Keto Chocolate Pie

Diving into the world of keto-friendly desserts, you’re in for a treat with an easy and scrumptious keto chocolate pie. Using simple ingredients, this rich and creamy dessert will definitely steal the show and satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking your diet.

As a fan of keto chocolate desserts, you may have already enjoyed delights such as chocolate cheesecake and brownie bites. Well, it’s time to elevate your dessert game with a keto chocolate cream pie! Inspired by the smooth texture of a chocolate tart, this pie offers an even creamier and richer filling, resulting in an irresistible silky pie that will leave you craving more.

What is a Chocolate Pie?

A chocolate pie is a well-loved dessert, known for its incredibly sweet, rich flavor and abundance of chocolate. It boasts a smooth, creamy texture that simply melts in your mouth, making it a favorite among chocolate lovers. This particular pie takes inspiration from a pudding-like dessert, but has evolved into a more decadent, mousse-based treat. In fact, it’s often called a chocolate mousse pie and can even be enjoyed in a keto-friendly version! The pie crust for this divine dessert may vary; using a thick, chewy brownie base adds a fun twist to the traditional recipe.

How to Make a Chocolate Pie

Essential Components

  • Brownie Pie Crust – Instead of a traditional pie crust, use a brownie pie crust to obtain a rich chocolate flavor. You can use any brownie recipe of your choice.
  • Chocolate Options – Either 100% unsweetened baker’s chocolate or keto chocolate chips can be used. For a richer, darker flavor, go with the baker’s chocolate. Alternatively, use chocolate chips for a milder taste.
  • Eggs – Ensure your eggs are at room temperature and separate the yolks and whites into different bowls.
  • Heavy Cream – Also called thickened cream, make sure the brand you select has no added sugar.
  • Gelatin – Choose between leaf gelatin or gelatin powder. The leaf version results in a finer texture.
  • Erythritol or Monk Fruit Sweetener – Either option works. The texture should be superfine, like caster sugar. Lightly blend but avoid over-blending into powdered sugar.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Bake the brownies in a 9-inch pan and let it cool completely.
  2. Melt your chosen chocolate either in a microwave or on a stovetop. Let it cool slightly before proceeding.
  3. Incorporate the egg yolks into the melted chocolate, mixing well.
  4. Combine gelatin and heavy cream by heating 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of heavy cream in a saucepan on low heat until it starts to simmer. Add the gelatin, whisking thoroughly.
  5. Whip the remaining heavy cream until stiff peaks form and set it aside.
  6. Beat the egg whites and add the sweetener gradually, mixing until combined and glossy.
  7. Blend everything together: Fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture and then gently mix in the egg whites.
  8. Assemble and refrigerate: Pour the chocolate pie filling onto the brownie base and spread it evenly. Chill it for at least 6 hours or overnight to set properly.

Chocolate Pie Tips

Keep in mind that the chocolate filling is delicate, so carefully following the recipe is essential for the perfect texture. For a richer chocolate taste, opt for chocolate chips instead of baker’s chocolate. To prevent a gritty mousse filling, always blend the sweetener well.

Considering using gelatine sheets? Don’t forget to soak them before adding to the warm heavy cream. Want a firmer crust? Bake your brownies a bit longer than usual for that thick and chewy delight. Remember to chill, refrigerate, or freeze the pie, especially when opting for a sugar-free or sugar-free chocolate version.

Storing and Freezing Recommendations

To keep your chocolate pie fresh, always store it in the refrigerator, fully covered. This way, it remains delicious for up to two weeks. Before enjoying, let it rest at room temperature for about 10 minutes.

For longer storage, freeze individual slices in a freezer-friendly container. This way, you can savor your pie even up to two months later.

Keto Chocolate Pie

Interesting take on chocolate pie that is vegan and keto
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 13 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 245 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 batch keto brownies
  • 5 cups 100% bakers' chocolate chopped
  • 6 large eggs separated
  • 2 teaspoon gelatine powder See suggestions
  • 3 3/4 cups heavy cream divided
  • 1/2 cup granulated sweetener of choice Blended lightly (See suggestions)

Instructions
 

  • Prepare your brownies in a 9-inch circular pan as directed. Set aside.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl or small saucepan, gently heat your chocolate until melted. Allow it to cool slightly before whisking in your egg yolks. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, add 200 ml (3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon) of heavy cream and heat on low. Once it begins to simmer, whisk in the gelatine powder. Remove from heat and let cool slightly, then beat into the chocolate mixture until combined.
  • Whisk the remaining cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside. In another bowl, beat your egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gradually add the sweetener, mixing until fully incorporated and glossy.
  • Fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture, followed by the egg white mixture. Pour over the brownie base, and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or overnight, to firm up.

Notes

You can replace the gelatine powder with one sheet of gelatine.
For a superfine texture, blend your monk fruit or erythritol, but not to a powdered consistency.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 245kcal
Keyword keto chocolate pie, keto desserts
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Other easy dessert options to consider include Keto Cheesecake, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Zucchini Cake, Keto Birthday Cake, and Tiramisu. These delicious alternatives are perfect for various occasions such as holidays and special events.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the top sugar-free pudding for keto chocolate pie?

  • Choose a high-quality sugar-free pudding mix or make your own keto-friendly pudding using unsweetened cocoa powder, heavy cream, and a low-carb sweetener like erythritol or stevia.

How to prepare a keto chocolate fudge pie?

  1. Make a keto-friendly pie crust with almond flour, butter, and a low-carb sweetener.
  2. For the filling, combine unsweetened chocolate, heavy cream, low-carb sweetener, and vanilla extract.
  3. Cook the mixture on low heat until smooth and thick.
  4. Pour the filling into the pie crust and refrigerate until set, about 3-4 hours.

What are the essential ingredients for keto chocolate mousse pie?

  • Almond flour (for the crust)
  • Butter
  • Low-carb sweetener
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Heavy cream
  • Cream cheese
  • Vanilla extract

Which pie crust is appropriate for a keto chocolate pie?

  • A pie crust made with almond flour, butter, and a low-carb sweetener is suitable for keto chocolate pie. Coconut flour or ground nuts can also be used as alternatives.

Can cream cheese be utilized in a keto chocolate pie recipe?

  • Yes, cream cheese adds a rich, creamy texture to keto chocolate pie recipes. Combine softened cream cheese with cocoa powder, low-carb sweetener, heavy cream, and vanilla extract for a delicious filling.

Are there crustless keto chocolate pie alternatives?

  • Absolutely! For a crustless option, simply prepare the desired keto chocolate pie filling and pour it into a pie dish. Refrigerate until set and enjoy this lower-carb, crustless treat
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