Double Chocolate Avocado Turtle Pie

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33 g
Total Fat
43 g
Total Carbs
6 g
35 mg

If you like the chocolate turtles from the candy shop, you’re going to LOVE this easy no-bake avocado chocolate turtle pie. Who doesn’t love a decadent dessert that looks fancy, but requires very little effort? This double chocolate avocado turtle pie combines a chocolate pecan shortbread crust with a creamy chocolate avocado mousse filling. Topped with whipped cream, more pecans, and salted caramel, this pie will impress your guests, and only you will know how easy it was to make.


Serves: 12
  9-inch chocolate cookie crust
12  oz.  milk chocolate bar, finely chopped
cup  heavy cream
1/4  cup  sugar
tsp.  instant coffee (optional)
  ripe, fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled, and quartered
Tbsp.  cocoa powder
cups  whipped cream
1/2  cup  pecans
1/4  cup  salted caramel sauce for drizzling

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


  1. Place the chopped chocolate in a large bowl. In a saucepan over medium heat, warm the cream whisking in the sugar and coffee if you’re using it. When cream is hot, but not boiling, and the sugar is dissolved, pour the mixture over the chopped chocolate and stir until the chocolate is melted.
  2. Add the chocolate mixture to the bowl of a food processor along with the avocado and cocoa powder. Process until the mixture is super smooth and it begins to look just a bit lighter.
  3. Spread the filling over the prepared crust and chill for at least 20 minutes and up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, top with whipped cream, pecans and salted caramel drizzle. The pie will keep up to five days when refrigerated.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with a side of fresh strawberries.

Beverage Pairing: Irish Coffee.

Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Calories 480
Total Fat 33 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 15 g
Monounsaturated Fat 11 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Total Carbs 43 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugar 28 g
Protein 6 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 120 mg
Potassium 464 mg

Vitamin A 121 mcg; Vitamin C 5 mg; Calcium 98 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 55 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.17 g


% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 8%; Iron 10 %; Vitamin D 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Sabrina Modelle

Sabrina Modelle is the author and photographer behind the popular blog, The Tomato Tart. Her recipes and photographs have been featured on The Huffington Post, The Discovery Channel’s Green Wine Guide, The Jerusalem Post, and in The Green Market Baking Book (Sterling Press, 2010). Sabrina has been a web designer, usability expert, and brand consultant since 1994 and has worked with clients from Pepsi and Pet Smart to The ACLU and ASPCA. When she’s not working or instagraming, Sabrina can be usually be found at her home in the redwoods with her nose in a cookbook and a dog in her lap.

Sabrina is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.

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