Thick, rich vegan chocolate pie is totally no bake and made with just a few healthy ingredients! Gluten free and totally fruit sweetened.
I’ve said before that pie isn’t my favorite when it comes to dessert. Not even close, actually. Honestly I think it’s the fact that when I think pie, I always think fruit pies. I prefer my fruit raw (unless we’re talking banana bread, of course!), as it’s so sweet and perfect in its purest form. Cooked fruit for me is just a wasted opportunity to enjoy it in it’s wonderfully sweet, raw state.
So no, not a huge fruit pie fan. But vegan chocolate pie?!
I am now a BIG fan.
With thanksgiving rapidly approaching, I’ve been trying to give you guys as many dessert options as possible! Recipes that are simple and healthy, but a little more impressive and decadent, too. So far, your options are:
- Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
- Chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting
- Pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting
- Pumpkin chocolate chip bars
The day I have to actually decide what to bake for my own family thanksgiving dessert will be IMPOSSIBLE. I’m the most indecisive person ever. Perhaps I’ll make every single one and just cut out the painful decision making process? Sounds good.
I knew I had to offer some kind of pie option, and though I’m not big on fruit pies, a pie that’s essentially full of chocolate frosting is a pie I can get behind. This vegan chocolate pie recipe is simple and straightforward, which is not typical for traditional pies, which are often quite complicated. Oh, and it’s completely no bake! On thanksgiving especially, we want simple (and more oven space for other savory vegan dishes), so you’ve got more time to actually enjoy the day with your family! That’s what it’s all about – the amazing food is just a bonus. 🙂
The crust is just two ingredients – dates and raw almonds. Blend it up in the food processor until it’s totally broken down and sticky, then press it evenly into a pie pan. Also, try to resist eating it by the handful at this point. Not that I have personal experience with that.
Set the crust into the freezer to firm up a little bit while you make the filling.
The filling is literally my favorite frosting recipe. So yes, this vegan chocolate pie is basically a pie that’s full of FROSTING. Your welcome. There are two options for making the frosting – you can make one big batch in the food processor, or if you just have a blender with smaller cups, split the ingredients in half and blend twice. Nobody will guess that this super rich, chocolatey filling is actually BEANS.
Pour the filling into the crust, then put the whole pie back into the refrigerator to set up. You could put it in the freezer to speed up this process, but I like the refrigerator because I wanted the pie to stay soft, silky, smooth!
Depending on how long you chill the pie (AKA how much patience you have), it should slice just fine. I didn’t chill mine very long, only about 3 hours, and it was still pretty soft. I was able to get slices out, but that filling is soft and ooey gooey. Not a problem, because ya know, I’ve got a fork, I don’t care how clean my slice is, as long as it’s going in my mouth!
This vegan chocolate pie is full of incredible chocolate flavor. The crust is sweet and perfectly crumbly, while the filling couldn’t be more creamy and rich. This takes thanksgiving pie expectations to a whole other level.
Guess I am a pie fan, after all!
Have a happy, healthy day, friends 🙂