Impress Your Guests with this Rich Chocolate Coffee Pie

Dear coffee and chocolate lovers,

Do you ever wake up feeling like you need a little extra boost to your morning routine? What if I told you that you could get that boost in the form of a delicious dessert? Introducing my recipe for Chocolate Coffee Pie with Almond Crust.

This pie is the perfect mixture of rich, bold coffee flavors and silky smooth chocolate indulgence. The almond crust adds a nutty, cookie-like texture that perfectly complements the mocha filling. It’s so good, it’ll have you saying “mmm” with every bite.

Not only is this recipe incredibly delicious, but it can also be made gluten-free or vegan with just a few simple substitutions. It’s the perfect dessert for any occasion, from a fancy dinner party to a cozy night in watching your favorite movie.

So why settle for plain old coffee when you can have it in pie form? Trust me, once you try this Chocolate Coffee Pie with Almond Crust, you’ll be hooked. Get ready to taste happiness in every slice.

Yours truly,

The Barista

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Coffee Pie With Almond Crust
Chocolate Coffee Pie With Almond Crust

Ahoy there mateys! Do you have a sweet tooth and a fondness for coffee that even the sea cannot shake? Well, have I got a recipe for you. This chocolate coffee pie with almond crust recipe is perfect for those who love to indulge in a decadent dessert while sipping on their favorite cup of Joe.

Imagine a chocolate cream pie that boasts the smoothness of French silk pie but with the added perk of mocha goodness. The almond flour crust naturally brings out the sweetness while giving it a bit of texture that tastes cookie-like. Not to mention that this recipe makes two pies, so you can share one if you’re feeling generous or keep both for yourself- no judgment here, my friend!

This pie is not only delicious, but it’s also perfect for any gathering or celebration. You can serve it on your next family dinner or bring it to your office pot luck and be everyone’s favorite person just like that!

What’s more, you can modify this recipe to suit your dietary needs. This recipe can be gluten-free, vegan-friendly, or healthy depending on how you choose to make it. And let me tell ya mateys; it’s still delicious no matter which version you choose.

So what are you waiting for? Preheat the oven to 350°F, mix up the ingredients and get ready to experience a chocolate coffee taste sensation like never before. Trust me mates; this recipe will be your new go-to dessert for all occasions once you’ve tried it out. Don’t be shy, give it a try and thank me later!

Ingredient List

 This heavenly chocolate coffee pie will make your taste buds sing.
This heavenly chocolate coffee pie will make your taste buds sing.

Ingredient List

Here are the ingredients you will need to make Emerson Chocolate Coffee Pie with Almond Crust recipe:

  • For the almond crust:
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted (for a vegan option: substitute with almond butter)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • For the chocolate cream pie:

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 3 ounces of unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2/3 cup instant coffee or chocolate mocha mix
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 2 cups whipped cream
  • Chocolate chips or shaved chocolate to garnish

  • For the healthy orange pie:

    • 1 pre-made pie crust (naturally gluten-free if using almond flour crust)
    • 1 can of mandarin oranges, drained well
    • 1 box of instant vanilla pudding mix
    • Milk according to pudding directions for pie variation
    • Toasted almond pieces
  • For the mud pie:

    • 1 graham cracker crust (premade or homemade)
    • Coffee ice cream
    • Chocolate ice cream
    • one cup whipped cream
    • chocolate fudge syrup
  • For the vegan chocolate cream pie:

    • Almond flour crust:

      • Two cups almond meal.
      • A quarter teaspoon salt.
      • A quarter cup sugar-free maple-flavored syrup.
      • One-quarter cup coconut oil, melted.
    • Vegan chocolate filling:

      • Three-quarters cup unsweetened cocoa powder.
      • Half a cup corn starch.
      • Two cups unsweetened non-dairy milk.
      • A quarter teaspoon salt.
      • One cup maple-flavored syrup without sugar.
      • One tablespoon pure vanilla extract.

Note: The above ingredient list will make one 9-inch pie.

The Recipe How-To

 Get ready for a slice of pure indulgence.
Get ready for a slice of pure indulgence.

Now, let’s dive into the how-to section! This chocolate coffee pie with almond crust is incredibly delicious and easy to make. Here are the steps you need to follow:

Step 1: Make the Almond Crust

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together almond flour, sugar, and salt.
  • Add melted butter and vanilla, and stir until well combined.
  • Press the mixture into a 9-inch pie dish.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until it’s golden brown.

