Chocolate Caramel Layer Pie

I need to make more pies. I love anything creamy that requires a spoon: pudding, mashed potatoes, ice cream. A pie is essentially a giant bowl of slightly firmer pudding, but the container is edible! Which makes pie better than pudding, really.

This pie is almost too decadent. As I was pouring caramel on top of chocolate, and then chocolate on top of caramel my mouth was watering so badly. I couldn’t stop my finger from stealing many, many taste tests.

Oat or date crust? The caramel filling is date-based, of course (it’s raw caramel what do you expect?) The chocolate filling is date-based, just because. The crust isn’t date-based, although I thought about it. I like variety in my pie-making. Since I don’t use a lot of nuts in my recipes, raw rolled oats were the only logical choice.

I actually cleaned out my usual grocery store of dates with this recipe. I hope they restock soon, I have baking to do.

Chocolate Caramel Layer Pie

Makes a 5″ pie (double for a regular 9″ pie)

Crust

2 1/2 cups raw rolled oats

1/3 cup agave nectar

3 tbsps cacao powder

Caramel Filling

3/4 cup pitted medjool dates

1/2 cup water

1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder (or extract)

1/4 tsp salt (optional)

Chocolate Filling

3/4 cup pitted medjool dates

1/2 cup + 1 tbsp non-dairy milk (or water)

2 tbsps cacao powder

1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder (or extract)

  1. For the crust, grind the oats in the food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients, and process until it forms a dough. Press into a pie pan lined with plastic wrap.
  2. For the caramel filling, combine everything in the blender. Blend on high until smooth. Spread a layer of caramel into the crust, filling it about halfway. Freeze it while you make the chocolate filling.
  3. For the chocolate filling, combine everything in the blender. Blend on high until smooth. Spread on top of the caramel layer.
  4. Refrigerate or freeze (for a firmer consistency) for at least 4 hours before slicing and eating.

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2 thoughts on “Chocolate Caramel Layer Pie

  1. Wow, this looks amazing. I know I’m late commenting on this but I just found your blog and this recipe spoke out to me right away. Who doesn’t like caramel and chocolate? Even better that – unlike many other raw recipes – this pie only calls for a handful of easy to find ingredients. I wouldn’t have guessed that from the looks of it – so pretty!

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    1. Never too late to chat about chocolate :)All the superfood powders and pastes and potions tend to turn me off of raw recipes. The more wacky ingredients on the list the less likely anyone is actually going to make the recipe…I go for simplicity over purity any day. I hope you make (and love) the pie!

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