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Avocado Key Lime Pie:

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and 100% Raw!


One time in college…

There are a number of ways I could finish that sentence, many of which are probably not relevant stories to tell on a food blog. So today I’ll tell you the story about the one time in college when I came home from class to find my roommate in the kitchen stabbing toothpicks violently into the seed of an avocado. She informed me she’d seen this done online and that in a few weeks we would be parents to our very own avocado tree!

For six weeks, we lovingly cared for our avocado seed, giving it fresh water, shielding it from direct sunlight, and excitedly watching for the day it would begin growing roots.

Avocado Pie

Sadly, the only thing the avocado seed ever grew was mold.

Moral of the story: If you wish to try this no-bake pie but lack a green thumb (as my former roommate and I apparently do), I’d highly recommend buying your avocados at a grocery store.

raw key lime pie

Avocado Key Lime Pie Tart

  • 2 tbsp key lime juice or regular lime juice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • flesh of 3 ripe avocados (280g)
  • pinch pure stevia OR 3 tbsp sugar of choice (liquid sweeteners are fine)
  • scant 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2-in x 1-in piece of lime skin OR 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice (decrease to 1 tbsp if using a liquid sweetener)

For the Crust:

  • 1/2 cup walnuts or almonds (60g)
  • 1/2 cup dates (65g)
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (35g)
  • pinch salt (1/16 tsp)
  • 1/2 tsp or so water, only if needed

For the crust: Combine all ingredients in a high-quality food processor until fine crumbles form. (It might be  too sticky if you use a blender, but I have not tried.) If crumbles are too dry to smush together, add the water and process again. Transfer to an 8-in springform pan and press down very firmly. Freeze while you make the filling: Combine all filling ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. Pour evenly over the crust. Refrigerate to chill. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to three days. (The color will be most vibrant the day this is made.) Note: If you want a deeper avocado key lime pie as opposed to a tart, double both the crust and filling recipes, keeping the pan size the same.

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Iman says:

    This looks super healthy! And yummy 🙂 I loveee avocados.

  2. Wow! This is truly a unique and healthy dessert. I’m looking forward to trying it!

  3. EVA says:

    I wish I didn’t choose the lime flavored packet for the HalfLytely for my colonoscopy. Now I don’t dare taste lime again….

    I feel like almost everything on Pinterest is a flop. The idea works once for the creator and then they go publishing it; however, that is DEFINITELY not the case with your recipes!

    My advice for Pinners: look to Pinterest for ideas, and then make your OWN way of creating it.

    1. Anna says:

      This may be one of my favorite comments I’ve seen on here. I giggled quite a bit- the colonoscopy prep is brutal! 🙂

  4. You had me at key lime! And I have to admit, I had the same exact Pinterest fail!

  5. Joanna says:

    Honesty time- I’ve never prepared a key lime cake. Now I’ve had a look at your pictures and recipe, it’s on my ‘to do’ list!

  6. Karen says:

    Great idea!! I love key lime anything. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  7. Samantha says:

    I used to do avocado plants that way. It does actually work…sometimes. 🙂

  8. Kyla @ Two Cups Cacao says:

    Haha! I’ve totally had a pinterest fail. It was while I was trying to make a layered cake, decorated with roses. I couldn’t even win at the layered part! But this totally looks good. I recently bought a bag of limes to make Cherry Limeade with, but I have so many leftover and I’ve been wondering what to do with them. Looks like I may have found my answer!!! Since I don’t have any nuts right now, I think I’ll use a flour crust. Thank you for the recipe, I’ll be trying it today!

  9. Interesting avocado key lime pie. Great recipe!

  10. Steph says:

    Look at that colour- it’s soo pretty 🙂 I love all the ingredients you’ve used- so whole!

  11. Anni says:

    Looks good lady! 🙂 but I’m only commenting because the ads are definitely not even close to vegan. Foster farms and yogurt? I don’t know if you have control, but I certainly hope you could do something about it. :'(

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      She has said before that she doesn’t get to control what ads go up. Hey, if a chicken company wants to advertise on a vegan blog, great! Wasting their money they would spend somewhere else!

  12. Heather @ Shards of Lavender says:

    I’ve had so many pinterest fails over the years! We tried to sprout an avocado pit too and ended up with mold too. My son was truly disappointed. Lovely looking pie! It looks really creamy and I love the crust!

  13. Fantastic colour on that icing, and the cake itself looks and sounds soo good! I’ve made cake with avocado before and it’s so great for a lovely texture 🙂 I hope you have a great weekend Miss! x

  14. This is a great recipe! I have tried avocado key lime mousse, and it’s sooo good! Used as a filling for this raw pie crust, it will be lime heaven on a plate!

  15. Susan says:

    Your avocado story takes me back a bunch of decades. I used to grow avocado pits into trees, and most of the time it worked. From your story it almost sounds like your seed was totally immersed – not good. The bottom of the seed shouldn’t be more than a half inch or so into the water (in case you want to try it again). However, even if you did get the tree to grow, from what I understand, to get the kind of avocados you wanted you would have had to graft your tree with a branch from a tree of whatever variety you wanted. That is not an easy thing to do. A friend of mine tried that many times and succeeded exactly once. Neighbors’ trees are better than store-bought, but for most of us store-bought is the way to go… although, I’ve pretty much quit buying them because it’s so hard to find a good one.

  16. Shawna says: i just want you to bake for me and we can be friends, mmmkay please and thank you. 🙂

  17. Yay for healthy desserts! Love the intense color, too 🙂

  18. I’ve used avocado in a ton of dessert recipes but I’ve never thought of this one! Brilliant! One of my fave foods is guacamole…avocado + lime…best combo EVER! Thanks for posting!

  19. Haha, I could start the sentence “One time in College” with a lot of funny endings as well! 🙂
    Your story brought a smile to my face – I also lack a green thumb – I am hoping that once I live in an apt. with some more natural light I might improve my green thumb – for now, I’ll continue like you and buy my avocados at the grocery store!! 🙂

    And this Key lime pie looks super tasty – I can’t wait to try it out!!

  20. Maria G. says:

    Oooo, growing your own avocado tree is fun! I have tried it several times with success. So if you feel like trying again, here is how to do it. Place three toothpicks in the sides of the seed, so it can be suspended pointed-end-up in the opening of a jar. Fill the jar with water so it covers the bottom third of the seed, cover the jar and seed with a bucket so the seed is in darkness, and place everything in a warm place. Change the water every day or so. When the seed has long roots, remove the covering and place it in a warm, sunny place. When there is a shoot about 4 in. tall, transfer the plant to a pot with soil, covering the still-existing seed two thirds with soil. Place in a warm and sunny place. Voila! You have your own avocado tree! (Depending on where you live, it will not yield fruit, though:(

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