Happy Pi(e) Day!

14 Mar

3.14159…that’s as many digits as I have memorized, without having to cheat and look it up. But because it’s March 14, we must celebrate this mathematical number, along with Einstein’s birthday! And what better way to do that than with a pun on the word itself…..with PIE!

In honor of this great occasion, my sister and I are hosting a Pi(e) day party….pies, ice cream, and accompanying adult beverages with friends. Because, well, pie is pretty incredible. So many options, flavors, sizes, and recipes! Those passed down through generations and held sacred in your family, to those found in your email box from a food blog you subscribe to. Sonja whipped up an apple-berry pie with a flakey butter crust (check out her post here). Ally is bringing a peach-berry pie, and I think a few others are contributing to the sweets overload.

My addition is from a recipe found on one of my favorite healthy dessert blogs: Chocolate Covered Katie! She recently posted this Caramel Delite (Samoas) Girl Scout Cookie Frozen Pie. Yeah…Girl Scout cookie + frozen pie + HEALTHY….all in one. I had to make it! Click the link above for her full post, and some mouth-watering pictures. Below is the recipe itself, with the few tweaks I made. Enjoy! Eat 3.14 slices of pie today….it’s the law!

Frozen Caramel Delite (Samoa) Pie

  • 2 cups coconut
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • flesh from 2 ripe avocados
  • 4 – 5 tablespoons honey, to taste
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon Kahlua
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk (I used heavy whipping cream)
  • pinch of salt
  • Garnish: melted chocolate chips

Toast coconut in a large skillet over medium heat 5 minutes or until golden; reserve 1/2 cup and set aside.  Combine 1 1/2 cups toasted coconut, melted coconut oil, flour and 1 tablespoon honey in a large bowl; press into and up sides of pie plate. Set aside.  Add avocado, remaining honey, cocoa, Kahlua, cream and salt to bowl of a food processor. Process until completely smooth. Spoon into pie shell and sprinkle with reserved toasted coconut. Freeze at least 4 hours or until firm. Just before serving, drizzle with melted chocolate.

Psst…don’t tell anyone this is healthy, until AFTER they rave about the flavor! The chocolate-avocado filling tastes like a rich chocolate pudding when first blended. Delish!

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