Raspberry Chocolate Pie that’s actually good for you!

I used to dismiss any sweet dish, or anything that was sweet enough to qualify as dessert, to be invariably unhealthy. In my mind, I could not conceive that it was possible for a dessert to be healthy and even good for you.

And IF a dessert was actually healthy enough to qualify as being healthy, then for sure, it had to taste like cardboard.

To me, there was no way on earth that a healthy dessert could actually taste good. It was plain impossible.

That was until I gave them a try and started making my own.

Wow have I ever changed my mind, and thank goodness I have. Oh the good stuff that I would be missing out on.

Like this delicious pie, for instance.

I am telling you, this pie is simply insanely, deliciously good.

The fresh raspberries combined with the rich, creamy and luscious dark chocolate filling and the soft crunchiness of the graham crust really make for a delightful palate pleasing experience. And if no one told you what went into it, I bet you could never guess. But really, it contains absolutely nothing that isn’t actually good for you.

In fact, this pie is so good that you could have a slice for breakfast and not feel the least guilty about it. I would even go as far as saying that it would be a much better breakfast choice than a lot of the “usual”  stuff, or the more “traditional” breakfast items that we are so familiar with.

The list of ingredients might look pretty extensive, but don’t let that get between you and a slice of this heavenly dish. This pie comes together real quick and easy.

So really, do yourself a favor and give that one a try!

You will thank me for it! ;)

Healthy Raspberry Chocolate Pie

Yield: Serves 6-8

Nutritional Information is for 1 of 8 servings

Healthy Raspberry Chocolate Pie

INGREDIENTS

    Crust
  • 1½ cup graham flour
  • 25g crushed pecans
  • 2 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp liquid honey
  • 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ginger
  • Chocolate Filling
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 cups fat free plain Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup extra dark cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp liquid honey
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • Splash pure vanilla extract
  • Raspberries and chocolate drizzle
  • 500g fresh raspberries
  • 2 tbsp extra dark cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp liquid honey

INSTRUCTIONS

    For the crust
  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix with a fork until well combined.
  3. Transfer to a removable bottom pie dish and press firmly to the bottom and sides of the pan to form a crust.
  4. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until golden.
  5. Set aside to cool.
  6. For the filling
  7. Add all the ingredients to the bowl of your food processor and process until smooth and creamy, about one minute.
  8. Transfer to the reserved and cooled pie crust.
  9. Assembly
  10. Arrange the raspberries as tight as you possibly can on top of the chocolate custard, starting in the middle and working your way towards the outside of the pie, working in circles.
  11. When the pie is entirely covered, put it in the refrigerator to set for at least two hours.
  12. To make the chocolate drizzle, add the cocoa powder, melted coconut oil and honey to a small mixing bowl, and mix delicately with a whisk or fork, until smooth. Alternately, you could use melted high quality extra dark chocolate, such as Lindt Excellence 85% Cocoa)
  13. Drizzle over pie. You could also drizzle a little bit of liquid honey, if you so desired.
  14. Serve immediately and garnish with a dollop of yogurt and mint leaf.
http://thehealthyfoodie.com/raspberry-chocolate-pie-thats-actually-good-for-you/

Spread Chocolate Filling…

Add Raspberries…

Drizzle with Chocolate

Slice…

Enjoy!!!

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Comments

  1. says

    That pie looks insanely delicious!!! I don’t think I’ve ever come across graham flour, have you tried the crust using any other type of flour? I would love a huge slice of that pie now (or possibly half of it!)

    • says

      Thanks Michelle! Graham flour is in fact just a form of whole wheat flour, so I guess you could probably sub whole wheat, and maybe add a teaspoon of wheat germ, or bran, a give that a spin (or not) in the food processor.

  2. says

    This looks healthy enough to have for breakfast! Maybe with bananas on top instead of rasberries…I especially love the crust recipe with graham flour instead of graham crackers!

  3. Donna says

    Nirvana on a plate…..Speaking of “plate”…Your plating skills are superlative…You could easily be a 4 star pastry chef…Even here in France I rarely have seen such talent….You are truly gifted….I hope my attempt looks even one half as smashing! Thank you for another must-try…and making “healthy” so enticing!

    • says

      Hehe! It’s been a while! Good to see you again. Funny, I just saw your pictures on Flickr today and thought I hadn’t checked out your blog in a while, looked for the addie in your profile but couldn’t find it. Now I’ll be able to pay you a little visit! :D And thanks for your kind comment. I hope to see a variation of this pie on your blog soon!?!

  4. says

    Wow the pie looks so delicious. If there ever is a healthy pie then this it. Love the combination of chocolate and raspberries :)

  5. says

    I love everything you have done with this pie from the crust to the filling & the drizzle. Wonderful combo of ingredients! Love the use of graham flour & apple sauce. My kinda pie—just shared on Facebook, gonna pin too :)

  6. says

    Me too, I really have to try this delicious pie! I don’t think I can find graham flour anywhere near our place, how about crushed graham crackers? Will this work? Thanks!

    • says

      If you can’t find graham flour, I guess you could sub regular whole wheat and add bran or wheat germ to it. I really can’t tell you if graham crackers would work. I wouldn’t see why not though. But if you were to use them, I don’t think the pie would qualify as being healthy anymore… ;)

  7. Melinda says

    Would you have the calorie count by any chance? It looks scrumptious and I would love to try it but am on a 1500 calorie a day diet!

