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(No-Bake!) Chocolate French Silk Pie-For-1 🍫 gluten free, keto & paleo

Silky smooth, ultra chocolatey and totally addictive, this paleo and keto French silk pie for-1 is most definitely on crack! Plus, it’s super easy, no-bake, and packed with healthy fats.

Eating a keto chocolate French silk pie with a fork
(No-Bake!) Chocolate Paleo & Keto French Silk Pie For-1

Chocolate Keto French Silk Pie For-1

No-Bake & Fairly Instant!

Part of our desserts-for-1 series, this keto French silk pie is bound to satisfy any and all (individual!) chocolate cravings. Suuuper rich, creamy and silky smooth, it’s a true decadent chocolate treat!

Having said that, using only good-for-you ingredients and the ideal macros for a fat bomb treat. A bit of a cross between our avocado chocolate pudding (the filling) and our chocolate cheesecake (the crust), to yield one explosive dessert.

And don’t skip the ‘oreo’ crust in this one, it’s a-mazing (and easy-peasy, so no excuse!).

The Chocolate

Cocoa or cacao? Both work great, just know that quality really matters here. My favorite will forever be the Dutch-processed alkaline cocoa Valrhona, known to be one of (if not the) best cocoas in the world. But feel free to use a raw cacao powder (arguably more nutritional perks here), though keep in mind that your chocolate pie will be lighter in color and more reddish in hue. Both are well and good, as long as they’re unsweetened.

How dark? Talking dark chocolate versus milk is a sure way to divide a crowd! But know that you can make this keto French silk pie to your taste buds’ desire.

Plus, cacao provides a myriad of benefits. Ranging from a rich concentration of antioxidants, to calcium, carotene, thiamin and magnesium (essential if doing keto!).

Smooth chocolate filling for a keto French silk pie
(No-Bake!) Chocolate Paleo & Keto French Silk Pie For-1

The Avocado

Yup, this is a (part) avocado chocolate filling (and it’s absolutely scrumptious!). Bursting with flavor and with a killer creamy texture, the avocado makes this chocolate treat a true nutrient gold mine. And with no lingering taste!

You are very likely already aware of the myriad of benefits behind avocados. As aside from being rich in omega-3 fatty acids, they’re also a great source of vitamins C, E, K and B-6. Plus, they’re also booming with pantothenic acid, magnesium and potassium.

Having said that, for the sake of taste, I add in some full-fat coconut milk to the mix. As well as some vanilla extract, salt and coffee (optional) to amp up all the chocolate goodness.

Piping whipped cream onto a keto French silk pie
(No-Bake!) Chocolate Paleo & Keto French Silk Pie For-1

The Sweetener

You can pretty much use whatever sweetener floats your boat. But it must be powdered. Think  Lakanto (slight cooling, but barely any aftertaste!), xylitol (non-corn though to avoid tummy troubles!) and allulose are my top choices (no aftertaste!).

So get your blender out, make sure it’s completely dry, and process your sweetener of choice until powdered. Just make sure you wait a few moments for the dust to settle before opening the blender or food processor.

Or you can always grab a bag of Powdered Lakanto (just keep in mind its twice as sweet…. or even go for pure monkfruit extract (love Lakanto’s!).

Fun fact: it might also be my taste buds here, but I’ve noticed that stevia-based sweeteners (such as Pyure) don’t work so great when chocolate is involved as the aftertaste is accentuated. So I cannot recommend enough that you don’t use stevia-based sweeteners here!

And if using xylitol, make sure to be careful if you have a pup around the house, as it’s highly toxic to the little guys! 🐕

Paleo & keto French silk pie with whipped cream decorations
(No-Bake!) Chocolate Paleo & Keto French Silk Pie For-1
Eating a keto chocolate French silk pie with a fork

(No-Bake!) Chocolate Paleo & Keto French Silk Pie For-1

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: keto chocolate silk pie, keto french silk pie, paleo french silk pie
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chilling time: 1 hour
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 394 kcal

Silky smooth, ultra chocolatey and totally addictive, this paleo and keto French silk pie for-1 is most definitely on crack! Make a single serving for a quick treat (or double up and keep in the fridge!). 

Oh, and if baking with cups rather than grams is your thing, just click on US Cups for an instant conversion.

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Ingredients

For the keto 'oreo' crust

For the keto chocolate silk pie filling

Instructions

For the keto 'oreo' crust

  1. Lightly toast almond flour in a dry skillet or pan over medium heat, until fully golden and fragrant (2-4 minutes). This is very important taste-wise, so don't skip!

  2. Transfer toasted almond flour to a small bowl (or go straight for the serving glass), and mix in cocoa, sweetener, coffee (optional) and salt. Add in butter, mix until thoroughly combined. Press into a (4 1/2-inches/12cm) pie dish or serving glass and refrigerate while you make the cheesecake. 

