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A friend of mine served this to me at her house. I’ll admit, I was dubious. Until bite one, then I was a glutton. Something about the creamy, mousse like texture and the lime undertones made this pie so decadent. She had finished hers off with lovely little whip cream rosettes. I did not get that far. This picture was taken within an hour of me making the pie.

My teen was highly dubious. “You can go ahead”, she stated. “I don’t like avocados”. That changed when she saw the piggy way my youngest and I were scarfing it. Finally caving to the offered taste, her eyes bugged slightly as her face transformed from preemptive grimace to mild rapture. Nothing makes that girl run like the thought of missing out on good food.

The recipe-

  • 2 large or 3 small avocados, just turning black (slightly firm to the touch)
  • 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 can of sweetened, condensed milk (300 ml)
  • graham cracker crust (there has been much speculation as to whether chocolate would work. If you go for it, let me know)

Peel and puree avocados together with lime juice. Mix with condensed milk until smooth. Pour into pie shell. Refrigerate for an hour to set.

Yes, that’s it. Possibly the easiest recipe in the world and decedent enough to take to a family dinner. I may enter this in the next pie competition I do just to see what happens. To finish off, my teen got the last piece. There was a series of texts which ended with her begging and threatening me, just a little. Finally appealing to my role as a dessert provider in her sweet way of being funny and menacing, both at the same time. I believe she was won over.

The start of the texts had been this-

Avocado pie, avocado pie, if I don’t get some, I think I’m going to die,
Give away the green grass and give away the sky,
But don’t give away my avocado pie.

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