Tuesday, April 8, 2008


The format most commonly used by our Common Tables groups has one guest bringing a salad, one bringing an appetizer and a third shows up with desert. Continuing on with that theme, this week we offer a recipe for an easy to assemble dessert . . . one which will be a pleasant surprise for all:


Reminiscent of a Key Lime Pie, but mysteriously cool, smooth and creamy. Fully ripened avocados are the “secret” ingredient.

Yield: 1 Pie (6 Servings)

1 cup avocado pulp, mashed
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (1 can)
1 teaspoon lime zest
½ cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
1 9 inch graham cracker crumb pie crust
whipped cream
thinly sliced lime, for garnish (optional)

Combine avocado pulp, sweetened condensed milk and lime zest in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Pour filling into pie crust.

Freeze pie for several hours (until solid).

Remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving. Serve with whipped cream. Garnish with lime slices (optional).

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