Chocolate Avocado Cream Pie

Chocolate Avocado Cream Pie

Amanda Nicole Smith Dessert, Gluten Free, Raw Vegan, Snacks, Vegan 15 Comments

A divine raw vegan double chocolate cream pie recipe made from avocados, cashews, walnuts, dates and cacao. If you have never had a no-bake chocolate cream pie, you are seriously in for a treat. Not only is this pie quick and easy to make but it’s also packed with nutritious ingredients.

The cream is fluffy and light, and the crust is like a chocolate brownie. In fact, if you have ever had raw vegan brownies then you’ll be happy to know that this crust is just like those decadent chewy brownies, and just as easy to make. The ingredients may be slightly different but the concept is the same. I could almost describe it as healthy fudge, relatively speaking of course. 

Raw Vegan Chocolate Pie Bite

Raw vegan pies are my favorite easy desserts to make for friends and family. Vegan or non vegan, they always come back begging for more, if they can fit it! That’s the beauty of raw food recipes, they are naturally dense because they are made from nuts, and so one little piece of pie can fill you up quickly. I actually prefer to eat this pie right after lunch, instead of for dessert, because it’s the perfect snack to curb my cookie addiction, and it keeps me satisfied until dinner.

Raw Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cream Pie

I came up with this pie recipe about 3 years ago when I realized I was spending a lot of money on cashews. I would make cultured cashew cheese, kale chips with nacho cashew cheese, cashew alfredo sauce; you get the point. One day I decided to make this chocolate pie and I didn’t have enough cashews; gasp, I only had 1 cup left and I didn’t want to go back to the store. So I decided to get creative with the extra avocados I had.  It made sense that it would work because I used to make raw avocado pudding often, I knew it had to be good, with a little tinkering of course.

Raw Vegan Brownies

If you have a really good food processor or a vitamix you can mix all of the ingredients together. But if your food processor has seen better days then I recommend processing the walnuts first and then adding in the dates and chocolate.

Raw Vegan Brownie Crust

All you have to do is pat the crust down after it has been processed and move on to the filling.

raw vegan pie filling

Mhmm would you just look at that! Yes that’s pie filling!! It makes me happy to know that underneath all that chocolatey goodness is some alkalizing avocados and you wouldn’t even know if I didn’t tell you 😉

The only sugar used in this recipe is coconut nectar. If you are not familiar with coconut nectar, you are in for another treat because it’s amazing! It’s one of the thicker sweeteners and it tastes nothing like coconut, because it is the sap from the coconut tree. Although sugar is not considered healthy, coconut nectar is a healthier alternative to processed sugar cane. 

Creamy Double Chocolate Pie

So essentially this pie is a raw vegan brownie crust with a raw vegan chocolate pudding as a filling. Life doesn’t get much better than this!    

Raw Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cream Pie
Serves 8
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Brownie Crust
  1. 2 cups walnuts
  2. 1 cup dates
  3. 1/4 cup cacao powder
  4. pinch of sea salt
Cream Filling
  1. 2 cups cashews; soaked
  2. 2 avocados
  3. 1 cup coconut milk*
  4. 1/2 cup cacao powder
  5. 1/2 cup coconut nectar
  6. 1/4 cup coconut oil
  7. 1/4 tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. Soak cashews for at least 30 minutes.
Brownie Crust
  1. Add walnuts to food processor and process until the big chunks are gone.
  2. Add in the rest of the brownie crust ingredients and process until it becomes one big ball of dough.
  3. Pat the crust down with your hands or a spoon into a 9in glass pie dish.
Cream Filling
  1. Drain and rinse cashews.
  2. If you have a vitamix add all the ingredients together and blend until smooth.
  3. If you have a regular blender or food processor, blend the cashews separately, adding a little bit of milk at a time until you have a smooth cashew cream.
  4. Then add in the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
  5. Add the filling to the crust, smooth it with a spoon, and wiggle the dish to release any air bubbles.
  6. Freeze for 1 hour.
  7. Refrigerate for the remainder of the pie's life.
Notes
  1. Coconut milk may be substituted for water or any other nut milk.
  2. Walnuts may be substituted for pecans.
Amanda Nicole Smith http://amandanicolesmith.com/

 Hope you all enjoy, let me know how your chocolate avocado cream pie comes out!!

 

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      Hey Helen, what I would do is make the crust out of a combination of seeds. Flax seed, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and chia seeds in equal parts; same measurements as the walnuts. To replace the cashews in the cream filling I would use sunflower seeds or you could just use 3 avocados. I used to make sunflower seed cheesecakes for a friend with a nut allergy and she loved it! However sunflower seeds do have a different distinctive flavor when used in desserts, it may need a bit more coconut nectar.

      I hope you enjoy!

  1. I have never made a “raw” pie before, but I experimented once with chocolate avocado mousse and enjoyed it, so I thought I’d give this a try. I will say this was a bit frustrating to make without a food processor or Vitamix (regular blender here), but it worked! And the texture is perfect. THIS IS DELICIOUS! The first bite I wasn’t sure, but then I was beyond happy. Usually recipes this healthy taste like it, but this feels like a true dessert – a sinful indulgence – even though it’s lacking the elements that make a typical dessert “sinful.” I just want to eat the whole pie in one sitting. Thank you for such a great recipe that I will be making again and again.

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      You are so very welcome, I am beyond delighted to hear you like it, and I agree it’s hard not to eat the whole pie in one sitting!!! Hurray for non-healthy tasting desserts that are healthy 😛 🙂

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  2. I’ve just made it and it’s very good!! I would like to know what can I use instead of coconut oil because it tastes a little bit of coconut. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!!

    1. Hey Andreia, I’m so happy to here you like it!:D You might be able to just skip the coconut oil and the pie would still be thick enough to hold on it’s own. For extra assurance; I would either use another 1/4 cup avocado, or cut the coconut nectar in half and replace it with date paste as a thicker substitute. Date paste for this replacement would be 1/4 cup soft dates + 2 tbsp water blended until smooth, and maybe a little extra chocolate!

      Hope this helps, let me know how it turns out with adjustments. 🙂

  3. This turned out so amazing! I made it for a special Christmas dinner with my boyfriend and I made him a believer in the food processor. I halved the sweetener (maple syrup) and per recommendation substituted the oil in the cream with a bit more avocado and dates. I served it with a raspberry and blueberry reduction. I’m thinking of making it to wow his family for New Year 😀

    1. That blueberry and raspberry reduction sounds like an amazing combination! Thank you for reporting that it came out well with half the sweetener and no coconut oil, I’m glad it worked!! Happy Holidays!! <3

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