Saturday, January 19, 2013

Vegan & Gluten Free Avocado Chocolate Pudding Pie




Vegan & Gluten Free Avocado Chocolate Pudding Pie

I can't think of anything more comforting then chocolate. In my book I am set for life if I just have some chocolate to munch on everyday...but what if you have a dessert that is not only chocolate but triple chocolate and good for for! You would think I am crazy right?! Well this recipe is just that, it is made with avocados to make the pudding, the pudding is low in sugar because of the agave, and it is gluten free. This pudding recipe was redone after a Giada De Laurentiis recipe but made vegan and I use a little less cocoa powder. Together the recipe with the homemade crust gives you the ULTIMATE in chocolate heaven. Enjoy!

Ingredients

-1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips, (I used good life mini chips)
-4 very ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
-1/2 cup agave
-1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
-1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
-1/4 teaspoon fine salt
-1 1/2 cups vegan/gluten free Oreo-type cookie crumbles, (about 2 to 3 rows of cookies in package)
-1/4 cup vegan butter, melted


-Vegan Whipped Cream & vegan chocolate chips, for garnish


Directions

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl. Place in microwave for 2 minutes. Stirring every 30 seconds until the chocolate is melted and smooth, set aside to cool slightly.

Place the melted chocolate, avocados, agave, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt in a food processor or kitchen aid blender with whisk attachment. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Spoon into bowl to chill in the refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight (can be prepared 1 day in advance, the texture will get thicker the longer it sits).





Crust

Heat Oven to 375 Degrees

In a food processor, Add vegan and gluten free Oreo-type cookies and pulse until crumbles are completely broken and no lumps. Add crumbles to a medium bowl and Add melted vegan butter, stir until evenly coated.

In a oven safe pie dish Add buttered crumbs and evenly spread around the dish packing down around edges and bottom until evenly coated. Place in the oven for 13 to 15 minutes and remove when done to cool completely. Once cooled completely, Add pudding into the shell in the pie dish and smooth evenly. Chill for a few hours or overnight to set. Garnish with vegan whipped cream and/or vegan chocolate chips and serve. Enjoy!




-Amy