Best Chocolate Pie Recipe With Almond Crust

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Chocolate Pie recipe with an almond crust is a silky cocoa and cream custard with a cookie-like almond pie crust. Best of both desserts; an almond cookie and a chocolate custard all made into a luscious pie!

Almond Crusted Chocolate Pie

Chocolate Pie Recipes

I was in the mood for chocolate, but since I am a pie lover, over cakes, I searched for a chocolate pie recipe and found very few that appealed to me. I was shocked as to how many of the well known magazines or food blogger’s recipes used thickeners (yuk), cornstarch, gelatin or tapioca (cassava root tubulars), in their recipe. Like… why? All you need is eggs!

Sugar? Good grief, don’e get me started. I am a snob when it comes to sweets and of the mindset that if the flavor profile is really good, you don’t need a truckload of sugar in your dessert. One, so called ‘most popular’ food blogger recipe I looked at, had so much sugar in the recipe, that the close up shot was clearly, un-mistakingly, granular. (yuk)

So! I created the BEST chocolate pie recipe you will ever taste, simply because I was making it for ME! A dessert snob! That’s right, take a close… really close look at this bite! Pure, raw cacao, little sugar, cream and eggs! Yum!

Silky Chocolate Pie In A Healthy Almond Crust

Almond Crust: The Perfect Pie Crust For Chocolate

A pie crust is really a very simple combination of dry ingredients balanced with wet ingredients to hold it together. When almonds are freshly ground, they already are contributing to the wet aspect of the ingredients in a pie crust, so the rest simply becomes a calculating balance to flavor and form a pie crust.

Cookie Pie Crust is actually my preferred crust for a tart. No, it is not a pie crust that can be rolled out and shaped to fit a pie pan. For that type of pie crust you just need flour and butter. This almond pie crust has pizzazz! It is easily plopped into the pie pan and pressed with your little fingers into shape. 

Simple ingredients go into this amazing almond pie crust and were all carefully considered to perfectly accompany the silky chocolate custard in the decadent pie: Almonds, butter, a dusting of cacao, sugar and flour, but just enough to enhance, and not dominate, and an egg that holds it beautifully together. 

Ingredients Needed

  • Butter
  • Almonds
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Cocoa
  • Salt
  • Egg
  • Cream – Full cream coconut milk can be substituted
  • Coffee or Chocolate liquor (optional)
  • Raspberry or Strawberry Dust – Make from freeze-dried of either

Equipment Needed

  • Food Processor
  • Oven
  • Individual Spring Form Pans
  • Fork
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Oven
Almond Crust Ingredients

Silky Chocolate Custard: The Perfect Chocolate Pie

Once the almond pie crust is pressed into the pan, or pans, and I love to use individual size springform pans for this well stacked chocolate pie, the custard simply gets whisked together and poured into the pie crust to bake. 

Just take a look at the simple ingredients that make up this luscious chocolate custard: Raw cacao, an equal amount of sugar (not a truckload), and eggs. For a little color on top of the chocolate pie, I like to crush freeze-dried raspberries or strawberries, a dollop of mascarpone if you’d like. Easy. Just sweet enough and delicious!

Silky Chocolate Pie Filling Ingredients

Baking A Chocolate Pie 

This recipe easily accommodates a single pie pan. Removing the chocolate pie from a pie pan so it can be served on a pretty dish, is easier if you use a removable bottom pie pan or spring-form pan. I used individual size spring-form pans here.

Another trick in baking a chocolate pie that you can serve on a small, pretty plate, is to use Mason Jar Lids as the pie pan. It makes for a small pie, about 3 bites, but is so easy to remove and slide onto a plate or make a dozen and slide onto a lovely serving tray for a larger gathering. 

Individually Baked Chocolate Pies

Chocolate Pie With Almond Crust For Valentine’s Day

What better dessert could there possible be for Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion than a chocolate pie, baked in a cookie-like almond crust and displayed along with a homemade ‘Love Tree’!

This love tree was created in 2021, winter, after the Christmas tree came down and the room seemed void of anymore bling. So… I went out for a walk in the woods, found a tall branch laying on the ground, spray painted it and decorated it with lights and lots of painted wooden hearts! Bling in my living room!

Valentine Tree With Almond Crusted Chocolate Pie Displayed

I am certain, if you are a chocolate lover, an almond cookie lover or a pie lover, you will love my very snobbish chocolate pie with almond crust for a gazillion special occasions!

Best Chocolate Pie Recipe With Almond Crust

Recipe by Robin DaumitCourse: PieCuisine: Fusion
Servings

4

servings

Chocolate pie with almond crust is a silky cocoa and cream custard with zero thickeners and a cookie-like almond pie crust.

Ingredients

  • Almond Crust Ingredients
  • Butter – 6 tablespoons

  • Almonds – 1 1/2 cups

  • Flour – 3/4 cup

  • Sugar – 1 tablespoon

  • Cocoa – 1 tablespoon

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon

  • Egg – 1, whisked

  • Chocolate Pie Custard Ingredients
  • Eggs – 3

  • Sugar – 1/3 cup

  • Cocoa – 1/3 cup

  • Cream – 2/3 cup (full cream coconut milk may be substituted)

  • Coffee or Chocolate liquor – 1 tablespoon (optional)

Directions

  • Place the almonds in a food processor. Grind to a powder. Add butter and pulse. Add remaining dry ingredients. While mixing, pour in the whisked egg. The crust will come together into a ball.
  • If making one single pie, place crust ingredients into a pie pan and press to fill the pan, crimping edges. If using 4 individual (4 inch) pie pans, divide the crust into 4 and press into individual pie pans. Set aside.
  • Whisk eggs and sugar together for 2 minutes. Add cocoa, cream and liquor if using. Whisk until well blended. Pour into prepared crusts.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until tops are firm and begin to form cracks.

Notes

  • This chocolate pie is delicious just as is but can be served with whipped cream on top, powdered sugar, crushed freeze dried raspberries or strawberries or a dollop of mascarpone on top. 
Almond Crusted Chocolate Pie
 

My Muffin Madness

 

In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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Claudia Lamascolo
1 year ago

That is one gorgeous chocolate pie, I think everyone in the family would be over joyed to eat that and of course the photography is fabulous I just want to eat the photo!

 

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