Chocolate Apple Pie

Chocolate Apple Pie...sounds weird right? You can always leave out the apples and have a super rich chocolate pie instead, but I’ve been told the apples are quite good in it. One person even said that was his favorite part. This recipe makes 2 miniature (5”diameter) pies. If you want to make 1 full sized pie instead, just double the recipe.

Makes: 2 servings

Preparation time: 10m
Cooking time: 10m
Total time: 10m


  • 2 tablespoons nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, macadamia or a combination of these)
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats (gluten-free if desired)
  • 14 pitted dates
  • 2/3 cup chopped apple (1 small apple)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened milk substitute (unsweetened coconut, soy, almond, etc.)
  • 1 avocado (cut open and discard the pit)

Equipment: mini pie tins (5” diameter), blender


  1. Put the nuts, oats and 8 dates into a blender and puree. This will be the crust, so you want it to have a doughy consistency. Remove the “dough” and put it into two 5” diameter pie tins. Press it into the pie tins the same way you would a pie crust, so that it covers the bottom evenly and comes up the sides.
  2. Dice the apple and place 1/3 cup into each prepared pie crust.
  3. Put the rest of the dates into the blender along with the cocoa powder and milk substitute. Then using a spoon, scoop the avocado flesh into the blender.
  4. Puree on high until smooth. You can add a little more liquid if you think it needs it. Just add 1 teaspoon at a time.
  5. Scoop the Chocolate pudding out of the blender and spoon it on top of the apple slices.
  6. Eat right away or refrigerate for a few hours before devouring. If you can wait that long.

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