Avocado Pudding

A friend passed along this recipe for avocado pie last week, and I've been wanting to make it since then. At the store after work today I couldn't find a graham crust and didn't really feel like making one, so I made it as a pudding.

  • 2 large, ripe avocados
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

Juice enough lemons to make 1/2 cup of lemon juice. Cut the avocados and scoop out the filling into the juice (if you do it quickly and stir the avocado as you add it, the lemon juice will coat the pieces and keep them from browning). Pour this mess into a blender, and pulse until it's mostly broken up. Add the sweetened condensed milk, and pulse and stir (and pulse and stir...) until it's perfectly smooth. Let chill for an hour.

The original recipe made this into a pie, I just scooped it into cocktail glasses. My batch was mostly with lemon juice, although when I had juiced lemons and was just under 1/2 cup instead of juicing another I did a lime — next time, I might do equal parts lemon and lime.

Surpisingly tasty, and for someone who hasn't had sweet avocado dishes before, surprisingly not like "guacamole pie". Very rich too.