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Dark Chocolate Chiffon Pie

Everything about this pie is delicious and wholesome. The crust is made of nuts, the filling is all dark chocolate and coconut cream, and the top has even more coconut and chocolate, so delish!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
cooling time7 hrs
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate pie, nut crust
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 612kcal
Author: Sweet Laurel

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted, plus more for greasing
  • 2 1/4 cups brazil nuts or hazelnuts
  • 3 tablespoons date paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/2 cup 100% unsweetened cacao or cocoa powder

For the filling

  • 3 cups full-fat canned coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons gelatin powder
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces 100% cacao unsweetened baking chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons 100% unsweetened cacao or cocoa powder, plus more for topping
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 4 cups coconut whipped cream

Coconut Whipped Cream

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a 9-inch pie pan with coconut oil. 
    2. To make the crust. Combine the nuts, coconut oil, date paste, salt, and cacao powder in a food processor and pulse until the mixture forms a ball. Press the dough into the pie pan and bake for 10-12 minutes, until fragrant and set. Set aside to cool. 
    3. To make the filling. Pour the coconut milk into a small saucepan and sprinkle the gelatin on top. Set aside and allow the gelatin to soften for about 5 minutes. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, maple syrup, and vanilla, set aside. 
    4. Take the saucepan of coconut milk and gelatin and whisk over low heat until smooth and warm. Take 1 cup of the warm coconut/gelatin mixture and add it to the egg yolk mixture, stirring constantly. Pour the entire egg yolk mixture back into the saucepan and mix well. Add the chopped cacao, cacao powder, and salt. Whisking constantly, bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until thickened. Transfer the filling to a bowl and refrigerate until cool but not quite set, about 40 minutes. 
    5. Fold 2 cups of the coconut whipped cream into the filling, then pour the filling into the crust and refrigerate overnight, or for at least 8 hours. 
    6. Top with the remaining whipped coconut cream and sift cacao powder over the pie. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2 days. 

Coconut Whipped Cream

  • 1. Remove the solid coconut cream that has risen to the top of the can, and spoon it into a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat the coconut cream on high-speed until it begins to thicken and peaks form. If the cream is too thick, the remaining coconut water can be added, a teaspoon at a time, otherwise, discard it. 
    2. Using a rubber spatula, slowly fold in the maple syrup and vanilla. Transfer the whipped cream to a metal or glass bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Notes

Recipe reprinted with permission from Sweet Laurel
makes 1 (9-inch) pie

Nutrition

Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 599mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 6.2mg