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a recipe for key lime pie, vegan

Key Lime Avocado Pie

This Key Lime Pie is a refreshingly sweet and tart tropical dessert that wins over everyone's tastebuds!   And it's so easy to create!  No cream, no eggs, no butter, and no processed graham crackers. A creamy tart and sweet lime pudding sits atop a sweet walnut and oat crust. I have always loved creamy Key Lime Pie, but could not give in to my cravings because of the butter and cream. Fresh avocados with a splash of coconut milk are the secret to this much-loved traditional recipe.
Prep Time 30 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • Crust:
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Filling:
  • 4 avocados
  • ½ cup lime juice 5-6 limes
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • ¾ cup maple syrup
  • Zest from 2 limes
  • Garnish
  • 2-3 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 lime thinly sliced

Instructions
 

  • To make the crust, pulse the crust ingredients into a food processor to form a coarse meal that has started to come together. Press into a 9-inch tart or pie pan. Set aside.
  • To make the filling, put the filling ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Be sure to blend until the mixture is completely combined, creating a smooth and creamy pudding-like texture.
  • Pour the filling mixture into the crust and spread evenly. Place the pie into the freezer for 1-2 hours until firm, then decorate with coconut flakes and lime slices. Slice and serve cold. Store the pie in the freezer or refrigerator.

Notes

Tips & Hints
You can also add the avocado filling to popsicle molds to create refreshing key lime popsicles!
Keyword vegan
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