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Amazing Chocolate Avocado Pie

What you need: 

2 cups pecans, divided
4-6 soft dates, pitted
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground fresh nutmeg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract, optional
pinch sun dried sea salt Filling:
2-3 ripe avocados
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 ounces semi sweet vegan chocolate chips

What you do: 

1. For crust, soak 1 cup pecans in 2 cups fresh water for 2-4 hours. Drain and rinse. In a food processor, chop 1 cup dry pecans into a fine meal. Set aside. Chop soaked pecans into a fine meal.
2. Cut or break the dates into pieces. If the dates are very dry or firm, soak them in 1/2 cup fresh water for 5 minutes to soften. Add the date pieces, vegan maple syrup, cocoa, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and sea salt to the ground soaked pecans and chop until well mixed.
3. Add the ground dry pecans and chop until well mixed. The dough should be crumbly but sticky enough to hold shape when pressed. Press the dough evenly into a pie plate; it is easiest to press the dough first to the sides of the plate and then press into the bottom for an even depth.
4. For filling, in a blender, cream together avocados, lemon juice, and vanilla. In a double broiler, melt chocolate chips; let chocolate cool slightly.
5. Add melted chocolate to the avocado mixture and blend until smooth. Pour into prepared crust and chill overnight.

Preparation Time: 
3 hours
Cooking Time: 
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Made this for my vegan mother's birthday. She loved it, and none of the carnivores in my family knew what was in it till I let them in on the secret. :)


This pie is what put me in labor. I love the stuff. 5 stars :)


delicious!  :)>>> this would make a really good mousse too! i used a store-bought crust, since i didn't have a lot of time...but it turned out great! i can taste the avocado a little bit (maybe because i know it's in there). i added a little agave nectar and a pack of VIA from starbucks, so mine is a mocha pie  :) very yummy!


This pie was great. I made it for my meat loving family for thanksgiving.
I added a banana and some agave nectar, this is more of a dark chocolate so I recommend serving it with a layer of raspberries as well as putting some fruit on top. I used strawberries, blueberries and some kiwi.
I ended up telling my family it was vegan as a way to deter them from eating it so I could have some left overs (they ate it all anyways, but it was just that good that I didn't wanna share, even on thanksgiving!)


It was too chocolate chippy before I added a frozen banana, some agave and peanut butter.  Then I made a pb glaze to put on top. After all that, it was really good!


This was wonderful!  The texture was so good.  I took it to work and everyone gobbled it up.  I've had to cut gluten, eggs, and dairy from my diet and I was so depressed at first.  Now, however, thanks to great recipes like this one, I'm learning to cook so much healthier and no longer feeling deprived!

Some ideas for the future:  With a little soy or almond milk, the filling would make a great pudding.  Also, since it was so rich, I cut it into squares and served it like fudge.  Next time, I may use my silicon minimuffin pans to make small cups with the pecan crust and fill them with the chocolate mixture for individual small torts.

I bet the concept of using the avocados for creaminess would also work great for a key lime  or a mint pie, and no need to add green food coloring!  Mmm.  Mint pie with chocolate chips.  I'll post that recipe if it works out.


I wasn't a huge fan of this, it just tasted like chocolate chips. And the crust had too much cinnamon and would've had too much nutmeg if I hadn't of added only 1/2 tsp. My family didn't really care for it either. :(


I only made the filling, and my 2 avocados were a little small, so initially I used about 9 oz of chips (I initially tried a little less, but it tasted a little too much like avocado to me). Very rich, difficult to eat a whole lot of it. It would make a good ganache too.


does anyone know if you can use avocado in baked cakes? I'm looking for something to turn a white cake It would be fun to use some actual food instead of just throwing in food colouring. Can avocado be used similarly to applesauce in baking?

possibly a small teaspoon (or less so the flavour isn't altered) of spirulina diluted in pure water? spirulina has a VERY bold blue-green color :) not sure if you can 'bake' it though...surely the nutrient value would be skewed but if you're simply looking for color not nutrient-quality, then it may work.

i am soo thinking of trying a RAW version of this...crustless.



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