Desserts

Almond Chocolate Pie

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Make this completely dairy free

Recipe by Fee ElliottCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

10

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Chilling time

4

hours 

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups almond flour

  • 1/2 cup melted butter or coconut oil

  • 10 dates

  • 1.5 cups coconut cream

  • 400gm or so of chocolate. I used one dairy milk the other dark.

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 Cups of coconut cream

  • 1 shot of espresso (Optional)

  • Fruit of choice for decorating (Optional)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 180deg.
  • For the pie; Place almond meal and dates into a food processor and pulse till blitzed.
  • Add half the butter or coconut oil. Blend till sticky if still dry add more butter/coconut oil. You don’t want it dry.
  • Grease your tin (check tips below) then press the almond mixture evenly into the tin. Push the pastry so it goes up the side.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, or until it begins to feel dry and firm. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  • For the chocolate filling; add the coconut cream to a pot, heat till simmering. Take off heat & add chocolate pieces, vanilla essence and espresso shot if using. Stir until melted. Let it cool a little.
  • Pour the chocolate filling into the baked crust. Keep pouring till you nearly get to the top. I had a little left over so just placed in an air tight container in the fridge. Refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours, or until firm. You can make the day before and once set cover with tin foil/glad wrap to keep fresh.
  • Serve chilled as is or with fruit.

Notes

  • I used this tin. Pyrex Platinum Loose Base Rectangular Quiche Pan 35x12cm. Make sure its greased well with a paper towel. You don’t want it sticking when your removing at the end.
  • Like I said above I added a shot of espresso which intensifies the chocolate flavour. We served it with dollops of vanilla ice cream.
  • Other serving ideas: I would serve with 2 or 3 figs quartered and placed in the middle with a 1/4C of chopped pistachios over the top. This is fancy pants material 🙂
  • If you want to make this dairy free (DF) then use coconut oil and source DF chocolate.
  • One last tip; you could also add other flavourings/essences to the chocolate like mint, peppermint or orange. Just do a taste test before pouring.

 

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