Paleo Chocolate Hazelnut Pie

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Paleo Chocolate Hazelnut Pie
  • ¾ cup pecans, chopped
  • 6 large Medjool dates, pitted
  • ¾ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoon pastured butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Hazelnut filling:
  • 1 cup hazelnut butter* (recipe here)
  • 6 large Medjool dates, pitted
  • 4 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup Greek plain yoghurt (or coconut cream from a can of chilled coconut milk)
  • 4 tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  1. Line the bottom of a round 8-inch removable bottom pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a blender or food processor process the dates until creamy and smooth.
  3. Add the pecans, shredded coconut, butter and vanilla extract, and pulse to combine ingredients.
  4. Spread mixture evenly onto the bottom of the prepared pan.
Hazelnut filling:
  1. In a blender or food processor, process dates until creamy and smooth.
  2. Add hazelnut butter, coconut oil, yogurt, cacao powder, vanilla extract and salt and process until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture over the crust and freeze for about 4 hours. Keep frozen.

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  1. Ellie K February 6, 2013 at 8:09 pm Reply

    Hi, made this and loved it! The choc filling part was especially out of this world. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe <3

  2. buttoni February 7, 2013 at 4:35 am Reply

    OMG that looks amazing! going to give it a try next pie I make!

  3. donna February 12, 2013 at 4:59 pm Reply

    do you post nutrition info on any of your recipes

    • adriana February 13, 2013 at 4:26 am Reply

      I don’t post the nutrition facts of my recipe. Everything I make is with natural, raw ingredients, very low in carbs, grain free and always refined sugar free.

      • donna February 13, 2013 at 7:15 am Reply

        Great…ty…you pretty much answered my question…I’m on a low carb diet in phase one…love the recipes you have created and shared ty for being a generous person with your time, effort, energy, knowledge and imagination…you’re appreciated.

        • adriana February 13, 2013 at 7:53 am Reply

          Thank you for the kind words Donna. Let me know if you have any other questions. Love hearing that more people are switching to a low carb, healthier diet free of grains and processed foods 🙂

  4. Jessy March 11, 2013 at 9:31 am Reply

    Wow, this looks amazing! I’ve just found your website and everything looks sooo good.

    One question about hazelnut butter, though. I make my own almond butter from raw almonds. What is your opinion on roasting nuts, since I see your hazelnut butter is not raw? I’ve read that roasting nuts makes them ”toxic”?

    • adriana March 11, 2013 at 9:50 am Reply

      In order to make butter out of the hazelnuts you need to remove the skin and to remove the skin you need to roast the nuts for a few minutes. Roasting also changes the flavor a bit. I tried making hazelnut butter with the skin on and using raw hazelnuts and it never turned into a smooth butter. I am not very familiar with the toxicity of nuts when roasted and I will have to research the subject because I think the toxic varies with the type of nut also.

      • Jessy March 12, 2013 at 10:17 am Reply

        I make all my nut (almond, peanut, coconut) butters raw, since I read you shouldn’t roast nuts. However, when I made raw hazelnut butter it was a bit bitter and raw sunflower seed butter even more so. I hope you make a post about what you find out!

  5. laura November 14, 2013 at 6:25 am Reply

    hi! how many does this serve and how long will it last in freezer before serving?

    • adriana November 21, 2013 at 9:47 am Reply

      Serves 10+ people. Should last in the freezer for at least 1 month.

  6. Jo November 26, 2013 at 8:46 am Reply

    Do you take it directly from the freezer to serving? Or should it sit out a little before serving?

    • adriana November 26, 2013 at 10:12 am Reply

      It should be soft enough when taken out from the freezer or you can wait 5-10 minutes if you prefer.

  7. Lara January 4, 2014 at 8:09 am Reply

    Hi there! Your recipe looks great. Just wanted to pass along that dairy is not allowed in the paleo diet, so you would need to sub something for the yogurt. I noticed you used cream cheese and yogurt in other “paleo” recipes as well. Fingers crossed subbing those ingredients won’t change the flavors/textures too much.

  8. Zainab May 30, 2014 at 12:19 am Reply

    that looks amazing, will try this recipe soon. thanks for sharing

  9. Fabiana Sabatini June 2, 2014 at 2:37 pm Reply

    Hello, I wonder about the vanilla, is it powder or extract? Thanks a lot!

    • adriana June 3, 2014 at 1:07 pm Reply

      Fabiana, use vanilla extract.

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