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Carob-Cacao Cream Pie

Indulge in a Decadent Delight: Carob-Cacao Cream Pie Recipe

carob-cacao cream pie

I love indulging in carob from time to time. It's a wonderful alternative to chocolate, with its milder and sweeter flavor profile. Carob is a low-fat, high-fiber, and caffeine-free alternative to chocolate. It's rich in calcium, fiber, and antioxidants, making it good for digestion and bone health. So, if you're looking for a chocolate alternative or happen to be sensitive to chocolate, give carob a try. Today, I'm sharing a delicious recipe for a raw, creamy pie that combines the goodness of carob and cacao.

Fun Facts about Carob:

Carob has a long history dating back to ancient Egypt, where it was used as a sweetener. It's derived from the pods of the carob tree, which grows in the Mediterranean region. The word "carat," used to measure the purity of gold, is believed to have originated from the uniform weight of carob seeds, which were once used as a reference for measuring precious metals.

Healthy Benefits of the Ingredients:

1. Raw Walnuts, Pecans, and Almonds:

  • Rich in healthy fats, including omega-3 fatty acids.

  • Excellent source of antioxidants, which can reduce oxidative stress.

  • Provide protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin E and magnesium.

  • May support heart health by improving cholesterol levels.

2. Pink Himalayan Salt:

  • Contains trace minerals like potassium, magnesium, and calcium.

  • May help maintain proper electrolyte balance.

  • Can enhance the flavor of dishes with a small amount.

3. Raw Agave Nectar:

  • A natural sweetener with a lower glycemic index compared to table sugar.

  • Contains inulin, a type of fiber that may support digestive health.

  • Suitable for individuals with diabetes in moderation.

4. Raw Carob Powder:

  • Caffeine-free alternative to cacao (chocolate).

  • Rich in fiber, which supports digestive health.

  • Contains antioxidants that may help combat free radicals.

5. Raw Cacao Powder:

  • High in antioxidants, including flavonoids, which can benefit heart health.

  • Contains mood-enhancing compounds like theobromine and phenylethylamine.

  • May help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

6. Young Thai Coconuts:

  • A source of electrolytes, including potassium and sodium, which can help with hydration.

  • Contains healthy fats, particularly medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which may boost energy and support brain health.

  • Rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

7. Coconut Oil:

  • Contains MCTs that can boost metabolism and promote fat loss.

  • May have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Supports healthy skin and hair.

8. Raw Mesquite Powder:

  • High in fiber, which aids digestion and promotes a feeling of fullness.

  • Contains essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron.

  • Has a sweet, caramel-like flavor.

9. Organic Vanilla Extract (Non-Alcoholic):

  • Adds flavor without added sugars or calories.

  • May have antioxidant properties.

  • Can enhance the taste of desserts and beverages.

10. Ground Cinnamon:

  • Contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.

  • May help regulate blood sugar levels.

  • Adds a warm, comforting flavor to recipes.

11. Raw Cashews and Pine Nuts:

  • Good sources of healthy fats and plant-based protein.

  • Rich in vitamins and minerals, including copper and magnesium.

  • May promote heart health and help with weight management.

12. Raw Honey:

  • Natural sweetener with potential antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.

  • Contains vitamins and minerals.

  • May help soothe sore throats and coughs.

13. Coconut Butter:

  • Contains MCTs, which can boost energy and support weight management.

  • Provides a creamy texture to recipes.

  • Offers essential minerals like iron and potassium.

14. Pink Himalayan Salt (Again):

  • As mentioned earlier, it adds trace minerals and enhances flavor.

15. Raw Carob Chips:

  • Similar to carob powder, they offer a caffeine-free chocolate alternative.

  • Contain antioxidants and fiber. - Ideal for adding a chocolate-like crunch to the pie.

Each of these ingredients contributes to the overall flavor and nutrition of the Carob-Cacao Cream Pie, making it a delightful and health-conscious dessert option.

Here's how to make it - Carob-Cacao Cream Pie Recipe:



  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts

  • 1/2 cup raw pecans

  • 1 cup raw almonds

  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt

  • 1-1 1/2 T raw agave nectar

  • 1 T raw carob powder

  • 1 T raw cacao powder


  1. Grind the nuts in a food processor until they're almost like a powder.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

  3. Press this mixture into a cheesecake spring-form pan and place it in the freezer for about 1/2 to 1 hour.

Coconut Cream Filling:


  • Flesh of two young Thai coconuts (about 1-1 1/2 cups)

  • 1 T coconut oil

  • 1 T raw mesquite powder

  • 1/3 cup raw carob powder

  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder

  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract (non-alcoholic)

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 2-3 T raw agave nectar

  • 1-1 1/2 cup coconut water


  1. Combine all ingredients (except coconut water) in a food processor or high-speed blender.

  2. Process until smooth and creamy, adding coconut water a little at a time to achieve the desired consistency.

  3. Pour the mixture into a bowl and set it in the refrigerator while you prepare the cashew cream filling.

Cashew Cream Filling:


  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked for at least 1 hour)

  • 1/4 cup raw pine nuts (soaked for at least 1 hour)

  • 1 T raw honey

  • 1 T coconut butter

  • 3 T raw carob powder

  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder

  • 3-4 T raw agave nectar

  • 1/2-1/3 cup coconut water

  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt


  1. Process the soaked nuts in a food processor until they become smooth.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the coconut water, and mix well.

  3. Gradually add coconut water to reach a creamy, smooth, and thick consistency.

Pie Assembly:

Other Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup raw carob chips


  1. Remove the pie crust from the freezer and sprinkle 1/3 of the carob chips over it.

  2. Spread the cashew cream filling evenly over the crust.

  3. Sprinkle another 1/3 of the carob chips over the cashew cream.

  4. Pour the coconut cream filling over the top and lightly stir it into the cashew cream to create a zigzag pattern.

  5. Sprinkle the remaining carob chips on top.

  6. Cover the pie with plastic wrap and freeze for about 1-2 hours or until it's firm.

  7. Your Carob-Cacao Cream Pie is now ready to be served!

Estimated Nutrition Facts:

(Per Serving, assuming 8 servings)

  • Calories: 400-450

  • Total Fat: 30-35g

  • Carbohydrates: 25-30g

  • Dietary Fiber: 5-7g

  • Sugars: 10-15g

  • Protein: 10-12g

Recommended Storage:

Store any leftovers in the freezer to maintain their creamy texture.

I hope you enjoy creating and savoring this delightful Carob-Cacao Cream Pie Sensation as much as I do! It's a wonderful way to indulge in a healthier dessert option without compromising on taste. Whether you're a fan of carob, cacao, or both, this pie is a treat for your taste buds and a nourishing choice for your body. Remember to savor each bite, and here's to your health and happiness!

carob-caca0 cream pie

Disclaimer: Please note that while this Carob-Cacao Cream Pie is a healthier alternative to traditional desserts, it should be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. Individual nutritional needs may vary, so consult with a healthcare professional if you have specific dietary concerns or restrictions. Additionally, always be mindful of any allergies or sensitivities when preparing and consuming this recipe.

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