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Healthier Key Lime Pie

Healthier Key Lime Pie
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Can you believe that Healthier Key Lime Pie is actually creamier and more delicious than a traditional key lime pie recipe? It's all because of the secret ingredient, a superfood that really bolsters the texture of this recipe. That's right - use an avocado in the filling, and it turns a regular pie into a to-die-for recipe. This key lime pie recipe is a sweet end to a light dinner, and while lime is primarily a summer flavor, it tastes amazing all year long.

Serves6

Preparation Time50 min

Cooking MethodNo Bake

Cooking Vessel Size9-inch Pie Plate

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  •  
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon course salt
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  •  
  • Filling:
  •  
  • 3 firm avocados
  • 3 tablespoons key lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon key lime zest (regular lime will work if key limes are not available)
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • Pinch of salt
  • Garnish:
  • Lime slices as desired

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, mix together the coconut, walnuts, and salt until coarsely ground.

  2. Add the dates and process until the mixture resembles bread crumbs and begins to clump together.

  3. Form the crust mixture into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate using the back of a spoon or your fingers.

  4. Freeze crust in for 15 minutes to make more ridged.

  5. While the crust is freezing, mix all the filling in a food processor until smooth.

  6. Pour the filling into the crust filling just to the top of the crust.

  7. Set in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or until set. Garnish with fresh lime slices.

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They left out something very important to mention about this recipe. It's gluten free! I did not expect to find that when I looked it up. I need to eat gluten free and am always looking for recipes. Pie crusts are a problem but if this one works out I will keep making it. I always prefer a healthier alternative to anything. The avocado filling was a surprise too. I think that is very interesting and I have to try it. I can't wait to see how it is going to turn out. I think the pie crust may hold up well because of the walnuts.

I am assuming they mean to make the crust more rigid. Based on the ingredients used to create the crust, it may have trouble being held together without breaking. I actually have to disagree and really like this take on key lime pie! Avocados are such a versatile ingredient and since it says firm avocados, they will not be very flavorful. Therefore, the key lime flavor will shine through!

I'm sorry, but this just sounds wrong... If you've never had key lime pie, you might get away with this recipe...

Quick question, please....in line 4 of the pie directions, we are told to put the crust in the freezer to make it more "ridged"....where do the ridges come from? Are we supposed to form them with the spoon? Or was that supposed to mean "rigid" (harder). I don't want to start the pie unless I totally understand the directions first! Thanks!

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