No-Bake Chocolate Avocado Pie with FigsOriginally published on August, 20th 2017. Last updated on August 26th, 2020 Skip to Recipe
It’s getting to the later days of summer where it’s a little bit hotter out, but fall is right around the corner. Even though fall is my favorite season, these later summer days produce an absolutely magical treat, figs. Figs are so sweet, juicy, and the perfect addition to this no-bake chocolate avocado pie!
Since this pie is no-bake and stored best in the refrigerator, it’s a cool, delicious treat to battle the end of summer heat. I always imagine a sunset, sitting on a porch, reflecting about the day eating this pie!
But wait, Avocados and Chocolate?
Yup, you read that right! The first time I heard about a pie made with avocados, I was skeptical as well. I always thought about avocados in guacamole, on toast with savory toppings, but never in a sweet dessert or pie.
However, just imagine how creaming an avocado is. Now take that creaminess, mix in some cacao and sweetener. You end up with an absolutely amazing rich, and delicious pie filling. If you tried a slice, I guarantee you wouldn’t know it had avocado! This no-bake avocado pie is a hit with all of my friends and family at the end of the summer. It’s so rich, creamy, sweet and the icing on the cake (or should I say topping on the pie) are the figs.
Fresh Figs = The Perfect Topping
I was blessed enough to have a friend that invited me over to her property to pick figs. It was an amazing day! She has a gorgeous homestead inland Southern California with a ton of fig trees. These trees produced some of the brightest, most delicious figs I’ve ever tried.
Not only were the figs stunningly gorgeous, but they were also a delicious topping to this pie. We just sliced the figs up in thin slices and decorated the top of the pie in a spiral. Each piece then had the smooth-creamy chocolate filling topped with sweet juicy figs!
A good place to find figs would be your local grocery store or farmers market. Summer going into fall is the time of year, figs should be stocked in the produce aisle. They are very delicate so make sure you handle with care!
The crust. SO GOOD!
For the crust, since it’s no-bake, it consists of almonds, dates, and cacao nibs. The contrasting texture with the smoothness of the chocolate avocado filling and the crunchy/sticky crust is delightful! Honestly, I feel like the crust of this pie could be a dessert in itself.
If you wanted to experiment with this recipe, it’s extremely flexible. Sometimes I’ll add in an adaptogen like Moodbeli’s Cacao Chaga Cordyceps Powder or I’ll add some raspberries to the top. This recipe is so flexible and can be used as inspiration for so many creative ideas.
Depending on your lifestyle, you can modify this pie in a variety of ways. If you are vegan, you could sweeten your pie with maple syrup instead of honey. Sugar-free? Use raw monk fruit. There is no dairy, refined-sugars, and is raw-vegan if you choose to use maple syrup.
I’d really love to see how you make this pie! Tag me in a photo on Instagram (@mytinylagunakitchen) and let me know how you like it!
- 4-5 ripe avocados
- 1 cup of maple syrup
- 1/2 cup of organic cacao powder
- 20 sliced fresh figs to top pie with
- 1 pinch of sea salt
No Bake Pie Crust
- Place almonds or walnuts into the food processor and blend for 3-5 minutes until the almonds are a flour consistency.
- Add in the dates, cacao nibs, cacao powder, and sea salt to the mix and blend for 2-4 minutes until the mix starts to stick together. When you touch the mix it should start becoming pliable. Start with 6 dates, and add 1 at a time until the mixture is pliable.
- Press the pie crust into the pie pan. As you press the dough into the pan, it should form a simple pie crust. No baking needed!
- Blend up the filling! Place your avocados, cacao powder, maple syrup, and a pinch of sea salt into the blender and blend until smooth. The mix should be very thick like pudding so you might need to have a little patience.
- Pour the filling onto the pie crust, spreading it evenly across the bottom.
- Slice up some fresh figs with a sharp knife and place on top of the pie. I love to make some beautiful art when I do this, so my pies usually have a fig spiral.