Growing up, for every holiday my grandma would always make tons of food. She would make spanokopita from scratch (which the whole family would devour) and tons of desserts to bring over. One of my favorite desserts that she would make was Chocolate Pudding Pie. I always looked forward to it with her homemade whipped cream on top. After she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, we started buying spanokopita from Greek shops and there was no more of her homemade pies, cakes, and cookies. My grandma loved to cook and to bake. When I was a little girl, I used to go over to her house with my sister and we would bake all sorts of treats together from scratch. If she had never gotten Alzheimer’s, I bet I would’ve learned so much from her about baking and cooking. I was still pretty young when my grandma first started getting Alzheimer’s, so unfortunately we missed out on the deeper bond we could’ve shared together. But, even though I was young, I’ll never forget the memories I have of her when she was healthy. Witnessing this horrible disease firsthand motivates me more to continue spreading awareness about the importance of proper diet and lifestyle in avoiding the chronic diseases that plague our society. My grandma lost her battle with Alzheimer’s this past summer. So, in her honor, I’ve created a healthier version of her Chocolate Pudding Pie. Now we can enjoy a Chocolate Pudding Pie that our bodies will love too, while reminiscing about great family traditions! I hope you enjoy this pie as much as I do! It’s not that sweet, so if you like sweeter desserts add in more coconut sugar/maple syrup. For the crust, I used Otto’s Naturals Cassava Flour.
(The green one won’t work for this recipe because it doesn’t gel)
If this recipe seems intimidating for you, I made a demo to show you step by step how to do it: Click here to watch demonstration