Chocolate Cream Pie

No holiday is complete without a chocolate treat! This cream pie not only offers that sweet chocolate flavor, it also gives you a serving of veggies.


chocolate pie


You heard right, there’s a veggie hidden in the pie filling. Better yet – no one will even notice!

The acorn squash based filling sets up perfectly and results in a creamy texture. Not to mention, it’s filled with fiber and nutrients, while only dishing out about 55 calories per cup.

The crust is no-bake, whole grain and easy to make. Enjoy added nutrients from flaxseeds. No pie is complete without a sweet flavor – which you’ll get from the natural sweetness of dates.

If you’re in charge of making the pies for the holiday, opt for this 100% whole-food plant-based treat alongside our pumpkin pie and pecan pie.

Plant-Based Chocolate Cream Pie

Plant-Based Chocolate Cream Pie

A rich and creamy plant-based chocolate cream pie brought to you by a surprise ingredient: acorn squash! 
4.50 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, pie
Servings: 8



  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 10 pitted deglet dates (approx. 1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 T ground flax
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds (or other nuts)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • dash salt


  • 1 large acorn squash, cut in half, seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 15 pitted Deglet dates (approx. 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 T sunflower butter (or other nut butter)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  • Place acorn squash halves cut side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cook for 30 minutes, or until soft. Once cooked, remove from oven and let cool. 
  • While squash is cooking, add all crust ingredients to food processor and process until fully combined. It will be slightly crumbly. 
  • Press evenly into a 9 inch pie pan lined with parchment paper. 
  • Spoon acorn squash flesh into food processor. Add all remaining filling ingredients. Process until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. 
  • Pour filling into prepared pie crust. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight as this allows filling to firm. 
  • To serve, remove from pie pan by lifting parchment paper corners, slice and enjoy!


I used this Food Processor and Parchment Paper*Notes these are affiliate links
Soaking the dates in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes before processing them will help them blend up into a smoother product. 
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2 thoughts on “Chocolate Cream Pie”

  • 5 stars
    I made the filling and served it as a mousse. My dates were too dry, and next time I would first soak them with the water. But the mousses was ultra rich looking, and the taste was great. This will be my new chocolate mousse recipe.

    • Thanks for the tip! We will add that to the recipe notes. Thanks for trying it and we’re glad you enjoyed it!

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