    • says

      No, sorry, I didn’t calculate… but I don’t think it would be so high, really. Plus, seeing how healthy this pie is, I really don’t see why you shouldn’t indulge! You have to do that, once in a while, you know. At least I know I do. Else I’d just totally lose it. Restricting calorie is good when trying to lose weight, but you have to give yourself a little break sometimes. And if you’re going to do that, I can’t think of a better way than having something that is both healthy and super crazy good! It’s just win win! :D

  8. says

    OH MY GOODNESS!! WOW Sonia, I love this! the filling is similar to my chocolate pudding I make, SO creamy and delicious! What incredible photos! I am in need to screen wipes…ummm so I almost took a bite out of my monitor!!!!!!!

    • says

      Nora, you are so funny, your comments always put such a big grin on my face! Seriously, you’re just the best! Thank you so very very much for making my day each and every time you comment on one of my posts. :D

      But… wait a minute… aren’t you supposed to be on a road trip, you?

  9. Alison says

    I made this tonight! What a lovely recipe :) The filling is absolutely delish. My favourite part, however, was the absurdly delicious and simple chocolate drizzle. Thanks for the recipe!
    Do you create all of these wonders?

  10. says

    WHAT?! I mean, WHAT?! How have I not seen this?! This is insane. I have to make this soon. I am making this next week. Or whenever the avocados I buy for this tomorrow are ripe. Oh my goodness. This has been missing from my life too long. This is crazy.

    • says

      You had never seen this post? Are you serious? Oh god, now I can’t wait for you to try it. Cross my fingers that it works out for you and that you end up liking it as much as you did my Alfredo Pasta! :D Is it next week already? Are your avocados ripe yet? ;)

      • says

        YAAAAY! I just made the filling as a motivation and reward to eat my daily spinach (yeah, seriously, I need something to get me through the gagging). But then I ate it all before I even got to the spinach. Whoops. But you know, I only made half of it so it’s not THAT bad. There’s still three tablespoons of sweetener, which I was worried about, but then I looked up how much sugar is in soft drinks. Over three tablespoons per can! That makes me feel better. I drained my own yogurt and I ate over 20 grams of protein (and 300 calories, hehe, whoops again) just from the yogurt. Yay! And the taste is amazing. As I was eating it, I actually looked to see if I had forgotten the avocado next to the food processor. It’s really creamy and tastes like real normal pudding. I know it’s filling but it’s pudding for me. Pudding that I will be making very often! I think next time I’ll throw in some raspberries, but then I’ll have to add more sugar. So maybe I won’t. And next time I won’t eat it all at once. That was naughty. But it was so good!

      • says

        Poor Erin! You actually gag on spinach? Why not hide them in a smoothie, then? That would make your life a whole lot easier… And I can’t believe you ate the chocolate pudding BEFORE you even went at your spinach! Bad girl! ;)

        Mind you, I can understand. You take one bite of this pudding and you’re toast. Suddenly, everything else sort of loses its appeal! ;) Just wait ’til you try it with the crust and raspberries. It’s to die for.

        And seriously, 300 calories in yogurt? OMG! Is that the million percent fat version that you guys have over there?

        Glad you liked this pudding / filling (really, what’s the difference?) and thanks for your super awesome review. Once again, you made my day with your super funny comment! :D

  11. says

    Yes, I actually gag every time I eat spinach. :( I hate all vegetables except potatoes, corn and peas and gag on almost everything else. So I figured, if I have to eat food I hate, I might as well go for the most nutritious. The problem with spinach is the texture. So I tried creamed spinach for the first time ever last night and it was so unbelievably disgusting that I felt sick within seconds of eating it and by the time I finished, I felt super nauseous and had to go to bed. I know that sounds crazy but… yeah, I guess it is. My tastebuds and stomach just don’t like veggies. :(

    I’ve tried adding spinach to fruit smoothies but I hate tainting glorious fruit with spinach. People say you can’t taste it but I could. Maybe I should try more recipes. You have to make a dessert recipe with spinach! But you can’t be able to tell that spinach is in there.

    Hahaha. No, it wasn’t the million percent fat version. That’s the Greek yogurt! I drained 1.5% fat plain yogurt to make my own Greek yogurt and used almost 500 grams to get 1 cup of drained stuff. For the 500 gram container, it was 310 calories, 27 grams protein, and 32 grams of sugar (WHAT?! That’s not fair! There’s not even any sugar added!). I’m thinking maybe I drained it too much. Whatever. I don’t care so much about calories. I want lots of protein and few carbs.

    I have 6 more avocados sitting around waiting to be used! I think I’ll make more tomorrow. :)

    But then again, I bought figs and chickpeas today and you know what that means…

  12. Maddi says

    Ooo, so excited to give this a go! Belgium Chocolate and Raspberry pies are one of my specialties, but I would love to make a healthier version. And I love experimenting with the different flavours and textures… plus, I LOVE avocados :). Your photos are superb by the way! Your whole blog is fantastic, everything just jumps out at you begging to be made because it all looks so incredible. Thanks for sharing!

    • says

      Wow, thank you so much Maddi, that is so nice of you to say! I am truly honored and touched. You’re simply awesome!!! I really hope you do try that pie, as there is NO DOUBT in my mind that you will absolutely love it! Please let me know if you do! And thanks again for your lovely comment. You really made my day! :)

  13. Lauren says

    Hello,

    Was wondering if this could be refrigerated overnight (made 24 hours in advance)? I’m assuming yes, but just want to be sure :)

  14. Brandi says

    I just finished making this for breakfast for the week! I halved it and made them in ramekins and they turned out great! I didn’t have any graham flour but I used pureed grape nuts and it was delicious! I think the chocolate mousse part is delicious! thanks for the great breakfast!!

    • says

      Funny you should ask Carol, I came *this* close to adding it yesterday but stuff got in the way and I never got around to doing it.

      Well, thanks for bringing this back to my attention, I have now added the nutritional information. Hope you like the pie! :)

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