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I spent my early childhood in the tropics where avocados have been consumed as dessert long before I was born, typically as shakes or ice cream. However, they were never made into pie and they really should be. Avocados have the perfect silky texture and subtle rich flavor for a creamy pie filling. To balance the savory, smooth quality of avocados, I've made a crisp no-bake coconut crust and topped the pie with sweet champagne mangoes (also known as Ataulfo). You will get the taste of the tropics in a single bite!

I am quite certain there are fellow avocado addicts out there who would appreciate this take on pie. Please vote for me in the 2019 Pie Contest. Many, many thanks!

Step 1: Ingredients and Supplies

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1 cup graham cracker crumbs

1/2 cup almond flour

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

1/2 cup melted butter


3 ripe avocados

1 can condensed milk

1/4 cup whipping cream + 1 cup whipping cream

1 tbsp (1 packet) gelatin

1/4 cup cold water


Ripe mangoes (I used 3)

White chocolate ganache: 1/2 cup whipping cream + 1 cup white chocolate chips


10" Pie pan

Piping bags

Piping tips

Melon baller

Offset spatula (not shown, but handy)

Isolated Thinker made it!4 months ago
When I first saw this pie, it caught my eye and I knew I just had to make it! I was extremely curious
as to what it would taste like. Although my ganache designs don't look as pretty as the author's, I loved the unique flavor as did my family. The chocolate, mango, and avocado complement each other perfectly. Thank you for sharing!
I'm so happy you tried it and that your family enjoyed it!
Creative-Z4 months ago
Great Job!!! I really like it!
paperplateandplane (author)  Creative-Z4 months ago
Thank you!
AzureOzma4 months ago
I make an avocado & honeydew melon soup that is highly addictive. Now I've got another recipe for avocado, thank you!! It's not as healthy as the soup but, oh my goodness am I drooling!!
paperplateandplane (author)  AzureOzma4 months ago
Avocado and honeydew melon soup sounds delicious! I might have to try that myself!

Let me know how you like the avocado pie when you try it out. Definitely nowhere near as healthy as the soup, but we all deserve a decadent dessert once in a while! ;)
ladyaurora4 months ago
Is there another fruit that you'd suggest for the topping? My daughter absolutely despised mangoes.
paperplateandplane (author)  ladyaurora4 months ago
Hi! Hmmm, to keep in line with the tropical theme, I'm thinking pineapple. They're sweet and tart and would go really well with the coconut crust. :)
WUVIE4 months ago
What a beautifully unique pie, such a lovely presentation! Thank you for sharing your neat and tidy Instructable. Best wishes in the contest. :-)
paperplateandplane (author)  WUVIE4 months ago
Thank you so much!
WHOOOOO HOOOO! Congratulations on your win!
paperplateandplane (author)  WUVIE4 months ago
Thank you!!
sixsmith4 months ago
I had avocado pie once that I ordered out of curiosity it was amazing!
I am pretty sure I got the pie at Orlando's in Taos New Mexico, looking it up online they still have it.
I wish I had come across this before the contest ended, I'd have voted for you! I'm favoriting your recipe and bookmarking it to come back to when I'm ready to make it.
paperplateandplane (author)  sixsmith4 months ago
I looked up Orlando's online and it looks like their avocado pies have a devoted following! Now I wish I could try theirs!

Thanks so much for favoriting. I do hope you try it out!
Gadisha4 months ago
Very interesting recipe, I'd love to try it!
Sometimes I make myself a vegetable chocolate mousse by adding cocoa and suger to avocado mousse, maybe I could try to make a avocado chocolate cake, thank's for the inspiration :)
paperplateandplane (author)  Gadisha4 months ago
Glad to inspire! I hope you try the recipe!

And you've inspired me to make some avocado mousse! I think I'll try that out! Thanks!
Such a beautiful pie and sounds like an interesting flavor combination :)
Thank you! I hope you try it out!
PieBaby894 months ago
I'm in the same Avocado dessert boat as you! This pie looks incredible and if anything I can imagine how smooth and delicate the filling must be. You've got my vote!
paperplateandplane (author)  PieBaby894 months ago
I grew up on avocado shakes and everyone I grew up with thought this was bizarre! Every visit I had to the Philippines, I would make sure to get my fix of avocado ice cream because it's sold at every grocery store over there (my last visit, I even kept the container as a souvenir!). Now I see Cado ice cream everywhere in grocery stores here in New York and I think, finally, they get it!

Thanks so much for your vote! Really appreciate it! Followed you. Your work looks delicious!!