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When I say 'easiest,' I mean it! Four ingredients to silky chocolate pie. Four!
Not to mention the crispy coconut crust up there. If there are better lovers in the dessert world than chocolate and coconut, I have not found them. While chocolate flirts with peanut butter on the side quite a bit, it always returns to its true coconut love.
Other things to mention: gluten free. This pie makes me want to run around exclaiming 'I can't believe it's gluten free!' Here's the thing: I don't specifically develop recipes to be with or without certain ingredients. I develop recipes to be delicious. But, it seems everyone and their dog is avoiding gluten these days (no, really--my dogs are gluten-free). I am always looking for recipes that only require a few ingredients. Because I'm always looking for the fastest way to get dessert in my mouth.
Chocolate + cream + coconut + butter = this pie!
I scaled this chocolate pie down from Martha Stewart's Pies & Tarts cookbook. It's part of my ongoing collaboration with the folks at Martha, where they say 'hey, take this fantastic recipe and scale it down to serve two so I can eat both servings.'
And I say 'sure thing!' Everyone wins when it comes to mini pies.
So, while baking a big pie might be a weekend adventure, make this mini pie your weeknight venture. It comes together super quick, and your gluten free friends will love you. Your chocolate-free friends won't, though. But that's okay--more pie for you.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 338Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 5gSugar: 28gProtein: 2g