RAW Key Lime Pie

by jade on December 1, 2008

Ok, I know what you’re thinking…avocados = key lime pie????  Yes, its true, it can be done.   But you have to get GOOD avocados.  If they are brown and mushy, this recipe will not work.  You will also need a food processor for this – but if you’re into making raw foods, you have one anyway.  This dessert is SO easy to make and I recommend using single-serving pie tins and wrapping them with plastic after you make them rather than making one big pie (unless you’re making it for a group of people to eat at once), that way you aren’t exposing the pie to air every time you take a piece…because we all know that avocados turn brown after a few days.  But something tells me this won’t last a few days once you realize how good it is.

If you’re new to the concept of raw foods, check the home page for links to really great raw sites and I’ve even got some info posted on there as well!  You can always email me for answers to questions, too!  This is the best recipe for someone who trying to cut sweets but can’t seem to do it.  There is no bad fat in this recipe, so you don’t have to feel guilty about eating it!  Avocado and coconut oil are GREAT for you and this will leave you feeling satisfied and guilt-free!

What you need:

Crust:
2 Cups macadamia nuts
1.5 cups coconut flakes
3 cups pitted dates

Blend all of these things in a blender or food processor.  Mold the crust into pie pans.

Filling:

5 avacados, peeled and pitted
2 cups lime juice (fresh as you can get it!)
1 – 1 1/2 cups agave nectar (light, not dark)
1 T coconut oil (this holds the shape)

This is the easiest, you just blend it all together and pour it in the crust.  Then, just refrigerate for about 20 minutes and its done.

The pie filling should have the consistency of a smooth key lime pudding.  The more coconut oil you add, the more firm the pie filling will be, but the more it will taste like coconut, so keep that in mind.  Personally, I like the smooth and fluffy texture more.  If you have a little extra crust left over, sprinkle it on the top of the pie for a little garnish, or you can put a few fresh lime slices on top as well.  Enjoy!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

earthmother December 5, 2008 at 5:08 pm

I LOVE key lime pie. This recipe sounds super easy. Never would have thought to use avocados. Gonna give it a try.

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jade December 9, 2008 at 11:13 am

Avocados work great for getting that creamy texture of a pie filling. You can do the same thing for a raw chocolate pie by adding agave nectar and raw cacao powder to your avocados – its sooo delicious. Let me know how you like it!

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Holly April 11, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Is the 1 T a tablespoon of coconut oil? I’m definitely going to make this! I love this pudding, too; 2 avacados, 2 bananas, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon carob powder, pinch of salt…WOW! By the way, if you don’t already have a vitamix, I highly, highly recommend getting one. I just got mine and it is AMAZING. You can see the demonstrations on their website. You can also get free shipping & handling (normally $25) if you use coupon code 06-003851 – it worked for me! :)

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jade April 11, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Yes, the T means tablespoon. In all my recipes I use T for tablespoon and t for teaspoon. I will definitely try that recipe you posted – thanks for sharing! I love doing puddings/pies with avocados, they are great! Best chocolate pudding ever! I actually just put the vitamix on my wedding gift registry, so lets keep our fingers crossed that someone buys it for us! Otherwise, it will be my birthday gift to myself this year!

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Brittan October 11, 2009 at 6:41 am

I just made this but instead of a pie I made tarts for a bake sale at work (ended up with 22 tarts and a whole ton of crust left over which I rolled in shredded coconuts as faux macaroons). They didn’t have any coconut oil at the grocery store though so I got honey instead. Also i think the avacados I got weren’t quite ripe as they were very firm and not nearly creamy enough. I ended up having to strin out a lot of the lime juice but it was still delicious. I garnished with the nuts and coconut. I wish I thought of getting extra limes. That would’ve looked so yummy. I’ll have to try this again when I find some coconut oil.

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Brittan October 12, 2009 at 5:32 pm

they were a huge success at the bake sale and in my own tummy. definitely making these again

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jade October 24, 2009 at 5:39 pm

I’m glad the recipe worked out for you! This is one of those fun recipes because you can play with it and add your own extra ingredients or substitutes and customize your own perfect treat! :)

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Derek February 28, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Still have to watch those calories, you can get fat on clean food just like you can on not so clean food, but this is an awesome recipe no matter what.

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Mary April 25, 2012 at 5:35 pm

On my way to try this now :P Thanks for sharing!

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