Creamy Chocolate Pie with Nut Crust
This Creamy Chocolate Pie with Nut Crust is a healthy dark chocolate dessert recipe that you will want to add to your list of favorites. This healthy dark chocolate creamy pie recipe has a yummy nut crust that combines finely chopped walnuts, hazelnuts, and almonds with some melted butter and flour for a crust recipe you will love. Whenever you add almonds to a dark chocolate recipe, you know that you are getting the added benefits of B vitamins, riboflavin, and niacin, calcium, iron, vitamin E, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and phosphorus. With this healthy dark chocolate recipe the whipped cream topping is homemade, made with the simple ingredients of heavy cream, and sugar whisked together until firm peaks form. With plenty of whole ingredients, this is sure to be a chocolate pie recipe that the entire family will love.
3 cups mixed finely chopped nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup flour (we used spelt flour, but you can use any kind you like)
Chocolate Pie Filling
8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 cups whole milk (3.5%)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup water
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/8 cup granulated sugar
12 whole hazelnuts
Tools: 12 x 10 inch tart pan with removable base (or a springform pan works well too).
If you do not have a pan with a removable base, that is okay, you will just have to be extra careful when you are serving your pieces that you do not break them apart.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease a 12 x 10 inch tart pan with butter or coconut oil.
Mix nuts, butter and flour and press into the base of the pan.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant. Be careful not to burn.
Remove crust from oven set on counter to cool.
Chocolate Pie Filling:
Melt the chocolate over low heat in the top of a double boiler.
Stir often and be careful not to get any water into the chocolate.
Whisk together milk and sugar together in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
While it is coming to a boil, whisk the cornstarch and water together in a separate bowl.
Reduce coconut mixture to a simmer and pour in cornstarch mixture.
Continue whisking until mixture is thick.
All the while stir with a spatula and be sure not to scorch.
Pour the melted chocolate into the warm milk mixture and stir in well.
You should have a nice thick creamy textured pie filling.
Once stirred together, pour the pie filler mixture into the pre cooked pie crust.
Place pie in refrigerator for at least one hour to cool.
Remove the outside of the tart pan and garnish with whip cream and nuts.
In a cold metal or glass bowl, whip heavy cream, sugar until stiff peaks form.
Put the whipping cream into a piping bag and pipe little peaks around the outside of the top of the pie.
Pipe a flower onto each section of the pie that will be cut into a piece and place a hazelnut on it.
Cool another hour in fridge.
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