Mini Lemon Avocado Pies

Mini Lemon Avocado Pies

Hi and welcome back to Ria Lives Well!

Judging from my previous posts, I think it’s clear that I have a sweet tooth. A sweet mouth is what I would say if I made corny jokes like my dad, but I don’t.

In my defense, I try to keep my dessert recipes as healthy as any dessert can be. Four ingredient banana cookies? GF peanut butter cookies? Oh yeah. I make little attempts here and there.

I’m beginning to feel like RLW needs more vegan meals and fewer vegan desserts. That being said, I recently spotted this lime pie recipe with an avocado topping and, “I have to make you,” is what I repeated while pinning the recipe to my Pinterest dessert board.

While I didn’t have limes, I’d recently purchased about a dozen lemons, so it turned into a mini lemon pie instead. I also made a few modifications to the cookie crust, because I had pecans on hand and who doesn’t love pecans? Hopefully you’ll enjoy these RLW tweaks! It’s still good, trust me!

Mini Lemon Avocado Pies:

Inspired by: Wagashi Maniac

  • 1.5 cups ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • pinch of sea salt (optional)
  • 5 tablespoons agave

Pecan Cookie Crust:

  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup dry apricots
  • 2 tablespoons pure agave
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch sea salt (optional)

Directions:

  • Chop your apricots.
  • Throw pecans into a food processor. Process until crumbly. Add the rest of the pecan crust ingredients and process until well combined. 
  • Add all of the ingredients for the avocado topping in a processor. Process until smooth.

Add a few tablespoons of the pecan mix into a small bowl. Pack it to shape your crust.

Now add a few tablespoons of your avocado mix and spread evenly.

It didn’t taste anything like avocado. It was a very sweet, lemony desert.

The downside to these mini avocado pies? They’re not very photogenic.

Boy were these addictive. When I went for a second, I said: “Last one; no more.” When I went for a third, I told myself: “I’ll just work out twice as hard tomorrow!” By my fourth, it became: “They’re healthy! It has avocado! The crust is made of dried fruit and nuts! It’s raw!”

Turn my excuses into food; they would feed the world, like, a gillion times over.

~Live Well!

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