not been my bff at all lately…so we had to improvise…meaning no creamy, tangy sour cream for me. Boo!

So, instead, I used “cashew cream” as my sour cream in this pie. Holy goodness gracious.


Y’all…this “creamy” pie is sinful.

Like “I need to go to confessional on Saturday before mass because of my gluttony for this dessert” sinful.


I am 100% positive that it is as creamy with the sour cream.


But the cashews…the cashews take the creamy texture to a whole notha’ level for a dairy-free dessert.




Just go make it…a.s.a.p!


Meyer Lemon Cashew Cream Pie
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Serves: 8
  • For the crust:
  • 2 c. raw, unsalted walnuts
  • 9 pitted Medjool dates, if dates are tough, soak in warm water for 15 minutes
  • ¼ c. unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • For the filling:
  • 2 c. raw, unsalted cashews, soaked overnight in water
  • ¾ c. water
  • ½ c. freshly sqeezed Meyer lemon juice, about 3 small Meyer lemons
  • ½ c. pure Maple syrup
  • 2 T. melted coconut oil
  • ½ t. pure Mexican vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 Meyer lemon
  • pinch of fine sea salt
  1. Drain and rinse the cashews with cold water. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a large food processor, combine all of the crust ingredients on high until a somewhat sticky dough begins to form.
  3. Press the dough into a 9' springform pan. Set aside.
  4. Place all of the filling ingredients in the bowl of a food processor or a high powered blender and process on high until creamy.
  5. Pour the filling over the crust and spread evenly using a spatula.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for atleast 4 hours or overnight.
  7. Let thaw slightly at room temperature before slicing and serving.
  8. Garnish with fresh lemon zest and fresh berries.



  1. This looks extremely tasty!

  2. Isn’t Meyer lemon season a wonderful thing?!?!

  3. Looks great, love how you can switch ingredients so easily to fit your eating habits! Looks like one yummy pie!

  4. This looks delicious! Great idea for the cashews!

  5. Wow – I love every ingredient in this pie but have never experimented with cashew cream. This is the recipe to change that!

  6. Wow this looks absolutely delicious! Dairy is also not my bff and cashew cream is a great substitute. Yum yum yum!

    • Chelsy says:

      Lacy! I know how you feel! Dairy makes me sad b/c it gives me tummy aches. Cashew cream has definitely made my life easier! xoxo!

  7. Another one of my lemon sistah’s this month. I’m lovin it, they are a fav of mine. The pie looks totally decadent!

  8. I don’t think I’d miss the sour cream one bit! Your pie looks incredible, Chelsy!

  9. What an unexpected combination of cashew nuts and Meyer lemon…What makes this dessert even more interesting.

  10. What a great recipe and looks super tasty. My mouth if officially watering! Glad to be part of SRC group C with you!

  11. I love Desi’s blog, and I love your spin on her sour cream pie! Cashew cream! Wow it’s so much healthier and still looks so sinful! Bravo!

  12. OH MY!! This looks so good, look at all the wonderful ingredients. It must have such a depth in flavor. Delish!!

  13. This pie looks amazing. My mom is a raw vegan and has made me a smiliar pie. It was delish. You make it sound doable for me to try. I’ve just realized recently that dairy is probably an issue for me. I eliminated for the past 12 days and my tummy feels great. I will have to try this pie when I’m back to using sweeteners.

    • Chelsy says:

      Denise! I know, right? My stomach issues have been cured! Now if only I could eliminate my beloved coffee and I would be 100% tummy-ache free but I must have 1/day to function! 🙂

  14. Sorry I’m just now getting to stop by!!! Thank you so much for your sweeeeeeet words about me and my blog!!! Yes we could so be BFFs, especially since we share a love of Dr. Pepper and reality tv!! And if you will make me this pie 🙂 I love your healthy take on this, and that you used cashew cream. And your garnish is so pretty!!! Now I need to make your version, it’s blowing mine outta the water!!!

    • Chelsy says:

      Des! I know we are totally bff’s! I absolutely adore your site! Filled with such delicious recipes I am starting my own food bucket list thanks to you 🙂 xoxo!

  15. Love the idea of using walnuts like this- looks amazing!

  16. YUM! this sounds and looks so good. Your pictures are great. What an awesome choice. I’m a fellow SRC member, group D

    • Chelsy says:

      Kirstin! Thanks for stopping by. I got a new Canon a couple of months ago and am absolutely in love with photography! Thanks for the compliment…I’m working on it. I will stop by Group D on Monday to say hello!

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