This pie ends up being gluten-free but not dairy free. I love to use Bacon avocados (very neutral / mild flavored avocado but high in antioxidants) in this application.
starchs’s Avocado Lime Pie
1 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup hazelnuts (or other nuts if you prefer)
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup melted butter
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Toast oatmeal and hazelnuts in a shallow pan for 10 minutes to brown, watch carefully.
2. Put hazelnuts and oatmeal into food processor and blend until it is a coarse meal. Combine hazelnut/oatmeal mixture with salt and brown sugar, mix completely
3. Add vanilla to melted butter, swirl, then immediately dump into mix, combine until all the butter is incorporated. Form into ball, wrap in plastic and place in fridge for 20 minutes to stiffen up
4. Roll ‘dough’ between 2 pieces of parchment until ¼ inch thick, and transfer stack to a pizza peel. Take off top sheet of parchment and put inverted pie plate on top of dough. Hold pizza peel and pie plate and flip the entire stack
5. Pull off the parchment and press the dough into the pie plate. It will break in areas, just repair all the cracks
6. Bake for 15 minutes then set aside to allow to cool
4 small (such as Bacon) or 3 large avocados
Pinch of good salt
2 limes (juice and zest)
1 lemon (juice and zest)
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
½ cup of sugar and ½ cup of water
1. Put water and sugar on medium low to make simple syrup. Let it come to a very low boil and reduce slightly (maybe 25%). Let cool to room temp.
2. Put avocados in food processor with salt and lime/lemon juice and blend for 30 seconds
3. Add simple syrup and blend 15 seconds.
4. Add heavy whipping cream to food processor and blend until smooth and fully incorporated.
5. Add lime/lemon zest and pulse 2-3 times to incorporate
6. Put filling in the cooled pie crust. Put in fridge and allow it to sit overnight. There is enough citrus juice to prevent oxidation so there is no need to cover, especially if you use a high antioxidant avocado like Bacon (however, if you use store bought Hass avocados which oxidize quickly you may want to cover with plastic wrap to be safe).