Step 2: Make the Chocolate Coffee Filling

  • Pour milk into a medium saucepan and heat on medium-high heat.
  • Stir in sugar, instant coffee, Emerson’s chocolate, and salt.
  • Whisk together egg yolks in a small bowl.
  • Once milk mixture has come to a simmering point (not boiling), while stirring continuously pour about half of it into the egg yolks.
  • Then pour that mixture back into the remaining hot milk mixture in the pan.
  • Cook the mixture over medium heat until it thickens, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of unflavored gelatin over the hot custard mixture and whisk until it dissolves completely.

Step 3: Combine Almond Crust with Chocolate Coffee Filling

  • Remove pan from heat, and add 1/4 cup of chocolate chips to stir into the custard until fully melted.
  • In another bowl using an electric mixer, beat 2/3 cup of heavy cream with 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar and 1/8 teaspoon of cream of tartar until stiff peaks form.
  • Once done, set aside a small amount for decoration on top later.
  • Then, pour the chocolate mixture into the pie crust, and let set in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  • When the filling has set, spread the whipped cream over the top of the chocolate layer.

Step 4: Serve and Enjoy!

  • You can decorate with some toasted or chopped almonds for a nice crunch on top.
  • Serve chilled with a nice hot cup of coffee or scoop of ice cream or even whipped cream and enjoy your delicious homemade chocolate coffee pie with almond crust!

With these simple steps, you will make a perfect chocolate pie that will impress everyone who tastes it!

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect balance of rich chocolate and aromatic coffee in every bite.
The perfect balance of rich chocolate and aromatic coffee in every bite.

Now, let’s talk about some substitutions and variations you can make to this delectable chocolate coffee pie recipe.

If you want to make the crust gluten-free, you can swap out the almond flour with a gluten-free flour of your choice. Oat flour or coconut flour would be great options, but keep in mind that they will alter the flavor of the crust slightly.

For a vegan version, you can use coconut cream instead of heavy cream and vegan chocolate chips in place of regular chocolate chips. You can also substitute the eggs with a flax or chia egg substitute. The result will still be a creamy and delicious pie that everyone can enjoy.

If you want to add some extra crunch or nuttiness to the crust, you can mix in some finely chopped toasted almonds in addition to the almond flour.

For a coffee-free version, you can omit the instant coffee powder altogether or replace it with cocoa powder for an extra chocolatey flavor. You could also try adding some spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to give it a unique twist.

Lastly, if you want to make this recipe into individual servings or mini pies, use a muffin tin greased and floured with almond meal instead of baking it in a pie dish. This will create mini versions of this luscious dessert perfect for sharing or a fun treat for yourself!

Serving and Pairing

 Take your dessert game to the next level with this decadent pie.
Take your dessert game to the next level with this decadent pie.

Serving a slice of chocolate coffee pie with almond crust is a delightful experience. The rich and flavorful chocolate, along with a hint of coffee, blended smoothly with the crunchy texture of the almond crust, creates a perfect balance in your mouth.

The pie tastes heavenly when served chilled or at room temperature, depending on your liking. Adding a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream takes the experience to another level. The creaminess of the toppings beautifully complements the richness of this pie, making it even more delectable.

This pie makes an excellent choice for desserts for any occasion. It’s perfect for dinner parties, holiday gatherings, or just for enjoying by yourself. Pairing it with a cup of fresh coffee or hot chocolate elevates your senses to new heights.

For those who love variety, you can try pairing it with healthy orange almond pie if you’re looking for a fruity twist. Alternatively, you can pair it with mocha almond fudge if you want to indulge in chocolate heaven.

In addition, this pie pairs nicely with other desserts like french silk pies, chocolate tarts and vegan pies for those who opt to go egg and dairy free.

Regardless of how you serve it and what you pair it with, this chocolate coffee pie with almond crust is sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The almond crust adds a delightful crunch to this smooth and creamy pie.
The almond crust adds a delightful crunch to this smooth and creamy pie.

Now, let’s talk about make-ahead, storing, and reheating this delish chocolate coffee pie with almond crust recipe.

