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Chocolate Almond Pie



  • Serves 5
  • 6 oz semi sweet Chocolate
  • Sliced almonds or powdered sugar for decoration

for Almond Cream

  • 2 cups of raw almonds 250g
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar 160g
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter 110g
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar 60g

For the Pie Crust

  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour 150g
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup frozen butter 110g
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp ice cold water
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar pr normal white vinegar



    For the almond cream

    • Soak the almonds in boiling water for 10-15 minutes. Remove the skin.
    • Grind the almonds and sugar in a food processor.
    • In a large bowl, beat the softened butter with salt and vanilla till creamy. Add the almond mixture along with 1 egg at a time.
    • Add the powdered sugar.
    • Set aside

    For the crust

    • Take the flour into a bowl and grate in the frozen butter. Add salt and water. Add vinegar.
    • Press the mixture together to form a ball. No need to knead extensively.
    • Sprinkle flour on working surface and roll out the dough into a 1/8 inch thickness.
    • Place in a 9 inch pie dish.


    • Add the chopped chocolate on the crust. Pour the almond cream. Sprinkle sliced almonds.
    • Bake at 400F for 10 minutes and then reduce temperature to 350 F and bake for another 30 minutes. Leave the pie in the oven until completely cooled. Make sure the pie is well baked from inside.