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Chocolate Turtle Pie

Rich, creamy chocolate topped with sweet caramel and toasted pecans on a buttery crisp crust. But made healthier using whole foods!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time3 hrs 45 mins
Keyword: avocado, gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, pie, vegan
Servings: 10 slices
Author: Emily

Ingredients

Crust:

Chocolate Filling:

Caramel Layer:

Topping

  • 1 cup pecan halves roasted

Instructions

To make the crust:

  • Preheat oven to 350. Lightly oil a pie plate.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour and salt.
  • In a small cup, combine flax, water, oil and maple syrup.
  • Pour wet over dry and mix well. Press into a standard size pie dish.
  • Bake for 16-20 minutes until lightly golden. Set aside to cool.

To make the chocolate filling:

  • Add avocados to food processor and blend well.
  • Warm coconut oil gently in a glass measuring cup in the microwave.
  • Add warm oil and remaining ingredients to taste (add more syrup or cacao, if needed).
  • Spread over cooled crust. Set in the fridge while you prepare the caramel.

To make the caramel layer:

  • Place pitted dates in a bowl and cover with water (about 1/2 cup).
  • Soak for 30 minutes. Remove dates from water and place in food processor, but SAVE the water.
  • Blend dates, vanilla and salt then stream in water and until desired consistency is achieved (about 3-4 Tbs).
  • Spread caramel on top of chocolate layer. Decorate with pecans.
  • Refrigerate for 3 hours to set. Enjoy!

Notes

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Food processor from Amazon
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Blanched Almond Flour here on Amazon
Nutiva coconut oil: here on Amazon
I always buy avocados from ALDI -- they're frequently on sale for 59 Cents :)
To Store: Keep refrigerated or frozen. If frozen, set out at room temp for 30-45 minutes before serving. (I LOVED it from the freezer!)
Should keep about 5 days in the fridge, but it's best consumed within 2-3 days, since the crust will soften slightly the longer it sits.