Avocados have always been one of my favorite foods. Even when I was little I thought guacamole was the best thing going. I still do. Avocados bring so much joy to my belly that I could happily consume them every single day. I am excited to share the easiest and most stunning recipe I have ever made. It takes the humble avocado and elevates it to something otherworldly, decadent and rich. This pie just happens to be both vegan and gluten free but don’t let the healthy-ness of this pie fool you. It is crave worthy.
Dark Chocolate, Avocado & Berry Pie
By: Renee Mahon and slightly modified by Sherry
2 small ripe avocados
2 Tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice
12 oz (one bag) semi sweet chocolate chips (I used dairy free for a pure dark chocolate and vegan pie)
2 Tbsp vanilla
1/3 C non dairy milk of your choice
2 small packs of fresh berries, I used raspberries and blueberries. Use what you love.
Make It happen
~Arrange berries in the bottom of your pie plate
~Melt chocolate low and slow in a double boiler
~Put avocados, orange juice, vanilla and non-dairy milk into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth
~Once chocolate is melted, put several spoonfuls of chocolate into the processor with the avocado mixture and blend, to raise its temperature. You may then combine the rest of the chocolate with the avocado mixture and process until smooth.
~Pour chocolate avocado mixture over berries and pat down while smoothing out for a beautiful top.
~Chill for several hours or overnight. I chilled mine overnight and it was absolutely perfect for dinner the next night.
Cut and serve immediately out of the fridge when the pie is most firm. Because the bottom layer is fresh fruit instead of crust, it can be challenging to plate in a photo worthy way. Plating when the pie is very chilly works the best.
You will not believe how insanely creamy and indulgent this dark chocolate, avocado and berry pie is. It is like a silken cloud of dark chocolate that has enveloped fresh fruit. It just may become your favorite go to pie for dinner parties or a date night with your beloved.
Have a delicious day. —-Sherry