In most ways I do not consider myself the typical female. I can’t really stand malls, clothes shopping gives me a headache, I only wear make-up on days I care enough to put in an effort, and the lightest dumbbell I ever lift is 10lb. Not to say my sex is weak or frivolous, I happen to prefer it. No offence to my male readers. You know what I’m digging myself a hole with a measuring cup, I’m going to change the subject.
Anyway, like the stereotype likes to say… I am addicted to chocolate. I am a bit of a chocolate snob though. Hand me any average candy bar and I won’t even look at it. If sugar comes before cocoa in the ingredient list I won’t eat it. Period. So when I discovered the movie Chocolat with Johnny Depp you can imagine that I rented it the next day and watched it with my boyfriend. It’s a wonderful movie I’d recommend it, as long as you have dark chocolate nearby that is. As I am currently entering recipes into the So Delicious® Dairy Free 2013 Recipe Contest I instantly thought that I needed to create something with dark chocolate and cayenne pepper because what is better with a rich romantic bite of dark chocolate than a little hot red passion?
Mayan Chocolate Pie (The Dark Chocolate Pie With the Passion Baked In)
3/4 c. finely ground almonds
1/2 c. coconut flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 c. So Delicious® Regular Coconut Milk
1/4 c. coconut oil
2 c. So Delicious® Vanilla Coconut Milk
2 tbs. Vanilla
5 tbs. Corn starch
1/2 c. Agave nectar
1/8 – 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (for those like me who like some heat, use 1/4 for anyone else use 1/8)
1 c. cocoa
Preheat your oven to 375F.
In a bowl combine all pie crust ingredients.
Mix thoroughly with a fork until well mixed and crumbly.
Now go wash your hands, dry them and dig in. Mash the dough together until you are sure it is thoroughly kneaded together and form a rough ball. Place the ball in a greased 9″ pie plate. Don’t worry if it seems crumbly.
Using your fingers mash the crust down until it completely and evenly covers the entire pie plate. This will take awhile, be patient. Good things come to those who take the time to press their pie crust properly.
Put your pie crust to the side and begin the chocolate pudding filling.
In a saucepan combine all ingredients except cayenne and cornstarch on medium heat, stirring constantly until the cocoa is dissolved in and the mixture comes to a slow boil.
Add your cayenne and stir thoroughly.
Once your mixture is well mixed and boiling turn the heat down to low and add in your cornstarch which you have wisely dissolved in water. Once the pudding becomes thick and heavy remove from heat and pour into your waiting pie crust.
Now place your pie in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until the top of the pie becomes dark and crater like.
Allow the pie to cool off for an hour or two before serving with So Delicious® Coconut Ice Cream or fresh fruit.