For the keto chocolate silk pie filling

  1. The thickness of your silk pie will be largely dependent on your coconut milk. So use the solid part for a more 'set' pie, or place it in a water bath briefly to incorporate all the milk for a lighter consistency (our preference!). 

  2. Add all the filling ingredients to an immersion blender-friendly container and blend until creamy smooth. Alternatively, place all ingredients in a food processor and blend. Taste for sweetness and seasoning, and adjust accordingly with more sweetener or salt. 

  3. Transfer to prepared pie dish or serving glass and chill until fully set. You can always pop it in the freezer for 15 minutes. This chocolate silk pie keeps well in the fridge for a few days.

  4. If you're feeling fancy: garnish with freshly whipped cream. 

Recipe Notes

*Please see section on sweeteners for deets and possible substitutions. And if paleo, feel free to use good-old maple syrup. 

And if using xylitol, make sure to be careful if you have a pup around the house, as it’s highly toxic to the little guys! 🐕

Please note that nutrition facts (5g net carbs!) were estimated for the entire 4 1/2-inch keto French silk pie (which I've never managed to finish in one sitting btw). Also note that nutrition facts may vary widely depending on how much avocado you use and your brand of cocoa. 

Nutrition Facts
(No-Bake!) Chocolate Paleo & Keto French Silk Pie For-1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 394 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Sodium 306mg13%
Potassium 494mg14%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 4.8mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

80 comments

  1. Cat says:

    Normally I am not a fan of avocado. Yes, there are a few of us out there. I tried the chocolate milkshake but the avocado was too prevalent for my liking so I was hesitant to try this recipe. Boy was I surprised! This French Silk Pie is absolutely delish! I can’t taste the avocado at all! So smooth and rich! It’s so decadent it’s hard to believe it’s healthy. I had planned to top it with whipped cream but I never get that far, and it’s perfect without it. Even after sitting in the fridge for several days it is still amazing. I doubled the recipe the last time for two small pies. I can only eat half of one so it technically makes 2 servings per pie. I plan to try the milkshake again, reducing the amount of avocado in it. Fingers crossed. I love all of your recipes, Paola! Hope you’re doing well.

  2. Shannon says:

    Loved the texture of this pie, super silky! We put whipped cream over the pie, which was very nice. I am thinking to even add a little sour cream/cream cheese mixture to the top of pie, just to kick it up a notch. My husband thought it was too rich, and he likes chocolate more than I do.

  3. Emily McCalib says:

    This is completely, ridiculously, illegally delicious. I literally make it every single week as our big treat – I make 1.5 times the mousse (keeping the crust the same) and share it with my husband. I just make it in a 2-cup Pyrex glass container with a lid so I can easily pop it in the fridge, and then make some fresh whipped cream right before we eat it right out of the Pyrex. Honestly I actually prefer the crust WITHOUT toasting the almond flour – it tastes more like an Oreo to me and saves a pan. I used powdered Swerve, which tastes great to me, but I finally acquired some xylitol and look forward to trying that. You would literally NEVER guess the ingredients if you tasted it. I use only Valrhona or Felchlin cocoa powder – it’s not worth using the cheap stuff, for sure.

  4. Brooke says:

    This is hands down the best dessert/recipe. Period. & Legit for any choco-holic. 1st, it’s is not only identical to Marie Callender’s silk 🥧, my favorite back in the day .. but better IMO, since you can feel good about eating it, during & AFTER!!! ALL healthy & nutritious ingredients.. one can even make organic😭*swoon*. The taste is superb! The texture is perfection. The Oreo crust? Are you kidding?! 💯 mil x better than Oreo cookies. The best part. … if it wasn’t for the silk pudding it’s married perfectly to. *Knuckle biting. 👄👊And!!!!!… It’s soooooo friggin easy to make!!!!! (& this comes from the gal who always executes recipes in 5x’s the time specified in recipes 😳) I think I’ve made it *at least* 6x since discovering 3 wks ago. (Works perfect in my Vitamix 8oz container & a 6″ mini pie dish😉.)

    (P.S. My former review seemed to have disappeared.. I felt an obligation to 🌎re-post it’s glory!! Paola: This is one you should be knighted for! 🙇‍♀️🙌👏🤝👍 .. n perhaps every kind spirit human should try!!)

  5. Emily McCalib says:

    I make this literally every single week and it’s amazing. I make 50 percent more pudding so it splits with my husband quite nicely and I put lashings of Swerve-sweetened whipped cream on top. You definitely need to use Valrhona or similar for the cocoa powder – it’s the main powder I use anyway but one time I was out and used regular store-bought stuff and it paled in comparison. I used Trader Joe’s regular fat coconut milk and just put the can in some hot water for a bit. Their Teeny Avocados are almost always just the right weight for the pudding, which is nice. I’ve fed this to SO many people and they all love it. I use powdered Swerve in both the crust and the pudding, the lower amounts listed. Thank you SO much for including weights! I’m in the States but I’ve always preferred baking by weight and I love being able to just whip out my scale and zero it out over and over as I toss in all the ingredients.

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