Make this completely dairy freeCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy
2.5 cups almond flour
1/2 cup melted butter or coconut oil
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)
- 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.
- 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.