Paleo Recipes for Modern Day Cavemen

Key Lime Pie

My husband’s birthday is coming up and I needed to have something round to put a candle in to celebrate his escape from the womb so many years ago. Since I’ve been getting more dessert recipe requests, I figured I would try to make some pies for his birthday.  This paleo key lime pie recipe is rich, creamy and refreshing.  I didn’t bother using key limes because I was lazy and just bought normal limes at the store. But nobody would like the sound of Normal Lime Pie so I threw in the clutch ‘Key’ word. Don’t be mad at me.  The birthday boy gave it a big thumbs up so I’m happy. I’ll work on more but in the meantime – enjoy!
Ingredients
Crust
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 cups marcona almond flour
1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
5 pitted dates
Filling
1.5 avocados
3 eggs
2/3 cup lime juice (it took me 8 small limes to do this)
1/2 tablespoon lime zest (this was one lime for me)
3 tablespoons coconut oil
2.5 tablespoons honey (to taste)
Directions
Preheat oven 350 degrees

To make the crust, put the nut flours, coconut oil and pitted dates in a blender. After a couple of minutes, the mixture should look like the texture of a graham cracker crust.  Take a 9 inch pie tin and line it with the crust mixture.  It should be sticky enough to work with and will mold in the pie tin very easily.  Put in the oven for 10 minutes and then take out to cool.

To make the filling, mix everything together in a blender. (It took me awhile to juice the limes but was a great arm and hand workout because I don’t have a juicer.)  After a few minutes in the blender, the mixture should be a thick, smooth gravy consistency.  Taste the blended mixture to see if you like the flavor. I’m sure some of you will like it more sweet but my husband doesn’t like too much honey so I refrained.  Pour the batter into your pie crust.  Set in the oven for 15 minutes and then take out to cool.  Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Best serve chilled.

Enjoy!

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5 thoughts on “Key Lime Pie

  1. Paul Woodburn on said:

    Where did you get the marcona almond flour?

  2. Yinh on said:

    H Paul – I ended up just making it myself at home in my blender.

  3. Mandie on said:

    What is marcona almond flour? I’m new to this paleo thing.

    • Yinh on said:

      Hi Mandie – I just ground up marcona almonds in a small blender to make the ‘flour’. It’s sweeter than regular almonds I find. Try it out and let me know what you think!

  4. Mandie on said:

    Hmmm……I’ll have to look for those. Thanks!

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