For the crust and cookie crumbles:
- 6 oz (170 g) high quality almond flour
- 1 1/2 oz (43 g) granulated sweetener (I used Allulose)
- 3/4 oz (22 g) unsweetened darkish cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 15 drops chocolate flavored liquid stevia
- 6 tbsp (3 oz/85 g) salted butter, melted
For the filling:
- 10 oz (283 g) cream cheese, softened
- 6 oz (170 g) powdered sweetener (I used Swerve Confectioner’s), sifted to take away any lumps
- 2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 c (12 fl oz/355 ml) heavy cream, very chilly
- 1/4 c (2 fl oz/59 ml) water
- 1 envelope (1/4 oz/7 g) plain granulated gelatin (I used Knox model)
Make the crust:
- Preheat oven to 350° F and put together a deep dish, heavy-bottomed pie plate.
- In a bowl, mix the almond flour, sweetener, and darkish cocoa powder and blend till effectively mixed.
- Add the liquid stevia, vanilla extract, and melted butter and stir to type a really tough crust dough. It will likely be pretty crumbly. That’s OK.
- Separate the dough into 3 equal parts.
- Put two parts of crust dough within the pie plate and press evenly into the underside and up the perimeters. Set the third portion of crust apart.
- Bake the fashioned pie crust at 350° F for 10-12 minutes, or till set. Watch it pretty carefully, as the sides can burn in a short time. (Note: should you don’t have a heavy-bottomed pie plate and want to make use of a thinner one, that’s high quality. Just remember it’s possible you’ll want to scale back bake time by a couple of minutes to compensate.)
- Remove crust from oven and let stand to chill fully.
Make the cookie crumbles:
- Press the remaining crust dough to about 1/8” thickness on a chunk of parchment. It doesn’t must be any particular form, nor completely evenly pressed, as you can be crumbling it later and slightly selection in texture is fascinating right here.
- Transfer the parchment onto a baking sheet and bake at 350° F for 3-5 minutes, or till set. Again, watch rigorously so the sides don’t burn.
- Remove from the oven and let it stand to chill fully.
- Once it’s completely cool to the contact, roughly crumble to make cookie crumbs, being positive to depart some bigger chunks for texture.
- Set apart.
Make the creamy vanilla filling:
- In a small bowl, add the water and sprinkle it with the gelatin. Give it a slight stir to verify it’s all moist and can bloom.
- Let the gelatin stand for five min.
- Microwave the gelatin combination in 10 second increments till it’s simply liquid, then put aside to chill off when you make the remainder of the filling. You need it to be liquid however cool to the contact while you use it later.
- In a big bowl, beat the softened cream cheese with the vanilla till gentle and fluffy.
- Add the sifted powdered sweetener, a number of spoonfuls at a time, and beat effectively in between to mix.
- Beat till clean then put aside.
- In a separate bowl, with clear beaters, whip the chilly heavy cream till it’s very thick and simply beginning to attain tender peak stage.
- Slowly drizzle within the liquified gelatin whereas persevering with to whip the cream.
- Whip the cream and gelatin combination to stiff peaks.
- Add 1/3 of the whipped cream to the cream cheese combination and blend effectively by hand to loosen and clean out the filling. You don’t should be mild right here.
- Once the filling is clean once more, add the remainder of the whipped cream to the cream cheese combination and gently fold in till effectively mixed.
- Gently fold in all however a number of tbsp of the cookie crumbles, reserving the final bits as garnish.
- Spread the filling over the cooled pie crust, then sprinkle the highest with the remaining cookie crumbles.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours, or in a single day (the latter is preferable).
- Cut into 12 slices, serve and revel in!
Per slice (1/12 pie): 332 cal, 6 g protein, 32.4 g fats, 24 g carbs, 1.3 g fiber, 17.7 g sugar alcohols and/or Allulose, 5 g NET carbs
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