Salted Mexican Chocolate Pie With Cinnamon Cereal Crust Recipe

November 15, 2016
by Merce Muse for Thrive Market
Salted Mexican Chocolate Pie With Cinnamon Cereal Crust Recipe

Here's an unexpected way to satisfy your sweet tooth: velvety, spiced-and-salted Mexican chocolate pie cradled in a cinnamon cereal crust. Although it tastes rich, this dessert possesses an airy texture that will leave you feeling light.

Salted Mexican Chocolate Pie With Cinnamon Cereal Crust

Yield: 1 (8- or 9-inch) tart
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For the crust
1 (9-ounce) package Back to the Roots Organic Biodynamic Cinnamon Clusters
1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, melted

For the filling
1 cup heavy cream
14 ounces dark chocolate

6 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 large eggs
¼ cup unbleached sugar
Large pinch Maldon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ¾ teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper


Make the crust
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line the bottom of a 8- or 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper.

Pulse cereal in a food processor fitted with the blade attachment until it resembles a coarse meal, then transfer to a large bowl. Pour in melted butter and mix to combine. Press crust into bottom and halfway up the sides of the springform pan. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

Make the filling
Place the cream in a heatproof bowl with chocolate and butter. Place bowl over a saucepan filled with 2 inches of simmering water. Whisk chocolate mixture until melted and smooth. Remove bowl from heat and whisk in eggs, sugar, and salt. Stir in vanilla, cinnamon, and cayenne.

Spoon filling into crust and smooth the top. Bake about 35 minutes, until filling is set, but still jiggly in the center. Cool completely before slicing and serving.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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5 thoughts on “Salted Mexican Chocolate Pie With Cinnamon Cereal Crust Recipe”

  • LadyE

    I'm sorry, but you state that ...." this dessert is dairy-free, gluten-free..." ----- but I CANNOT understand how anything that contains 1 cup of heavy cream and 2 large eggs can possibly be called dairy-free, as well as an entire box of cereal made from stoneground organic WHEAT can be called gluten-free !!! For anyone with food sensitivities or allergies, if they took you at your word and didn't read the ingredients list and research the contents of the cereal, the results of satisfying their sweet tooth could cause great distress, land them in the hospital, or possibly worse!! You MUST be more vigilant about your comments and don't assume everyone with food issues knows enough to do their own research. Many people will take your comments as true and look no further. I would hate to see Thrive Market hurt by someone's oversight and false statements. I LOVE Thrive and want you to be here for me to shop at for years to come!! Your food is high quality, shipping is amazing and customer service is wonderful !! PLEASE correct this mistake and be mindful in the future!! Thank you!!

    • Jen

      Thank you for this! I wasn't paying attention at first assuming the chief ingredient, the cereal was gluten free because of the intro. Then I read the recipe called for heavy cream, then thought, wait a minute, what about dairy-free? The editor should do a better job to not mislead us. BOO!

    • thrivemarket

      Sorry about that, our mistake—the recipe has been updated. Thanks for the heads up!

      • shoegirlnyc

        I see that it still hasn't been updated in the description. It still says this pie gluten and dairy free on the main page before you link into the recipe. Please update section as well.

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