avocado mambo

May 1st, 2010 by veronica

Do you like pie?

Do you like avocados?

Do you like avocado pie?

You may not know it yet, but, yes, of course you do.

Now, when most people think of avocados they think of savory foods: guacamole, turkey sandwiches, cobb salads. And that’s all well and good because I love those things, too. But I have discovered that when you suggest a sweet avocado dish people tend to wrinkle their noses and express disbelief that such a thing is possible.

Is it possible? It’s not only possible, it’s outrageously delicious.

I give you the Avocado Mambo Pie — so good, you’ll be dancing all the way to second helpings and you’ll never be doubtful about avocado desserts again.


Avocado Mambo Pie

1-1/2 cups ginger snaps, crushed finely
6 tablespoons butter, melted

1-1/2 cups coconut milk (not light)
2 teaspoons (1 envelope) unflavored gelatin
3 ripe avocados
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons lime zest
1-1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar
mint leaves for garnish
orange and lime zest for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine ginger snaps crumbs and butter in a large bowl. Then press mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9″ pie pan. Bake for 15 minutes and then remove and allow to cool completely.

In a medium saucepan pour 1/2 cup of the coconut milk liquid (set the cream aside). Sprinkle the gelatin over the top and allow it to sit for 2 minutes. Then place over medium high heat and warm the liquid and gelatin until the gelatin has dissolved (do not stir). Remove from heat.

In a large blender, combine: gelatin mixture, remaining coconut milk and cream, avocados (pitted and skinned), mint leaves, lime juice, zest, sugar and salt. Blend on high until very smooth. Pour into cooled pie shell. Cover and refrigerate at least two hours.

Right before serving the pie, combine whipping cream and sugar. Whip with a hand mixer into whipped cream. Spread whipped cream over the top of the pie and garnish with orange and lime zest and mint leaves.

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One Response

  1. pw

    I got inspired and made a savoury version. For two, it costs about USD 3.45.



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