Green key lime cheesecake pie with lime zest and slices in white pie dish on dark brown surface with green cloth.
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Key Lime Avocado Cheesecake Pie

This no-bake key lime avocado cheesecake pie is a perfect make ahead dessert to add to your party menu. It's gluten free, has a delicious nutty base and the added goodness of avocado.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, International
Keyword avocado, key lime, pie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 Medium Pie
Author Monika Dabrowski

Ingredients

For the Filling:

  • 1.5 large limes
  • 2 medium/large avocados peeled, seeds removed
  • 320 g full fat cream cheese
  • 125 g mozzarella full fat soft cheese drained weight, excess water gently squeezed out
  • 100 g icing sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Base:

  • 250 g blanched almonds some of it will be added to the filling, see Instructions
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 30 g melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon cacao/cocoa powder

Decorate with more lime zest and/or chocolate shavings (white/dark).

    Instructions

    • You will need a 23 cm pie dish.
    • Toast the almonds in a pan until they start turning a little brown (not too dark). Blitz in a blender until you get a crumbly consistency (almost powdery but not quite). If you are using Optimum VAC2 Air Vacuum Blender 10 seconds at speed 2 should be sufficient. Transfer into a bowl and set aside.
    • Prepare the limes. Grate the zest of 1 lime and put aside to use later. Using a sharp knife cut off the top and bottom of the limes, then stand the lime on one end and slice the skin off downwards all the way around (ensuring you are also removing the white skin around the fruit).
    • In a blender combine all the Filling ingredients (not the lime zest), add 4 tablespoons of the almond mixture and blend until very smooth. Stir in the lime zest and set aside.
    • Combine all the base ingredients,stir thoroughly, tip the mixture into your pie dish and press into the bottom using the back of a large spoon spreading the mixture evenly. Pour in the filling spreading evenly, decorate with more lime zest and or dark/white chocolate shavings and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or for best results overnight (cover with cling film or tin foil).

    Notes

    For best results refrigerate overnight before serving.