Sweets are always a big thing around his house, when I saw this avocado pie recipe I thought I’d give it a try. I thought that combining the avocado with a pie recipe would make it a little bit healthier, but probably not. However this recipe was very good and the whole family enjoyed it. Like a lot of recipes that call for a different types of fruit; this pie did not taste a lot like avocados, but it was very good. Because of the green coloring this avocado pie recipe reminded me a lot of the key lime pie. So if you’re in the mood for something a little different, give this recipe a try, it is well worth the time and effort. Enjoy!
|Avocado Pie Recipe|
Recipe Type: Dessert
Prep time: 45 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 1 hour
- For the Crust
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- Pinch of salt
- For the Filling
- 2 medium avocados
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- Pinch of salt
- Whipped cream or confectioners’ sugar, for garnish (optional)
- Make the crust.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Brush an 8-inch springform pan with some of the melted butter. Mix the remaining butter with the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and salt in a bowl. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Cool completely on a rack.
- Make the filling
- Halve and pit the avocados, then scoop out the flesh and chop. Transfer to a bowl, add the cream cheese and beat with a mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add the condensed milk, lime and lemon juices, and the salt and beat until fluffy, scraping the bowl as needed. Pour the filling into the crust, press a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface and chill at least 4 hours.
- Remove the springform ring and slice the pie. Garnish with whipped cream or confectioners’ sugar, if desired, and serve immediately (the top will start to brown as the pie sits).