Mini Vegan Key Lime Icebox Pies

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Mini Vegan Key Lime Icebox PiesRecipe

Photo and Styling: Teresa Sabga

This “custard” has an insanely rich and silky mouthfeel born from a partnership between avocado (which also provides the natural green coloring) and tofu. The blend of fats released from the ground nuts and a bit of added coconut oil combined with the sugary moisture of the dates create not only a cohesive crust, but one that is deep in flavor and wonderfully crisp once chilled. 
12 (serving size: 1 pie)

Ingredients

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1 1/2 cups pecan halves
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
3/4 cup pitted medjool dates
91/2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raw agave nectar
2 teaspoons grated lime rind
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces silken tofu
1 ripe peeled avocado

Preparation

1. Line each of 12 muffin cups with a (5-inch) parchment paper square.

2. Combine pecans, coconut, dates, 11/2 tablespoons coconut oil, and salt in the bowl of a food processor; process until all ingredients are finely ground. The pecan mixture should easily stick together when squeezed. Divide pecan mixture evenly among the prepare muffin cups (about 1 ounce pecan mixture per cup); press evenly along bottom and slightly up sides of muffin cups to form each pie’s crust. Place in freezer while you prepare the filling.

3. Combine remaining 1/2 cup coconut oil and all remaining ingredients in a high-power blender; process 2 minutes or until completely smooth. Pour lime mixture evenly into prepared crusts (about 21/2 tablespoons filling per crust). Return to freezer; chill 2 hours or until set. Lift each pie out of the muffin cup by the corners of parchment paper; garnish as desired.

** To garnish, top each pie with a dollop of whipped cream, a thin lime slice, and shaved coconut flakes.

Created date

June 2016