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Chocolate Cream Pie (DF, GF, & EGG FREE) {THM:S}

All the chocolatey goodness of a Chocolate Cream Pie but Dairy Free!
Course: Dessert
Keyword: chocolate, dairy free, dessert, egg free, gluten free, keto, Low carb, pies
Servings: 8

Ingredients

CRUST

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Gentle Sweet or equivalent of other on plan sweetener
  • teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted

FILLING

  • 2 teaspoons gelatin
  • 2 Tablespoons cashew milk or other nondairy milk
  • 1-13.66 oz. can full fat coconut milk (see notes on how to use light coconut milk)
  • ¼ cup gentle sweet
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1-9 oz. bag sugar free dark chocolate chips, or other on plan chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

TOPPING

  • 2-13.66 oz. cans full fat coconut milk, chilled
  • Tablespoons Swerve confectioners style sugar, or other on plan sweetener, powdered
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°

CRUST

  • Combine all crust ingredients except for coconut oil & whisk together using a fork or whisk until no lumps remain.
  • Add melted coconut oil to mixture & mix together with fork until completely blended. Press firmly onto sides and bottom of a 9-inch pie pan. (Using a measuring cup or tamper to press it down work well.)
  • Bake for 12 minutes. Set aside to cool.

FILLING

  • Sprinkle gelatin over cashew milk in small bowl & let soften for several minutes.
  • Heat coconut milk, gentle sweet, & salt together in pan over medium low heat until hot, but not boiling, stirring once or twice to ensure all sweetener granules are dissolved.
  • Add softened gelatin to coconut milk mixture and whisk together to dissolve all gelatin.
  • Place chocolate chips in a bowl and pour hot coconut milk mixture over chocolate chips.
  • Let mixture sit for 2 minutes. Whisk until smooth & stir in vanilla.
  • Cover bowl and refrigerate until mixture is set, 4 hours or overnight.
  • Once mixture is chilled, remove from refrigerator & using handheld mixer, beat on high (I use a small kitchen-aid hand mixer and high is 5 on it.) for about 3 minutes, or until mixture is creamy and slightly lightened in color.
  • Scrape into prepared pie crust & smooth top.
  • Press a sheet of plastic wrap over the top of filling & refrigerate until set, about 2-3 hours
  • Once set, top with whipped coconut cream

TOPPING:

  • Open cans of chilled coconut milk & scoop out ONLY the SOLID CREAM into a bowl. (The thin, watery part can be used in other recipes, like lentil soup or smoothies!)
  • Add sweetener & vanilla extract to coconut cream & whisk together using hand mixer on high speed for about 3-4 minutes, until sweetener is dissolved. It will stiffen, but not to the point of regular whipped cream.
  • Spread cream over top of pie or pipe it on decoratively using a large frosting tip.
  • Garnish with shaved chocolate or a chocolate glaze, if desired. (Any recipe would work for it, but the glaze from the Peanut Butter Cookie Muffins comes to mind.)

Notes

You may use low fat coconut milk in place of full fat.  If doing so you’ll need to increase the gelatin to 4 teaspoons (up from 2 teaspoons). Follow the directions, but if when softening gelatin it’s not completely moist, add a few more drops of nondairy milk until it is. (no more than a teaspoon or two extra should be needed.) 
Any on plan chocolate may be used, if using a milk chocolate you may want to decrease the sweetener.
1 can of coconut cream (not to be confused with CREAM of coconut!), may be used in place of the 2 cans of full fat coconut milk. You may need to decrease the sweetener as it will yield a slightly lesser amount than the 2 cans.
I like to use the Swerve confectioners style sweetener as it doesn't leave a gritty feel and seems to help stabilize the coconut cream.
When covering the pie filling, I like to spray the plastic wrap with cooking spray to prevent sticking.