Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lime & Coconut

"She put the lime in the coconut" and what!? She made an avocado key lime coconut pie. Oh yes she did.

One particularly impressive ninja/capoeira master recommended this avocado confection when I had a boatload of avocados on hand. Well, dang. Look what I found, Vegan YumYum - What a find!

If you live in SW Florida, please put this recipe somewhere in your August 2011 calendar. You will be so dang prepared for avocado season, people will think you're some kind of ninja. If you live in some other avocado-producing region and avocados are available to you right now, you are one lucky son of a bitch.

I mean, let's not act like avocados aren't the best ever. Avocados are S.D.D.^10. Good at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.

Avocado Key Lime Pie
  • 1/4 C of key lime juice
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and shelled
  • 2 Tbsp of honey, or to taste
  • 1 can of coconut milk, cream only (chill can and scoop off the cream - I use a small measuring cup to do this)
Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Fill the crust with the filling and refrigerate.
The crust! Fortunately, I am blessed with an abundance of pecans, and crushed pecans + honey + water = pie crust! Dang, sometimes the good things in life are so easy. The Vegan YumYum recipe uses a pistachio crust, but I say use whatever you have. Although, peanuts might make a weird combo.

Roasted Pecan Crust
  • 1.5 C of pecans
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp fine grain sea salt
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Process the pecans in a food processor, pulsing the blade until the pieces of pecans are no bigger than a grain of rice. If desired, grease the pie plate with a neutral cooking oil, but this is not necessary... at least, I didn't bother. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. With moist fingers, press the pecan mixture down into sides and bottom of the pie plate, forming a crust with a consistent thickness. Bake for 10 minutes, until golden brown around the edges. Cool completely before filling.


Oh baby! Garnish with a slice of lime or a sprig of mint, like so:

This will make a great addition to the holiday festivities, one that is relatively low in sugar and wheat-free. Let us celebrate good food along with everything else!

As easy as pie!

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