Recipe: Raw Key Lime Pie

Finally! Below is the long awaited recipe for raw key lime pie just in time for the holidays. I had fun making this. When I made my pies, (yes I made two—I’m dealing with an avocado crisis remember?) I actually made two desserts in one sitting because the crust is made from the same ingredients as coconut macaroons, which are equally as marvelous. I’ll post recipe for those later.

This recipe is on www.sweetlyraw.com as an Avocado Cheesecake. I finished making my version and it tasted like a key lime pie, hence the renaming. If you don’t have a food processor, you can do what I did and in place of the almonds for the crust use almond flour (already ground up almonds). I got my bag at Trader Joes. I’m not really a follow the rules of the recipe exactly girl, so I made two pies, one smaller and one larger and kind of free-styled for the larger pie. If you don’t have a spring form pan don’t worry you can just use a regular pie pan. I didn’t use any stevia as the recipe calls for and it still tasted pretty miraculous. Enjoy, and remember not to hog the pie! It’s that good. -XoXo Raw Girl

Crust

1/3 cup blanched almonds
1/4 cup shredded coconut
2 dates, pitted
1/2 – 1 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon melted coconut oil

Grind the almonds in a food processor.
Add the coconut, dates, and water and grind into a dough.
Add the coconut oil last. Grind again into a mixture that will hold together when pressed in your hand.
Press into the bottom of mini or 6″ spring form pan (crust will be thin in a 6″ – you can double the recipe if you want it thicker) and set aside.

Filling

2 medium/large avocados
6 tablespoons agave or honey
1/2 cup lime juice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
6 drops stevia
5 tablespoons melted coconut oil
4 tablespoons melted coconut butter
lime zest, to taste

Blend the avocados, agave, lime, vanilla, and stevia until smooth and creamy.
Add the oil, butter, and some zest. Blend to incorporate. Add more zest if needed.
Pour over the crust.
Allow to firm in the fridge for at least 8 hours.

2 Responses to Recipe: Raw Key Lime Pie

  1. malin says:

    What exactly is coconut-butter? I only have access to coconut-oil! Can I substitute?

    • Hi! Try substituting with more coconut oil and see if that works. Really the point of both is to help it stay together as a pie once refrigerated. I used this stuff called Coconut Manna by Nutiva as my “butter” and that worked. -XoXo

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