Avocado Strawberry “Cream” Pie

by Susan on June 15, 2012

What do you do when you have a refrigerator full of avocados that are ripe and ready to go? Make a raw avocado pie, of course! And what goes great with avocado? Strawberries!! You know me, I can’t leave well enough alone so I couldn’t stop with just the avocado pie. I simply had to add a strawberry cream topping with a little ganache to finish it off. The result is a delightfully paired trio…avocado, strawberries and chocolate. Another raw food dessert recipe for your collection!

Avocado and Strawberry “Cream” Pie

Serves 8-10

Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts (I used presoaked, dehydrated nuts)
  • 3 dates, soaked until soft

1. Place all ingredients in food processor. Pulse until finely ground and well blended.

2. Pat into 9″ pie plate. Set aside.

Filling:

  • 3 avocados
  • 1 cup cashews, soaked overnight, rinsed and drained
  • flesh from one thai coconut (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar or liquid sweetener of choice

1. Place all ingredients in food processor, process until smooth.

2. Smooth into crust.

3. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups cashews, soaked at least 6 hours, drained and rinsed.
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons raw agave or liquid sweetener of choice
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries

1. Combine all ingredients except strawberries in high speed blender. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate until set (this can take several hours).

2. Stir in sliced strawberries.

3. Spoon over pie. 

Ganache:

  • 1/4 cup raw agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup cacao
1. Whisk all ingredients together until smooth and glossy. 
2. Dip spoon in ganache and add to top of pie.

 

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

janet @ the taste space June 15, 2012 at 1:49 pm

This looks oh so glorious. I can’t wait for the local strawberries to become available to make it. :)

Cora June 15, 2012 at 3:26 pm

What a wonderful, appealing dessert!! Your work with a camera is outstanding…

Rene Archner June 16, 2012 at 12:09 am

Superb work of art! Great recipe and truly amazing camera work. Respect!
René

Stacy June 16, 2012 at 8:37 am

QUESTION: Do you have a recommendation for a cashew substitute? I’d like to make this for a friend, but she has an allergy to cashews.
Thanks! :)

Claire June 16, 2012 at 9:19 am

Thanks for sharing such a lovely recipe, will definately be making that this weekend. ♥

Carol June 16, 2012 at 9:22 am

Oh Susan, yet another luscious looking, mouthwatering masterpiece! I have a load of ripe avocados in my fridge right now too. :-) Thank you!

Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 16, 2012 at 12:09 pm

that looks amazing and sounds so delicious! thanks for sharing!

Angela June 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I’m a little confused about the topping directions- do you blend the strawberries with the other ingredients (it says combine all) or reserve to mix in after? And it says to chill to set, and then to mix in strawberries after it is chilled?

Muriel @ The Farmers Taft June 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Gorgeous. I can never get enough of avocados our strawberries. The walnut date crust looks delicious as well. Thank you for the beautiful post!

Susan June 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

The strawberries are held out until after the mixture has chilled and set. You then stir in the strawberries, as in step 2. Cheers!

Elizabeth June 16, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Beautiful, just beautiful. Your photography is amazing–what a gift you have.
Peace and Raw Health,
Elizabeth

Carly June 16, 2012 at 6:11 pm

So many yummy recipes call for cashews but it seems my son is allergic to them. Do you have another suggestion as a substitute for cashews? Thanks!

Amy @ fragrantvanillacake June 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm

This sounds amazing! It is funny, because my Mom was just telling me I should make a raw strawberry avocado cheesecake. I should show her this ;)!

julia June 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm

This looks great! Just made it for fathers day:) just wondering if you know nutrition facts for the whole pie it per serving. Calories,crabs, etc

julia June 17, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Oops typing on my phone :/ meant calories and carbs etc

Susan June 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm

There are quite a few recipe calculators on line that can give you this information. Cheers!

ben June 17, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Thanks, Susan.

John June 24, 2012 at 7:02 am

Just made this and waiting for everything to set. Awesome! Beautiful! Tasty!

Robyn June 24, 2012 at 10:23 pm

I would not feel guilty one bit for having this for breakfast(so healthy!) Love raw and really love avocados,,,thx for a fantastic recipe<3

Johanne July 1, 2012 at 11:37 am

I am making this right now and it looks soooo delicious! Tips: I used honey instead of agave and it worked out. I left the topping in fridge overnight, but now its too hard and the consistency of it is not soft enough for me to put strawberries in…I will leave it on the counter for a bit and see if it softens. Hopefully I will still get a great result!

Beatrice Oliver August 7, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Do you use cacao powder or cacao nibs in the ganache? I am anxious to try this recipe.

Susan August 7, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Cacao Powder. Cheers!

Gabrielle Oldmeadow August 9, 2012 at 3:16 am

This is a masterpiece! So so simple and so stunningly beautiful Thankyou for sharing.

Shealan Anderson May 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Hello
I am new to this site and the raw food diet in general. The recipes look amazing!
I have a lot of allergies and nuts is one of them. Is there a substitute for the cashews/nuts?
Thank you very much:)

Nicole June 17, 2013 at 10:39 am

This is my husbands new favorite… mine too!! I was so suprised by the fluffiness of the topping,.. Just like whipped great but BETTER!! Thank you so much for this dreamy dessert!

Patty December 28, 2013 at 10:11 am

Hi There, I made your strawberry chocolate cheese cake for Christmas and it was a major hit. Thank you! I want to make this recipe next. Regarding the walnuts in the crust, is it okay to just use fresh nuts?

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