Chocolate is one of life’s undeniable delights; there are few things as luxurious as that first rich, tantalizing bite of a chocolate pie.
Since this is such a decadent dessert, start with a sliver of this rich dark chocolate and coconut crust pie. It is especially wonderful loaded with fresh fruit and a hot cup of coffee.
Despite its fancy appearance, this dessert is really an simple icebox pie at heart.
And it’s GLUTEN-free and GRAIN-free, and it can easily be DAIRY-free, as well.
The pie requires only four ingredients –
- cream (or coconut milk)
- shredded coconut
It is very easy and makes up in a hurry (20 minutes or less).
Coconut Crust Chocolate Pie
- 1 package 10-12 oz. (or approx. 3 3/4 – 4 cups) shredded, UN-sweetened coconut
- 6 TBSP. butter (preferably organic), softened
Chocolate Pie Filling Ingredients:
- 1 1/4 c. heavy cream (OR for dairy allergies, sub 1 1/4 c. coconut milk fat – Native Forest)
- 8 ounces of 60% dark chocolate, finely chopped or broken
- 1/2 tsp. of sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Melt the butter on low in a small saucepan.
- In a medium-sized bowl, thoroughly mix the unsweetened shredded coconut with the melted butter.
- Place a 9-inch pie plate on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet.
- Press coconut mixture into bottom and up sides of pan to form crust, leaving top edges loose and fluffy.
- Place a foil ring over edge to prevent burning.
- Bake until center begins to brown, 10 to 15 minutes
- Lastly, remove foil and bake until edges are browned, 4 to 5 minutes more.
Toasting the coconut gives it a rich, nutty flavor and its wonderful crunchy-chewy texture.
Chocolate Pie Filling Directions:
- Bring cream (or coconut milk) just to a boil in a small saucepan
- Stir sea salt and broken chocolate into the saucepan.
- Let sit 5 minutes, then stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is combined.
- Pour into the crispy coconut crust.
- Refrigerate until filling is set, 1 hour or up to 1 day.
And did I mention our favorite way is with lots of fresh, ripe strawberries or raspberries to compliment the crazy-richness of this pretty pie.
Whipped cream would be amazing, too!
The filling is so rich, smaller slices would be perfectly in order.
It easily serves 8 happy persons with a second piece or 16 individual singles! [Cut pie into quarters, and then each quarter into 4ths].