I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

It's Not Easy Being Green

Yes, I agree that this is not the most attractive pie in the world but if you cover the top with a thin icing of sour cream and a sprinkling of chunky salsa it is gorgeous. Seriously if you happen to love Haas Avocados (which I do) this is another terrific use for them. Avocados need to spread their wings beyond the ever popular “Guacamole”.
I believe that Kermit the Frog said it best; “It’s not easy being Green”!

Avocado Pie

1 Haas avocado
1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 c. lemon juice
9"pie crust (ready made)
Sour Cream, optional
Salsa, optional

Beat avocado and cream cheese. Add milk and lemon juice. Bake 20 minutes at 250 degrees.


Chris said...

interesting! I am thinking making it like a "hand held" pie. You know these closed pocket pies? Yum!

Julie said...

Avocados would be great in a pocket pie Chris.

Patricia Scarpin said...


Here in Brazil it's tradition to eat avocados as a sweet treat - we chop them and have them with sugar and lime juice or blend them with sugar and milk for a smoothie.

This pie would be a hit here!

Julie said...

Hi Patricia, I will have to try sprinkling them with a little sugar. I have had an avocado whip before, it was made with avocado, plain yogurt, honey a little salt and just a touch of black pepper all whipped up in the blender to the consistency of a pudding. It was delicious.