This Hazelnut Chocolate Pie is the ultimate decadent dessert that is dairy-free and the hazelnut crust is simply incredible!
Pi Day is coming up. March 14th. 3/14.
Personally, I never need an excuse to eat pie, but Pi Day is most definitely a good reason to make one!
This hazelnut chocolate pie is made with a delicious hazelnut and cookie crust. The filling is rich and indulgent… but made with avocados instead of heavy cream, so it tastes sinfully delicious – but is healthier!
It all begins with the crust.
We have to talk about this hazelnut crust all on its own.
You guys: this pie crust recipe is IT. THE pie crust recipe to replace all pie crust recipes I will use from here on out.
I have made a lot of different pie and tart crusts in my life, and this is hands down my absolute favorite.
For this crust, I mixed hazelnuts with Biscoff cookies. WHAAA?? Oh yes, I did. And the result is a beautiful, cookie-like crust with sweet nutty hazelnut yumminess throughout.
GIVEAWAY ::: Speaking of hazelnuts, I currently am working with Oregon Hazelnuts on an AWESOME GIVEAWAY. You can enter to win a fabulous bakeware set from one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie! But, this giveaway is only on Instagram! Go to my Urban Bliss Life Instagram page and click on the photo of this hazelnut chocolate pie. All of the rules you need to enter to win are listed there!
The Dairy Free Chocolate Pie Filling
This chocolate pie filling is dairy-free, thanks to one of my favorite top secret healthy ingredient (avocados!!). You can, of course, make it with heavy cream and with regular chocolate chips if you prefer.
But honestly: you won’t miss the dairy. This is a version of my avocado chocolate mousse recipe.
I like this recipe because it makes a thicker pie filling, so the texture is not like a creamy chocolate cream pie. This is a rich, luscious, smooth, drink-with-a-Cabernet-Sauvignon kind of chocolate filling.
The mix of dark and semi-sweet chocolate goes really well with the hazelnut crust.
Hazelnut Chocolate Pie recipe
I made this hazelnut chocolate pie inspired by a sponsored Instagram giveaway. However, I was in no way obligated to create a recipe for the Instagram giveaway, and, as always, all opinions and photos are my own.