Healthy Lifestyle Ideas

Friday, May 4, 2012

Avocado Pie!

     My hubby and I were recently talking about our mutual love for PIE. All kids of pie! I said I believed there were probably about 25 types of pies, so being the kind of guy he is, he immediately went to prove me wrong. So we started listing all the fruits that pie could be made from and he said "what about avocado?" Well, sure enough, there's an avocado pie! Who knew! Certainly not me and I LOVE PIE. So, with Cinco de May coming up I decided to make it. The ingredients are simple:
Avocado Pie

2 ripe avocados, peeled and cored
1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 graham cracker crust

You mix the first three ingredients in a large mixing bowl and blend with a mixer. Pour into a prepared graham cracker crust and chill until set.

     That's it and it's really, really good. It's a no-bake or icebox style pie so it couldn't be easier. I chose not to blend it smoothly because I wanted to see the bits of avocado in it, but you could definitely blend it smoother. I made my own crust to save a little on sugar since the condensed milk is so sweet. I'm letting it set up overnight and hoping the avocado doesn't turn with so much lemon juice. If it starts to turn dark this evening, we'll just eat it. I licked the bowl and the lemon flavor was strong, but the avocado flavor came through in a nice, mild way. And let's face it, everything taste better with sweetened condensed milk. I'll definitely make this again, especially when I make Mexican food! It's a wonderful novelty and a great conversation started. "Want some avocado pie...?" Huh?