Key Lime & Avocado Mini Pies

Key Lime & Avocado Mini Pies

Every Friday I post a sweet or savoury, healthy recipe to welcome in the weekend!

 

This Recipe 

Eating real Key Lime Pie is one of those travel food experiences that you savour. That's doubly true if you've had it at one of the famous places along Highway 1 on your way down to Key West, staring out at the ocean. 

It's probably best that this dish is near impossible to recreate from home; it's loaded with butter, sugar, graham crackers (also containing sugar) and heavy cream. Suffice it to say, it should be a delicacy at the table.

This recipe will give you a  good hint of the real thing without all the sugar and bad kind of fat. It's also grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free AND the best part? You don't have to cook it! Give it a try as an afternoon snack with tea, mini breakfast side or sweet dessert. Enjoy until you can get yourself the real thing (which I definitely encourage!)

Makes 6 mini pies 

INGREDIENTS - FILLING

  • Meat from 1 avocado
  • 1 big spoonful of honey (2 if you want it even sweeter)
  • Juice from 1 lime 
  • Zest from lime (optional) 

INGREDIENTS - CRUST

  • 1/2 cup or about 65g macadamia nuts 
  • 1 date pitted 
  • 1 big spoonful raw almond butter 
  • Juice from 1/2 lime 
  • 1 big spoonful of coconut butter (or 1 tbsp/15 mL coconut oil) 

EQUIPMENT

  • Parchment paper (to line the baking tins)
  • 1 cupcake baking tin (you can also use a tray/plate and make bars instead) 

 

Steps 

First, prepare your crust: blend all ingredients together in food processor until a doughy texture forms. Line your baking tin/plate with parchment paper and flatten out the dough on top until a smooth layer forms. Tip: It's easiest to just use your hands for this. 

Next, you'll want to prepare your filling. Combine all ingredients in a food processor/blender except for the zest. Once smooth, spoon mixture out evenly over crust. Pop in the freezer for 1 hour to set. After the hour is up, sprinkle the finished mini cakes with the lime zest, nuts and any other toppings you'd like. Cacao is also a yummy addition here! Enjoy immediately or store in freezer in airtight bag for later. (You can put them in the fridge but only for a few hours before they go soggy.)  

Can you taste a little bit of Florida!? 



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