I saw this recipe in the May 2018 Sunset magazine that I receive every month, thanks to my mom.
Avocados and dark chocolate have been a trendy super food for some time and I love both of them, but to pare them this way? I had to check it out!
As it turns out, they pair beautifully and compliment it all with a sprinkling of Pistachios throughout the pie? That was an add-on from me and it is DELICIOUS and so DECADENT!
I had another change to the original recipe. Where the recipe in the magazine includes an entire procedure for making the chocolate wafer crust, I ‘cheat’ by just buying an Oreo crust from the store.
It keeps things a little more simpler and I can focus on the filling.
It is fairly easy to make! Give it a try!
1 Oreo Cookie crust
1/2 cup roasted pistachios
2 medium ripe avocados
8 ounces of cream cheese, at room temperature
4 tablespoons of powdered sugar
A pinch of salt
2 teaspoons of lemon juice
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
8 ounces of dark chocolate (I use 2 Nestles Amak Dark Chocolate with pistachios bars), rough chopped
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a food processor, pulse the pistachios until coarsely ground.
- Sprinkle about a half of the pistachios around the bottom of the crust.
- Scoop the avocado into a clean food processor.
- Add in the cream cheese, powdered sugar, lemon juice, vanilla and salt. Whirl until smooth….
- Carefully spread the filling into the pie crust. Chill in the refrigerator while making the ganache.
- Heat the heavy whipping cream in a small sauce pan, on low until little bubbles form at the sides of the pan.
- Add in the dark chocolate chunks, continually stirring until all is just melted and smooth.
- Let cool until you are just able to touch it.
- Carefully pour the ganache, pouring from the center of the pie and spread it out to the sides of the tart, covering the entire top of the tart.
- Sprinkle the remaining pistachios over the top.
- Chill for at least two hours.
Typically, when a recipe calls for heavy whipping cream in that amount listed above, there will be plenty left over.