Avocado Choclate Pie

As a riff on the Avocado Pudding recipe I discussed back in March, here's a pie that combines it and chocolate. Because, really, how can you go wrong with "pie" and "chocolate" in the same dish?

    The Chocolate Phase
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 T. butter
  • 2 T. milk
  • Chili powder
Combine all of these in a double-boiler or in a heat-proof glass bowl placed over a saucepan of boiling water. Stir until all melted and completely smooth. Add chili powder to taste — make it a little bit spicier than you want; you'll be eating this chilled which will dull the taste a bit. Note: you will do this phase twice, so you need twice as much ingredients as listed.

    The Avocado Phase
  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • Lemons and limes squeezed to make 1/2 cup juice
Juice the lemons and limes and put them in a bowl. Pit the avocados and scoop out the flesh, dropping it in the bowl of citrus juice and stirring as you go (this will help keep the flesh from turning brown). Pour that all in a blender and pulse until things are mostly broken up, Add th sweetened condensed milk, and blend until things are very smooth.

    The Assembly Phase
  • 1 graham cracker crust
Make one batch of the chocolate phase, pour into the bottom of the crust, and chill completely. Make the avocado phase and scoop it on top, leaving at least an eighth of an inch space from the top of the avocado to the top of the crust. Chill that completely. Make the second match of the chocolate phase, pour on top and smooth out. Chill the whole thing completely.