Thursday, February 13, 2014

Chocolate Pie

Photo: Paleo Magazine
Paleo Magazine's, Oct/Nov 2013 issue gives us this amazing chocolate pie with a raw graham cracker-like crust.  It is so easy to make and so delicious you'll be proud to serve it to guests.  It offers a perfect ending to any meal.

Crust Ingredients:
  • 1 cup walnut halves and pieces
  • 1/4 cup soft, pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
Filling Ingredients:
  • 1 cup coconut cream*
  • 1/2 cup soft, pitted Medjool dates
  • 3 oz dark chocolate, melted
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
* use the cream at the top of a can of separated full-fat coconut milk that has been refrigerated over night or "Let's Do...Organic" brand organic coconut cream.

  1. To make the crust, in a food processor with an "S" blade purée all crust ingredients for about 20 seconds or until very fine.
  2. Transfer the crust mixture to a glass pie dish and press it across the bottom and halfway up the sides.
  3. Rinse the food processor.
  4. In a small saucepan heat the coconut cream just slightly.
  5. In the food processor add the heated coconut cream to the remaining filling ingredients and purée for 1 minute or until the filling is dark and completely smooth.
  6. Pour the filling over the crust and chill to set.
  7. Store the pie at room temperature.

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