I love creating and photographing recipes for you guys, but I don’t always love the writing about them part. I know, I’m a blogger who doesn’t always love to write. Writing is just not my forte; never has been. And sometimes I just can’t think of anything to say about a recipe besides “you should eat this because it tastes good. The end.”
Plus, right now I’d sort of rather eat a slice of this Holiday Peppermint Chocolate Cream Pie while watching Home Alone than write a super awesome, witty and informative post to go with the recipe. No offense. I’m blaming the laziness on my Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. I’m like suuuuper tired, man. Damn autoimmune disease.
So, if you need a delicious holiday themed dessert to go with your Christmas-movie-watching too- let’s be honest, don’t we all?- or if you need a dessert to bring to your holiday get togethers, look no further than this Peppermint Chocolate Cream Pie. Unless you’re one of those crazies (like my husband) who isn’t a fan of peppermint and chocolate together. Then you should make my pumpkin pie or mini apple pies instead. Because what’s a holiday without pie? I’ll tell you. It’s NOT.
- 1 serving Butter and Flaky AIP Pie Crust
- 2½ cups coconut milk, canned & full fat
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup arrowroot starch
- 3 egg yolks
- ¼ tsp salt
- 6 oz chocolate chips (about 1 cup)
- 4 tbs grass fed butter or ghee or coconut oil for dairy free
- ¾ tsp peppermint extract
- 1 can coconut cream
- 1 tsp honey or maple syrup
- 2 organic candy canes, crushed
- Prepare pie crust.
- In a large saucepan, add coconut milk, maple syrup, arrowroot starch, egg yolks and salt. Heat over medium heat, whisking frequently until the mixture thickens to pudding consistency, about 7-8 minutes.
- Add chocolate chips and butter and whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in ½ tsp peppermint extract.
- Pour into baked pie crust and chill in refrigerator until firm, about 4-5 hours or overnight.
- To make coconut cream topping*, open the can of coconut cream and pour out the liquid that has separated from the fat (you can save for smoothies). Whip in remaining peppermint extract and honey until smooth. Spread on top of chilled pie. Top with crushed candy canes and serve.
*Note: this makes more of a creamy topping, not an actual whipped cream type of topping. (I’m too lazy for that!) But if you want legit whipped cream, see this tutorial from Tasty Yummies.
I’m wondering if I could sneak a slice of this deliciousness into the movie theater tonight to eat while we watch Star Wars. Pie is a totally acceptable movie snack right?
In vibrant health,