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Avocado Key Lime Pie

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Summary

Do you know of a yummy dessert that gives you 13 grams of fiber per serving? Now you do — meet Avocado Key Lime Pie! Made with avocados, pecans, and coconut, this dessert certainly has some plant-powered calories, however, it’s also chock-full of healthy fats, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, and B vitamins. Your body might just thank you for this nourishing treat.

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time20 minsTotal Time20 mins

Ingredients

Pecan Crust
 2 cups pecans (raw)
 8 dates (pitted)
 ½ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
 1 tsp vanilla extract (preferably alcohol-free)
  tsp salt (optional)
Key Lime Filling
 1 ½ cups avocado (about 3)
 ½ cup coconut cream (all cream, avoid the water)
 ½ cup date paste (link in notes)
 ½ cup lime juice (preferably freshly squeezed)
 1 pinch salt (optional)

Directions

1

Make the crust: Add pecans through ⅛ tsp (optional) salt to a food processor.

2

Blend until the pecans and dates are completely incorporated.

3

With a spatula, scoop the mixture into a pie dish and spread out evenly with a spatula or clean hands.

4

Make the filling: Add all of the filling ingredients, including the date paste, to a food processor.

5

Process until the avocado is completely blended and the filling is smooth and creamy. Taste for additional ingredients (date paste for sweet or lime for tart).

6

Add the filling to the pecan crust and refrigerate for 1–2 hours.

7

Top with additional coconut flakes or lime zest if desired.

Chef's Notes

Make the Date Paste
A plant-based kitchen must-have, here's the recipe for this oh so easy alternative to refined sweeteners.

Substitutions
In place of pecans for the pie crust, try walnuts or sunflower seeds.

Substitute half of the amount of coconut cream with more avocado. You may need a little more date paste sweetener.

If you can find key limes, use them. If not, then regular limes work well, too!

Toppings
Top with your favorite sweet cashew cream.

Add whole fruit slices.

Sprinkle with lime zest.

Ingredients

Pecan Crust
 2 cups pecans (raw)
 8 dates (pitted)
 ½ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
 1 tsp vanilla extract (preferably alcohol-free)
  tsp salt (optional)
Key Lime Filling
 1 ½ cups avocado (about 3)
 ½ cup coconut cream (all cream, avoid the water)
 ½ cup date paste (link in notes)
 ½ cup lime juice (preferably freshly squeezed)
 1 pinch salt (optional)

Directions

1

Make the crust: Add pecans through ⅛ tsp (optional) salt to a food processor.

2

Blend until the pecans and dates are completely incorporated.

3

With a spatula, scoop the mixture into a pie dish and spread out evenly with a spatula or clean hands.

4

Make the filling: Add all of the filling ingredients, including the date paste, to a food processor.

5

Process until the avocado is completely blended and the filling is smooth and creamy. Taste for additional ingredients (date paste for sweet or lime for tart).

6

Add the filling to the pecan crust and refrigerate for 1–2 hours.

7

Top with additional coconut flakes or lime zest if desired.

Avocado Key Lime Pie