This pie can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to three days. When storing it, make sure to cover it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent it from drying out or absorbing any unwanted odors.

When reheating the pie, I recommend taking it out of the fridge at least an hour before serving. Allow it to come to room temperature first, so that the flavors can fully develop. If you’re in a rush and don’t have time to wait, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and reheat the pie for approximately 10 minutes or until warmed through.

If you want to freeze this pie for later use, first make sure that it has cooled completely. Then wrap tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil before placing it in the freezer. This pie will last in the freezer for up to two months.

When you’re ready to enjoy your frozen chocolate coffee pie with almond crust, take it out of the freezer and allow it to thaw in the fridge overnight. Once thawed, reheat using one of the methods mentioned above.

In summary, this chocolate coffee pie with almond crust can be easily made ahead of time, stored in the fridge or freezer, reheated when necessary, and enjoyed whenever you like!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Who needs a regular old cup of coffee when you can have it in pie form?
Who needs a regular old cup of coffee when you can have it in pie form?

Now that you have your ingredient list and know how to make this truly delicious chocolate coffee pie with almond crust, I suggest you take a few extra steps to ensure perfect results.

First, make sure your oven is preheated to 350°F before you bake the almond crust. This ensures that the crust cooks evenly and just right. You don’t want any burnt edges, do you?

Additionally, when making the crust, be sure not to overwork the dough. Treat it gently and mix it only until it just comes together. Overworking the dough will result in a tough crust that no one wants to eat.

Once you add the almond cream pie filling, remember to smooth it out gently with a spatula. Un-even filling might lead to uncooked or over-baked patches which will spoil the texture of your pie.

Also, make sure you use good quality coffee granules or grounds for making the coffee custard filling. Using subpar coffee might affect the overall flavor of the pie. A high-quality instant coffee like Emerson Chocolate Coffee or any other preferred brand would work well.

If you prefer a vegan option, then try using vegan chocolate chips or milk as alternatives for regular chocolate and non-dairy milk instead of regular milk in your recipe.

Lastly, when serving and pairing, garnish your pie with cocoa powder or whipped cream to enhance its flavor profile.

Now that I’ve shared my tips with you, go ahead and create this amazing chocolate coffee pie with almond crust! Happy baking!

Bottom Line

Now that you have the recipe for the delectable Chocolate Coffee Pie with Almond Crust, it’s time to put on your apron and start baking! I promise you won’t be disappointed.

This recipe is perfect for any occasion and is sure to impress your guests. The richness of chocolate combined with the bold flavor of coffee and the nuttiness of almond crust will leave everyone in awe of your culinary skills.

And don’t worry if you have dietary restrictions; this recipe can easily be adapted to gluten-free or vegan by substituting a few ingredients.

So, what are you waiting for? Head to the grocery store, grab the necessary ingredients, and make this Chocolate Coffee Pie with Almond Crust recipe now! I guarantee it will become a staple dessert in your house.

Chocolate Coffee Pie With Almond Crust

Chocolate Coffee Pie With Almond Crust Recipe

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 pie
Calories 5247.6 kcal



  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 (3 ounce) packages finely chopped blanched almonds


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup coffee liqueur
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Beat egg whites until foamy then add cream of tartar.
  • Gradually add sugar and continue beating until stiff and glossy.
  • Fold in almonds.
  • Spread mixture over bottom and sides of an oiled 10" pie pan.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cool.
  • Place 1/4 c sugar, gelatin and salt in top of double boiler.
  • Beat together egg yolks and milk and add to gelatin.
  • Cook over simmering water, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened.
  • Add chocolate chips and continue cooking until chocolate has melted.
  • Cool and stir in coffee liqueur.
  • Beat egg whites until foamy. Slowly add 1/4 c sugar and continue beating until whites are stiff and glossy. Fold into chocolate mixture.
  • Whip cream, adding final 1/4 c sugar and vanilla when cream is partially beaten.
  • Spoon chocolate mixture and cream in alternating sections of cooled pie shell.
  • Swirl with spoon to create a marble effect.
  • Chill until firm.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 1551gCalories: 5247.6kcalCarbohydrates: 593gProtein: 92.6gFat: 300.6gSaturated Fat: 130.9gCholesterol: 783.2mgSodium: 722.4mgFiber: 38.8gSugar: 518.5g
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