$0.60 and 30 Minute Vegan Avocado Key Lime Pie

$0.60 and 30 Minute Vegan Avocado Key Lime Pie

Want to eat pie all day? Now you can! Thanks to this guilt-free avocado key lime pie. All you need is $6, 6 ingredients, and 30 minutes to prepare a treat you won’t soon forget!

Vegan Avocado Key Lime Pie Recipe

$0.60 and 30 Minute Vegan Avocado Key Lime Pie

Vegan, gluten free, no bake, delicious and healthy key lime pie made from avocado, lime and a couple drops of honey!
Prep Time30 mins
Freezing Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert, healthy dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado key lime pie, gluten free, no bake, refined sugar free, vegan
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 150kcal
Author: apartmentchefnick
Cost: $6

Equipment

  • Loaf pan (~4.5" by 8.5" – any sized pan with do, just increase the ingredients!)
  • Parchment paper
  • Food processor

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 2 pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/8 tsp salt (if nuts are salted, no salt needed)

Filling

  • 8 oz ripe avocados (~2 small avocados or 1 large avocado)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (~2 limes)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Topping (Optional)

  • Sliced almonds
  • Shredded coconut
  • Flax seeds
  • Anythings else you can think of!

Instructions

  • Line the loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Add walnuts, almonds, dates, and salt (if necessary) into the food processor. Pulse until they combine to form small clumps (~1 min). Scrape down the sides as needed.
  • Spoon out nut-date mixture into loaf pan. Press down with the back of the spoon until the mixture is even and flat. Don’t forget the corners!
  • Rinse the food processor.
  • Add avocados, lime juice, lime zest, honey, and salt into the food processor. Pulse until smooth (~1 min). Scrape down the sides as needed.
  • Pour avocado-lime-honey mixture into loaf pan on top of nut-date mixture. Smooth into corners using the back of a spoon.
  • Decorate with almonds, coconuts, or whatever else you’re feeling!
  • Put in freezer for 2 hours for avocado-lime-honey filling to harden.
  • Remove from freezer, pull on edges of the parchment paper to remove pie from pan and then cut up into the size of your choice.
  • Enjoy!

Tips:

Step 1 – This is what I mean by “line the loaf pan.” Cut two pieces of parchment paper to size and layer the larger piece on top of the smaller piece. This will lead to easier removal from the pan. See picture below:

lined-loaf-pan.jpg
Loaf pan lined with parchment paper

Step 3 – I recommend leaving a spoonful or two of the date-nut mixture in the food processor. When spreading out the nut-date mixture there are always low spots. It’s easier to spoon in what you saved than to try to spread the mixture around once it’s already compressed in the pan. When you’re done with this step it should look something like this:

crust-in-pan.jpg
A finished healthy crust!

Step 5 – Everyone’s taste buds are different. Some people are all about the lime citrus kick while others are into the sweetness of the honey-avocado mixture. Taste at this step and adjust ingredients accordingly to create your perfect avocado key lime pie.

Step 9 – If the pie doesn’t immediately un-stick from the pan when you pull up on the parchment paper, use a knife to separate the corners from the pan and then pull up on the parchment paper again. For slicing the pie, I recommend using a long serrated knife or a bench knife.

Step 10 – I recommend eating before the pie warms up to room temperature (~30 minutes). It’s still great at room temperature, however the avocado filling can become a little runny.

Cost:

  • 1/2 cups of walnuts ~ $1.00
  • 1/2 cups of almond ~ $1.00
  • 2 Medjool pitted dates ~ $0.75
  • 8 oz of ripe avocado (~ 2 small avocados or 1 large avocado) ~ $2
  • 3 TBSP of lime juice (~1-2 limes) ~ $0.50
  • 2 TBSP of honey – $0.50
  • Toppings (sliced almonds, shredded coconut, etc) ~ $0.25
  • 1/2 tsp of salt – negligible

Total Cost per 4.5″ x 8.5″ loaf pan ~ $6

Cost per servings ~ $0.60

Conclusion:

Bye-bye store-bought pies, you just created a healthy dessert that tastes amazing, is low in sugar and high in healthy fats. Win-win-win. When making food like this, you should be having dessert with every meal!

Looking for more fun and empowering recipes? Check these out!

As always, make informed food decisions. Know your ingredients, know your costs!

Nicks Avocado Pie Horizontal
$0.60 and 30 Minute Avocado Key Lime Pie in all it’s glory!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *